I constantly bump into thought-provoking articles, helpful videos, genius ideas, and people working hard to improve our food lives. But a retweet or Facebook share seems like such a half-hearted way to disseminate such info. I mean, why is what I’m sharing any different from the bajillions of other shared media? And how or why does this all relate to what’s going on in our lives?
So I thought I’d take Thursdays as an opportunity to share a few favorite discoveries of the week.
This week, despite my insistence that it is still most certainly summer just last week, I am slowly warming up to this whole fall idea. It may help that our extended range forecast has some low temps that start with 3’s. THREES! As in, 30-something degrees at night. As in, you cannot leave all the windows open because your upper lip will have a layer of frost on it when you wake up in the morning (too much?)!
*Sigh* The big f-word is upon us after all.
So here are some favorite finds this week:
- This Saturday will be our first home football game as season ticket holders (so excited! Go Badgers!). I refuse to eat crappy and/or insufficient tailgating food, so I loved this Ultimate Tailgating article on Epicurious. It breaks down tailgating food into four food groups: the dip group, the stew group, the grill group, and the sweet group. Sounds about right to me!
- This week, I kicked off my Apple Love series with a bacon-loaded sandwich and bemoaned my less-than-stellar pregnancy-eating habits. I’ve talked about how, on the whole though, I eat considerably better now than I used to and no longer crave the same foods I once did. Food Republic published this quick blurb about reversing our junk food cravings, but I may or may not have geeked out and read the full study here. Either way, know there’s hope for us yet!
- Have you ever eaten out alone? I haven’t, but I am semi-introverted and enjoy my quiet time, which, given recent events, is in short supply. So the Husband and I have discussed my going solo to dinner. No idea if I’ll buck up and do it, but there are apparently tips to be had on table for one dining.
- Finally, my last find is a kitchen gadget I had to purchase last week: an immersion blender! I may have had a minor disaster last week while making my Roasted Corn and Potato Chowder that involved my dropping a blender jar, breaking it but not realizing it, adding hot soup to my now-hole-y blender jar, and having hot corn soup leak all over. I’ve been wanting a stick blender for a while now, but my accident sped up the purchase. I’ve already used this one several times to blend up some fall soups I’ll be sharing soon and positively love my new kitchen toy!Speaking of, anyone have blender recommendations? I’m in the market!