Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year, Back Again!

 Happy New Year!  I'm not really one for superstitions, but we do ALWAYS have Hoppin' Johns on New Years Day.  This year I'm doubling up on our luck by adding a Black Eyed Pea Dip for Monday.

Sunday - Hoppin' Johns with Collard Greens and Cornbread
Monday - Leftover Pulled Pork Sammies for Scott and the kids and Black Eyed Pea Dip
Tuesday - Pasta, Beans and Tomatoes
Wednesday - Salmon with Couscous and a green on the side
Thursday - Homemade Pizza and Salad
Friday - Corn Chowder with Green Chilies with homemade bread
Saturday - Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 9

Well, we are moved and the unpacking has begun!  It's so much work, but we need a little normalcy and I need to get to the grocery store, so my priority this week is to have dinners lined and ready to roll.  My goal this week, no more 5pm calls to Scott asking him for ideas for dinner!

Chili and Cornbread with a side of something green
Corn and Potato Chowder with a salad and french bread
Quesadillas with all the fixins!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes - maybe something L will like, I'll get him to help me in the kitchen

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 7

It's moving week!  I'm trying to be on top of things, so I've got some dinners made and in the freezer.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Veg Lasagna
Corn and Potato Chowder
Stuffed Shells

Can't wait for next week to figure out what to make in our new kitchen!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 6

We are moving in T-2 weeks, so it's game on here!  For that reason, meals are easy, and using much of what we already have (less to move!).
Black bean natchos
Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce with Veggie Crumbles
Veg Lasigna
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups (dad's on duty, can you tell!)
Beet Salad for a fun Valentine party

That's all I've got so far....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The BEST high altitude chocolate chip cookIes!

Here in Denver, we have gotten used to home made chocolate chip cookies being flat, flat, flat.  I think I've finally found a keeper though.  These are so good that, I've made them three times over the past three weeks!!  We are eating far too many cookies are here, but can't help it, they are so chewy, chocolately good!

High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookes
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
3.5 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12 ounces chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla and mix.  Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bown and add to wet mixture in thirds.  Don't over mix.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Bake at 350º for 12-15 minutes (14 at our hosue!).  I

I find they are chewy-er when we make them a bit bigger!

(recipe adapted from

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Week 5

5º.  That's the high for Tuesday.  I'm in the mood for soups and baked pastas that will keep us all warm!

Grilled Cheese and tomato soup - another fav.  It's a good Monday dinner for us!
Veg Tortilla Soup - I haven't found a recipe yet, but I'll let you know what I use.
Stuffed Shells again.  Made these last week and everyone loved them.  It was an easy dish to make ahead and have Scott bake when I'm out.  I think I'll add some frozen spinach this time for a little green.
Homemade Mac and Cheese
Brown Rice Pilaf this is from Mark Bitman's blog and looks like a yummy, veg dinner

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins - I actually made these last week and they were so delicious that I'm doing it again this week!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 4 in 2011

Hmmm, not much creativity this week!

Leftovers - exciting, I know!
Stuffed shells, salad, and french bread
Fish Tacos with cabbage and guac and black beans on the side
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Stir Fry with tofu and udon noodles
Make our own Pizza
Veg Lasagna

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week 3 in 2011

Happy mid-January!

Fusilli with Spicy Pesto
Tofu Tacos - every time I ask L what he wants for dinner, he says TACOS!  I'm getting a little tired of them and thought this looked like a fun recipe to try
Corn and Potato Chowder - we are addicted to this!
Aisan Grilled Salmon
Black bean enchiladas
Kitchen Sink Quesadillas - we have a lot of peppers and onions to use us

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Week 2 in 2011

Lincoln and I just got back from Costco, so we are ready for anything!! Filled the car, overfilled the pantry, life is good.

Spinach Ravoli and Salad
Chili leftovers
Mozzarella pizza from Costco, the ready bake one, sooooo good
Vegetable curry with quinoa - mushrooms, tofu, peppers and onions in a green curry coconut sauce
Quinoa Salad - english cucumber, kalamata olives, and feta
Whole wheat pancakes with fruit salad
Fajitas with peppers, onions and veg chicken strips

might try to make these too:
Espresso Carmel Bars
and these:
Cranberry Orange Scones

what are you making?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

And we're back!

Something great about having a fresh start at this time of year. I'm going to try to get back into planning meals and just generally being more prepared for the week ahead.

Corn and Potato Chowder
Chili and Cornbread - a favorite of Lincoln's
Farro Salad
stir fry with noodles
hoppin' johns with brown rice
salmon with rosemary potatoes

green pepper
green onions
baking potoatoes
red potoates
sweet onion
flat leaf parsley
stir fry veg
10 oz farro
chili beans
chili seasoning
cornbread mix
frozen corn
sour cream
cheddar cheese