Baked Cheesy Pasta

This is less of a recipe and more along the lines of food assembly, but it’s super easy, versatile, and it feeds a crowd, no problem.  It is a great potluck dish, it can be kept in the freezer then popped in the oven, and if you have leftovers, they’re yummy too.  Kids love it, and it’s easily adaptable for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  I have a friend who is a new mom, so I’m publishing this now because it’s especially suitable for when you have a bad case of baby brain. Continue reading

Meal Plan for the Week of October 6, 2018

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, but we’re a small group, only three if us, so we’re doing a modified feast.  My parents are coming next weekend, so we’ll go full-fledged turkey feast then.  We’re having a turkey breast and roast veggies, and, yes, there’ll be enough for soup the next night.  We have a couple of things going on during the week that require quick-fix dinner, so that is taken into account with the plan this week.
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Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are a regular Monday night meal for us.  Why? Well, because they’re delicious,  healthy, and easy to make.  Why Mondays? That boils down to the fact that our community waste collection is on Tuesdays, so I don’t have to have fishy smelling debris in the compost and garbage for more than one night.  Seriously, keeping that stuff around makes for poor neighbours!
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Meal Plan for the Week of September 22, 2018

This week is a mixed bag of food.  On Sunday I’m supplying a meal for a friend who recently had back surgery, so Saturday night’s dinner is supplying that–big batch baked pasta.  I’m going old school on Sunday, Mexican on Monday, and experimenting on Wednesday.  How could I not when a local International grocery store is advertising goat ribs?  Goat Ribs!  I have to try that!  Wish me luck, though…
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Meal Plan for the Week of September 8, 2018

Whole chicken is on sale again this week, so two chickens are getting grilled, one souvlaki-style to have with Greek salad, and one just lightly seasoned, to be used for other meals during the week.  We are having a bit of a cool front (I’m not willing to call it cold) coming in, so I’m thinking soup won’t be amiss, and Tuesday is a busy day, so quick quesadillas will work well.  I have a seminar on Wednesday night and my husband is also out, so the kids are overjoyed that they’ll get to order pizza.  The oldest wants to be cooking more, so he will be making frittata on Thursday because it’s easy and easily adaptable to the ingredients you have on hand.  And that, my friends, is how this week’s plan evolved.
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Meal Plan for the Week of September 1, 2018

It’s a long weekend again!  The last one of the summer months.  I hope you have planned a weekend full of only good things.  Get out there and have a good time with your family before the kids go back to school on Tuesday.  I’m looking forward to having some time during the day with no one in the house but me.  Having people around is a huge distraction for me and it affects my productivity on all levels.  I have relatively easy meals planned for during the week while we get used to the new schedule, but I’m going to be experimenting with some new recipes and trying my hand at canning.  Wish me luck!
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Meal Plan for the Week of August 18, 2018

Sorry I missed last week’s Meal Plan.  We were on a bit of a vacation, I had planned to work, but the day we got there a tree came down and took out the internet for our entire stay!  By the time we got home, it seemed too late. So we lived on the edge and went without a Plan, deciding each day what we felt like eating.  I hated it!  So stressful.  Talk about taking me out of my comfort zone!

This week I am experimenting with some products by Epicure.  I’m always interested in trying new things, and Epicure provides a way to experiment without investing a huge amount in ingredients.  I will keep you posted on the results, but I have high hopes based on other products by them I have tried.

My son is cooking dinner on Friday night.  The Skillet Bake is a tried-and-true recipe, and one he has cooked before, so his confidence is high with it.  He’s cooking to impress someone.
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