Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Crossing things off

My week got off to a great start yesterday. I pretty much got everything I needed to done and fit in a few bonuses. I'm keeping track of my progress here. The pasta salad, always an adventure, turned out great with leftover chicken, sicilian cracked olives, artichoke hearts, mozzerella cheese, broccoli and orange sweet peppers. I tossed it with a combination of almost-gone salad dressings, so as usual, it was a delicious, but never to be repeated combo. That is the story of much of my cooking because I love to try new things. I was imagining that I looked and cooked like Giada Dilaurentis. I'm pretty sure that is why it tasted so good.

Anyway, I just spent a luxuriant hour really reading my friends' blogs and can I just say again how grateful I am to have sort of stumbled my way into this? There is something about being able to read and then write about life that allows feelings to be expressed and personalities to be discovered in a way that I love. For an introverted homebody like me, it has been a wonderful way to make connections I might never have made otherwise.

4 comments:

  1. I hear you about the blogs. Whenever I'm too busy to read everything I feel so out of the loop and unfulfilled in a funny little blogging sort of way. Also, I totally do that with my recipes too--never to be recreated. Too bad. Sometimes I'm a fantastic cook!

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  2. Cheers to your blog comment as well. Alas, however, I am not a good "on the fly" cook - I don't wing it very well :)

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  3. I love this post! I really identify with the love of blogs! I can't believe how much closer I feel to people I never have time to visit with.

    I didn't read many blogs for two weeks while I had company in town. I started to go through with drawls, and now it is taking me forever to catch up with everyone. =)

    I want some of that pasta salad! Sicilian cracked olives...those sound delicious!I cook the same way...a little of this...Oooo...a little of that.

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  4. : ) I'm glad to have stumbled into your blog too! I love connections.

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