What’s For Dinner (No. 169) & Cooking Tips, Too

Chicken & Pasta Veggie Bake

I’m sorry to say this was another week of winging it.  You can probably tell that I’m winging it since my meals aren’t very interesting!  I’m telling you – I’m not good at this.  I need a recipe and a menu plan!!!  I did, though, much to my surprise, create a meal Thursday that turned out pretty darn good.  So maybe I’m getting better at this! Monday Leftovers NOTES:  David made a salad using … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 168) & Cooking Tips, Too


Winging it for grocery shopping and menu planning is getting to be a bad habit with me lately.  I have to STOP doing it, though!  It’s working okay but it’s stressing me out.  I need a plan! Without a plan, here’s what I came up with this past week: Monday Baked Tilapia Quinoa Sautéed Zucchini NOTES:  I always cook quinoa in the rice cooker.  One cup quinoa, 2 cups of water or chicken … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 167) & Cooking Tips, Too

What’s For Dinner (No. 167) & Cooking Tips, Too.

It was a pretty normal week for menu planning and cooking.  I was back in my normal rhythm of menu planning and shopping from a list.  It works much better for me that way!  I envy those of you who can wing it but that is not my gift! Monday Leftovers NOTES:  I planned to make Crock Pot Rotisserie Style Chicken but the chicken wasn’t thawed.  Apparently it takes about three days to thaw a … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 166) & Cooking Tips, Too

table setting

Confession time.  I haven’t made a grocery list or menu for the last month.  I don’t recommend it and I don’t like doing it this way but our menu has been so crazy and unpredictable that it was easier.  We’ve been experimenting with different foods and diets to try to figure out what works for David’s digestive system.  I’ve mentioned before that he was recently diagnosed with IBS.  He’s also … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 165) & Cooking Tips, Too

place setting

I learned a lot while I was making dinner this week.  I learned how to make chicken stock.  Believe it or not, I’ve never made it before.  I learned that Brussels sprouts can be bitter.  I learned how to make homemade Rotisserie chicken.  It wasn’t cheaper but it was probably better for us.  I realized I don’t really love pork chops.  And finally, I was reminded that bacon makes everything better … [Read more...]

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...]