Day to Day: One

Oy! February! For such a short month, it sure drags on! It’s really giving us it’s all this year, too. We’re in the midst of another winter storm, dumping about a foot of snow.

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I’ve been thinking about this blog, and I have to admit, I do find it trying to keep up with. I love to read blogs, but when it comes to keeping my own, I am always at a loss for what to write about. It seems that the blogs I love are really about the day-t0-day lives of their authors, and I find that so comforting and cozy to read about. But I always think, who would want to read about my day-to-day. I find that I wait and wait to write, hoping something exciting comes up, or I’ll make something crafty, blah, blah, blah. So, instead, I’m just embracing the day-to-day. I am going to write about my daily adventures, no matter how dull they may seem, and hope that you like it. I warn you, it will probably be only about eating, baking, and domestic tasks. 

So, today is about eating chocolate cake, reading mystery novels, and cooking up a stew, while watching loads of tv in between. Exciting, huh?

Cake

I am always on the quest for the best ever chocolate cake. Each recipe is always a little bit different from the one before, and I have a whole slew of them bookmarked and ripped out. Slowly, I work my way through, trying out each one, but not too quickly, lest I gain thirty pounds in one fell swoop. (Oh, yes, did I mention I’m off my diet?) So the one I just made is from this recipe. I saw it on Good Morning America years ago, and have had it in my choco cake file for awhile. Holy crap. It’s really good. You should try it. It is actually a little bit overwhelming in its chocolatey-ness.

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Maybe I should start a little side blog devoted to just chocolate cakes.  A cake a week, or something. Who will I find to eat all of these cakes!? ooh, I do have a pregnant friend. Maybe she’ll comply. okay! I am rambling on! Can you tell I’m bored on a snowy day?

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Here is Ina Garten’s Chicken Stew with Biscuits recipe. I do believe this is the perfect dinner for a snowy day in. I love Ina Garten, and every recipe of hers I have ever tried has been utterly simple, delicious and lovely. Our menu for our wedding party was almost entirely comprised of her recipes. Hurray for the Barefoot Contessa!   

Ina

I hope everyone is having a lovely day. If you’re in the Northeast, I hope you’re tucked up safe at home on this snowy day and feeling snug with someone you love.

2 Responses to Day to Day: One

  1. Hello, just discovered your blog and read your post above – I know what you mean about being at a loss for things to write about. I have just recently started my blog and I grapple a bit with what purpose it serves. However, I came to the conclusion that if it simply charts my day to day life and feelings then that’s enough for me. I am looking forward to reading back through it in a year. The connections made with others is purely a bonus and the greatest pleasure for me is reading about other people’s lives through their blogs which are always infinitely more interesting (and that includes you!). So keep going, relax and have fun with it. (sorry for the long comment!).
    Carol x

  2. Hi Jenn,
    I look at your blog periodically in hopes that you have a new post to read. I enjoy reading the blogs of artists and their daily lives too. I find comfort in knowing that we are really so much a like in our daily activities.
    Your Chicken stew looks yummy. I make a chicken pot pie that I found on the box of Bisquick and my family loves it, simple and yummy.
    Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to your daily blogging.