Category Archives: American

Grilled hamburger with tabbouleh 11/18/22

Once again John is responsible for making the burgers and I am taking care of the tabbouleh. He does a masterful job of cooking the burgers out on the grill in the almost dark. They are more on the medium … Continue reading

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Traditional chicken dinner. 11/17/22

For years this was the dinner we had on Mondays. In fact our son who is married and has children of his own tells me that on Mondays he always makes chicken. I know he is not making “traditional” chicken, … Continue reading

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Grilled hamburger with chopped salad 11/2/22

John made some really yummy hamburgers out on the grill in the dark! He says he can tell if they are done by how they feel and the length of time they have been cooking. This is why I leave … Continue reading

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Clam chowder. 11/1/22

At last we had a rainy day here in Northern California! So we scuttled our plans to have grilled hamburgers and went with a rainy day soup. The clam chowder I make is not the thick type you usually associate … Continue reading

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Chicken spaghetti vegetable soup. 10/30/22

While John was having an omelet (again!) for his Sunday supper, I decided to raid the produce bins in the refrigerator, use up the rest of the pulled chicken from enchilada night, and break up some whole wheat spaghetti for … Continue reading

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Roasted tilapia, pesto, and sheet pan veg. 10/29/22

This is almost an instant replay of a dinner we had last week. We enjoyed last week’s rendition of this fish dinner plus we had one frozen cube of pesto left so our only change was to add mushrooms to … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans. 10/27/22

Usually when we make enchiladas John heats the tortillas on the stove’s open flame and then hands them off to me. This method means I have to cradle this hot tortilla in my hand and try to fill it fast … Continue reading

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Zoodle-mania. 10/26/22

So here is a silly/stupid thing I did. I wanted to make some zoodles to augment our pasta dish. Unfortunately I pulled a cucumber out of the fridge instead of a zucchini! John snitched a few strands out of my … Continue reading

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Tilapia with pesto and roasted vegetables. 10/22/22

We took the humble tilapia and elevated it with a perfect cook, a homemade pesto, and delicious roasted carrots, zucchini, and red onion. Our dishes were garnished with a drizzle of olive oil and a chiffonade of fresh basil. I … Continue reading

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Buffalo chicken wings and salad. 10/17/22

When I suggested we have chicken on Monday John voted for these chicken wings. This is the ultimate easy dinner and probably one of the more expensive ways to eat chicken wings without getting them at a restaurant or as … Continue reading

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