Wednesday, November 26, 2014

new blog

I need a change, still working on the details.  I want a blog with a positive outlook, that's why I thought of
I will start fresh at that website soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Recipes for August 17

Wow this year is flying by.  I have a few finished quilts to show!!  The weather has been pretty cool for summer around here so the upstairs sewing room is not too hot.  I will show the two finished quilts very soon.
Here is the menu for this week.  I made a wonderful Short Rib Lasagna last night with some homemade focaccia.  The lasagna will be lunch for many of the days this week and the bread will be used quite often for the early part of the week.

Sunday Tomato Soup with Ham and Cheese panini

Monday Zucchini-Potato Soup with Bread (pg 125 Everyday Cooking with Dr Dean Orish)

Tuesday Corn Pancakes and Swiss Chard with Roasted Onions (pg 157 Everyday cooking with Dr Dean Orish)

Thursday Baked Eggs on Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with toast and goat cheese

Friday Black Bean Burgers

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vacation and Weekly menu

Rumor is that some people are missing my weekly menus.  We went on vacation in March and then I stopped posting.  We had a wonderful trip and the weather was perfect.  We left here with winter coats and 4 hours later it was temps in the 80's.  The kids are doing great and growing so quickly.

I did get a few new cookbooks recently.  I have cooked from all of them and I'm quite happy with my choices.  I will write some reviews on those very soon.  This week I am back to a few of my favorite food blogs.   

Sunday April 6

Monday April 7 Green Powerhouse Pesto Plate make taco fillings

Thursday April 10 dinner with the quilting ladies

Friday April 11 Quesadillas with corn and avocado

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Menu

It's that most wonderful time.  I have planned my weekly menu.  Last week included some wonderful meals at some restaurants.  Two of them left me so full.  This year meals have been very healthy and packed with veggies.  At most I think the calories are about 400 per meal, many are less than 400.  Monday night I bet I ate about 1500 for dinner.  That was quite a shock to my body.  Don't get me wrong it was a fabulous feast but not something I want to do again for a very long time.  
This week I have included a few more meat meals.  Still vegetarian for most days.  Eating plant based has been great.  Have a look over my meals and certainly see if any of them look like something you want to add to your menu.

Monday  Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowl, simple salad

Thursday Avocado White Bean Wrap, Chips and Fruit

Saturday Breakfast  Multigrain Waffles, Vanilla Cream and Blueberries

Lunch  Chickpea Stew, Fruit
Dinner Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Weekly menu

I had another wonderful week of food.  Cooking at home is really one of my favorite things.  Doing that saves money, improves health and makes me happy.  What more could you want?  Well this week things are different.  I have dinner with coworkers and a couple of dinners with family this week.  We are going to a local brewery on Valentine's Day for a fun 6 course dinner.  Saturday we are having dinner at a friends house.  Compared to my normal week this is really a quite busy week. I have been sewing a lot quite recently and I do hope to get my camera back out and start showing off my work.

Last week favorites are the Veggie Lasagna and the Eggnog French Toast

Lunch Leftovers
Dinner Pad Thai

Monday Dinner with Co-workers

Wednesday Dinner Out

Friday Date Night (make cheese ball)

Breakfast Breakfast Taco
Lunch  Quinoa Cauliflower Bowl (make rice for lunch on Sunday)
Dinner Cheese Ball

Dinner Beef and Broccoli with brown rice

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Recipes for the week of Feb 3

It is suppose to be another cold, snowy week.  Weather reports on snow totals are all over the place, anywhere from 6 to 30 inches.  Let's mix things up this week.  Some day pretend it's warm and have tropical like meals, other days it's soup to keep us warm and one day I'll spice things up.

Last week I loved the meals.  January was very plant based.  I love that change in the way we eat.  Some days I do need to think about serving us more.  I think I should still keep the 3 serving per meal in mind.  It's easy to mix together veggies and grain and feel it is a complete meal.  Some days that works great, other day I am left feeling like something was missing.  We have saved money and while changes in health are hard to see I do feel great.

Monday  Teriyaki Chickpeas with steamed snow peas.

Thursday Date Night


Breakfast  Overnight Oats

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Last week of Jan 2014!

Eating less meat has been great.  I loved all of last week recipes.  My favorite was the Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans.  I don't know if we have been saving as much money as I thought we would.  Time will tell though.  One change I have thought about is cooking dried beans instead of using so many canned beans.  That will require a bit more planning though.  Maybe I'll try that a few weeks in February and see how it goes.  This week is another week of recipes available online.  Finding online recipes makes planning a menu and shopping list so quick and easy.    

Lunch:  Cool Ranch Crock pot Chicken  (use leftovers for lunch during week)

Thursday: Date night!

Friday  Barley and Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese