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What’s In My Kitchen

What’s In My Kitchen

It’s the tail-end of the winter fruit….soon those clementines and grapefruit will be replaced by stone fruits, and you can see the beginnings of summer with the first squash from my garden along side some tomatoes.  Oh, and that mess is what I lovingly called the “kitchen pile”.  You have one […]

Weekly Menu:  4/18/2016

Weekly Menu: 4/18/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Short Ribs, Polenta, Roasted Brussels Sprouts Tuesday:  Southwestern Lasagna (a version of this recipe), Salad Wednesday:  Darn Good Chili, Corn Bread Thursday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Vegetables

Weekly Menu:  4/4/2016

Weekly Menu: 4/4/2016

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  30-Minute Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Carrots and Sugar-snap Peas Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes (similar to this), Big Salad Wednesday:  Kalua Pig (will use to make pork tacos, adding green salsa and avocado) Thursday:  Breakfast (eggs, bacon, pig-in-a-skillet from Wednesday’s Kalua Pig), […]

Weekly Menu:  12/7/2015

Weekly Menu: 12/7/2015

Monday:  Stuffed Peppers (simliar to this) Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes, roasted cauliflower Wednesday:  Braised Adobo Pork (from this book), polenta Thursday:  Grilled Chicken and Sausage, mac and cheese (from this book, again), roasted veggies Friday:  Leftovers  

Weekly Menu: 10/5/2015

Weekly Menu: 10/5/2015

Monday:  Pork Ragu, steamed broccoli, zucchini noodles Tuesday:  Vegetable Soup, Grilled Cheese (a few tips for the perfect grilled cheese) Wednesday:  Out—Homecoming Parade and Carnival Thursday:  Chili, Corn Bread, Salad Friday:  Leftovers

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread (makes 7 mini-loaves) Ingredients: 3  1/3 cups flour (unbleached, all-purpose) 1  1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 3 cups sugar (I use half this amount…..I promise, it’s still yummy!) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves […]

Ways to Save:  School Lunches

Ways to Save: School Lunches

Ways to Save is a series of posts about how I save money, time, my sanity, or a combination of all three.  Keep in mind, some things that save time and sanity might actually cost more money, and things that save money might take more […]

Weekly Menu: 5/11/2015

Weekly Menu: 5/11/2015

Monday:  Chicken Cacciatore (no link, because it wasn’t great), zucchini noodles (similar to this) Tuesday:  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Vegetable Soup Wednesday:  Stir-fry (haven’t picked a recipe yet…..any suggestions?) Thursday:  Chili Verde and cilantro-lime cauliflower rice Friday:  Burgers and Grilled Sausage, roasted veggies

Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads

The view from my deck this morning.  So lovely. A few of my favorite reads this week: 1.  Did you know chickens are not vegetarians? 2.  Make this.  Really, just do it.  If you don’t have/can’t find the right peppers (really, any large-ish pepper would […]

Weekly Menu: 2/2/2015

Weekly Menu: 2/2/2015

I made two new recipes last week, and neither received rave reviews.  They weren’t terrible, just not anything I’d probably make again, at least not in exactly the same way. This week I’m sticking to some old favorites: Monday:  Bacon-wrapped chicken, roasted cabbage, sautéed greens […]