Meg and the beautiful flowers one morning
Meg stopping to selfie with the flowers.

I am Meghan, but most who know me call me Meg. I live in Pasco County, Florida, with my Naw (Grandma) and my cat, His Royal Highness Louie Arthur Charles DumbleROAR of Darlington, or Louie for short. Throughout my life a few things have remained my favorite things to do: traveling, learning, reading, writing, photography, watching movies and baking. A newly found passion of mine is cooking. Primarily cooking inexpensive food in a way that elevates the dish to make it something a bit more. (Yes, I have been watching far too much Chopped in recent weeks.)

Louie the cat.
Louie, the cat.

While I was in high school and college I was able to travel internationally to places like Russia, Italy, Poland, Israel and Mexico. As an adult, I have been able to find jobs throughout the country that afforded me the ability to live in different places such as Boston, Washington, D.C., Tucson, Arizona and others.

Meg and her mom, Bridget at one of their favorite places, Disney World.

In March 2019, I unexpectedly lost my mother. She was not ill or had any underlying health issues to our knowledge, but she passed very quickly at the hospital. She, without question, is where I get my sense of adventure and wanderlust from. At the time of her passing she was planning a trip to England for her birthday. One day soon, I will get to England to visit our dear friends there.

I have spent this school year working at a small Christian K-12 school across the county from me, leaving in the mornings by 5:30 and getting home sometimes as late as 9:30. That isn’t including during football season when some Friday nights I didn’t make it home until 1 or so. I have loved my eighth graders and I really hope in this time of COVID 19 they know that they are loved and I am willing to support them in anyway I can.

Throughout the Pandemic I have come to love watching cooking shows and movies. I built a bookshelf dedicated to just my cookbooks and I am working to make recipes that are cheap and easy while being delicious and “elevated”. I am currently obsessed with Chopped and Struggle Meals.