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Menu Monday: 4/29/12

Here’s our dinner menu for the week.  Stay tuned for a separate post for lunches. Monday:  Favorite Chicken and Big Salad Tuesday:  Pazzagi and Meatballs (pazzagi is my 4-year-old’s new word for spaghetti…and in this case it’s spaghetti squash) and steamed brussels sprouts Wednesday:  Chicken Stir […]

Favorite Chicken

Favorite Chicken

Grilled chicken is a family fave at our house, and this is currently the most requested version.  It’s super easy and super fast….a great weeknight dinner when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.  Cook up a lot on the weekend to have […]

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs

I found this recipe the other day and oh my goodness, it was yummy!  Cass and I loved it, kids liked it, even the neighbor kids that were over for dinner liked it.   I made just a few adjustments, of course, since I never […]

Ginger Lime Chicken

Ginger Lime Chicken

This was a HUGE hit at my house……I may have done a happy dance when two of my four kids asked for a second serving! Sauce: 3 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp soy sauce (I use gluten-free tamari, you could also use coconut aminos) 2 […]

Menu Monday: 2/13/12

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Jambalaya (first try from a new site….hope it’s good!) Tuesday:  Spaghetti and Meatballs (spaghetti squash, not pasta!) Wednesday:  Marilyn’s Chicken Soup Thursday:  Taco Salad with Chipotle-Lime dressing Friday:  Pizza   I’m looking forward to tonight’s recipe….I love jambalaya […]

Yummy Salad Dressings

I am loving making my own salad dressings.  No more mystery ingredients buried in a list that’s a mile long.  I  make a batch or two of homemade mayo each week, then use that as a base for dressings.  If you choose to use prepared […]

Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Onions

Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Onions

An easy version of scrambled eggs…..the kale adds a nice texture to the eggs and onions sautéed in bacon grease are always good! 2 eggs, whisked well 1-2 tbsp bacon grease 1/2 cup chopped kale 1/4 cup chopped onion Heat the bacon grease in a […]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

  My kids will tolerate roasted Brussels sprouts, but they all agreed that these were better.  The best comment was that they were less “brussels sprout-y” this way.  While I love them roasted, these were a nice change and I gladly make them for my […]

Oven-cooked Bacon

Oven-cooked Bacon

I love bacon.  Love, love, love it. I also love my glass cook-top.  Love, love, love it. However, I hate cleaning splattered bacon grease from my glass cook-top.  Hate it with a capital H. Sooo, I make bacon in the oven.  Yay! I line a […]

Menu Monday: 1/30/12

I skipped last week’s menu planning…..a weekend trip threw me off a bit, both on my planning and my Paleo challenge.  But….my weekend away in California was well-worth it! So here’s this week’s plan: Monday:  Cod (not sure how I’ll prepare it yet, but I’m […]