Category Archives: American

Grilled burger and black-eyed pea salad 5/25/22

We do not eat much red meat at our house but when we do I choose ground beef over any other cut. Forget your prime rib or filet mignon and just give me a straight up burger (or meat loaf, … Continue reading

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Turkey kielbasa with sauerkraut and bean salad 5/24/22

Extremely hot weather here in NorCal means we have had to switch gears for our dinner preparations. Our daughter said to me, ”You’re not making a stew and pasta on Tuesday and Wednesday, are you?! Temperatures for those days border … Continue reading

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Chicken with gravy, rutabaga, broccoli 5/23/22

Since it is getting pretty hot out we are trying to keep the kitchen cool by using some convenience foods and the microwave. John made up a packet of chicken gravy and then heated up the rotisserie chicken over a … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with chicken 5/22/22

Tonight I just was not feeling our usually eggs on Sunday so I switched the eggs to a little chicken that we had. The chicken is a very small part of my stir-fry, more like a condiment than a main … Continue reading

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Fish taco with spicy black beans and rice 5/18/22

Underneath the cabbage, tomatoes, onion, and salsa verde there is a fish fillet and a corn tortilla. This is my version of a taco, a whole bunch of things piled on a tortilla. Folding a tortilla up and eating it … Continue reading

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Scrambled eggs and Caprese salad 5/15/22

Sunday night is a day of rest for the cooks at our house. We always make Breakfast for Dinner for ourselves. John makes a ham, cheese, mushroom, and scallion omelet and I make an egg dish which varies a lot … Continue reading

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Grilled portobello with 2-bean vegetable salad 5/13/22

If you are trying to eat more plant-based meals, grilling a portobello mushroom instead of a meat burger is a great substitution. John marinated the mushrooms in no fat Italian salad dressing and balsamic vinegar and sprinkled on some garlic … Continue reading

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Shrimp with broccoli and zucchini over polenta 5/12/22

Shrimp with vegetables over polenta is our version of shrimp and grits. John uses Bob’s Red Mill polenta and makes it in a ratio of six parts water to one part polenta. One half cup of polenta turns into quite … Continue reading

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Roasted talapia with sheet pan sprouts and squash 5/10/22

Tonight’s easy, delicious, quick, and healthy dinner is all a matter of timing. Method: Turn the oven on to 425F convect During the preheat season the fish in a baking dish with olive oil, Old Bay, salt, garlic powder, and … Continue reading

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Chicken with quadruple vegetables 5/9/22

Rotisserie chicken and McCormack’s chicken gravy took care of the protein portion of our dinner. Unfortunately the white rice we were planning on having had languished in the refrigerator too long so it got pitched. I had been planning on … Continue reading

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