Archive | November, 2011

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30 Nov

Hello to all my bloggy buddies that I have neglected over the last three weeks or so!  I’m sorry that I have been absent for such a long time, but I got all wrapped up in my NaNoWriMo novel.  But it’s over now, and I did it!  I wrote 50,041 words in 30 days and I couldn’t be more proud of myself.

Now that NaNoWriMo is over with, I have a lot of blogging (and commenting!) to catch up on.  Many foods remain, and I have 4 months to complete them all.  Stay tuned for some dulce de leche deliciousness, a tasty gift from Mr. Onion, and much, much more!   Let’s do this thang!

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Number 57: Dirty Gin Martini

10 Nov

Doing a novel for NaNoWriMo has been pretty tough so far.  It’s hard to get yourself motivated to write, especially when it’s a scene you’re not so crazy about or a scene that you have no real plans for.  Yesterday, I had was struggling.  A lot.  I was writing a scene where all the characters were drunk and having a tough time of it.  That’s when I decided that it might be more convincing if I myself was, well, intoxicated.  Call it “method writing.” Continue reading

Number 3: Huevos Rancheros

9 Nov

Hi, all.  I’m feeling slightly better now- working on my novel for NaNoWriMo has been taking up my life, but other than that, things are good.  Is it getting cold where you live?  It certainly is over here in Chicago.  And ever since the weather has started getting a bit chillier, I have been craving warm, hearty meals.  Cue the huevos rancheros!  Can you believe that I’ve never had these before? Continue reading

Number 32: Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl

7 Nov

I’m sick 😦  Not puking-my-guts-out sick, but just generally-feeling-like-crap sick.  My throat hurts so much that it kills to even drink water, and I just want to blob out on the couch and never move again. Not only that, but Dan is sick, too.  Oh, and the dog is sick, too.  So we’re one big miserable family. Continue reading

Number 96: Bagel and Lox

3 Nov

The most exciting thing in the world happened to me recently.  I went to a charity dinner with one of my friends, and when we arrived, we found that there was a pretty rockin’ silent auction.  When I was perusing the prizes, I noticed a certificate that said “One Year’s Worth of Bagels from Chicago Bagel and Bialy.”  I bid on that shit like there was no tomorrow, and left with a certificate for 144 bagels for a mere $25 dollars.  And yes, in my mind, that’s the most exciting thing in the world.  The other day, I claimed my first dozen, grabbed some smoked salmon, and ran home to sample the goods.
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