I swear this has been my motto for the past 4 months. So, in my last post I mentioned how I went on vacation and never went home. Yes indeed. Well, that still stands. 4 months later, I still have yet to "go home." I have officially, unofficially, moved back to Massachusetts. This is so crazy. I will go to DC and get my things in a week- then it will be officially official! I get to relax on my own couch! When we moved to DC we rented out our home and now in exactly 2 more days I will be moving back in! Hallelujah! I spent 3 months living with family in beautiful Connecticut and the last month renting a great apartment from my friend Dave. I have the most amazing friends who have stepped in in every way, shape, and form. How lucky am I to have a friend who owns 3 apartments and just happened to have one vacant until my house frees up?? I am blessed and I count my blessings every day.
Cooking has been simple. I have one skillet, one pot, one cookie sheet, one casserole dish and one spatula. I also have 2 plates, 2 bowls, 2 coffee cups, and SIX wine glasses (a girl has got to live!). That is it my friends. This has been one crazy experiment of sorts. In the midst of all this chaos, I am happy to reveal that my eating habits have not changed. I still eat real food that nourishes my soul. This makes me happy. I can say that this way of eating will last forever. Now matter what happens in my life, I don't fall back into old [eating] habits and that is a true change. My life has changed drastically and will not be going back to what it was for over a decade, but I am excited about my future. The world is mine and I am going to create the exact life that I want to live!
"I've come to see that I have two choices in how I approach change; I can either resist change or be open to what's ahead and feel the peace that "all is well in the universe." When I lean into the latter, I feel excited about the future." -Marci Shimoff
2 girls chatting, wine, and nothing to eat... impromptu appetizer. Thinking on my feet...
Think fresh when you are trying to whip something together. We had a zillion local tomatoes, so I started there. After eating a few slices with just salt and pepper (yum), I visited her fridge. Next up: ricotta and pesto. So, I did pretzel thins smeared with ricotta and pesto and topped with a sliver of the most juicy tomato you'll ever have. Not gourmet, just a snack with what we had on hand...and it was fun (and cute!). Next time, I'll just smear the ricotta and pesto ON the tomato with salt, pepper, and olive oil and get out a fork and knife. The pretzel thins can hang next to the bowl of guacamole- they like each other...a lot.