Tagged with food

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

It’s Friday, I’m in Love

Books Aaaaaalllll the books right now. Since the election, reading is my coping strategy of choice. I find that I need to check out a lot more lately lest my head explode reading Facebook and Twitter. Book Orders Remember the newsprint fliers you brought home from school with the teeny form you, or your mom with her neat … Continue reading

This Week’s Menu

Getting a late start on planning things out this week. Wednesday Tilapia with lemon-caper can sauce, sautéed spinach, baked risotto, and peas. Thursday Baked ravioli (Cover & Bake), side salad Friday Tomato Soup (Slow Cooker Revolution), Frittata (How to Cook Without a Book), salad Saturday or Sunday Meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, green beans with almonds … Continue reading

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

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

This winter, man. I think for a lot of us we have an extended case of the winter blues. Certainly for my family we are in the throes of an “EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE” state of being. We all have cabin fever. School schedules have been intermittent. The only constants are that we are all here in … Continue reading

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

We’re going for light (ish) and quick dinners around here lately. An easy one that I love to throw together is this pasta dish with broccoli and blue cheese. I originally got this from my mom, and it’s a great weeknight dinner. I really like this, too, because it dirties only a few bowls: a … Continue reading

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This week I thought I would try planning my menu for 2 weeks instead of just one in the hopes that I can get away with only one trip to the grocery store. I don’t mind grocery shopping every week-I actually really like grocery shopping-but I tend to spend the same amount of money per … Continue reading

Garden

Garden

I have attempted to grow a vegetable garden with various levels of effort for the last 4 years. The first year we built 2 raised garden beds, I planted a ton of different things and we had moderate success. In those four years I also was pregnant with my 3rd (and then a couple of … 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