Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Hey, did you know that today is the The Great Mofo Delurk? Because it is. So I thought this might be a splendid time for us to get to know each other---or rather for me to get to know you---because Internet, I love reading your comments, and I love hearing your stories, and I love discovering your blogs, and every time someone e-mails me and says "I read your blog but never comment," I think "well, how am I supposed to return the favor and get to know you then?"
Because that's all the blogging community is, isn't it, a bunch of people looking out for each other and commiserating and congratulating and finding each other and becoming friends and making their significant other roll their eyes just a little when they reveal they were up until midnight looking at pictures of so-and-so's kitchen remodel or worrying about so-and-so's son. That's how I feel, anyway. I'm so grateful to you all for reading, and for letting me get a peek into your lives as well with the stories and anecdotes you leave in the comments section like little wrapped-up gifts.
So I'm going to ask a question---a really, really easy question---and in the spirit of The Great Mofo Delurk, I'd be overjoyed if you'd answer that question. If you want to leave me a URL so I can check out your blog as well, that would be great. If not, no worries, I'm just happy to know you're there. (Come to think of it, where are you? Maybe you could tell me that too. It would probably make my day if you were in, like, Uruguay or something. Or New Hampshire. I've never met anyone from New Hampshire, although I've always been a little bit thrilled that the state motto is "live free or die." It's just so...absolute, isn't it? Live free! Or die! No room for maneuver or compromise with those New Hampshire-ites, apparently. Which is something to admire, I suppose.)
So here's the question: what did you have for dinner last night? Bonus points if it involved ice cream. For both courses.
I'll go first: we had Trader Joe's organic wholewheat pasta (that's the San Francisco in us coming out) with Trader Joe's pesto. And a diet coke. And maybe three caramel chocolates (each) from a large bag that my mother brought me from Marks & Spencers in Singapore. Maybe. Although if I'd known I was going to be asking this question, I would have made sure we had something far more fancy. Or at least that I was a better liar.
But what did you have for dinner last night, lurkers and delurkers? Answer me that.
(Also, while I'm asking, if anyone knows how to get tea out of a seagrass rug, I might quite like that information too. You know, just in case. Like, for the future. If perhaps I one day happen to spill a cup of tea on a seagrass rug, say. Waaaay in the future, I mean. Like maybe yesterday afternoon.)

Oct 03, 2007

Hola! Regular lurker, occassional commenter. Love your blog and have elected you to Bloghood Royalty in my world. :o)

I actually went to a cooking class last night, and the topic was desserts... which means I had chocolate-rolo cookies, fruit pizza, strawberry torte, ice-cream and chocolate sauce, mini-cheesecakes and pumpkin pie for dinner. Un-freaking-believable!


Oct 03, 2007

Last night we had spaghetti with turkey sausage meat sauce (so boring!), my boyfriend had ice cream for dessert and I had a hunk of dark chocolate.

I hail from Los Angeles.

Oct 03, 2007

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken in a pastry puff . . .it was awesome. Oddly enough the link for the recipe is on my blog along with the rest of my mindless rambling.

We also had gelato :)

Oct 03, 2007

I feel you on the Trader Joe's love - last night, I ran home with approximately 15 minutes to re-perfume, de-frizz my hair, fully re-dress, and shovel in approximately 12-14 delite-ful little Trader Joe's pesto-filled gnocchi. I also scarfed about 20 Trader Joe's vanilla Cats Cookies on the way out. And a pinch of Trader Joe's Unsalted Dry Roasted Almond Slivers.

I am a Los Angeles Trader Joe's junkie.

Oct 03, 2007

Hello! Here in the western suburbs of Chicago we ate pasta with a creamy tomato herb sauce and a spinach salad dressed with peaches, red onion, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. We had brownies and custard for dessert (is that close enough to ice cream?). I've been lurking since I found you through Emily at Not That You Asked.

Oct 03, 2007

I had sauteed zucchini and tortellini with tomato cream sauce. I also played some 80's jazz in the background as I grated the Parmesan, so it would remind me of my favorite scene in 'Baby Boom', where they fix long pasta for a 14 month old baby. So nice.

Oct 03, 2007

Trader Joe's is on the opposite side of the city from us and is a pain to get to, but rumor has it that they are going to be building one about 10 minutes away. ("The City" = Pittsburgh.)

Anyway, dinner last night was mesquite marinated pork chops, summer squash with parmesan cheese and brown rice.

Nilsa S.
Oct 03, 2007

Thanks for giving the opportunity to get to know you better!

Dinner: Penne pasta with stewed tomatoes, prosciutto and shrimp. You caught me on a good night. I went shopping with my boyfriend and felt guilty we don't cook very often. So, I grabbed the ingredients knowing I could do something with them. Turned out quite good.

And yes, ice cream for dessert. Two kinds (mint chip and chocolate chocolate chip). Do I still get bonus points if it was our second bowl of the day? We had some after lunch, too.

Nilsa S.
Chicago, IL
You can find me at

Oct 03, 2007

I know just what you mean about the eye-rolling! Last night I was perusing your Flicker account when my boyfriend walked in the room. Figuring it would be embarrassing to admit that I was actually looking at photos of someone else's outfits from last week (particularly someone I’ve never actually met), I quickly closed the window. He didn't get a good look at the screen, but saw me hurrying to close a photo and laughingly accused me of looking at internet porn. I'm not sure he even believed me when I told him what I was really doing ("See - here’s what I was looking at! Her cute striped H&M sweater! Not porn!"). So yeah, it was kind of more embarrassing that way.

As for dinner, I had some leftover broccoli quiche and salad with homemade blue cheese dressing – yum! And a fun pack of peanut M&M’s for dessert.

ps I'm in DC, but I've been to Uruguay for a wedding, and actually just had a day trip to New Hampshire on Monday!

Nothing But Bonfires
Oct 03, 2007

Oh my god. I think I need to ask for recipes as well. All these dinners are making me drool.

Oct 03, 2007


Last night, in a suburb south of Atlanta, having not been to the grocery store in over a week, I pulled out some prepared gnocchi (alas, not Trader Joe's) and pasta sauce. After finding it inedible, I fell back on toast with almond butter and homemade pear honey from South Georgia. And some peanut M&M's I had forgotten I purchased in the Orlando airport on Sunday.

Oct 03, 2007


OK, let's see... Dinner: leftovers of this great pork stew sort of thing I made in our new fancy pressure cooker, and coconut rice. And beer. Healthy! OK, not so much.

This weekend I ate the last of the unreasonably small bag of M&S caramel chocolates I brought back from Glasgow, and I could've wept. I have an unreasonable fetish for all things Marks and Sparks. Why, oh why, will they not open one in San Francisco?? We should start a petition.

For the tea stain, I would maybe try Oxyclean, or a baking soda and vinegar solution. Good luck!

Nothing But Bonfires
Oct 03, 2007

Tracy27, I will totally sign that petition. I will even organize a rally in Union Square. I will bring my half-eaten bag of chocolate caramels with me and we can share.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi! Love your site, don't think I've commented before... I had macaroni with onion, tomatoes, bell pepper, and corn. For dessert I ate homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, straight out of the container, classy! Everyone else's dinners sound so good! Oh, and I live south of Houston. :)

Oct 03, 2007

Holly, am envious of your Marks & Sparks the M&S anything!

Last night - we had:
Shrimp Diablo
Steamed broccoli with parmesan
Naan (didn't feel like couscous or rice or pasta)
Low fat ice cream sandwiches for dessert (Skinny cow - tastes great and has no guilt)
All of the above was accompanied by a delightful unoaked Ontario chardonnay

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking too - well, I've posted a bit, but mostly lurked.

I'm Chelle, from Halifax, NS Canada... I had meatball stroganoff for dinner last night. No ice cream involved, sorry :(

blog is friends only, but email me at mhanway at gmail dot com if you'd like to get a glimpse :)

Oct 03, 2007

as a regular lurker, must say i love your blog and amazing photos!
-a beet burger from lettuce (organic restaurant in sf). better than it sounds- i promise!
a ghiradelli chocolate carmel square for dessert!

Oct 03, 2007

Here in SF, I made my husband and daughter roasted chicken, peas, and brown rice, and I went out with a friend for a roasted beet salad with goat cheese and balsamic glaze, and a tagliolini: Flat Egg Pasta with Smoked Bacon, Jalapeno, Roast Tomato Sauce, Arugula, Garlic, Butter, Pecorino, Grana Cheeses (do you like how I copy and paste from their menu?). Oh, and a persimmon tarte for dessert (which sucked).

Oct 03, 2007

I forestalled ice cream and ate a BBQ chicken pizza. Then I went and got frozen yogurt. I'm weak... :)

Oct 03, 2007

I never, ever comment, I feel like a jerk! I made Moo Shu Chicken last night for dinner, and it was mighty fine indeed.

Oct 03, 2007

Regular reader, first time commentor. (CommentER? WHICH VOWEL GOES THERE?)

For dinner last night, I had a fusilli pasta with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and sausage. And garlic. Lots of garlic. And did I have a healthy slice of Entemann's Ulitmate Crumb Cake for dessert? I'm not telling. Was it all diet-friendly? Maybe not. Delicious? ABSOLUTELY.

I reading this from a small town in Pennsylvania, just about two hours away from New York City, and I heart your blog.

hello insomnia
Oct 03, 2007

I feel like I'm calling into a radio show with the requisite "long-time listener, first-time caller," intro, only I've commented before.

Seattle has been cold and dreary lately, so we stuffed ourselves with warm thai food (pad see ew [?] and pineapple chicken fried rice). I ate too much for dessert.

Oct 03, 2007

I'm in Colorado Springs, a town which would be mind-numbingly boring with all the conservatives and chain restaurants if not for the amazing mountains and hiking opportunities nearby.

Last night I was on my own for dinner since my husband got home late from class and ate without me. So I made some frozen jalapeno poppers in the toaster oven and then later had a grilled cheese. (Although I ALMOST had ice cream instead of the sandwich. Almost.)

Oct 03, 2007

sigh. you got me :)

I made Spanish tortilla with a side salad. For dessert, skinny cow chocolate and peanut butter ice cream sandwiches.

Oct 03, 2007

Yeah, I'm so not a commenter, but it's been fun to read your travel blogs of places I've been and some that are on my list.

This is like the one night you happened to do your homework and the next morning there's a pop quiz! Last night I was ridiculously healthy and had a turkey avocado wrap. Had you asked any other day, it would have been something involving cream, butter, cheese, and hopefully some olive oil.

Oct 03, 2007

We had Trader Joe's cannelloni with this amazing organic artisan bread that we promptly smothered with butter, garlic salt and garlic powder. We could have been eating tree bark and never known, really...

Oct 03, 2007

Hello! I have read your blog since the first post, and have enjoyed it thoroughly. For dinner last night, we had pork tenderloin shishkebabs, roasted baby carrots, salad, and some ciabatta bread. I didn't have to cook it, since I had a baby last Friday, so it was extra delicious. We're having it again tonight.

The Woodlands, Texas

Oct 03, 2007

Finally delurking, mainly due to the fact that you mentioned potential delurkers from Uruguay. Not that I'm from Uruguay, but I did visit there in January, and got a pair of Uruguayan Havaianas that match your Ecuadorian ones! Though mine are blue, instead of orange. Awesome.

Anyway, I live in San Francisco. For dinner last night, I had tilapia and sweet potato fries, both from Trader Joe's!

I don't have a proper blog, just a half-assed Yelp profile with five or six exceedingly long restaurant reviews. I'm horrible at self-editing. Cheers!

Oct 03, 2007

i will delurk to say that my dinner was completely boring. 1/2 a chicken breast, baked potato, and green beans. all of my meals will pretty much be that boring until the kid is born, due to my gestational diabetes. the good news is: the diet is working as it should in keeping my blood sugar at the proper levels. even if it is boring as hell. :)

ps) we didn't meet at blogher, but i'm pretty sure we were at the same party involving mcdonalds hats & french fries.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi! Delurking is fun! Last night for dinner we had white pizza from a local pizza shop, and I know this is weird but later on I had some marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate syrup. Yum! Oh, and I hail from Ohio.

Oct 03, 2007

I had leftovers. But it was Beef Stroganoff so, you know, YUM!

Oct 03, 2007

My husband had a leftover pizza made up of taco beef, cheese, and pizza sauce. I had tri-colored speghetti from Harry & David and some alfredo sauce. Later, I had a peanut butter truffle from H&D as well.

Terri B.
Oct 03, 2007

I lurk and comment occasionally. And yes, my significant other roles his eyes when finds out I stayed up late to look at pictures. Of course, when I showed him some of your travel pictures, he was actually interested. So thanks for the armchair travel opportunities!

Dinner last night: Thai food.
I can't tell you the names of the dishes since I read the descriptions and then point to order. So, the soup was that coconut soup with chicken and lemon grass and just enough chilies to make it spicy and I'm not sure what else. Barbarian that I am, I dump the soup over steamed rice. Also had some spring roles and beef/mint salad.

Where do I live? Southern California. I love visiting San Francisco though and manage to make it up for business about 4 times a year.

My blog is Tip of the Iceberg at

Oct 03, 2007

Oh, and I'm from the Minneapolis Metro.

Oct 03, 2007

So, last night I babysat for a friend of mine while she and her husband went out to celebrate her birthday. And instead of having the homemade spinach calzone I'd brought along with me, I had half a bowl of easy mac and a butterscotch chip pancake. Why am I so pathetic?

(Tonight, if bonus points can be redeemed in this way, I am having chicken with cheese, garlic, and pepperoni sauce that is currently cooking in my crockpot, because yes, once ever year or so, I plan ahead like that).

Oct 03, 2007

Coming out of the lurk right now. Last night for dinner here in Seattle, I prepared home made mac-n-cheese. The weather has gotten grey, windy and cool here and there's nothing like warm cheese and noodles with a crunchy breadcrumb top to make you feel warm inside. Dessert was a freshly made toasty mocha.

Oct 03, 2007

I'm a new reader - found you via Leah. I'm so loving this Delurking day :)

And supper? Well the power was out last night so we thought it would be a good opportunity to take all three kids out to a "real" restaurant.

I managed to get a few bites of chicken satay and greek salad well as a few nibbles on their chicken fingers and fries...before we bolted for the door :)

Oct 03, 2007

My mom and I got mani-pedis and had wonderful (albeit very Americanized) Chinese food. Cream cheese wontons, kung pao chicken, noodles with beef, shrimp, and chicken. Then I came home and ate oreos and chocolate ice cream straight from the carton. I'm just classy like that. Love your blog, Holly, by the way. Reading your post is often the highlight of my morning!

Oct 03, 2007

We had butternut squash macaroni and cheese and mojito sorbet for dessert. And then some chocolate covered pretzel bites from Trader Joe's for dessert #2. Shame it was 80 degrees in Chicago, because the mac and cheese had a decidedly fall feel to it- but it was still delicious.

Oct 03, 2007

A bag of lovely big fat greasy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar, eaten straight from the wrappings, tucked into my bike basket, as I walked home (late) from work, too ravenous too cook real food... Which was meant to be pasta, rocket, and pesto -- but there you go, it's the first week of the academic year and I'm lucky I've got time to EAT even.

And that's proper fish-n-chip-shop chips, not skinny fries, or (god forbid) crisps. Not that I indulge very often, but boy was I glad I did last night. And miraculously no spots this morning. So thanks for asking Holly!

Oct 03, 2007

Last night in Bay City, MI I sautéed mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash while grilling tomato basil marinated chicken breasts. Utterly delicious.

Is it wrong that I can't remember the last time I had ice cream in my house?!?!

Oct 03, 2007

Hello from Charleston! Perhaps my dinner will remind you of the old days: I picked up something pre-made and overpriced from the Harris Teeter.

Oct 03, 2007

Hello, I'm Lacey and I looooove your blog :P

Last night for dinner my husband make yakisoba noodles cooked in a teriyaki sauce with red and orange bell peppers, onions and thin slices of steak. We also had spring rolls from Safeway (because we don't have a Trader Joe's out here in rural Roseburg, Oregon, waaa!)

Oct 03, 2007

Hi! I only wish ice cream were involved.

Brown rice with broccoli and red beans.

Don't ask. ;-b.....

Oct 03, 2007

Firstly, WORD to commenter Jenn -- the Trader Joe's in Pittsburgh is not on the way to anywhere that I'm going, EVER. And I have the best of intentions to make special trips in that direction, but it never happens. This might be partly because we have weird liquor laws here in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and TJ's does not carry booze. If it did, I'm sure I'd manage to get there more often (possibly daily).

Delurk! I stumbled across your blog when reading BlogHer reports (not that I went to BlogHer; I just browse a lot of blogs) and really enjoy your writing. For dinner, ravioli with a simple saute of yellow peppers, tomatoes and chicken apple sausage (which is also dinnner tonight...thank you, leftovers!).

Oct 03, 2007

I had a roast beef sandwich with red onions and horseradish sauce. Mmmm. Also some peanut m and m's, a diet coke, and one chocolate covered pretzel.
This is making me hungry, damn you!
Thank you for a very entertaining blog.

Oct 03, 2007

The lurker of lurkers is leaving a comment!

From Seattle: I made French onion soup and drank more than a bottle of red wine--by myself. The soup was delicious, even before I was a little tipsy! (The recipe I used is on my blog, since I read above some people requested recipes.)

Nothing But Bonfires
Oct 03, 2007

You are all putting my dinner to shame. I'm half-tempted to go back and edit and pretend I roasted a whole chicken and then made mushroom risotto and organic chocolate molten cakes from scratch. Pasta and pesto? Pshh! Apparently, I am living like a student, five years after I stopped being one.

Oct 03, 2007

i've commented before i think, but here i am again! first of all, i live in san francisco as well. my boyfriend and i moved here from new york last april. LOVE IT.

last night we ordered in some indian food. chicken korma and garlic naan w/ some mango lassi on the side. YUMMY. and for dessert, trader joe's chocolate joe-joe cookies w/ milk. because we are classy like that.

p.s. you rock

Oct 03, 2007

Ok, an all the time lurker on various blogs with no blog of my own here. My husband and I both go to law school and have night class on Tuesdays, and for some reason that makes us eat disgusting amounts of food when we get home at 8. Last night we had a delicious baked ziti my husband made (with multiple layers of cheese! liberally sprinkled throughout!) and afterwords i had not one but two fudgesicles. I may or may not have had leftover ziti for breakfast this morning as well. Oh, and I am in Albany, NY.

Oct 03, 2007

I went to a new Italian place. Well, it was kind of Italian. It was called Papa Gio's Italian Eatery but it also had Chinese and burgers, so I'm not sure. I had a tomato and mozzarella salad - because I can't NOT order it when it's on the menu - and a small chef salad.

Anyway, I think I've commented her once or twice before, maybe not, but I've recently discovered your blog and I'm hooked now!

Oct 03, 2007

Happy Delurking!

Leftovers were last night:

Eggplant and tomato salad with baked pita and 1/2 red pepper stuffed with eggplant and chick pea puree. Mmmm, I think I am turning purple from all the eggplant deliciousness.

Oct 03, 2007

First time lurker.

Love the writing.

For dinner I had a Sloppy Joe, chips and a coke. Boring, huh?

Oct 03, 2007

I believe I may have commented this morning as part of my whole de-lurking gig, but I wil comment again to say that last night we had nachos. The chips were from a local Mexican food company. They had refried pinto beans, chorizo, tomato sauce and 4-cheese blend and were topped with Cotija cheese and sour cream. It was delicious.

Kansas City, by way of San Diego.

Oct 03, 2007

We made tacos. There was no ice cream involved, but there was a popsicle for dessert. It was cold, does that count?

Also: I am from Vancouver BC. Since you asked :)

Oct 03, 2007

For dinner last night I made chicken fajitas with onions, corn tortillas, and spanish rice. Only I don't know how Spanish it really was seeing as how I boiled a bag of white rice and then just plopped some salsa into it.

Dessert was a fudgecicle. We are classy folks around here.

Oct 03, 2007

Greetings from upstate New York! Last night was ham, pasta salad, mixed veggies, and rum cake (homeade! yay me!) for dessert.

I love your blog.

Oct 03, 2007

happy delurking day from atlanta georgia!

i had late late (midnight) dinner with friends after rehearsal (i run a theater company), delicious stuffed mushrooms and cold beer. so yum.

Oct 03, 2007

Does it count if my husband used to live in New Hampshire? That's like only two degrees of separation.

Last night I had a BOWL OF OATMEAL (Sugar free, Maple & Brown Sugar). Admitting that makes me feel kind of lame.

But then I ate FOUR popsicles (cherry, cherry, grape and orange - sugar free, and only 15 calories a pop!), which kind of made up for my choice of dinner.

Big Mama
Oct 03, 2007

Just found you a few weeks ago. Love reading about life that doesn't include watching Go Diego Go until you want to curl up into the fetal position.

For dinner last night I had a Kashi Trail Mix bar followed by 2 Ghiradelli Double Chocolate brownies. Thank you. Thank you very much.

Oct 03, 2007

I've commented before but I'd like to join in anyways...

Here in the Ohio Appalachian hills I had whole wheat pasta tossed with sliced cherry tomatoes, bacon and avacado. BACON and AVACADO. Does it get any better? I don't think so.

Then I ate an alarmingly large amount of 88% Cocoa chocolate.

Holly, you really are a brilliantly fantastic writer.

Oct 03, 2007

Not a first time commenter, but I'm lax, so, hey!

Had spanish eggs, roasted potatoes and black beans at one of my favorite cafes last night. Washed it down with one of the best cups of French roast coffee in the city.

Would you like to recommend a fabulous dinner to eat in Bangkok? Because I'm going in two weeks, and I have no clue as to what the heck we're doing. :) This all kind of happened last minute.

Oct 03, 2007

I'm writing from Deutschland, where I am so jealous of your Trader Joe's dinner I could just spit. The Germans love their organic foods and their sausages, but not so much their cheap gourmet chain markets.

Last night, I had pizza from a new place around the corner. It was especially exciting because the crust tasted good, and before this place opened, we didn't have good pizza in our neighborhood. Also, there were M&Ms and possibly some microwave popcorn with real butter later in the evening. It's a holiday here today (happy reunification!) so it was kind of like a Friday night. Whoopeee!

Nothing But Bonfires
Oct 03, 2007

Ah, but Blythe, you must have great Gummibarchen. Please imagine an umlaut on the "a".

Oct 03, 2007

Hi Holly - Comin' out... Santa Barbara by way of Sacramento with a short stint in New Zealand. Love your blog.

Leftover Thai curry - sans the bamboo shoots.

Oct 03, 2007

I'm from Utah, born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley. You should see the mountains this time of year.

Last night my sister (roommate) and I had lasagna from a box (it's actually pretty good) and a green salad. We're simple folk. Later I ate a couple mini Payday bars. I'm loving those lately.

Happy Delurking everyone! Your meals sound fantastic.

Oct 03, 2007

This is pretty pathetic. I had some french fries (oven baked, of course) and the leftovers from my daughters spinach feta wrap. Then I had a beer. Doh! This tale of culinary misadventures took place in Indianapolis, Indiana. Salute!

Operation Pink Herring
Oct 03, 2007

I'm commenting all the way from Baltimore. Our motto is "The Greatest City in America". Top that, New Hampshire!

Dinner last night was a frozen pepperoni and sausage pizza from Safeway. My favorite meal!

Oct 03, 2007

I am also from the Salt Lake Area (hi Mandy!) but currently reside in the Silicon Valley. Hello up there! I need to get to the city more often.

Found your blog a bit ago, and I love it! Love your style. Love the pics and adventures. Am so jealous, I've got the travel bug!

And for dinner last night? Some chicken dish from the crockpot, my favorite kitchen friend. Also some veggies. And maybe a few carmel apple flavored candy corns. They exist! And they're delightful!

Oct 03, 2007

Wow, lots of good, fancy eats around here. Makes me feel sort of loser-y to tell you that I possibly had a glass of wine and handful of candy corn pumpkins for dinner.

Also, the tea stain? You'd be better off to just soak the whole damn rug in tea in the bathtub then to try and get it out. At least then it would all be the same color. Not that you spilled tea, or anything. Not that I know from experience, ahem.

Oct 03, 2007

My favorite way to travel is through your blog! Thanks fro sharing your adventures. Since my hubby was playing darts, it's my night off from cooking. I had an omlette with cheddar cheese and ham and a Foster's. Dessert was Edy's Expresso Chip ice cream.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi, I'm Traci and I'm a lurkaholic. This is my third or fourth post. I became hooked on your blog during last season's Secret Bachelor Tuesdays (never watched a single episode but felt just like a regular viewer) and now I can't go more than three or four days without checking it out. Your blog, not The Bachelor, that is.

Last night's menu consisted of cheese tortellini topped with sauteed spinach, roasted red peppers, and a pesto/balsamic sauce. The tortellini was from the freezer section and the peppers and pesto came from a jar. But the spinach, now, that was totally fresh.


Oct 03, 2007

Well I was feeling bad reading about all these nice dinner's, while I had frozen pizza rolls. Then I remembered I'm a single mother, working full time & going to school full time. I'm lucky I even ate!! I found your blog through Not That You Asked. I love reading it, you are so entertaining.

Oct 03, 2007

Last night I had breakfast for dinner - it was a three-cheese omelette and sweet-potato home fries. it ruled. I had ketchup mixed with Sriracha for the potatoes, which is my current condiment addiction.

I am also way jealous of your Trader Joes, as I have to drive two hours to get to one. (I am in a small town in the Deep South.)

Oct 03, 2007

Oh, and I'm from North Carolina.

Oct 03, 2007

Last night, I made mozzarella at home for the first time (just posted about it on my blog, actually) and had some of it on pasta with the only commercial tomato sauce I genuinely love (Rao's cuore di pomodoro, which I can buy at the grocery store here in New York City). And a honeycrisp apple. My blog has a signature cocktail (gin, sour cherry juice, seltzer, lime), and I had one of those too.

I've been reading for a month or so, love your writing, but never comment. I should know better -- I love comments!

Oct 03, 2007

Ill bit. But I wont completely confess what I had for dinner tonight. The hint is, I went there, dragging my boyfriend to get game pieces. Tonight however, we are having Maple Glazes Pork Chops along with Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Maybe a salad (I know we should have a salad). And then finally Caramelized Pumpkin and Pear Crumble. Nice to "met" you.

Oct 03, 2007

Well, I do believe I've never commented here...mainly because you have such incrediable stories, what more could I add? (Nothing)

But a question--that I can do! Supper last night was odd. I am part of a moms group that meets on Tuesdays and everyone takes turn bringing foods. So it was a pot luck of appitizers and desserts. I had a bite of this and a small piece of that and I don't know the names of any of it. What stands out was a bite of a wonderful cheese mexican type food, some chili on tortilla chips, and some yummy chocholate cake. And diet coke, of course.

Oct 03, 2007

In London last night I made macaroni with fontina and mustard. A Nigel Slater (how much do I love him?) recipe, simple but very good. We ate it with some spinach and red wine. There. Delurked.

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking! My blog is down for a few days so please come back to peruse in the near future.

Last night, I had home made beef stew that my Mom brought over and two slices of pepperoni pizza (the cheap frozen kind). I also ate 5.9 million cough drops and popsicles because my throat hurts.

I live smack dab in the middle of the US by two big rivers. I've been reading your blog for quite a while- I think I started when you were getting ready for your SE Asia travel adventure. Love your writing and getting to see San Francisco through your eyes.

Oct 03, 2007

This is such a good idea! I think I've commented before, but I am a relatively new reader via Ms. Darby. Last night my husband made his speciality, grilled cheese & tomato soup! Funny that there was an article about grilled cheese sandwiches in the New York Times today. I've been enjoying reading your blog from Chicago, where I live. Trader Joe's is the best!

Oct 03, 2007

I had a mountain of sushi that I got from the nearest Asian supermarket for only $10. And I'm in Canada

Oct 03, 2007

Another reader from Charleston!

Last night my husband took me to dinner for my birthday. He knows the chef/owner who spoiled us rotten. My meal included champagne, pinot noir, wild mushroom and jumbo lump crab soup, cold water oysters on the half shell, seared diver scallops, lobster, shrimp and scallops over grits and trio of sorbet.

Tonight’s dinner doesn’t come close since I’ll be reheating leftover wings from the Kicken Chicken.

Oct 03, 2007

Tacos, red wine and reese's peanut butter cups. Maybe a lot of them.

Oh, I'm a healthy one, aren't I?

Oct 03, 2007

I actually comment sometimes so I'm not really a lurker, but to answer your questions, I live in DC and I had avocado maki from the grocery store for dinner last night. Your dinner sounds lovely, I have to say.

Oct 03, 2007

I'm delurking, but I kind of love peeking in on your life and sneaking quietly out the back door. Uh oh, that kind of makes me sound like a stalker!

Dinner last night: brown rice with chicken stir-fry (with onions, mushrooms, snowpeas, and broccoli), a diet A&W Root Beer, and a creamcicle for dessert.

And I hail from upstate New York.

Oct 03, 2007

Sigh. Last night was one of those sad (& not infrequent) nights when I bought a veggie sandwich from the Subway in the Caltrain station and ate it on my way home because: 1) my husband was working late and could not cook for me, and 2) I was working late and could not have eaten it anyway.

One of the doctors I work with (& sometimes commute with, so he has born witness to my sad sandwich eating) told me awhile ago that I should get myself a wife, because then I will have someone to cook for me always and I will never again have to eat a sandwich. I think that is a great idea and plan to get on it as soon as gay polygamous marriage is legalized.

And hi! I work in SF and live on the peninsula.

Oct 03, 2007

We had grilled chicken and bacon in noodles with cheese. The bacon almost didn't make it to the casserole, because I can't cook bacon without eating about half of it (cooked, of course) before I am done cooking the other half. It is a sickness I think.

Oct 03, 2007

My dear boyfriend had a baaaaaaaad day at work so we went to Tony Roma's for all-you-can-eat ribs. And carb-o-licious sides. I couldn't even eat the original portion, let alone the all you can eat extra helpings. Those restaurants make so much money off me...

BTW, first time commenter and love the blog! In part, it inspired me to start my own blog (in the VERY rookie stages).

Oct 03, 2007

My dinner did in fact consist of ice cream. And brownies. Specifically, a chocolate fudge brownie milkshake from Ben & Jerry's. (I was on my way home from an ultimate frisbee game and feeling lazy... and deserving... )