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Month: October 2015

Carrot Vindaloo Soup

This was a surprise victory.  My husband said it was the best carrot soup he’s ever had.  Do you ever have a little bit of curry left over?  Not enough for lunch, but enough that you want to do something with it?  Well that is […]

Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

I created this recipe for a chili cookoff a few years back. It didn’t win (who were those judges anway?? ;)), but it has since become a go to dinner for me especially when I need to feed a crowd or bring a meal to […]

Bacon, Tomato, and Mayo

This was so simple and good. I really miss BLT’s since I stopped eating much bread.

I’ve used a lettuce leaf as the bread in the past, but today I just sliced some yummy tomatoes from the garden, sprinkled on salt and pepper, dabbed a bit of mayonnaise and then placed a piece or two of bacon on each slice.

You could dress them up a bit by only using the most beautiful slices and adding a sprinkling of fresh chives or basil on top and they would make an easy and delicious appetizer.

I was happy to have the “rustic” version of them to myself along with a bowl of squash for a quick lunch.

September week 4

September week 4

Monday salsa couscous chicken, cauliflower rice, brown rice, fruit and veggies Tuesday johnny appleseed burgers, cabbage slaw, oven fries Wednesday chicken dijon soup, barley and corn biscuits with my mamma’s homemade blackcurrant jam Thursday farmer’s market food truck Friday pizza for kids, thai food for […]

October Week 1

October Week 1

Monday asian chopped salad from Costco (I added rotisserie chicken and some extra romain lettuce), baked squash with butter and salt, brown rice with canned coconut milk and honey for dessert Tuesday bacon, cherry tomato, and blistered green beans with cream sauce over pasta, broiled caesar […]

Tomato Time

Tomato Time

My awesome in-laws put up 190 quarts of tomatoes and gave us six cases!  Canning tomatoes in late summer is a tradition and good family time.  We only got there for the last 30 quarts, but I’m glad my kids got to participate.  A couple more seasons and they will feel confident they can do it when they are grown.

We use a lot of these over the course of a year.  Mostly to make Chili-Gili (otherwise known as goulash and also a family tradition), balsamic tomato soup, chicken chili, etc.  Some years I’ve run out and used canned tomatoes.  I’ve found some that were okay, but they’re never as good as these.  My kids devour them, even the ones how don’t like fresh tomatoes (which I can’t comprehend.)

Popovers

Popovers

We made these lovely popovers for a very special Sunday breakfast and had them with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. I don’t think it really gets any better than this. Spencer’s family has been making popovers for generations, so he came with the pan in […]