I moved to Virginia. We moved for my husband’s job and even though I knew the move was coming, and I was excited before we left, I don’t love it (yet). I’m sure I will eventually, but right now, I just want to be home. As I tell my husband – I don’t have a job (yet), I don’t have any friends (yet), I have no life other than grocery shopping and hanging with our dogs, and I miss my “New England life”. I love where I’m from and usually, I love moving around, but this time I find myself in a funk, bummed out, and with no real inclination to change that. I know it will work out and sometime our in our 4-5 tenure here, I will find my niche and I will love it. We’re going home next weekend for Memorial Day and I’m really excited about that, and my best friend is coming down for most of the summer so that’s good too!
In the meantime, I have been buying a lot of groceries (it’s sort of my happy place), cooking a lot (and eating out a lot), and exercising a little. Right when I start to feel in my exercise groove here, something shifts and I take 4 days off. It’s all good though! So, what I have been cooking?
Yesterday, I made Gruyere Rolls & Raspberry Chia Squares. They were both delicious. I ate a roll for lunch and a roll for dinner with a homemade veggie burger. And, I had a toasted roll for breakfast. I like to make the rolls much smaller than the recipe suggests, so they are more like sandwich buns or dinner rolls. The raspberry squares are nice because they’re a little lighter than the average dessert bar (and slightly less sweet), but they do taste delicious with a little ice cream on top!
Other things I made since we arrived (a month ago, oh goodness!) were cinnamon rolls (for my husband’s 30th birthday), a Bavarian feast, an impossible amount of salads (to combat the heat), vegan stuffed shells, empanadas, foccacia and so many meals on the grills (kabobs, burgers, veggies, shrimp, pork tenderloin).
We’ve also been making a fence a.k.a doggy prison for the pups. My skills at using a level are basically unmatched.
Anyway, I’m hoping now with my incredible amount of free time that I can use this space as a place to unwind and share all of the recipes and food that I always meant to. I’ll try to keep my whining to a minimum. xo