Yes, itâ€™s the first month in a new year and yes you’re looking at a gooey, cheesy, packed with carbs plate of Swiss Chard Lasagne. Yes, Iâ€™ve noticed my fellow bloggers and their admirable resolutions concerning food. No grains. No dairy. No this. No that. Yes, Iâ€™m supposed to be embracing the latest foodie fads by guzzling green smoothies or chomping the new kale salad (whatever it may be). But frankly, there’s nothing like a good plate of lasagne to ring in a new year.
I like to cook but I don’t always have time to dither in the kitchen. Which means some nights, when it comes to dinner, I need to multi-task. If I can have something in the oven AND something bubbling on the stove then perhaps it’s possible to carve out a little time for more meaningful tasks like crying through The Rachel Maddow Show. The solution? Head to your nearest butcher shop and ask for good fennel-flecked Italian sausages. I like the coarse-cut varieties displayed in plump clusters.
Happy New Year. Another new year and the tenth new year for this blog. Gawd. Maybe it’s Holiday melancholy or maybe it’s life bearing down on me. But sometimes the thought of pecking one more word into this keyboard makes me wonder why I blog at all. After all, I’m the primary caregiver for my partner’s elderly mother. There’s an argument to be made that at this stage of my life there are things more important than a food blog. Even a food blog I love.
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