Coping: With Holiday Comfort Food

Food:  We have arrived at the most calorie-laden of yearly events, at last.  So this morning I wanted to share some things that will make you drool and wonder why is it Elaine still weighs what see did in high school. We can divide this into four parts:  Breakfasts, Lunches, Cocktails, and Dinners.  Sized for two and a half.  Elaine is one and…we’ll you know I’m the 1-1/2, I suppose. I’ve taken three steps to …

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Coping: Going “Partly Vegan”

Yeah, sure, the Thanksgiving turkey was amazing.  But then again, so was the “turkey hangover.”  We’re just not used to eating that kind of rich food around here. Until Thanksgiving, we have both been in really good shape – and while we eat meat, it’s generally not processed and it’s generally not including much wheat flour in any of the recipes.  Till turkey day, when we threw caution to the wind…  But that gets to …

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Coping: The $215 Loaf of Bread Adventure

My late father started baking bread when he was in his 60’s, so it’s now time for me to again get serious about taking up a family tradition.  Something that fits with fall. I’m going to make another $215 dollar loaf of bread this weekend. I know….how can you spend $215 on a single loaf of bread?  Easy in the Ure family.  In fact, I have plans for a $463 loaf, too. (Continues below)   …

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