I wanted to write a post about food.
But really, mostly food.
My father-in-law lives by the statement,
"I don't live to eat, I eat to live"
I can--with complete confidence--proclaim to you
(in all caps)
"I LIVE TO EAT!"
and feel not one bit ashamed.
And if we're divulging secrets here, then I will also say that I spend an unnatural amount of time looking at food blogs and pinning pics of delectable dishes in an attempt to gather recipes for my next ambitious adventure, or the ever-dreaded un-curbable craving....
which I might add, is a regular occurrence in my life.
How people who don't cook ever satisfy their cravings,
I will never know.
Late-night grocery runs?
Frantic fits of pleading cries for the husband to
"PLEASE go buy ice cream"?
An exercise of self-control in which one
suppresses their overwhelming need for food?
One and two I can relate to.
Not so much.
I would argue that this lack of self discipline is not all bad.
You see... if I had resisted an urge to cook something that looked absolutely delightful, I would have missed out on
the explosion of flavor which was this
Honey Glazed Salmon with Brown Butter Sauce
|Photo by cooking classy|
or failed to experience my newest favorite pasta topping
which was this
Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
|Photo by Our Best Bites|
or, even worse, missed out on the buttery, salty, goodness of these
Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels
|Photo by Fifteen Spatulas|
which turned out looking EXACTLY like the picture promised!!
And what's more,
I never would have had my first go at a delicious
Strawberry filled lemon shortbread cookie
|Photo by evil shenanigans|
or acquired my "go-to" group gathering recipe
lovingly referred to as
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
|Photo by The Girl Who Ate Everything|
or tried my hand at pie making with this
Double Chocolate Silk Cream Pie
|Photo by Lauren's Latest|
that tastes, if at all possible, even better than it sounds!
Who needs self-control when it results in this kind of bliss??
Now for the love part of the post...
Today, while I was looking through an old USB drive,
I found a priceless pic
Brown and gold never looked so good!