This week’s Everyday Adventures is full of our everyday food life. It also includes a little bit of book talk because I love reading almost as much as I love cooking.
They are nonstaged, this is what we are really eating, kitchen life photos.
What I have realized in sharing random pictures of our meals is that they usually get more comments and interaction than the pretty staged photos do.
A simple picture of pans full of food cooking on the stove top gets way more responses and questions than a pretty blog photo with a link.
I have been thinking a lot about why this is and I think it is because it keeps it real.
Dinner cooking on my stove with a messy kitchen in the background is real life. A pretty photo of a recipe with props and pretty dishes and napkins is not real life most days.
So much of social media is staged. You are getting a little bit of the image they want you to see. If you zoom out and see the bigger picture it will include some messes. Often times it will include a lot of them.
If me sharing pictures of my random food cooking on the stove or a picture of a messy kitchen or the fact that some of my kids hate broccoli helps you realize that we are all just struggling to make it through most days, than I will keep sharing them.
And those baked chicken legs were so good! I made one simple change to my oven baked chicken legs that I will share soon.
Tonight’s dinner becomes tomorrow’s t.v. dinner. Aka my husband’s lunch.
My husband doesn’t mind his food all mixed together so I combined leftovers one night into one container for his lunch the next day.
When I was putting the food in the container I commented that it looked like a TV dinner. I then had to explain to my son what a TV dinner was. He was like they sell those.
I guess that is what happens when you grow up in a family full of food allergies and your mom loves to cook. My reply to him was don’t worry son when you move out on your own you will learn all about things like TV dinners and you will become very tired of them.
This might be my favorite Costco find all year! When I saw King Arthur’s gluten free flour blend last week at Costco I was so excited.
And not only did they have it but the price was only $8.59 for 5 lbs. That is a great price for gluten free flour. I bought three bags and picked up another one this week when I went.
I hope that this is a permanent thing at Costco, but my guess is that it is just for the holidays. I am not sure if all Costco’s are stocking it, but if you are gluten free be sure to check your Costco to see if they have it.
I am still testing recipes to see what the best gluten free flour blends are so if they have it next time I go I will probably grab one more bag. I am going to stock up while they have it.
My reading life has suffered recently. I feel like I am in a bit of a reading rut. I have at least six books started right now and none of them are really catching my attention.
I probably need to set them all aside and find something else to read. 2020 has been an odd reading year for me. I probably shouldn’t admit that since I help run a book site all about reading and books…
2020 has not only changed my reading life, it has changed my cooking as well. Some things are being made from scratch more often and some things are being bought that I have never bought before.
Anyone else still having trouble finding some items at the grocery store? It is strange what is coming in and out of stock.
Because many gluten free flours and products have been hard to find I have found myself using more gluten free mixes than I have in years.
It has been interesting to try out new to us gluten free foods. It has also been fun sharing our thoughts with you. We recently tried Pamela’s Gluten Free Cornbread mix and I shared what we thought over on GF Kitchen Adventures. If you have tried it I would love to know if you agree with us.
I hope that you have nice weekend that includes some delicious food!