Two years later . . .

Hello? Any lingering readers out there?

It has been about two years since my last post. We have been swallowed whole by this amazing thing called Parenthood. We now have two kiddos. One daughter with a flair for the dramatic, and one son who basically functions as a laid back vacuum cleaner - scarfing down anything in front of him - edible or not.

About once a week someone asks me: "Are you still cooking?"

My quick and honest reply: "We eat a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Who wants to read a blog about PBJs?"

(Although I would like to take this moment to remind everyone without children to go make a PBJ. THEY ARE SO DELICIOUS!!! Why did I wait until I had kids to eat them daily?)

Two years later, we are starting to come up for air. I am cooking dinner every night. The kids are in the kitchen with me - either laughing or screaming or dancing or pooping (or all of the above.)

So this is my re-entry to the food-blogging world. I want to document our real-life dinners. Real life with small kids. Real life where I am usually holding a human while I cook. Real life where I have about 15 minutes to cook, and our family dinner lasts less than 5 minutes - start to finish.

The pictures will be terrible. The recipes will be ingredients that can be quickly stacked together into a meal. And the writing will be filled with my honesty/love/frustration. First recipe below . . .