Spring Hasn’t Sprung

Mother Nature doesn’t give a rat’s foot about the calendar. This week has been cold and windy with plenty of snow to help cement in the fact that “It ain’t spring til I say it’s spring.”

Well fine, Mother Nature. I can stay inside, cook, speed read, and watch my new favorite show: Bones until you’re ready to let us play outside.

I already have a love affair with Zooey Deschanel, so it didn’t take me long to hop on the Emily Deschanel bandwagon; she’s just as beautiful but plays a much less vulnerable character as Temperance Bones than Zooey ever has. Plus, look how cute David Boreanz is! He has a fabulous smile and the same endearing qualities he had playing Angel in the Buffy series.

Here’s what I’ve been eating lately.

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European dinner with Gouda, Irish aged cheddar, cucumbers, pickles, balsamic tomatoes, smoked salmon, and pickled herring.

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Corned beef with melted Swiss cheese, roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

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Salted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

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Chicken fajita salad with guacamole.

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Mushroom Bourguignon.

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Wait. Did I mention the salted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Good. Recipe coming after I perfect them, but I made these with dark Ghiradelli chocolate chips and sprinkled them with sea salt, so they are a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Like a chocolate covered pretzel, only with oatmeal so they’re healthy. Right?

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3 thoughts on “Spring Hasn’t Sprung

    • The mushroom bourguignong was fabulous. I’ll use a higher quality wine next time I make it because the one I used was a little too acidic, but it was still incredibly warm and delicious. A very homey meal.

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