Happy New Year From the Happy Gland Band

Happy New Year!

What’s your resolution?


Ours may have something to do with something to do about the obscene amount of Christmasy food (which is remarkably similar to Thanksgiving food, as we were told by a couple observant children) we’ve been shoving down our gullets. We made creamed spinach and delicious carrots and green bean casserole and buttermilk roast chicken (instead of this) and of course had the obligatory cream and butter soaked mashed potatoes and gravy and I haven’t even mentioned the cookies yet. There were four different types of cookies (cinnamon starscrescents I filled with this local jamcookies that tasted like eggnog, and cookies that looked like pretzels but tasted like those danish butter cookies from those festive tins). You may have noticed that approximately all of those links link to Smitten Kitchen recipes, and that I may just in fact have a bit of a Smitten Kitchen obsession (along with the butter obsession that has clearly already been established), and you would be correct on both counts.

I guess it’s time to bring on the kale. Bring on the kale. (I put the kale, nestled in layers of egg and cheese and buttery pastry, in this quiche-like dish yesterday. This kale shall cleanse me.) And that was before I made these peanut butter brownies last night. I may have a problem. The problem is, Smitten Kitchen is only exacerbating that problem, and that problem is too joy-filled to consider all that problematic.

Last Year, We Did Some Cool Stuff

And by last year, I mean a couple weeks ago

The unimaginably lovely Meredith Wilder and I appeared on our friend Chris’s internet radio show 10 Drink Minimum a couple weeks ago. It was our first time singing together (you know, in front of people on a stage and stuff) and I can’t wait for us to do more! Ach, I can’t even describe how much fun it was to sing with her.

After that, Jared and I took off to Tucson where we played (pooches in tow, of course) at Sabine’s Cafe PasseDavid Scott Moyer was kind enough to take these photos:

And Here Comes January

And all the shows we managed to fit in it

Friday, January 3, 10:00 p.m., Blackbird Buvette, Albuquerque, NM
a Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band show

Saturday, January 4, 11:00-1:00, Zendo, Albuquerque, NM
a Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band show

Friday, January 10, 2:00 p.m., Old Town Gazebo for ComicCon, Albuquerque, NM
a Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band show


Happy New Year once again. Let’s start this thing off right: with buttery wintery comfort foods. With some kale in them, for balance.

Foodie-ily yours,

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