Meating in the middle: jalapeño-cheddar turkey balls
Cheese-y / Coping mechanisms / Food and recipes / Relationship advice

Meating in the middle: jalapeño-cheddar turkey balls

I’ve mentioned that one of my fears about army life is less about army life and more about blending my vegetarian past with my carnivore future army husband. Jonathan’s dietary needs (not to mention his overwhelming likes) are much different than mine. He’s big, extremely active, and physically incapable of saying no to a cheeseburger; … Continue reading »

It’s 5:00 somewhere, especially in Afghanistan
Coping mechanisms / Deployment / Food and recipes / Wedding planning

It’s 5:00 somewhere, especially in Afghanistan

In the spirit of PANICKING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE before I move to Fort Campbell, I ventured to Glen Burnie on Saturday to meet with my two lonesome Baltimore bridesmaids, Lindsay and Rachel. Their bridesmaid dress appointment was a special treat for me, because I was able to gush over both their brand-new baby bellies … Continue reading »

A Valentine’s Day care package: nothing says “I love you” like three sticks of butter
28-Day Blog Challenge / Army 101 / Care package / Deployment / Food and recipes

A Valentine’s Day care package: nothing says “I love you” like three sticks of butter

Though it is still a time of great loss for my family, today is also a day of great love. Or at least that’s what Hallmark has led me to believe; and if I can’t trust Hallmark, what can I trust? Valentine’s Day doesn’t top my list of favorite holidays (after all, Purim is coming … Continue reading »

The fastest way to a man’s heart is not through quinoa
Autobiography / Cheese-y / Cry for help / Food and recipes / Relationship advice

The fastest way to a man’s heart is not through quinoa

Transitioning from a lifetime of civilian conveniences into a strictly military environment is a huge hurdle I’m preparing to jump for my impending marriage to Jonathan. What you may have guessed, however, is that this is not the only lifestyle difference we’re soon going to mesh. I’ve mentioned that Jonathan is the gun-weilding, country-music-listening type, … Continue reading »