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February 2008 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 29, 2008 at 1:12pm

Beauty is in the contrast, as we all well know. But sometimes, we need a little reminder, especially at this rather dullest time of year. Sensory under-load is the name of the game in February-March in Minnesota. How to add a little zip? Beef up the contrast, baby! Steal some time to work out hard,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 27, 2008 at 8:41pm

Oooh, we’re heading into March, which marks the beginning of the holiday season. Huh? Well, spring and Christmas- Hanukkah require pretty much the same amount of planning ’round these parts, what with Cooper, Mom, Sasha, John, Tom, Marge, Mary, Stacey, and Nathan all celebrating birthdays within mere weeks of each other. Throw in a few…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 26, 2008 at 5:21pm

Even though in this photo it appears that I just happened to whip up a little roasted chicken over risotto for lunch (ha), it’s in fact (tasty!) leftovers from last night’s… …lovely Date Night meal at Cave Vin. No frites this time (no!), instead I had a delicious salad, lightly dressed greens (I very much…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 24, 2008 at 1:41pm

Snowman! (He’s been named “Louis” by the kids, in honor of our dear Siggy Roo, whose middle name was Louis, sniff. We sure do miss him, although it was nice to not worry about rolling up dog doo in our snowballs…) Prrrrfect sticky-snow day for a snowman, thank you sun! And a vegetarian snowdude to…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:46pm

Fresh air! Fresh vegetables! Fresh fruit! No combo makes me feel better, and I scored plenty of all three today, so I pronounce it a good day indeed: Lovely walk. Tasty pan of chicken hash (diced chicken, tomatoes, potatoes, green pepper, onion, and mushrooms) alongside an over-easy egg. And the most delicious Texas red grapefruit,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 22, 2008 at 6:56pm

Friday night, the deepfreeze has abated, I had polenta for dinner, and life is goooood. Although, I hardly needed dinner, given I was full all day from our raclette dinner at the Shubert’s last night. Oh, John and I went wild, broiling cheese over ham and potatoes, eating the melty goodness alongside sauteed veggies, coarse…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 21, 2008 at 2:51pm

An even better treat than going to a restaurant for dinner is heading to someone’s home for dinner. Granted, I’m shockingly blessed with friends and family who are not just good cooks, but great cooks. (Thank you, Food Gods!) Seriously – some of the best tastes I’ve ever savored have been courtesy of none other…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 20, 2008 at 9:22am

Alrighty then. (Deep sigh.) Another night for soup, my friends, it’s that special-kind-of-hell cold again. I’m doing my best to plumb the depths of warm, cozy, rib-stickin’ recipes, what with the recent heat of chicken gumbo and shrimp curry (both quick, weeknight, healthy dishes), and the long-baked (kitchen warming!) Gallic drama of cheese souffle and…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 19, 2008 at 7:33pm

Uuuuuugh, huge computer headaches, my head hurts from thinking through all of the problems that keep cropping up. We’re basically functioning – obv – but all the things that make online life pleasant (music, email, photos) are giving me fits. I’m so bummed about what a huge step down I’ve had to take with my…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 18, 2008 at 10:30am

Happy President’s Day!? Actually, very happy because Nathan is home from school, always fun. We celebrated more yesterday than today, first with brunch at Stacey’s with my mom. We pulled it together pretty quickly (our original plan was to go out, which we bagged when we realized how much more fun little Cooper Cuteness would…

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