What’s next?

I haven’t posted in a little while. Life has thrown me some major curves of late. The kind of curves that can radically alter the course of one’s life. As I rethink my priorities, I weigh the importance of this blog and wonder if it will matter to me in the next six months, the next year, and so on.

I did have fun cooking up a delicious balsamic mushroom chicken recipe I found online. I didn’t have the exact ingredients, and I was only making a half portion but the dish turned out great. The side dish I threw together on the fly was the real winner; a simple pasta and broccoli topped with an olive tapenade from a jar. This was our first time using this new buckwheat pasta we found at Dominick’s. It’s part of a new batch of house brand gluten free products with moderately reasonable prices. Cathy enjoyed it so much, I cooked her another batch, with peas this time, and bought her another package before she asked for one.

I’m looking forward to getting in the kitchen more this fall. The cooler weather means more chances to cook without dreading the heat in the kitchen. I’ll have to whip up some posole very soon. Plus, I really want to get a separate freezer so we can stock up on more frozen ingredients at home.

I’ll also take some time to make a decision about this blog going forward. Since I don’t go out to eat as often as I had, I might want to retire this and move on to other endeavors. I don’t feel like I have as much to offer as a culinary creator, since I’ve always seen myself as more a consumer. I sometimes forget that I was supposed to fill in the times between new outings with recollections of past outings, but all the distractions lately have me feeling less motivated to talk about food and more interested in spending time on other pursuits. Until then, I’ll keep posting when inspiration strikes. Enjoy!

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