When Matt and I were still living together, one of his/my favorite things to do was take the leftovers and create some sort of fried rice dinner. He’s made the majority of the ethnic cuisines shared here on Nevermore Lane. This one is no exception. It’s no big secret that he and I parted ways recently causing a shift in my life and changes in my living situation. As a result, my blog schedule fell to the wayside. Now that the YUMeating website has been merged and forwarded, I getting back on track with my blog schedule. [Read more…]
When I was a kid, my mother was the bread-winner in the family. My dad was battle a drug addiction problem so he wasn’t exactly present despite being right in front of us. My mother worked long hours and even though she did cook a lot from scratch, she had her moments when oven was best. One of my favorite things was the frozen pot pies. I didn’t really know then how not-so-good those little doozies were. But, they were comfort food. [Read more…]
I’ve had this camera for about 2 years now. It was a present I purchased for myself after finishing my MBA and starting YUMeating (which is now merged in here at Nevermore Lane.) I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I bugged my mom at the age of 9 for my own camera till she finally bought me some cheap plastic thing that I used every pennies worth.
I miss the days of film developing. *sigh* While my dSLR needs no film, it does need a tripod; especially when trying to be steady for some of those pesky blog photos! I found picking a tripod to be a bit of a pain, to be honest. So many to pick from and how would I know if it would fit my camera right?
I don’t claim to have it all figured out, but I learned some lessons along the way.
As we draw close to the end of the garden season, some of us are parting ways with summer. Parting is always such sweet sorrow for me here in Michigan because I know winter will be here in a matter of days and it will carry us into 2016. I type that number and I flinch. It seems like just yesterday my friends and I were in our early 20s without a care in the world. We all worked part-time at the same store where I was the assistant manager. My best friends were also my co-workers. It helped that my mother was the manager. We were a true family. Since I spent my life in Oklahoma while my family was up here in Michigan, my friends were my family. [Read more…]
Shout out to my mom who created this recipe and quickly sent it over to me. It’s made in the similar manner as our Pistachio Delight, so it should come as no surprise that my mom took that recipe and added a different pudding flavor. When I was younger, my mom was the queen of gelatin and pudding desserts. She knew so many hacks it was ridiculous. I try to pick her brain every now and then, but it doesn’t seem to help. Either she’s forgotten, or she’s just not telling! [Read more…]