Apparently it’s Monday again, but I’ve completely lost track of what day of the week it is after being on holiday break, followed by snow days (snow daze, amiright)…. I’m not even sure what year it is anymore. Is it still 2018? Still can’t believe all the snow we got, but it did give me a great opportunity to work on a giveaway with JORD (pronounced “yoad” as in “toad”) watches. Enter the giveaway here -> JORD giveaway
Also, if you watched the Golden Globes last night and can’t get enough of voting for things, it would be super amazing if you could nominate Queen of the Food Age as “Best Local Interest Blog” for Best of Charleston 2018!
This week’s quote comes from 70’s rock prodigies the Steve Miller Band and adequately sums up how I’m feeling about my new year’s resolutions only 1 week into the year:
“Somebody get me a cheeseburger!”
― Steve Miller Band
Merry Christmas friends and followers!
I hope that Santa brings you everything you wished for and that you watched both A Christmas Prince and A Christmas Inheritance on Netflix and loved them as much as I did.
I’m having a celebrity mashed potatoes recipe cook off today with my parents (check Instagram for results) and I’ll probably have a Merry-mosa or 2, so it’s sure to be an awesome Christmas, indeed.
“Christmas for me is all about spending time with my family. I cherish any chance we have to spend all day together making gingerbread houses, baking cookies, or sitting around and watching movies.”
— Blake Lively
I’m not sure if this is true for most of you, but I’m officially on Christmas break! I have a lot of fun adventures coming up in the next 2 weeks, like a trip to Atlanta, a visit to the beach at Edisto, a wedding in Hilton Head, lots of family & friends coming to visit, and watching all the amazing movies coming out soon (Pitch Perfect and Jumani, I’m lookin’ at you)… I’m really looking forward to it (although the thought of only having like a week left to stream Christmas music constantly throughout the day is starting to make me so blue just thinking about it).
In honor of my (and hopefully your) vacation, I wanted to share this quote, which accurately sums up how I’d like to spend the next 2 weeks.
“If I had any choice in the matter, I’d stay in my comfy bed and eat warm chocolate chip cookies all day.”
— Simone Elkeles
Happy Monday! I’m feeling very rested after a pretty laid back weekend (although I do think I might be coming down with a cold, but fingers crossed that it’s just me overreacting). I stayed in pajamas all day yesterday and even took a bubble bath while watching I’ll Be Home For Christmas (arguably JTT’s best role). I also took a little inspiration from the queen Chrissy Teigen, and made her cobb salad recipe, which was absolutely delicious.
So good I forgot it was a salad
While I was reading Chrissy’s cookbook this weekend, I was inspired by her hilarious and relatable approach to food and cooking, so I’m dedicating this week’s quote to her!
“I know how I like my food. I like it spicy, salty, sticky, crunchy, juicy, oozy – basically any dish you know and love, jacked up to a bordering-on-socially-unacceptable amount of flavor.”
Like how I add double the amount of garlic or cilantro that any recipe calls for. She just gets me.
One down, 2 to go! We’re officially less than a month from Christmas y’all. I started all of my holiday shopping early, so I’m over halfway done, but I still feel like I have a long way to go!
This week is very exciting because my best friend Lauren is coming to visit and bringing her husband Matt for his first visit to Charleston this weekend. We’re going to play tourist, going to all the main sites, which is something I haven’t done in a really long time, so I’m pumped.
This week’s quote comes from author James Patterson and is in honor of Lauren because she loves grits. Enjoy your week!
“Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It’s a grain. It’s like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”
— James Patterson
This came from a book, so the “like, like” was apparently a stylistic choice.
Happy Monday again, my dear friends and followers! I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week again… where did 2017 go?! I for one am excited to eat my weight in Turkey and various carb-loaded side dishes (mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing, I’m lookin’ at you).
In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s quote comes from David Mamet and is a hilarious way of coping with too much family time.
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
— David Mamet
Happy Monday, friends and followers! Another Monday is here, and I’m trying to get back in the habit of cooking and meal prepping to hopefully slim down a bit before I put on all that holiday weight (so basically zero out by the end of the year). In order to do that, I stopped by Trader Joe’s yesterday and spent way too much money on food (which should really be the name of my memoir at this point).
I’ve been doing pretty well; I stayed in all weekend, getting some work done around the house, watching Netflix, and getting a jumpstart on all the work I have to do this week. I cleaned out my closet, and am selling a bunch of my clothes on Poshmark, so if you’re looking to save some money shopping for clothes, check out what I’ve got available!
This week’s quote comes from Laurie Colwin, and is helping me to get more inspired for cooking at home, even if I am cooking for 1. Hope you enjoy!
“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
— Laurie Colwin
Happy Monday everyone! I had a very busy weekend in Washington DC visiting friends, eating lots of sushi, and celebrating our space program at a party at the Air & Space Museum. It was quite the eventful weekend.
My friends thought I was lame for getting this balloon hat, but they clearly don’t know what cool is.
Tomorrow is election day, so in honor of that, I give you a quote from Charles de Gaulle. Technically he was talking about France, but I feel like it applies to us, too.
“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”
— Charles de Gaulle
It’s here! My second favorite holiday of the year: Halloween!
This week’s quote is in honor of all the chocoholics out there like me.
“Candy is my religion.”
— Sarah Addison Allen
Happy Monday again, my followers! I spent the weekend in Greenville and got to see 2 of my best friends, go apple picking, get attacked by bees, play lots of games, and eat waaay too much delicious food. Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did!
This week’s quote comes from Ernest Hemingway, an author I generally dislike, but ended up really liking this particular quote (thanks, Goodreads, for the inspiration).
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
— Ernest Hemingway
Proof that good food makes us all happy.