what you’re experiencing right now is a bout of déjà vu.
i knowwww. i already posted this recipe. but it was a long time ago. like before this blog was even live long time ago. and i was going to rewrite the post with new photos but it just didn’t right.
because back then i was elbow deep in a break-up. the kind i should have seen coming like a train coming down the tracks but i refused to look up. i was selfish in the relationship and i didn’t want to look up. part of it was i was scared, part of it was i just wasn’t ready for him yet. so there i was, punching underwater for something i didn’t want to grab hold of until it was gone.
anyway. about not rewriting that post.. i couldn’t bring myself to. i’m not going through a break-up at this moment (sigh of all kinds). and it wouldn’t be fair to that girl a year ago to take her words and make them into something less truthful. so i’m doing the thing you’re really not supposed to do and reposting a recipe i’ve already posted. aren’t you glad you came to this site today?
which reminds me when we’re not talking about dating to talk about dating. my friend recently goes ‘can you talk about dating more on your blog?’ i look at her like she’s wearing cargo shorts. she actually likes when i splash my dating fobbles across this blog.
and i suppose it’s partly for the same reasons people watch any reality shows, people can relate. and because their lives usually make us feel better about our lives. goodness knows, i have to make you feel better about your catfish-less lives. i also think she said that because she’s concerned that i’m not dating.at.all. which to that i say, tinder is only fun for married people and i do just fine for myself. most of the time. except that one time.
what do you think about that? more life stuff? it won’t hurt my feelings if you say no. i’m about as interesting as watching great uncle frank snore after too many bud heavy’s and gravy. anyway, just thought i’d put it out there and see whatchathink.
now back to the good stuff – the really really good stuff.
this recipe feels like the spot on the couch you can fall back into. or you know when you’re flipping through channels and then bam, there’s your all-time favorite movie circa 1997 (looking at you meg ryan) and you go – that is exactly the movie i want to be watching at this exact moment. this dish is like that. it’s warm. it’s comforting.
this recipe is a little bit lighter, and it’s not even my recipe. it’s from bethenny frankel’s skinnygirl dish, and i’m obsessed with it. i double the worcestershire (if you can spell and say that word three times in a row, i will cook for you every day for a month) because i love worcestershire as least as much as i hate spelling it.
oh and i use a puff pastry sheet instead of a pie crust. a puff pastry sheet is a pie sheets sexier older brother – that one you make an awkward joke to when you “find” yourself under the mistletoe, he’s just more delicious all around. no need to put it on the top and the bottom though, the top will suffice. don’t worry, there are more carbs where this comes from.
light a fire, pour some mulled wine and dig in.