Wednesday, December 31, 2008

As guessed, A While

I've been meaning to write on here, but I've been sidetracked. here is why:

1. We got 2 feet of snow that made me insane
2. The snow threw off our food schedule and so I didn't want to post up a hodgepodge of thrown together crap, though seriously, it might have been a better idea
3. The insanity made me write more stories so i was busy doing that
4. The snow kept us from gaming

But 2009 is around the corner and I am going to take it upon myself to do what I want to do. And that is blog my life. Or at least bits of it.

Oh, and write about elves.

And eat ice cream.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Weekly Food: November 25th-December 1st

One of the things we do to save money and time is plan our meals. This includes lunches; thankfully my husband gets to come home for lunch every day and this cuts back on laziness/eating out.

I generally go through what we already have in the house and consult the online flier from New Seasons to see what is on sale. I then come up with 7 dinners, being sure to get one from my husband as his "special" meal. I try to do one vegetarian and usually only have one red meat meal a week. Some weeks this doesn't happen. I write the days down, then the meals and then write down ALL the ingredients needed for the dish. I try to make lunches from leftovers and I am sure to include miscellaneous ingredients needed to complete lunches, as well as add any other sundries and vittles I know we are out/low on (oil, cocoa powder, foil). Then I add treats that are on sale that I want to get. Can't live without treats. We then go through the house together and talk about what we actually have to buy from the items listed.

The food list for this week is:
Tuesday: Barbeque Roast Chicken, Baked Potatoes and Kale
Wednesday: Asian-Style Beef Noodle Soup with Veggies
Thursday: Thanksgiving! TOO MUCH FOOD
Friday: Pizza and Salad
Saturday: Food for Nerds: Chicken Stirfry and Rice
Sunday: Burger Day
Monday: Fish Tacos

This week was kind of a weird one because of Thanksgiving. While we had bought some of the items for the Dia de los Gracias the week before, certain items (sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, etc.) were best bought closer to the day and so were obtained.

We shop at Trader Joe's and New Seasons, once a week. Once a month or so we go out to Fred Meyers for things like paper towels and to Uwajimaya for meat.

So there it is. Our weekly food schedule! Maybe I will put a recipe of one of these later in the week.

I'm still getting my bearings. Blogging...oi!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Many Things to Many People

Yes, another blog on the internet. Just what we needed, right?

Well, just what I needed, I feel. I've been playing with the idea of starting a(nother) blog but was coming short on ideas. Did I want to do a food blog (I love to cook and eat and am always trying to find new recipes, cut back costs on our food budgets and feed my family healthy, substantial meals)? A gaming blog (yes, I am a gamer. I play, I have GMed in the past and consider it one of if not my main hobby)? A parenting blog (I am the proud parent of one child, a little girl and sometimes I just want to muse on my experiences)?

So I said, screw it, let's go with all three. I'm hoping to offer at least one post on each topic a week, as well as recipes, stats and maybe reviews on things. Occasionally I might talk about other topics but this will be the core.

Hi, I'm Tristan. I like to cook, game and write. I have a small child that keeps me from doing these things but since she is so rad, I do not mind. I live in the Pacific NW and work part-time. I game once every other week on the moment and am working on a one shot to run in December. Later today, I am going to cook dinner, go out to do shopping with my family and then come home to relax and probably do some nerdy stuff. Hope those of you who read this will enjoy this.