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A Big Bottle Of Whine

A Big Bottle Of Whine
by Gina Valley

I had trouble making the chicken for Sunday dinner this week.

My Sunday chicken is a staple in our home.  The sauce is simple, but yummy.  A white wine and chicken broth reduction.  The slow cooking produces tender, moist chicken.  My pack loves it.

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How To Make Rice – More Fun Than The Xbox

How To Make Rice – More Fun Than The Xbox

Once in a while when we order Chinese food The Professor bemoans shelling out the extra cash for steamed rice.  After all, he reasons, we could make some ourselves, and it’d be ready before the order even showed up at our door.  Water, oil, salt, rice – it’s simple, he reasons.

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I Need An Intervention

I Need An Intervention
by Gina Valley

The Food Network is like crack.

I know it’s bad for me, but I keep going right back to it time after time after time.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I like to cook. I love to cook, actually.  But, watching it makes me yearn to cook like they cook.  Nothing else will do.

I look at my cooking scenario and am nearly scream,

If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun

If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun
by Gina Valley

I received a letter from my kids’ school with a list of suggested activities to combat Summer Learning Loss.  Summer Learning Loss?  NOT a problem at my house.  Summer Mommy Mind Loss – huge problem.  That’s what I need to combat.  My kids, however, are learning plenty of things.

As always my children have selected their own mode of learning.  This year it’s being facilitated by our microwave (As a former engineer I am bound by my lifetime Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Microwave Oven Fire Sparks Smoke Melting Metal Burnt Food Peanut Butter Burritos Butter Cookies Fork Pop-tart Toast Hot Dog Explosion Wiener Fire Extinguisher Smoke Alarm Fireworkmembership in the siblinghood of geekiness to point out that it is not a microwave.  It is a microwave oven.  It uses invisible microwaves to cook.  My children hate when I point this out.  I hate when they leave their underwear in the kitchen.