My Top 4 July 4ths

Counting up: 4) The year I went to Battery Point to see the Tall Ships. I think I may have spent the day alone, with the exception of the homeless woman for whom I bought breakfast, but it was a … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Grilled Sausage and Potatoes, with Broccoli

We seem to be having an Endless Summer in California right now, even if you’re not a surfer. But that doesn’t even matter, because in California, grilled food is a year-round option. What’s easier than grilling? Grilling using foil packs. … Continue reading

Traditions: What We Did on the Fourth of July

I like to think my Independence Day tradition is watching 1776, but the fact is that I don’t always do that. In fact, I suspect I usually don’t. But I love that movie so much that it feels like it … Continue reading

Eventually, You Have to Commit to Cooking the Chicken

It can only sit thawed in the refrigerator for so long. As far as I’m concerned, “so long” is two days. So the leg quarters must be cooked. We were going to grill them, but Mr. Sandwich cleaned the grill … Continue reading

Grillmasters, part 1

This weekend my dad and stepmom came to visit, and to see the new house. We had family and a few close friends over on Saturday, for the first of many (or at least several) housewarmings. In spite of the … Continue reading