Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !


Broiled Tilapia with Avocado Salsa and Steamed Broccoli with Orange

Chances are, if you've spent more than 15 minutes alone with me lately, I've told you about relish! the saving grace of my weeknight dinners. . .

I'm not a good cook. I like to cook with hubby for big weekend dinners where we might be having guests, but I get really lazy during the week. I tend to make the same handful of dishes over and over and over again. And I DREAD making my shopping list every week. One day, I put Mike in charge of planning the menu for the next week and bada-bing, look what he found. . . relish!

It's an online menu and grocery planning service. Each week they have 20 or so different meal options for you, you choose the ones you want, tell it how many servings you'll be making and hit a button and it compiles recipes AND a grocery shopping list for you. The meals all take 30 minutes or less to prepare, often use seasonal ingredients, and are actually very healthy. . . and did I mention, they're delicious? I FEEL like a good cook when I make them. I get excited to cook and I get excited to eat. I mean, tilapia? I would've never tried that on my own, but it is actually the perfect fish to cook! It doesn't smell up your kitchen and it is a very mild taste.And the shopping list makes me happy.


Mary said…
Oooohhhh. I may have to try this. I subscribe to e-mealz, which is similar, but not nearly as customizable. Thanks for the tip!
Julianne said…
That tilapia with relish at the top looks delicious!

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