Category Archives: American

Vegan! Pasta with onions, mushrooms, and broccolini. 12/29/21

For our usual Wednesday night meal we had fusilli with onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, and broccolini. We used salted water to cook the pasta and reserved about a cup of the water to make a sauce. While the pasta was … Continue reading

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Vegan! Lentils with kale and roasted vegetables. 2/28/21

Doesn’t that look good!? Our vegan dinner tonight consisted of lentils simmered with garlic and onions with a bay leaf. While the lentils were cooking I made up two sheet pans. One consisted of potatoes and butternut squash which I … Continue reading

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Lunch on a winter day: Turn your salad into soup! 12/28/21

It is rainy and chilly here in Northern California for which we say, YAY! Our water woes seem like daily news reports and we have been asked to cut back on usage. So we are happy to have rain but … Continue reading

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Leftover hors d’oeuvres dinner 12/27/21

On Christmas Eve we served a platter of shrimp with cocktail sauce and ribs that John had made hors d’oeuvre-accessible by removing the meat that was on the bones so they could be held like lollipops. Not everything got eaten … Continue reading

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BBQ Pork ribs and broccoli. 12/26/21

We have a lot of leftover food from Christmas Eve. John bought these ribs at our local grocery store and turned them into an hos d’oeuvre by frenching the bones. He scraped off any meat and cartilage so that people … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Christmas, 2021

This is the first year since 2017 that the whole family has been together. I did not think to take much in the way of food pictures but here is a summary of what we had. The baking of cookies … Continue reading

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Salmon with sheet pan vegetables 12/23/21

What with all the Christmas hoopla I forgot to post dinner from Thursday night. While John was busy brining and cooking the salmon in a dry pan with a light coating of sea salt over a low flame, I cooked … Continue reading

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Fusilli with pesto 12/20/22

We were supposed to be having chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and broccoli tonight but I looked up from wrapping presents and it was after 6 PM and that dinner idea was out the window. Pasta with a cube of … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner (BFD) 12/19/21

It’s Sunday night and we always have Breakfast for Dinner. We each are on our own and make whatever egg dish and accompaniments that we’d like. John always makes an omelet with green onions, mushrooms, and ham. I try to … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, new potatoes, green beans. 12/19/21

I have really been struggling with keeping my weight loss in tact. One way to help is by making a delicious, low calorie meal. Chilean sea bass is a real treat. Although it is expensive, it is a lot less … Continue reading

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