Author Archives: Beebamom

Birthday Week Menu. December 5-11, 2022

It is my birthday this week and I will be (mumble) years old. So the food this week will be a little more indulgent. On Thursday, my birthday, instead of spending mega-bucks going to some fancy restaurant I have asked … Continue reading

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Tilapia tacos with spicy black beans. 12/3/22

John pan roasted the fish and I made the beans with yellow bell and jalapeño peppers, onions, and garlic spiced up with Tabasco sauce, cumin, and chipotle powder. The garnishes were avocado crema and yogurt. We warmed the tortillas in … Continue reading

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Kale and white bean stew. 12/2/22

We made this dish once in 2021 and I was not a total fan. It was merely okay. Obviously I had forgotten that I did not really care for it when I suggested it this week as one of our … Continue reading

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Creamy polenta with shrimp and broccoli. 12/1/22

Tonight John took the lead on dinner making both the creamy polenta and the shrimp. I was relegated to broccoli duty. John makes his creamy polenta with a ratio of 1:5.5 or in this case 1/2 cup polenta to 5 … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and kale. 11/30/22

I really, really enjoy our pasta Wednesdays and this was a particularly delicious one. I had a little of the red sauce that I made last week leftover so I added a can of Rotel to it to spice it … Continue reading

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Tofu with chickpeas and tomatoes. 11/29/22

Sumac and za’atar are the spices on this Middle Eastern flavored dish. We made this on a sheet pan and it looked promising. However, the flavor turned out bland and the texture was uniformly dull. I figured that cooking the … Continue reading

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Chicken ‘n gravy, mixed mash, and veg. 11/28/22

Four vegetables in tonight’s dinner. I cooked the butternut squash and the parsnips in the Instant Pot on high pressure for 12 minutes with an immediate steam release. They were totally tender and mashed easily. The broccoli and cauliflower steamed … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu. Nov. 26 – Dec. 4, 2022

Back to basics…

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Grilled hamburger with chopped salad. 11/26/22

John grilled the burgers to perfection and I assembled a pre-packaged salad. No inventiveness in this meal but if I am going to have a red meat dinner, I would always choose a hamburger over a fancy steak.

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Thanksgiving and the day after. 11/25/22

We had an all-hors d’oeuvres Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family. Each person brought an item or items in appetizer form. It was fun and relaxed although probably as much work as doing the whole big traditional spread. Here are … Continue reading

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