After the Love Has Gone

Sometimes I’m Black Betty Crocker. Sometimes I’m just Shitty Crocker, LOL.

So remember that recipe I posted yesterday? Well, things turned out interesting.

Now, the recipe had European measurements which meant I had to spend more time Googling that I’d originally intended. That’s fine. I can still do a little something something.


So the first thing I had to do is chop up the mushrooms and sauté them. No biggies. I got that!


Next was making the actual pancakes. They’re supposed to look like crepes. Since I’ve made crepes before, this was a no thing to me.


Now, I’m not a genius by any means but I’m pretty sure these aren’t crepes:


Hmm…these definitely aren’t crepes:


And even Bear agreed:


What are those?

But luckily, his curiosity turned positive:


Are you going to take a bite?


Yay! And he actually swallowed!

So yeah, it wasn’t a successful night but hey, the pork roast turned out great and I got to use the pancakes for dessert and breakfast today. Not all was lost. 🙂


Happy Feelings

Russian Soul Sundays.

It was a term M. and I came up with when we first got married. We would have one day a week where we’ll have soul food and Russian cuisine. It was a great idea at first and we did employ it a few times. Then after a while, laziness (I’ll keep it real) came in and well, Russian Soul Sundays was out.

Now, it’s back!

As Bear gets older and we’re trying to expand our family, I want our kids to recognize both sides of their identity. I don’t want them to be unfamiliar by collard greens, Russian salad, or the like because we never had it in the home. I want them to recognize a kale leaf as much as they would be familiar with sweet potato pie or pierogis.

Today I’m cooking pork pot roast with a side of nalystnyks. Personally, I’ve never made nalystnks so this is going to be an interesting experiment. Originally I wanted to include fried chicken as the main course but since we just went grocery shopping, I’m making pork roast. I might include some black eyed peas as another side to make sure we have a filling dinner.

This would be the part where I’ll include pictures but since I don’t have any (I’m still cooking), you just have to take my word for it. I’ll post an update tomorrow or later today as to how it turned out. I’ll probably create a special category just for this. 🙂

Happy Sunday, fam!