I’m Not Afraid to Age

I’ll say it:

I’m not afraid to age.

BUT…

I don’t want to get old.

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Meatless Monday: Mushroom Crostini with Thyme and Truffle Oil

I found this recipe in the January issue of O Magazine and have been meaning to make it!  I finally had the chance to make it on Mother’s Day and it was delicious!  It was created by Alfred Portale from New York City’s Gotham Bar and Grill.

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Padding My Resume

I’ve started the application process for law school by signing up for a Kaplan course and ordering the official LSAC LSAT Handbook.  So right now I’m updating my resumé.  How do I fill in that glaring work gap that is on my resume?  It’s not like I have been sitting around for the last 6 years!  I grew two children inside my body for crying out loud!!!  I know I can’t list HBIC on my resumé but here is a more professional explanation of what I’ve been doing since getting out of the paying workforce:

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Meet Blotchy McYoga Pants

Blotchy McYoga Pants is the Quin that I’m not always proud of, don’t let out of the house very often, and who Ryan tries to avoid.  She can be funny, crass, and sometimes a little bitter.  Blotchy McYoga Pants comes around when I’m sick, tired, or otherwise compromised.  Her appearances are few and far between but really, she is the diplomatic way to say I am feeling bitchy.

Blotchy McYoga Pants doesn’t want to put makeup on in the morning, take a shower, make lunches for her kids or clean up the dog vomit.  She wants to sit on the couch (in her yoga pants) watch “Fixer Upper”, Botched, and anything on BRAVO while wearing Louboutins.  Blotchy McYoga Pants want someone to come over to put away the clothes, make the beds and floss her teeth.

But then, Quin comes back.

I then realize that even though there are frustrations in my life, I have a great husband, healthy kids, and a sweet old doggie who just wants to cuddle every once in awhile.

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Meatless Monday: Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad

I love any excuse to eat Hearts of Palm.  This salad is fast and easy, which makes it ideal for a weeknight

Picture by Tara Fisher from Food and Wine.com

Picture by Tara Fisher from Food and Wine.com

meal.  Don’t be intimidated by the prospect of finding Hearts of Palm.  Trader Joe’s carries them and, if you don’t have a TJ’s near you, most grocery stores carry Hearts of Palm and they are stocked near the pickles and olives.

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Captain and Poopsie Go to Vegas

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In front of the Wynn on our last walk

It wasn’t a Fear and Loathing kind of trip.  Captain and Poopsie are beyond that.  It was, however, a trip for Captain and Poopsie to indulge in, well, everything: sleep, cocktails, delicious food, and most importantly: people watching.  Captain and Poopsie find great pleasure and entertainment in observing people in their natural state: indulgence.

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Meatless Monday: Fried Cauliflower Tacos

Before you say: ewwwww…Cauliflower Tacos?  Trust me.  These are delicious!!!!  I kid you not…Chase and Andrew loved

Photo by Dennis Prescott from Food and Wine.com

Photo by Dennis Prescott from Food and Wine.com

them!  Before I read the recipe, I thought that it might be a little too involved for a weeknight meal, but it was super easy.  I made black beans and a salad with a little jicama in it.  I found two recipes for these tacos.  The one below is from Food and Wine.com but there is another option that I’m sure is just as delicious from Epicurious!

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Meatless Monday: Quiche

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My well loved and used Copy of The Joy of Cooking

Quiche is one of those go-to dishes that shines in many situations: brunch (of course) is where it is usually used but don’t count it out for dinner.  Add veggies and serve it with a quick soup or salad.  It contains all of the things you need: A nice dose of protein and a little bit of comfort in the flaky crust.  Plus, if you have any leftovers, take them for lunch.  Have some fruit with it and you’ll be set for a productive afternoon.  And, if you’re rushed for time, you can eat it cold at your desk.  I know I’ve done that many times. [Read more…]

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash and Crispy Kale

Though butternut squash is scarce in Tucson at this time of year, I have some

From Tori's blog, this picture looks tasty!

From Tori’s blog, this picture looks tasty!

in my freezer, which made this little gem of a recipe possible.  It is quite delicious.  I did serve it with grilled lamb chops…so that Monday was not a true “Meatless Monday.”  You’ve seen me post from this blog before.  Tori Avey has a wonderful food blog on which you’ll find lots of yummy recipes like this one.

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What I’m Reading…The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Very Shallow Year

Reading has always been a priority in my adult life.  I tried to read as much as I can in between meal planning, cleaning the house and staying current on my favorite Bravolebrities.

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