What’s For Dinner (No. 164) & Cooking Tips, Too


It was a pretty normal week for cooking.  Nothing exciting, but several new recipes that were all keepers. Monday Jack’s Pepperoni Pizza for me Homemade GF Pizza for David Notes:  I discovered Udi pre-made GF pizza crusts in the frozen section of Wal-mart and they’ve been working well for homemade pizza for David.  You just pull one out of the freezer (they come in packages of two), put on … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 163) & Cooking Tips, Too

Asparagus Falafel (NEW) Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese

I did LOTS of cooking this week – both meals and snacks.  Some of it worked and some of it didn’t! Monday Chicken & Vegetables over Pasta Monday was a crazy day and I didn’t have anything planned and ran out of time.  Unfortunately there weren’t any leftovers in the refrigerator so I had to come up with something.  I sautéed chicken with vegetables and served it over GF pasta.  Not bad for … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 75 – Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom Re-do

I'm getting really excited about the master bathroom as we get closer to completion. It's looking SO awesome. This week David got quite a bit done. His completed list includes:  Painted the ceiling.  Painted the woodwork. Installed the cabinet.  Installed the countertop.  Installed the sink and faucet.  Permanently installed the light fixture.  Installed the mirror. The light … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 162) & Cooking Tips, Too

What's For Dinner

Last week didn’t go as planned at all!  I broke all my rules, including: Making a menu.  Yes, I went to the store without a list or a menu.  I know many of you do just fine shopping and cooking that way but it’s a recipe for disaster for me. Planning meals the night before or early in the day.  If I don’t make a menu, I at least have to decide the night before or early in the day what I’m … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 162) & Cooking Tips, Too

table setting

We were busy this week!  I didn’t cook as much as I planned to and the meals I did make were pretty simple – except Sunday’s.  It was time consuming!  But David told me he’d been craving spaghetti & meatballs and chocolate cake so I wanted to make those for him.  He was a happy camper so it was worth the time. So here’s what we had this week. Monday Leftovers Tuesday Pizza Notes:  I … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 161) & Cooking Tips, Too

table setting

This week's menu was a win-win.  We had a combination of old and new and everything was a success.  I don't have many weeks like that! Monday Leftovers Tuesday Potato, Spinach & Cheese Frittata (NEW) Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (NEW) Notes:  My mom and step dad were stopping by around dinnertime and bringing Mr. Goodcents for them and me.  David was at the gym and would be eating when … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 160) & Cooking Tips, Too

table setting

This was a pretty good week for cooking which is a miracle since I went to the grocery store without a menu plan or a grocery list.  I ran out of time and it was either go without or don’t go.  So I went without.  And in case you’re wondering, yes, I overspent and under bought.  But everything turned out okay.  Whew! Hopefully I don’t have to do that again for a … [Read more...]