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

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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

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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

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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...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 159) & Cooking Tips, Too

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Well, it was a busy week and an even busier weekend. We spent most of the weekend at the hospital where our daughter gave birth to her first child, Everly Ruth.  Everly was born Saturday evening weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.  Rachel, Andy and Everly are all doing great. Monday Bunless Turkey-Spinach Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Parmesan Fries Steamed … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 158) & Cooking Tips, Too

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It was a crazy week and an even crazier weekend and that’s why I’m late getting today’s post done.  But here it is. Monday Smoked Sausage & Roasted Vegetables Notes:  This recipe tastes SO good and is really easy to make.  It’s one of our favorites.  I haven’t used smoked sausage a lot and I didn’t realize what I had been missing.  Delicious. Tuesday Creamy Sweet Potato & Wild Rice … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 157) & Cooking Tips, Too

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Monday Out Notes:  We tried a new restaurant called Pizza Ranch.  It was okay but not awesome. I had already thawed salmon for dinner and couldn’t re-freeze it.  So when we got home, I cooked it along with some rice (in the rice cooker) so David could take it in his lunch. Some meats can be held over for the next day or re-frozen, but not salmon. Tuesday Turkey Lasagna Roll-Ups … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 156) & Cooking Tips, Too

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This is the menu I planned for last week. Monday:  Leftovers Tuesday:  Basil Salmon w/Julienne Vegetables Wednesday: Turkey Lasagna Roll-Ups, Tossed Salad Thursday:  Pizza Friday:  Tacos Saturday:  Leftovers Sunday:  Steak and Vegetable Soup Here’s what we actually had: Monday Leftovers Notes:  When we have leftovers, we usually have them exactly as is.  I rarely “doctor them” so they … [Read more...]