Filed under Dinnertime

So Smug, Yet So Delicious

At the top of our weekly menus lately is sautéed tilapia fillets with a pan sauce, sautéed spinach and a baked rice or barley. It’s a pretty plain meal on the surface: fish, green, grain. But put together, I am really pleased with it. The white wine vinegar pan sauce is vinegary and mustardy; the lemon-caper sauce, delightfully acidic; … Continue reading

Soup Season

I start a lot of seasons with grand declarations: It’s the Summer of Pie! The Spring of Salads! I don’t always stick to those plans, or even follow through much. But it makes me feel better heading into a new season with a Plan Or at least feeling like I have a Plan. And then … Continue reading

The Summer of Salads

The Summer of Salads

It seems that every year around the beginning of summer and farmer’s market season, I resolve to eat a summer of veg! A summer of fresh, locally grown produce! A summer where I will eat light, fresh, and healthy things. And we do, but in my head it always sounds more all-encompassing than it turns out … Continue reading

Shrimp N Grits

Shrimp N Grits

Until last night we had only ever had shrimp and grits out at a restaurant. My husband, in particular, love love loved them and has been mentioning to me for a while now that I should make them for him. So when I saw this recipe pop up on Annie’s Eats, I thought it was … Continue reading

Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad

Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad

This bok choy/brown rice salad was super easy to make and great to make ahead. It made a ton – I had to break out my giant bowl (usually reserved for things like double meatloaf or clam ball mixing) to mix it all. That said, even though it made a party’s worth of salad my … Continue reading

On the Menu This Week

On the Menu This Week

Here’s what we’re eating this week! There are several recipes I haven’t tried before. And it’s almost all vegetarian, with the exception of Wednesday’s salad, because we have some leftover chicken to use. If we didn’t already have chicken on hand I probably would just leave that out. I’m also using 3 different recipes from … Continue reading

Chili Week

Chili Week

This weekend I made chili to feed a bunch of family before we all went to my son’s class play. So, I made my go-to chili recipe from the Betty Crocker Cookbook. I am a fan of simple chili. Straightforward. I’m not interested in adding cocoa powder or espresso powder or vegetables or many varieties … Continue reading

Taco Night

Taco Night

Tacos are one of the few dinners that I can make that my entire family eats. They may not all eat all parts of it, but I do not have to fix something special for each of the kids.  Our taco night menu has been evolving and one of the best new additions is a … Continue reading

Yummy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Yummy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

I make a lot of soups. Particularly in the winter, but really all the time. Piano lesson night has become soup and baked potato night. The kids’ lesson is from 5-6, so it’s too early to eat dinner before we leave, and there’s not enough time when we get home to start to prepare something. … Continue reading