Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

let’s eat: on the menu (and a giveaway)


One of the things I’m looking forward to doing again is writing my weekly post on what we’re enjoying (or not enjoying) food-wise around here. That was just one of the things I had to let go with the time crunch, but I like keeping track of food stories here.

We really do commit to trying to eat well, no matter how busy things get. It doesn’t take long with a less than desirable diet to get all four of us out of sorts. Eating is a non-negotiable thing, even when busy, so we might as well do that right, and let the laundry and vacuuming slide if need be.

Last night I came home to a quiet house (because everybody else was out working on a celebratory surprise!), and a stocked refrigerator. We use Blue Apron from time to time, and I thought the menu for this week sounded good, and it might be a nice treat for a week of waiting for test results. I got my favorite chef’s knife out and started chopping. Making dinner is really my favorite way to unwind at the end of the workday, and yesterday there might have been a little extra singing and dancing as I worked. It was a busy day, but a good one. Messages and calls and flowers and notes were coming in, and I felt connected, and supported, by so many dear friends and family members. If I could have invited you all over for dinner, I would have.

Since I can’t, I can offer you this – a week of Blue Apron meals to try out on your own. As I’ve said before, these are just free meals they give to me occasionally as a bonus for ordering from them – they don’t sponsor this in anyway. If you are interested and have never tried Blue Apron before, check out their delivery area here to confirm that you fall within it, and leave me a comment below to enter. Tell me the one food you just can’t stomach, especially if it’s something you wish you could like. Mine is fennel – it pops up in delicious sounding dishes all the time, but the licorice flavor (also anise, and licorice in general) – I just can’t do them.

I’ll draw three names from the entries on Monday night – good luck! And thanks again for all the encouragement and virtual fist bumps yesterday.