I’m officially living in the South, and it feels a little bit different. Nothing very dramatic, but I’ve certainly noticed a drawl, and the fact that okra is readily available in the frozen vegetable section of the grocery store. Also, I stopped in a little local hardware store and the man behind the counter gave me my total in Spanish. He laughed and apologized, and said he’s not used to having to speak English in the store (I’m sure all of his other customers are Spanish speakers). We laughed because I so clearly don’t speak it, but I’m surrounded by it, so I’m sure I’ll pick up the basics before too long.
I’ve been spending most of my time shopping for things to fill in my empty apartment since I jettisoned all of my furniture before leaving Pittsburgh.
I’ve also found Marshall’s, Homegoods and TJ Maxx all in the same plaza right around the corner from my house, which I love. I’ve been browsing a lot and picked up some fun things without spending too much:
I finally cooked an actual meal in my new kitchen; one of my standby faves: spicy italian sausage with peppers and onions over pasta. You can’t really call it a recipe, it’s basically just cook things separately and add them all together at the end:
Here’s the recipe card if you want it, though like I said you could probably make it up as you go along and it would be fine, it’s pretty hard to do wrong. 🙂 What are some of your favorite go-to comfort food recipes?