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Weekly Menu: 1/28

A hectic schedule has forced me to use my time more wisely.  I have switched my shopping day to Wednesdays for the time being so menu plans are running Thursday to Thursday now! Thursday: Chicken Milano, salad Friday: Crockpot Chili served over rice, corn Saturday: Stuffed Shells with meatballs, salad Sunday: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Strips, …

Banana Nut Bread
Baking Bread

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

I am officially old.  I asked for silicone bread pans for Christmas and I squealed like a little girl when I opened them.  These babies needed a test run, so imagine my delight when I spied three past-their-prime bananas that desperately needed to be dealt with.  Bread pans + Bananas = Delicious banana nut bread!

Dinner Vegetarian

Vegetable Samosas

Let’s rewind to approximately eleven years ago.  Picture a small town girl, fresh out of college, whose most exotic lifetime food sampling had been sweet and sour chicken from the local Chinese joint.  Now imagine that girl at a small potluck dinner function with a group of coworkers who had come all over the world.  When my colleague handed …

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu 10/4

This week’s menu includes some old favorites! Saturday: Homemade Pizza, Salad Sunday: Chicken Stew with Biscuits Monday:  Turkey Pesto Meatballs with homemade pasta, Salad Tuesday: Italian Pork Tenderloin, buttered eggs noodles, broccoli Wednesday: Vegetable Samosas with Tandoori Chicken tenders Thursday: Jalapeno Chicken Tenders, couscous, corn Friday: Out

Food Preservation

Pickled Jalapeños

  This may have been the most terrifying canning process to date.  Only the truly daring handle massive amounts of hot peppers during the peak of allergy season.  As I prepared to embark on this journey, I was pretty convinced that I would land in an emergency room with chemical burns in both eyes because …

Bread Breakfast

English Muffins From Scratch

  Breakfast has been seriously lacking around here since we gave store bought bread products the ole heave ho.  This weekend I had decided that my usual breakfast of yogurt, fruit and granola wasn’t going to cut it.  I was about to set out on a 9 mile run and I wanted to return to a greasy bacon, egg …