Category Archives: Food

Weekly Recipe Roundup – Week of Dec 28, 2014

I think I may have mentioned this before, but Will and I love to cook together.  Last year we figured out that this is much easier to do on the weekends.  So most weeks I pick out a few recipes from various sources for us to try and we go to the store together either Saturday or Sunday morning and follow up with a couple of hours of forced family fun in the kitchen.  Then we have several meals for the week prepared that we can freeze or refrigerate and not have to worry about being tempted to grab fast food during the week when things get crazy.  It will be interesting to see if we manage to keep this up once our little one arrives.

This week we only made three meals since we have New Year’s in the mix.  Also, dad sent us home from Christmas with some yummy turkey soup so we had a head start on meals for the week.  All three of these recipes I found thanks to my favorite Buzzfeed contributor, Christine Byrne.  Every month she does a “Delicious Things To Cook” post in which she gathers a bunch of recipes from various blogs and compiles them for people like me who are too busy (or lazy) to go finding them on my own. Continue reading Weekly Recipe Roundup – Week of Dec 28, 2014

Not A Pretty Pinterest Food Post (or How to Create a Dinner from Some Leftovers)

I love to cook.  I like recipes, even though I usually don’t follow them exactly.  But one of my favorite things to do is to make something up on the spot, especially when it involves leftovers.  I think I get this from my father.  He hates wasting food and has ingrained this pretty strongly in me.  And he was always good at taking leftovers from the fridge and making them into something edible.  My leftover creations are sometimes a little bit more involved with a heavier dose of transformation, but they come from the same place.

So the other day, my husband and I had lunch at McAlister’s and he ordered one of their baked potatoes.  He ate all the filling but there was still a substantial amount of potato left that he planned to throw away.  It took a little effort, but I managed to convince him to box it up and bring it home.  And then when it was time to make dinner the next night, I got to pretend to be Lynne Rossetto Kasper.  Here’s how I took what we had in the fridge and made something pretty yummy. Continue reading Not A Pretty Pinterest Food Post (or How to Create a Dinner from Some Leftovers)