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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 […]

Menu Monday: 1/16/12

Last week’s menu worked out well for us, though we did switch around a few of the days.  That’s the beauty of planning my menu in advance and shopping for all the necessary ingredients:  I have everything I need for each meal, so I can […]

Menu Monday: 1/9/12

Today is the beginning of a month-long Paleo Challenge at my gym.  I’ll explain a bit more on that later, but first, here’s the menu for this week: Monday:  Steak Tacos (lettuce wraps for me) Tuesday:  Chicken Gruyère (roasted chicken for me….with a side of sautéed spinach) […]

Menu Monday: 1/2/12

Here’s our dinner menu for the week: Monday:  Chili Verde (in the crock pot) Tuesday:  Pad Thai (trying a new recipe from a new cookbook, Well Fed) Wednesday:  Spaghetti (zucchini “noodles” and homemade sauce) Thursday:  Albondigas (another new one for me, omitting the rice) Friday: […]

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

This is a great alternative to the pre-packaged taco seasoning packets.  You control the spicy-ness and don’t have to worry about any mystery ingredients. 1 tbsp chili powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) […]