Good Eats for this Week!

I’m late getting my menu plan posted, but better late than never! I have the filling for the Crispy Turkey Wellington for tonight’s dinner already made and in the fridge. The Almond Poppy Seed Bread for breakfast in the morning is in the bread machine. I’ve been busy in the kitchen, but found some time […]

Weekly Menu – Week of January 12, 2015 (with recipe links)

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks! We were on vacation in Disneyland for six days (yay!!), and we call came home sick (boo!). In the week that we’ve been home, we’ve taken down all of our Christmas decorations, celebrated a birthday, and tried to get ourselves healthy and well. Meals have been a bit […]

Our Menu – Week of December 8, 2014

It’s December. In California. We have, thankfully, had some really good rainfall. Our drought stricken state desperately needs more. It’s really warm, though. On Saturday, when I put together this menu plan, I had a few windows and a couple of doors open until after dark. When I went outside, there were so many frogs […]

Still Cooking My Way Through America’s Test Kitchen

I’ve really been enjoying the recipes, and learning a few new things from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. This will probably be the last week that I cook so many new things from the cookbook, but I really wanted to give it a good workout and then be able to write an honest review […]

Hello Summer – Menu Plan for the First Week of Summer

Summer will arrive this week. For some of you the summer weather has already begun. It was 105° at my house on Saturday! That’s just plain old hot! I’m looking forward to some great summer meals this week as we welcome the official start of summer.

Certain foods and flavors just seem to shout, “Summer!” […]

On Our Table This Week – June 11, 2012

We’re still transitioning from cooler weather Spring dishes to the lighter fare we prefer in the summer. Our weather hasn’t quite settled into the heat of summer, and I, for one, am okay with the cooler weather.

Our week starts off with a couple of “heavier” cool weather type dishes, but then we venture into […]

Weekly Menu For the Week of June 4, 2012

After holding my menu plan loosely last week, I ended up with two meals to carry over to the menu plan for next week! I generally have menu plans written a couple of weeks in advance, so those two meals gave me a nice jump start on planning for that week. Nice!

Baseball season has […]

Trotting the Globe Menu Plan – (Dinners from Around the World)

This week we’ll enjoy meals from all over the world – Mumbai, China, French-Italian fusion, New Orleans, Mexico, and hometown America with a dinner sandwich based on a breakfast favorite from McDonald’s.

Over the last several months, we’ve started incorporating more exotic spices and ingredients into our meals. A few of these items have even […]

Menu for the Week

Last week I featured three recipes from SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue. The Tortellini Soup has been a favorite since I made it the first time more than a year ago. The Panko Peanut Crusted Pork Chops were new to us, but they were absolutely delicious. The third recipe, the Cassoulet, was […]

Quick & Easy (Mostly) Menu Plan

We’re ramping up for the start of baseball season. This is the first time, ever, that I’ve had a child participating in team sports. Our weekday evenings will be busy with practices and games, but I want to preserve the family dinner hour as many nights a week as possible. To make that happen, it’s […]