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I don't know if it's from the disappointment of yesterday's failed foodie experience, maybe the recent influx of cookbooks and magazines into the house (new issues of Gourmet, Saveur, and Cooking Light all arrived on the same day; I recently acquired the Cafe Flora Cookbook and the new Glorious One Pot Meals I mentioned yesterday) or something else entirely, but I find myself wishing I had a big family to cook for at the moment. I'm craving cooking. I'm absolutely longing for certain ingredients: I'm dying to use some chevre (maybe in a nice salad with some spiced-candied nuts), to make a butternut squash soup, some sweet potato fries, roast a chicken, make a mocha bread pudding.

On Friday night Jess was talking about the Swedish Heritage Center's first-Sunday-of-the-month Swedish pancake breakfast and it's all I could think about this morning. I left a message for Jess that amounted to "Swedish pancakes! I neeeeed them, call me before they stop serving!" but he had a previous obligation and so we have to wait until next month. Instead, I whipped up a batch of orange-scented blueberry pancakes at home, but it just wasn't the same. (For starters, I had neither lingon berries nor a ham steak....)

Fancy pants cooking is definitely not happening today. I leave in half an hour to go get Kate and Chris is having dinner with a friend while I'm on the road.


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Anonymous Amy Jo Says:

I understand the need to cook for lots of folks. I often feel like the Italian grandmother when I have friends over for dinner: "Eat, eat, eat." Even though my husband and I are childless we always manage to have enough food on the table to feed at least three more people. I really can't grasp how to cook for two.


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