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January 2008 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 31, 2008 at 9:56pm

OMG, how could I forget to mention one of my very favorite ways to warm up? LAUGHING, duh! And for certain, hearty laughs, I highly recommend Planet Dan’s blog, one of the few blogs I (sort of) consistently read. Funny – evil, laugh out loud funny. Dan is The Man, no doubt. Or, have dinner…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 30, 2008 at 2:27pm

Um, at least it’s sunny? Yeah. That’s about all I can say, on the coldest day of the year, which here in Minnesota is a very cold day indeed. I’m trying to keep my spirits up, plying all the old, cozy tricks, and they most certainly help. What’s not to love about baking bread and…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 28, 2008 at 6:02pm

If it appears I’m cooking more than usual, it’s because…I am. Don’t know why exactly… Overly house-bound in truly deep-freeze weather? Trying to cheer up a Blue Johnny? Whatever the reason, I’m going with it while the inspiration moves me. Bonus One, children + husband = very pleased, ha, since I even made dessert last…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 27, 2008 at 12:56pm

Hash, not a dish people make much any longer, I suppose since it requires a few slices of leftover roast and a spot of gravy. Too bad, though, because it’s a real treat and both the roast and the hash are so simple and satisfying to make. I braised a beef pot roast yesterday and…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 26, 2008 at 12:29pm

Sweet, sweet Saturday. As much as I love being with my kids, every other Saturday (due to our second-marriage, share-custody status), John and I have the day to ourselves. We try to take full advantage of our limited – yet usefully predictable – alone time and have ourselves a fine Saturday (lemons to lemonade as…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 25, 2008 at 1:25pm

Party Crasher, that’s me! John’s law firm hosted a meet-n-greet with an accounting firm last night and with permission (I wasn’t a total crasher), I happily horned in on the delicious appetizers (catered by the Modern Cafe), vino, and chat. Organized by John’s partner Jennie Clark, who is on the board of the Minnesota Center…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 24, 2008 at 9:33am

Meat pies! Rarrr! In whatever form – samosas, pasties, empanadas – the combination of savory meat and vegetables encased in tender pastry is irresistible. To me. And apparently to John and Nathan too. Before I abandoned my family for the Commanderie dinner on Tuesday night, I played the good wife and mother and tried out…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 23, 2008 at 12:10pm

Madame Stephanie Levy – c’est moi, at least at the Commanderie de Bordeaux dinner I attended this evening, as a guest of Stu (The Wine Genius) and Debbie Williams. Held at the Minneapolis Club, featuring the wines of Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte and winemaker Daniel Cauthiard, I had a grand old time eating, drinking, and BS-ing with…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 22, 2008 at 10:28am

Dinner and a movie, pretty hard to beat. Even (or especially?) on a bitterly cold, slippery-snowy evening. John and I hit a late-afternoon showing of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the intense true story of French Elle publisher Jean-Dominic Beauby. Beauby, at the age of 42, suffered a sudden, massive “cerebral event” which left…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 20, 2008 at 5:28pm

Oh Good Lord it’s cold out there, too cold for just about anything, really. You know what that means – get busy in the kitchen! Build a roaring fire, sip hot cocoa, take a long fragrant bath, watch movies in bed, read a book in your sweats… Ooh, some of my very favorite things, I’m…

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