Instant Pot Bahn mi

It’s *entirely* too hot to be jacking around with cooking some sort of intricate meal right now, so we decided to make bahn mi in my instant pot for dinner tonight. I am just going to pass on the history of said sandwich and just get to the recipe.

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the new norm

When I was a kid, I remember thinking that 2020 seemed like a lifetime away. I envisioned flying cars and assumed life would be much like, “The Jetsons”. Though I do have a small army of robots who mop my floor, (there should probably be a post about this someday, but I’m pretty much ashamed […]

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no place like home

Jay had a work thing in Amsterdam last week, and invited me to tag along. We decided to spend a few days after his conference in Paris, as I’d never been before, and it had been on my bucket list for a long time. I’m not the greatest traveler on earth, so doing a short […]

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barley swine

Barley Swine is one of our faves and we come here a few times a month at the very least. To be super truthful tho, even though we have been coming here for a few years now, we’ve never ordered off the menu– and have only done the pre-set tasting menu. I keep telling my […]

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omfg a ‘cold’ front

It’s now October 11th and until today it’s been 1000000 degrees since like May. I know the summer is *always* ENDLESS in central Texas, but this year we had something like a hundred 100+ degree days. Not gonna lie, folks, that shit is too hot. This morning, however, I woke up and it was like […]

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end of the season

I am not going to lie, I’m a bit sad about putting the boat up for the winter. We haven’t had it very long, and though summer really is endless here in central Texas, October really is about right for putting her up. Lake Travis gets a bit chilly as the fall moves along and […]

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barlata tapas bar

The first time Jay took me to Barlata Tapas Bar was shortly after we returned from Spain. It was my first time there, and as a rather somewhat picky eater who isn’t the biggest fan of seafood I ate a lot, and I mean a *lot* of potatoes while I was there, as well as […]

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atx cocina

TLDR: 8/10 (Yum)It’s absolutely no secret that I love Mexican food, although if I was being fair, I’d probably say that I love Tex-Mex more than truly traditional ‘interior Mexican’ cuisine. We go downtown to eat a lot and kept passing ATX Cocina. Eventually, we started seeing them on OpenTable and I noticed the reviews […]

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babe, we need a boat

2 months ago Jay comes to me and he’s like, “babe, we need a boat” and I’m like “k”…and he’s like, “Naw, babe– I mean we should REALLY get a boat…” and I’m like “yeah, ok”. Well, the next thing I know we’re at a dealership and somehow we purchase a brand new 2019 Nautique […]

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hey ya’lllll

I just need to start this first post by saying I wrote an entire OTHER first post, put a bunch of photos into it, formatted it, spent me some TIME writing it out all perfect and shiz… and OF COURSE the website crashed and I lost everything. Fun times ya’ll. Fun times. I took a 3 […]

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