Freezer Nesting: Pulled Pork

“Meanie!” shouted the subject line of the email from my husband that afternoon. His note continued: “I just walked in the house. That’s crock-pot-evil, I tell you.” You see, he’s usually home about a half-hour before I am at the end of the workday. And any sort of empty stomach he carried home was, shall…

Freezer Nesting: Shepherd’s Pie

I first tried out this recipe as a freezer-friendly option when I was making some meals to bring over to my sister. She and her family were caring for her mother-in-law for a bit. Knowing how not having to worry about a meal would be a nice way to help, I took this Shepherd’s Pie…

Freezer Nesting: Cassoulet

The very first time we made this recipe at home, my husband peeked into the slow cooker as I was shredding the chicken to add back into the pot and asked, “did we invite anyone to dinner tonight?” One hasty phone call later and we had some impromptu guests…and still enough leftovers for a full…

Freezes Beautifully

If you’re any sort of fan of chick flicks, you know the scene. In Steel Magnolias (the 1989 production) Annelle DuPuy was scrambling to make a batch of red beans and rice to give to M’Lynn’s family so they’d have a little something to eat while she recovered from surgery. As she was hurrying into…

Radio Silence

It’s been a little quiet around here, hasn’t it? There was a good reason. I was starting a new project that really sapped my energy for the first few months of the year. For the very curious, here’s the lowdown: Due around September 23. Confirmed via ultrasound that we are having a baby – not…