Declan here, I’m riding solo for the week. Erica is out of town for work but that won’t stop me from writing a blog post for all of our readers. I’ve compiled a list of ramblings that amount to a whole lot of nothing. I hope they are somewhat food/blog/cooking/college related but I don’t have Erica here to stop me! As always, enjoy!
I was fortunate this past weekend to go to my Aunt’s company picnic which was held at Heinz Field (home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pitt Panthers). I’ve been to Heinz Field countless times and have actually been on the field twice, but this time around we went on a tour of the entire facility! We visited the locker rooms, press area, media rooms, everything! And yes, I went on the field again.
The food served at the picnic was an assortment of foods you would traditionally find at a Steelers tailgate on Sundays – peirogies, fried chicken, coleslaw, hot dogs, Pittsburgh cheese steak, and of course Heinz Ketchup. Overall, I left super full and super excited for football to start again!
Erica and I are really trying to bring down the portion size of our meals we cook together. But it is usually difficult since we cook for two people. We realize that most college kids only cook for themselves and we do want to provide the best possible recipes for you. While we continue to try and scale down our recipes, there are a few things you can do to combat making too much food:
- Cut the recipe in half – come on you’re in college, practice your math skills
- Invest in better Tupperware for leftovers – and at the same time, clean out your fridge so there is room for said Tupperware
- Share – find a buddy to cook with and help you eat (and pay for) your food
We are now under two months until our wedding. Wedding planning has pretty much dominated our (aka Erica’s) free time and weekends for the past 8 months. It’ll be nice to finally move back on campus with Erica. Yes, you read that correctly, Erica and I actually don’t live together. We did live together for well over a year, but I moved out last October for personal and faith based reasons (let’s just say we wanted to get married the right way). We didn’t want to confuse our readers into thinking something was wrong with our relationship so we mentioned nothing of it.
It’s been a tough 8 months commuting everyday between work, Erica’s place, and my Aunt’s house where I am currently staying. But my Aunt packs my lunch and does my laundry and won’t even let me pay rent, I’m very fortunate. I do however look forward to coming home from work and spending the rest of the evening with my wife; that thought keeps me going.
Here is a pic of my dinner Sunday night, my parents go all out when I visit:
I’m running out of ramblings. I guess we could talk about the Pittsburgh Pirates chances of making the playoffs this year, but out of respect for Erica, I’ll leave it at that.
-D&E, oops just D this time