PWI–Parenting While Intoxicated

…on good food, questionable judgment, and making life work

Be a Beef Hero

So, our  nuclear family holiday wound up being really quiet, low-key, and pleasant. No big gifts, no electronics, and hopefully I stunted a few expectations (I’m not trying to be … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Josephine – 12th South’s First Grown-Up Restaurant

When I first heard about this place, two things bothered me. The first thing that worried me was that the project was being headed up by the same Nashville folks … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Housewifery 3.0

In spite of my sometimes crippling anxiety, I’m generally a pretty happy, contented person. It’s probably a defense mechanism that I picked up when I was going through the typical … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Conclusion – PWI’s Trip to the Holy Land

Well, it’s all over. The bad news is that despite my best efforts to convince to locals to partake of the sweet, sweet nectar that is bourbon, the folks just … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Just a Generic Post

I was raised generic. There was a grocery store that my mom frequented when I was growing up in Rochester, NY called Bells. And this store carried the real generic … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

Baking Means Something Entirely Different in Your Late 30’s…

…and it’s far more utilitarian. I don’t really care for sweets. People look at me sideways when I confess that. I’m not into chocolate, I don’t go in for sweet … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Israeli Hospitality – Or the origin of the phrase “You should eat”

I’ve spent the majority of my life in the South.  And one of the many things that the South is known for (aside from overt racism, inbreeding and a lack … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

All I Want Is Some Perfection–Is That Too Much To Ask?

So, last night was Halloween. I have three kids–the oldest is close to aging out of the holiday, and my youngest is just now hitting her trick-or-treat stride. I’m not … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Air Hugs Are A-Okay

Yeah, yeah. I recently went on and on about how much I love this time of year; the perfect weather, bbq, soups… It’s also cootie season. The season where the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Smoked It

In my part of the world, we’re in the midst of that most enchanted season–that which encompasses both grilling AND soup season. It is a magical time; the humidity is … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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