My new home is called The Sunday Dinner Revival. Go ahead and take a peek, but please excuse the metaphorical sawdust and cardboard boxes. I'm still putting on the finishing touches. Later this month, I'll invite you to the Grand Opening, once everything is in place.
For now, I think it's important to honor the time we've had here with a little reflection on the Food-G journey. So, get cozy, make a cup of tea, and take a stroll with me down memory lane...
It all began April 24, 2009. It was a time for comfort food and my first post was this recipe for Chicken Jook, aka Congee.
|Chicken Jook with Ginger and Scallions|
|Roast Chicken Brie and Fig Sandwich with Asparagus "Fries"|
There were barbecues:
|Crock Pot Pulled Pork|
|View "Tess's Jewel Berry Crisp"|
|Cucumber Watermelon Licuado|
The very long days began to grow shorter and before we knew it, it was time to move on:
|View "Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes"|
|Sailboat Cookery 101|
|View "Do You Fon-Do?"|
Have you ever heard the saying, "Leap, and the net will appear?"
Noah and I were called back to the place where we fell in love: Montana. There was a glimmer of a possiblity of a job there for him, which would allow us to know, for the first time in 5 years, where we were going to be in 6 months. It was year round , versus contract work, and it was the kind of position that has very low turnover. It could be weeks before something opened up. It could be years.
We got in the car and headed West on a wing and a prayer. After crashing with friends in Missoula for a few weeks, and deciding we didn't want to sign another lease, we moved into a hotel. We lived there for 2 months, eating continental breakfast, and cooking dinner on our 2-burner kitchenette while we waited and hoped and willed things to work out.
Food-G was there through it all, a constant in a sea of change. In fact, it was in that little hotel room that I wrote my highest hitting blog post of all:
|Lady Budd's Basted Eggs|
Have you ever laughed and cried at the same time? I felt the full rainbow of emotions that day, but most of all gratitude and RELIEF.
In March of 2010 we moved into our very first home. We had gotten a good deal on a little 2-acre spread we named The Ranchito. Fixing it up became a full time job. We moved a lot of dirt and made our first and only house rule: If you don't have a shovel in your hand, you don't get to complain.
|Morel Mushroom Crepes|
|View "Creative Dog Treats"|
Before we knew it the leaves were turning. My new website, The Sunday Dinner Revival, was under construction. I had moved into my newly renovated office, the holidays were just around th corner, and we gave ourselves a much needed break from projects on the house.
|Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese|
|The Turkeytini. No gravy necessary.|
Thank you, dear Food-G readers, from the bottom of my heart, for being a part of this journey. You have left comments, shared ideas, offered support, told stories. It has meant everything to me, and I thank you for being the hub of this wheel.
It's time to leap again, into new and exciting possibilities. I hope you'll come with me, and we can continue to gather at my new and improved table.
Big, huge love,