Dinner Now, Dinner Later

Once again, I’m getting back on track. Every time I do, it starts with food. I had a couple ideas for meals and set off for the grocery store with my youngest. We have been eating abysmally lately and it shows. Digestive issues, sluggishness, and awful moods with tempers flying. Tonight I made rice withContinue reading “Dinner Now, Dinner Later”

Cooking with Nothing

Another meal created by playing ‘what’s hiding in the kitchen?‘. Egg noodles, leftover cooked ground turkey, kidney beans, peas, corn, and cheese. I cooked the pasta and put the frozen corn and peas in the oven with butter. After heating that for a bit I mixed in the beans and ground turkey. Salt, pepper, mincedContinue reading “Cooking with Nothing”

Motivated to Cook!

These are the two latest magazines in my recipe collection. They are chalk full of amazing ideas and I’ve made a couple meals so far, even if they become something fairly different in my kitchen. Tonight we’re having cheese topped black bean burgers with sweet potatoes and rice with veggies. It feels really good toContinue reading “Motivated to Cook!”

Waffle Iron Inspiration

When it comes to cooking at home, I have been really uninspired for a while. Meal planning has not been successful. Grocery shopping has been off the chore list. Our diet has been crap. So I bought some recipe magazines filled with things I’ll actually make. My mom visited and is great at setting theContinue reading “Waffle Iron Inspiration”

Comforting Grilled Cheese

One of my favorite Fall and Winter meals is grilled cheese and tomato soup. I actually checked out a cook book from the library solely about grilled cheese and it was amazing, but I still like to keep it pretty simple. Another sheet pan meal in this house. I baked all the bacon first andContinue reading “Comforting Grilled Cheese”

Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins

Since I had a plan this week, baking has been happening. The girls were so excited to help out and this recipe is really easy to let them. It takes a bit of doing, so they lost interest after a while, but it was fun while it lasted. They made for a wonderful bedtime snackContinue reading “Apple Pie Cookies and Spiced Pear Muffins”

Getting in the Mood for Fall

It doesn’t usually take this much effort to get me into the fall mood. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s taking more effort than usual to get me to do fall things. I thought a good sheet pan meal would be the place to start. Diced red potatoes and baby carrots on oneContinue reading “Getting in the Mood for Fall”

A Bunch of Ripe Avocados

What do you do when you have a bunch of ripe avocados and you’re the only person who really eats them in the house? I have one a day. While waiting for the girls and their dad to get home, I made myself a snack. I mixed up some chicken salad and topped it offContinue reading “A Bunch of Ripe Avocados”