What’s For Dinner (No. 149)


I actually went to the store with a decent grocery list last week.  Yay for me!  It’s been a little while.  It was a good food week, well except for one recipe that was iffy.  All the rest were winners, though. Here’s what we had: Monday Christmas Party at The Fish Company Tuesday Baked Salmon Baked Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts w/Cranberries & Walnuts (NEW) Note:  I drizzled the … [Read more...]

Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Mushrooms

Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Mushrooms

I had to make a few substitutions to this recipe to make it work for us but David said the changes worked and it was a keeper! Ingredients: 1 pound small new potatoes (about 10), halved (1) 8 ounces button mushrooms (2) 3 tablespoons olive oil kosher salt and black pepper 1-1/4 pounds skinless salmon filets 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard (3) 1 … [Read more...]

Stracciatella Soup

Salmonettes, Broccoli, Egg Soup

I couldn’t resist trying this unusual soup recipe.  It turned out to be very good.  However, if you like a thicker, heartier soup, this would not be it.  It’s more of a broth based sou - But definitely worth making. Ingredients: 3 quarts low-sodium chicken stock 6 eggs ½ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano (1) ¼ cup fine dried breadcrumbs (2) 1/8 teaspoon freshly … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Garage Mishaps

Garage Door

Have you ever had a garage mishap?  My family has had PLENTY over the years. But with strategies, most of these situations can be prevented. 1.   Backing into the closed door. The easiest strategy to prevent this is to back in. Then you're always facing the closed door so it's easy to remember. 2.  Backing out before the door is fully open. This one requires making a rule that you will NEVER … [Read more...]

Planner Updates for Ashley & Rachel


Things change and so do planner routines.  Ashley and Rachel have both made some changes and I thought it was time to share them with you. Let’s start with Ashley. Ashley has been using a planner for a couple of years but it took her a few tries to figure out what she wanted and needed.  A few absolutes for her include: Portable size (Filofax personal works well); Colorful pages – she … [Read more...]

The Perfect Tool for Measuring Small Amounts of Liquids

Mini Measure

I might have an addiction to measuring containers. I’ll admit I have more than a few but I use them all!  I recently went through my collection and got rid of anything I didn’t use – it wasn’t much!  Seriously, I use them all! But my new favorites are these glass Mini Measures.  I saw them on the shelf at Target a while back and was instantly in love.  I wasn’t sure I would … [Read more...]

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be a Bad Thing!


My Labrador retriever has a special kind of coat that doesn't require a lot of maintenance. Regular brushing is a must but too many baths are a bad thing. There are actually lots of things where too much is too much. Like: Spending Eating Drinking Talking Cleaning Yes, I said "cleaning." For years I've had a cleaning schedule that worked really well. Cleaning tasks were done on a … [Read more...]