What’s For Dinner (No. 178) & Cooking Tips, Too!

I’ve been cooking based on the low FODMAP diet (for IBS) for a while now but we got a little sloppy in the last month or so and added some ingredients back in (onion and garlic to name a few) that have caused problems.  So this past week I tried to keep the menu as low FODMAP friendly as possible.  So here’s what we came up with: Monday Salmon Sweet … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 177) & Cooking Tips, Too!

I’m not sure what happened this week, but I didn’t cook very much.  I guess that’s the way it goes sometimes. Monday Leftovers Tuesday Sweet Potato, Bean and Rice Soup (NEW) NOTES:  David’s not really supposed to have beans but we were experimenting to see if he could handle them.  Nope.  But he loved the soup. Wednesday Leftovers Thursday Maple Roasted Chicken & Acorn Squash … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 176) & Cooking Tips, Too!

I fell back into my temporary bad habit of winging it. Seriously, I hate winging it. I . . . need . . . a. . . list! It turned out okay but it definitely increased my stress level. Here's how the week turned out. Monday Skillet Sausage and Rice (NEW) NOTES: This was a new recipe I found and it was just okay. I won't be making it again. Tuesday Leftovers Wednesday Homemade Pizza NOTES: … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 175) & Cooking Tips, Too!

It’s been a long week!  I did manage to cook some pretty decent meals, though. Here’s what we enjoyed for dinner each night: Monday Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage Stir Fry (NEW) NOTES: This was something I made up using some Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage I picked up at Aldi.  I cut up the sausage, tomatoes, green onion, carrots, spinach and zucchini and served in over gluten free pasta.  … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 174) & Cooking Tips, Too!

This was a pretty normal week around our house.  Oh, wait – except for the part where we had the big kids here quite a bit and watched our four-month-old granddaughter Thursday through Sunday.  I think I did pretty great at cooking since I was exhausted and we were inundated with children! Monday Sweet Potato Hash w/Eggs NOTES: This is a David creation that he makes frequently.  It consists … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 173) & Cooking Tips, Too!

Whew!  It was hot in the Midwest this past week.  Fortunately I didn’t use my oven much this week.  Most of our meals were stove top or George Foreman.  And this beautiful table setting is courtesy of my granddaughter, Ivy. Monday Turkey Burgers Skillet Sweet Potatoes NOTES: I don’t usually use a recipe for turkey burgers – I like to experiment using whatever I happen to have on hand.  This … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 172) & Cooking Tips, Too!

Another week and another menu.  This was a pretty typical week for a change.  However, I’m continuing to fight the battle of dinner prep interruptions.  Seems like things are always happening when I’m trying to fix dinner which means I don’t always get to do as much I planned to do.  But I still managed to cook so I must be winning the battle. Monday Oven Baked Chicken Potato Salad Baguette … [Read more...]