Trust me on this. Please, please trust me on this.
Would you like to see my normally-highly-classified notes on this recipe? Are you sure you’re ready for such long-winded, scintillating reading? Okay then. Here goes. My notes on Mashed White Beans with Spinach, Garlic, and Lemon:
Yes, I have a calendar. Yes, I know I missed the boat on this one. Yes, I totally realized I should have posted this Crock Pot mashed potato recipe before Thanksgiving. Grr.
Buuuut I didn’t. And I don’t want to wait another year to share. Besides, mashed potatoes are delicious any time of year, right? Especially super garlicky, buttery, creamy, and ridiculously easy ones. Right?!
I totally know it sounds weird.
Garlic, olive oil, mozzarella, and, yes. Brown sugar. On breadsticks. With garlic and cheese.
Are you ready for the Final Four? Let’s get ready to ruuuumble!
Okay, I must admit: I’m not all that into basketball. But I am into any excuse for game-day food. I’m also not into toiling away in the kitchen while everyone else snacks happily in front of the TV. But I am into sitting in front of the TV with my friends and chowing down alongside them. Not into: prepping for hours and hours right before a party. Into: make-ahead, easy-peasy appetizers.
I’m writing this post on Sunday evening as we watch the Oscars. Forty-five minutes or so in, my takeaways are this:
1) My ears say Stewie is hosting. My eyes see something different. So very confused.
2) The “We Saw Your Boobs” song. Surprisingly catchy. I give it a … C. (Sorry, that’s the breast pun I could muster.)
3) Paul Rudd was completely stoned, right? No matter. Still my celebrity boyfriend.
4) Jaws speech cut-off music?! Ha. Pure awesome.
5) Jessica Chastain. Just, gasp.
The truth is, I’ve always loved movies, but in 2012, I saw exactly two in the theater: “This is 40″ and “Argo.” The former isn’t anywhere near the Oscars, and rightfully so – it was terrible. The latter, Argo? Both my guy and I loved it. And because it’s pretty much the only movie we’re really familiar with, we’re cheering it on.
Food bloggers as a lot tend to wax super-duper poetic about every single recipe they post. I mean, if they don’t love what they’re sharing, they probably wouldn’t blog it to begin with, right?
It makes me feel uncool to admit this because she’s so dang popular, but The Pioneer Woman is one of my favorite food personalities. And you know what? I’m just going to say it. I think Ree is pretty awesome. I thoroughly enjoy so many aspects of her blog – her writing is engaging and her photography stunning – and I’ve always had success when I’ve tried her recipes. And her TV show is totally fun to watch.