Food + Wine

Comfort Me With Chicken

So yeah, I haven’t been feeling great lately.  No point going into details, but DAMNIT- it’s frustrating when your body doesn’t cooperate and turns on you.  Hmph.  So whenever I’m feeling a little less than… I like to make my home smell like, well, home.  And the best way to do that is to roast a chicken.  Good gracious, how that smell is soothing.  And it’s one of the most delicious meals I make.  I roast a chicken pretty much once a week and I have never grown tired of it.  Nor has my family.  Actually, last night I didn’t make it (it tends to be a Monday night meal) and my daughter got a liiiiitle bit bothered by it.  But she squealed and clapped when I told her she’d get her chicken tonight.

As if I said Santa was our dinner guest.

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HimChi

And, with our Steamed Pork Buns for mama’s birthday dinner party, we served… homemade Kimchi!

Well, he home-made kimchi.  He, being my loverly husband.

Him.

My sweet, sweet Him, who makes my life just so much better.  Who breathes new life and energy into my world every day and who I am so incredibly lucky to have snagged in college when I certainly wasn’t making any other smart decisions.

Him.

Him fluffs my Chi.

HimChi

Ok, back to cabbage.

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I’d rather have herbs…

It’s not that I don’t think flowers are pretty… it’s just that flowers as go-to gifts are just so *yawn* tired…?  This stems from (pun intended) having a boyfriend who brought me flowers – a red rose – every. single. time he came to my house.  It was so very sweet at first.  Then it became robotic.  It started to feel like something he just thought he was supposed to do without even thinking about it.  It didn’t make him a better boyfriend (he was still a butt face jerky pants), in fact- the jerkier he became, the more flowers he brought me… but it certainly made me believe he was good for about a year.  Like I was under some sort of spell…

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