Mini Shane!

March 25, 2013 in family     3 comments

This is how Shane watches the baby!

” I just dont have the time…..”

This is something I hear all the time and I really have to bite my tongue.

I hear you BUT I, too, am busy.

I have two full time businesses and three very full time kids. A husband, a house, and this blog!

And I still make the time to cook real food on a really regular basis.

I’m not always just dying to cook and clean up the kitchen, but I do it because it is important to me and my family.

Food doesn’t have to be complicated. Meals don’t have to have three parts.

I do share “recipes” on this blog from time to time, but most of the time we eat simple one course meals that are easy to prepare.

I recently started an album on facebook called WHAT’S FOR DINNER. It’s not fancy food and definitely not fancy pictures. Just snapshots of the super simple meals we eat on a regular basis.

One of our favorite things to cook is whole roasted chicken.

We make 4 at a time and sometimes we eat it as just chicken and other times we eat it as part of something different: chicken salad, chicken nachos, chicken soup, etc.

Its a pretty dang versatile thing to have around!


This is how we do it:

• Filet backbone out so it can lay out flat, upside down.

•Add salt all over inside. tons. and also salt topside under wings etc.

• Add tons of thyme and tons of garlic. Whole cloves under skin if you have them or flakes. Make sure it is totally covered.

• Bake on parchment lined baking sheets at 435 for 3-4 hours until the skin is nice and caramelized.

• Dig in!

Grant Man!!

March 19, 2013 in photography     4 comments

I had a super fun mini session with Grant last week.

I haven’t shot him for about 6 years and it’s always a little shocking to compare the images side by side!

(November 2006)

(March 2013)

I added him to my GROWING UP GALLERY on facebook, if you haven’t already started following us on facebook, you should.

Cute stuff happens there!

Grant’s Dad, Troy, is the mastermind behind the gorgeous reclaimed wood frames at our store.

He goes to New Orleans to get the wood and then creates these unique masterpieces that everyone loves.

Come check them out at our store in Rosemary!