Author Archives: Beebamom

Whole grain penne with pesto. 9/15/21

Last week I harvested a bunch of basil from my two backyard basil plants to make pesto. Since I did not have quite enough I used some store-bought Italian parsley to supplement the basil. I used this recipe from the … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner! Scallops, new potatoes, collards and corn. 9/14/21

This simple but delicious dinner was John’s choice for his birthday. I must admit that I had to put him to work cooking the scallops and he did his usual wonderful job. I steamed the potatoes and sautéed the collards … Continue reading

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Turkey sausage with sauerkraut and BBQ beans. 9/13/21

I enjoyed this dinner so much! Plus it only took about 20 minutes to make! First, the sauerkraut. I read somewhere that the tastiest sauerkraut is Libby’s in a can. Sauerkraut does not like light so to stabilize the kraut … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu. September 13 – 19, 2021

This week’s menu includes a celebratory birthday dinner for John. Because I rarely cook meat, poultry, or seafood proteins, I am afraid he will have to cook the scallops for himself but I’ll do the rest and maybe even wash … Continue reading

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Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables. 9/11/21

Tonight’s division of labor had me doing all the chopping and John doing all the cooking. Normally what I would have done is cook the mushrooms, add the onions, and then the rest of the vegetables in order of hardness. … Continue reading

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Rhode Island clam chowder. 9/10/21

We finally got around to making clam chowder since the weather has cooled down some. Rhode Island style chowder is much lighter than its super thick and creamy cousin to the north. Of course I have pared down the cream … Continue reading

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Gazpacho and chickpea salad. 9/9/21

As the temperature keeps hovering in the mid- to upper 90s, I am finding ways to keep from heating up the kitchen. On Thursday I made gazpacho from the myriad Roma tomatoes that our daughter brought home from the Community … Continue reading

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Hot night, cool dinner. 9/8/21

In the San Francisco Bay Area September is the hottest month of the year. For those of us brought up in the mid-Atlantic states and New England, we are expecting a cool break in the weather. Even though I have … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah celebration. 9/6/21

The dinner we had with our celebration was pretty ho-hum, a grilled flank steak and half potato plus Brussels sprouts. But the celebration platter and the fabulous round braided challah that our daughter made were spectacular! On our platter we … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu. September 6-12, 2021

This week’s menu contains a holiday meal on Monday. Monday is not only Labor Day but also the beginning of the Jewish New Year celebration. Since at our house we celebrate national holidays, Christian holidays, and Jewish holidays I am … Continue reading

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