Sunday Supper- Poulet a la Moutarde

It’s no secret that we’re a little France obsessed. We love the country, the food, the wine, the people….we just adore anything and everything French. So many of the meals that we make tend to be French, Andrew loves complicated, challenging recipes that destroy the kitchen and take all day. I’m more of a weeknight […]

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Put An Egg On It!

Well 2020 has certainly made an impression so far. I’m ready for it to be over and it’s only May. We’ve been hunkered down in our apartment, leaving only for necessary errands and are trying to be creative with our cooking. Finding different uses for leftovers means less trips to the store during these crazy pandemic […]

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My French Shopping List

I just finished up a container of mustard that we got while in France last year and I got to thinking about all the things that we love to pick up while we’re there and you know what….we’re not big souvenir people. When we travel I’m just so happy to be exploring somewhere new that […]

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Mousseline au Chocolat

I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately, like a lot a lot. I have a wicked sweet tooth and being cooped up has only enhanced it. Tonight we’re having a French themed dinner so I’m going to make Mousseline au Chocolat from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Most of the […]

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Roasted Vegetable Rice Bake

I’ve been slacking a bit on updating my Sunday Suppers. They’re still happening even with Covid-19 but I’ve been so focused on baking, closet organizing, and online teaching that I’m not as focused on my Supper recipes. A few weeks ago I found some really nice looking eggplant at the store, usually this time of […]

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Favorite Travel Apps

It’s crazy how much travel has changed. I remember when I was a child my parents would go to a travel agent to help them plan our next family vacation. Whether it was a road trip with a thick map and guide book or a plane ride they wouldn’t dream of planning it on their […]

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Pancakes Aren’t Just for Weekends Anymore

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic it can be difficult to keep track of what day it is. Everyday feel like the weekend! I’m still working from home but I definitely have more time during the week than I do when I’m going into work. So that means I can have more than cereal […]

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Mont Saint Michel

We’re well into April and Covid-19 just won’t quit. Andrew and I were going to visit some dear friends in France during my April break but that has obviously been put on hold. That’s ok though because we will see them when this is over. They are healthy, we are healthy and that’s all that […]

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Easy Stromboli

What a week! This is what….week three of staying at home? The first couple weeks flew by because everything was still so new. Trying to figure out remote learning for Kindergarten and planning activities. But now that we’re in the swing of things I’m finding myself a little bored. I need to be available during […]

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Quarantine Baking Continues

I can’t seem to use up bananas before they go bad. Anyone else? I have every intention of  doing so. But do I? Nope. With Covid-19 still a major part of our lives, I went a little crazy at the grocery store a couple weeks ago and I didn’t buy one bunch of bananas but […]

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5 Ways to Beat Quarantine Boredom

It’s never easy to be confined to your home, especially if you have a lust for travel. I picked up my 2nd job because of that love of travel and now I’m just stuck home, teaching remotely and trying not to gain 20 pounds from all of the baked goods I’ve been whipping up. The […]

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Gâteau au yaourt

I don’t know about you but I am losing my damn mind. I’m busy! I’m planning for remote learning, checking emails, having team meetings but I am not a hang around the house all day type of person. I like to have errands to run. I like to be around people other than my husband. […]

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Vicarious French Travel (Through Books)

So I’m home from work and teaching remotely for the next two weeks, could be even longer if Covid-19 doesn’t get under control . Normally I would relish in the extra time off, possibly even plan a getaway but this is no joke and we all need to slow down. Andrew and I went out […]

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Irish Bangers and Colcannon

We’re in the homestretch to Spring and I don’t know about you but I am ready. It’s been a cold, snowy and wet start to 2020 here in Maine and I’m looking forward to longer days, higher temps, and signs of green. Speaking of green, one of my favorite holidays is coming up, Saint Patrick’s […]

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Tips for Plane Travel

I’ve become a bit of a travel addict in the last few years and I have found that there are a few must have items that I need in order to have a comfortable and happy flight. Here are some things that I have found to be absolute necessities on a plane, especially if you […]

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Château de Chenonceau

France is known for its chateaux, and the country is dotted with them in every region.  That is one of the things that I love most about France, the romantic almost fairy tale like architecture. The Loire Valley has some particularly beautiful and noteworthy properties and one of my favorites is Château de Chenonceau. It […]

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Sunday Schnitzel

I’ve been slacking a bit on my Sunday Supper updates. I was in Florida this past Sunday visiting friends for my winter break (being a teacher has it’s perks) and the Sunday before we actually went over to Andrew’s mum’s house for dinner. For Christmas this year she gifted us home cooked meals with a […]

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Traveling Around Europe

A few years ago we went on a pretty aggressive road trip through France and Switzerland. We weren’t 100% comfortable with the train systems, thought it be too expensive and wanted the freedom of exploring the country at our pace.  So, we rented a car and had our GPS, paper maps and playlists planned, we […]

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

January is over and we’ve been doing pretty great sticking with our Sunday Supper plan. With alternating our Sunday meal planning I was lucky enough to have one of mine fall on Super Bowl Sunday, yay! (This is full of sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell.) Super Bowl kind of comes with its own predetermined […]

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Muiden Castle

When you’re staying in a major city it’s always fun to see what’s near you. Where could you go outside your home base for a day trip or even for just a few hours? When we went to Amsterdam we decided to take a trip outside the city to visit a castle, only about 30 […]

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Beef Stroganoff

So Sunday Supper turned into Monday Supper last week. I had my meal all planned and groceries bought but sometimes you just want pizza and a good beer and not have to worry kitchen clean up. Andrew gave me the challenge to pick a recipe without a picture and it was really difficult for me […]

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