Whew. What a week, huh?
I never talk about politics, or anything too heavy really, in this space because I truly don’t think that’s what it’s for. This is supposed to be a happy place, where we can all come together and celebrate the amazingness that is butter and sugar and bread and bacon. I would never want a single person to come to my blog to check out a recipe or learn a new food trick, and find themselves feeling uncomfortable or alienated by anything I write here. But I think we can safely say this week was hard, disappointing, and aggressively eye opening, no matter what side of the aisle we’re on, right?
So while I won’t ever get overly political, I also don’t believe in pretending everything is happy-go-lucky when there are really serious, devastatingly divisive issues facing this country right now and I think everyone is feeling a little wonky this week. I strongly believe that education is the first step towards understanding and discussion, so personally, I’ve been reading every article I can get my hands on and am planning on working through this list to learn everything I can about what happened and what’s next for our country. And I can honestly say that I’ve never looked forward to Thanksgiving more than I am this year. I think we all need a day of eating, drinking, and holding the people we love most really, really tight right about now!
Early spring is such a fun time to cook for me. It’s not hot yet, so we still crave hearty, homey food, but the produce section at the grocery store is starting to look a hell of a lot brighter, fuller, and more colorful. It’s the best of both worlds!
It’s getting near the end of January, and you know what that means…SUPER BOWL time!!
I know I’m a few weeks early, but I wanted to give you guys time to make room in your Super Bowl spread (you have one of those, right?) for this incredibly awesome dip! I first made this Greek yogurt spinach and artichoke dip a few weeks ago when Brad’s sister and her boyfriend came over to watch the Steelers play in the first round of NFL playoffs, when Steelers Super Bowl dreams were still a glimmer in our eyes (sob!). Everyone loved it, and I knew this would be the perfect Super Bowl treat to share with you guys this year.
I made these for you to make for your holiday party, so can we pretend that I didn’t make these super classy honey almond goat cheese truffles when I was home alone and then sit and eat all of them in my pajamas while watching The Food Network?
I vote yes. You’d never know, right? Our little secret.
But seriously. ‘Tis the season for subsisting solely on cookies and truffles and cheese and champagne. Whether you’re wearing a gorgeous sparkly dress and stilettos at a classy holiday party or your stretchy pants and a messy bun on the couch at home, it’s just the right thing to do!