Empty as defined by Merriam Webster: containing nothing, not having any people, not occupied. Having no real purpose or value. For many, the idea of being an empty nester conjures up images of a quiet household, void of activity. For us it means that even though our children are no longer living at home our culinary and social lives remain active. Empty is not the word we would use to describe this stage of life. We have transitioned to a new and different kind of busy. While there are times when we are cooking for two of us, there are many days where we are creating meals for our children who return for a home-made dinner or for a group of family or friends. Sometimes formal meals, most often casual. We spend a lot of time traveling and exploring restaurants throughout Minnesota and beyond. The goal of the empty nesters kitchen blog is to post about unique recipes, wines, travel experiences, favorite restaurants, entertaining and home & garden tips. I look forward to sharing our empty nester adventures with you. Stay tuned for more, way more….