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Astoria Pictures (and Some Breakfast Food Items…and Some Seals!)

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Images of our most recent trip to Astoria, with captions and everything!

latte Latte at the Astoria Coffeehouse.

pic Breakfast sandwich at the Astoria Coffeehouse.

latte jwa makes a bagel sandwich…guess where?

latte More bagel sandwich!

latte Hey! The Hotel Elliott has Stash Tea…neat.

latte Me by the bridge.

latte The dock and a big ship. There were a bunch of them (about 5) lined up. We thought maybe it was to be lead out . . . → Read More: Astoria Pictures (and Some Breakfast Food Items…and Some Seals!)

Chicken Pot Pie with a Feta-Parmesan-Herb Biscuit Crust

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Now this is one of the ultimate comfort foods, ever. I actually tried to make a chicken pot pie before — maybe 5 years ago — and it was a complete disaster. Flavorless, too much work and just kind of meh. It’s taken me 5 years to want to attempt another one. Wow, am I glad I did! This chicken pot pie is anything but meh…it is awesome!

It’s also a great project for a Saturday or Sunday, it seems like there are a lot of steps, but it goes very quickly. Plus, you can . . . → Read More: Chicken Pot Pie with a Feta-Parmesan-Herb Biscuit Crust

Two Months and Counting…

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Look…it’s a wedding post

So, it looks like this wedding thing is actually happening. Eek! About 2 1/2 months to go. Let’s see, I have a dress (first fitting scheduled for the beginning of March), I have shoes, and jwa has assured me he has a plan that will result in him having an outfit to wear. Oh! And we got our rings the other day too. Hooray!

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We’re going to Astoria tomorrow to meet with the Hotel and the caterer to finalize all the little details. Invitations will go out . . . → Read More: Two Months and Counting…

What's for Lunch? Orange-Rosemary Grilled Mahi Mahi over Toasty Orzo

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We try to bring lunch during the week to save money and to eat healthier. I have also been trying to enforce a fish 2x a week for lunch rule. Eh, most times it’s more like once a week, but we’re trying! Sometimes this means tuna, not the ( good awesome kind) and sometimes that means other things.

This is my new favorite other thing and I think jwa like it a lot too. That is no small feat. He is very skeptical of fish (especially fish tagged with Cheap Fish Project, which this is — . . . → Read More: What's for Lunch? Orange-Rosemary Grilled Mahi Mahi over Toasty Orzo

I Love You, Flank Steak Pinwheels — Be My Valentine

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Hmmm…we used to (every so often) get these pre-made at Trader Joe’s. They don’t seem to have them anymore which is just fine — they are very easy to make yourself! Give it a try! Plus, nothing says “I love you” like red meat and a bottle of wine! Grrrr!!!

Besides, this was jwa’s request for Valentine’s dinner!

Flank Steak Pinwheels with Boursin, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Based on a recipe from Eating Well magazine 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil) 2 cups boiling water 1 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat 1 . . . → Read More: I Love You, Flank Steak Pinwheels — Be My Valentine