Category Archives: American

Chicken parm with pasta and zucchini. 9/17/21

Excellent dinner tonight! John took one chicken breast and cut it into four pieces which he pounded out, seasoned, and cooked in a skillet with a spray of olive oil. I had made a tomato sauce with fresh and dried … Continue reading

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Salmon with cauliflower rice and broccoli. 9/16/21

While I liked everything in tonight’s dinner I really think that the mango salsa was the star. Mangoes are so sweet and delicious! They pair especially well with cut up red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. … 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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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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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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Shrimp scampi with broccoli atop white rice/caulirice mix. 9/3/21

Sear the shrimp in a little olive oil/olive oil spray and then set them aside. In the same pan make a sauce using white wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest, slivered onion and garlic, red pepper flakes, and a … Continue reading

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Chicken tacos with spicy black beans. 9/2/21

I eat my tacos with a knife and fork rather than folded up. It definitely takes me longer to eat them that way. The longer I eat the more satisfied I feel. John ate three hand-held tacos in less time … Continue reading

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