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08 Feb, 2013

Good Eats Friday: the “I can’t believe it’s already Friday” edition

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

I’ve been busy this week, busy alternating between (a) burying myself in writing work and (b) recovering from a cold. Seriously, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster, and it’s been going something like this:


And then ten minutes later it’s: “Oh boy, I think I’m running a fever.” And then I’d lie down, and then get back up again to check my email. Rinse, and repeat.

I’ve been doing everything I can to get better quickly because I just can’t afford to be sick any longer. I need to BANISH THE SICK. Gah. I see more chicken noodle soup in my future.

This week’s Good Eats recipes look pretty darn delicious if I do say so myself. Once I get my appetite back I might actually consider making these:

First, this recipe looks amazing. The onions give it a bit of an edge on traditional Mac and Cheese, don’t you think? Yum.

Source: thebestmomontheblock.blogspot.ca via Jayda S on Pinterest

And then there THIS recipe for meatballs. My kids are crazy about meatballs but I rarely make them myself. I need to try this one for sure.

Source: lifeinpleasantville.com via Jayda S on Pinterest

This beef stew recipe came along just at the right moment. There is no better time to eat stew than RIGHT NOW, during a snowstorm. Also: I could eat Yorkshire Puddings all day. Sigh. Pass the horseradish!

Source: domesticatedmomma.com via andrea on Pinterest

Happy weekend everyone!

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