• Cooking

    Tortellini Tomato Soup

    Number 8 on my birthday list of things to happen this year was to see the sun rise and set on the same day in Yellowstone N.P. Check that off the list: Don’t be deceived. The only reason I am in the car and awake for a sunrise (before 6:30) while on vacation is because the temperature is a balmy 29° F.  Too cold to stand outside the tent and make breakfast.  Just get dressed, get in the car and drive through the park.  Stop for breakfast when I have feeling in my toes again. Hike and sight-see all day.  End the day with this: Seeing gorgeous sunsets over the…

  • Cooking

    Camp stove Pizza

    Wait? I actually have time for a few hours to sit down and write this afternoon? Whose life is this, and what did you do with my crazy/chaotic/stressful week back to work? Ah…The afternoon to myself. Glorious. Enough time to finish editing the photos from the trip and plaster them in a Shutterfly book. Can I just say, I really want to go back here: The kitchen partner took that one. Pretty soon he and I are going to each need our own cameras on vacation. Bummer that at 8000 feet, there’s no one to whine: “But he just won’t SHARE it with me…He NEVER lets me have a turn…It’s just not…

  • Other Writings

    Back to Reality

    Let’s take a poll:  Who can think of anything more miserable than going back to work after 9 days of vacation, 9 days of gorgeous scenery, or 9 days without an alarm clock?  I would have to say back-to-the-grind Mondays rank up with root canals and child birth for me. Not.Good.  I purposely scheduled a 2 hour lunch break for today, just to ease into things.  How could you not be stubborn and belligerent after this: and this: and this: Truth is, the kitchen partner and I are addicted to The Great American Road Trip. We’ve now completed 6 car/bus tours over 1,500 miles. On this particular tent camping trip…