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Everyday Life: Weeks 8 and 9

Here’s a little glimpse at the last two weeks:


Blue skies while on a walk…


Sammich date for my friend Janet’s birthday. This was one of the specials, “Wilt the Stilt”: house roasted turkey, chopped house-made bacon, provolone, sprouts, red onion + house-made caesar dressing sammiched in a baguette.


Along with days of sunshine, days of rain… we had snow.


Late night dinner for one. This fettuccine with more garlic and more pepper.


Madhur Jaffrey’s paneer makhani. My husband said, “This may be my favorite Indian food you’ve made. Actually, this is my favorite Indian dish, ever. Make this more!” Guess the recipe’s a keeper.


Best morning snuggler EVER.


Breakfast dinner…


Featuring a ridiculous amount of hash browns for three people.


Deconstructed (aka LAZY) egg salad sandwich for a quick lunch while running out the door.


Basketball season ended this weekend (video coming later – next week, I hope)… however, baseball season starts… TOMORROW.


The “whole fruit margarita” recipe in the Vitamix cookbook is delicious. With a few minor tweaks.


We had dinner at 4:30 because we were starving after the gym… So at about 9:00 when I was hungry again, I made a quick cheese pizza to share. Because… sometimes you need second dinners. And pizza.


Puppy sass.


When my husband and I were in New York a few years ago, we stumbled upon a food cart a couple blocks from our hotel. A line wrapped around the block, people waiting for whatever this cart was dishing out. I couldn’t talk myself into getting into the line at Halal Guys. But the next night while on a walk, we miraculously showed up when there was no line whatsoever. The chicken and rice plate (with lots of white sauce, little red sauce) even caused my 20+ year vegetarian husband to try a bite. This was a vegetarian version of that plate with Quorn chick’n — and it was absolutely nostalgic and delicious!


“My name is Jump Cat and I like to sneakily pee in closets and baskets full of clean laundry. Pet me.”


This sandwich. With halibut. And a citrusy cabbage rather than creamy slaw.


Veggie tacosssss.


Breakfast biscuit sandwich!


Got our taxes done. With the help of coffee and the cat.


Lap baby.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Day to Day Life: Week 48 and 49

A look at the last couple weeks:

Lunch at Sammich with my Mother-in-Law one afternoon… I got the turkey – their house-brined roasted turkey, house-made cranberry sauce, mayo & lettuce on an italian loaf. So consistently good.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (1 of 20)

Nana got the “Nagurski Melt” special – house smoked pork loin, havarti, cheddar, arugula, green sriracha mayo, and grilled onions on italian loaf. Looked tasty!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (2 of 20)

Rose petals post-4-year-anniversary-roses drying.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (10 of 20)

Enchiladas one night. Wright Family staple.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (3 of 20)

Thanksgiving prep! Homemade cranberry apple sauce, Field Roast chorizo and ciabatta stuffing, sweet potatoes pureed with bourbon and spices, vanilla cheesecake with a gingersnap crust and mushrooms that eventually made it into vegetarian gravy.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (4 of 20)

All the veggie roasts. One Quorn roast, one Field Roast and one Tofurky roast.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (5 of 20)

A no-turkey feast.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (6 of 20)

The last of the Thanksgiving leftovers later in the week in one of the weirdest dinners I’ve made in a while. Pan fried mashed potato cakes with cheddar and ketchup, all the leftover roasted veggies pan fried with the remaining stuffing and roast, sweet potato casserole.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (7 of 20)

The Sunday after Thanksgiving was Craig’s birthday. He made a real complicated birthday meal request of veggie dogs, slaw, and potato salad. And a chocolate sheet cake with dark chocolate frosting.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (8 of 20)

Late fall/winter skies are some of my favorites.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (9 of 20)

The water polo banquet happened, wrapping up the season and Vincent’s high school water polo career. These are some great kids, all seniors this year.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (12 of 20)

Vincent received the “Best Defensive Player” award from his coaches.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (13 of 20)

There was a night I didn’t have to make dinner for anyone but myself. So I did. And I made a lot of sushi (and ate it all, hehe!).
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (14 of 20)

This is how we wait for dinner in the oven…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (17 of 20)

Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (18 of 20)

Especially when dinner is vegetarian Chik’n and Biscuits.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (19 of 20)

These chicken tenders at the venue my husband played music at were quite tasty!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (15 of 20)

Hubby.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (20 of 20)

Aaaand after a night of gin and tonics, a better-for-you (ME) lunch.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life Weeks 48-49 (16 of 20)

Day to Day Life: Week Twenty-One

Someday soon I will get back to sharing more recipes, rather than just these weekly photo posts. In the meantime, the last week:

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Early in the week, we were still in the hospital with Silas. There was a koi pond we visited frequently once Si was allowed to wander around outside, as we was essentially pain-free by the end of last week.
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The day before (Monday) Silas got released, we asked if he could leave the hospital in-between his IV medications to grab some dinner (and to get his restless self out of the hospital). We had 3 hours of freedom and the little dude requested enchiladas and time at the mall (haha).
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OUT! As of Tuesday late-morning!
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While we were at the hospital, our poppies started popping…
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And I absolutely missed cooking! And craved my own homemade pizza!
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An experiment pie with oyster mushrooms, pesto, garlic, smoked cheddar, rosemary and mozzarella. (YUM.)
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I also experimented with bath bomb making. I want to recipe-tweak more before I maybe share with you. ;)
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The stuff nightmares are made of!!! Where is the floor? COVERED in dirty laundry. UGHHHH.
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I had a lunch date with my buddy Janet… Sammich! And this special was outta this world! House brined and roasted turkey, crispy house roasted pork belly, swiss cheese, a spicy strawberry sauce, arugula and mayo! I could eat one (or four) of these every dang day.
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Vincent’s lady had a birthday this week! I made her a surprise birthday cake.
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Then she and Vincent baked another cake that was going to be for her birthday party the following day…
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I forgot to eat dinner last night and so at about 9:30 I decided to make cheese-filled crepes. (Silas agreed this was a good idea.)
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There was a mama black bear with two cubs hanging out in downtown Ashland yesterday… in this tree… in someone’s yard… right next to the local park.
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I hope you’ve had a good week!

Day to Day Life: Week Eight

A quick glimpse into the last week:

One of my favorite weird snacks! Pickle + cream cheese toast. (So good!)
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

Mardi Gras happened… and my husband played a show with a few other local musicians.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015 | Playwright Ashland

Post-show bar finds… “Guitar Guy’s” take out box was filled with… a sliced pickle. That is all. And as it turned out, the box belonged neither to my guitar-guy husband, or the other guitar-guy Paul.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

Valentine’s Day lilies still bursting open!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

My buddy Janet invited me along on a photo shoot she had to do at the high school one day… I not-at-all-discreetly got this shot of her.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015 | Jazzy Photography

We had lunch at my favorite spot in Ashland afterwards, Sammich… The albacore is always a good choice. This time they offered me their spicy giardiniera on it as well– EVEN BETTER.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015 | Sammich Ashland

Some days require a big beer.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015 | Ninkasi Brewing

A thrown together dinner one night… Fancied-up caesar salad, cheesy breadsticks and a haphazard pasta concoction.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

Its been looking and feeling very Spring-like around here…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

Another thrown together dinner. Steamed basmati rice, tempura style fried tofu with Chinese 5-spice, southern tomato gravy, and peas + corn. Innnteresting.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

Homemade seitan BBQ in the works another night.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

A sunny selfie. (I really don’t like that word, “selfie.”)
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015 | Julie Hashimoto-McCreery

I got a new loaf pan. And decided to christen it with orange chocolate chip pound cake… BATTER.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

CAKE.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

A Field Roast experiment WIN. Recipe tomorrow.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015 | Field Roast Cooks in the Field 2015

Breakfast for hungry boys. Crispy ‘taters and a pesto tofu scramble.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Day to Day Life - Week 8.2015

I hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Week Seven

Here’s a quick glimpse at the last week:

I had a lunch date with my mother-in-law early in the week, at one of my favorite lunch/food spots in Ashland. Sammich pastrami never ever disappoints!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Sammich Ashland

My Aunt sent me a handful of photos that she found in my late Grandma’s collection. This is my 5th and 6th grade school photos. Aren’t they ridiculous? VESTS AND BANGS FOREVER (NEVER).
Forbidden Rice Blog |Kapa'a Elementary 5th and 6th Grade

We had Vincent’s girlfriend and his mom both over for dinner one night. Dinner included bourbon in the Old Fashions. I had never made one before. And couldn’t find maraschino cherries at our Co-op (plus I don’t like them) so I got these organic Oregon cherries. An excellent, tasty non-waxy substitute!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Old Fashion

Pizza dough on the rise.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Pizza Dough

For these pizza concoctions.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Pizza Concoctions

A post-bath Chicken looks like this! Complete with crazy “hair,” heating pad and knitted scarf.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Chicken Bath Hair

Yogi Tea wisdom.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Yogi Tea Wisdom

Wet veggie burritos one night!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Wet Veggie Burrito

My husband and I went out for an early Valentine’s Day lunch…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Larks Ashland

I got fried chicken…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Larks Ashland Fried Chicken

What are siblings for? Butt pillows, duh.
Forbidden Rice Blog | German Shepherds

Pink lilies from my Valentine.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Pink Lilies

Breakfast ‘taters!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Breakfast Potatoes

Silas made the All-Star Basketball Team, along with three of his teammates. They got to play in a special game this weekend.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Manny League Basketball Medford

Waffles…
Forbidden Rice Blog | Waffles

And a topping bar to make waffle pizzas.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Topping Bar Pizza

Spring weather around here… warmth in the day, blue skies… I keep waiting for snow!
Forbidden Rice Blog | Ashland Oregon

Little Chicken.
Forbidden Rice Blog | Chicken Pigeon

I hope you’ve had a good week!