Category Archives: Easy

Shrimp tacos, Mexican rice, spicy beans. 1/25/23

Wednesday’s dinner was more like what we normally eat at home. It was lighter on the fat and the portion size was certainly smaller than the gigantic steaks of yesterday. However, it was just as tasty and filling. John, as … Continue reading

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Ribeye steak, twice-baked potato, broccoli. 1/24/23

This vacation week is a cavalcade of food I do not usually eat. John seems excited by the prospect of dinners that include beef, cheese, and butter plus salty, crunchy snacks with cocktails. It is our son’s birthday week and … Continue reading

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Penne with tomato sauce and meatballs. 1/23/23

As often happens when I make pasta I am so excited to eat it that I forget to take a picture. Luckily there are plenty of images on the internet of penne and meatballs. Although I purchased pre-made frozen meatballs, … Continue reading

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Shrimp street tacos and salmon summer rolls. 1/22/23

I am always trying to find items which will not blow my food budget when we are on a road trip. Although these tacos came with chips (which I gave away to my dining partners), shrimp and corn tortillas are … Continue reading

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Hamburger and salad. 1/20/23

Tonight we enjoyed a hamburger which John cooked beautifully on the grill. If I could only choose one way to eat beef it would be this, a simple burger with a slice of onion on a bun with a smear … Continue reading

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Classic chicken dinner, 1/16/23 and Open-faced tilapia sandwich with salad, 1/17/23

Apparently I forgot to post yesterday so today is a two-fer. My classic chicken dinner is always served with butternut squash, rutabaga, or potato mash. Sometimes, like Monday night, it is a combination because I don’t have enough of any … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner 1/15/23

This is my iconic Breakfast for Dinner plate. No bells and whistles, it is just straightforward eggs, toast and a plant-based sausage patty. Along with a hot cup of tea this dinner is the perfect easy meal to end my … Continue reading

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Noodles and zoodles with spicy tomato sauce. 1/13/23

On our menu this week we were supposed to be having noodles and zoodles with peanut sauce. The peanut sauce dish was just more trouble than I felt like going to so I switched the sauce to the spicy tomato … Continue reading

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Fusilli arrabiata over kale. 1/11/23

I made a spaghetti sauce that started with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic and added two tablespoons of tomato paste, a tablespoon of dried oregano, and a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Since arrabiata means “angry” in Italian my … Continue reading

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Tilapia sub with coleslaw 1/10/23

Tonight’s simple dinner satisfied a craving for a sub. John cooked the fish quickly in a pan on the stovetop. I toasted the rolls under the broiler. I also made the coleslaw and some tartar sauce. The tartar sauce is … Continue reading

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