Category Archives: Holidays

🐑 Rack of lamb, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. 4/8/20

We had a delicious Passover dinner with a rack of lamb that John sous vide and then finished on the grill, buttery mashed potatoes, and asparagus. It was a very springtime menu. We threw the diet out the window for … Continue reading

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⚓️ New Year’s Eve scallops. 12/31/19

Happy NYE and I hope you have celebrated responsibly.  Our scallop dinner was a fine way to usher in 2020. John seared some scallops and I made the broccoli, new potatoes, and tartar sauce. John bought a half bottle of … Continue reading

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🥬 Red lentils and ginger with creamed spinach. 12/26/19

Our house is still awash with baked goodies—rum cake, all sorts of cookies, focaccia, and panettone, but it is time to put the brakes on the endless eating. Oh, I have enjoyed it, the prime rib, the silky mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

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🎅🏻 Merry Christmas Eve! 12/24/19

Homemade panettone and rum cake!

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🦃 Belated Thanksgiving dinner. 12/2/19

We missed Thanksgiving because we were away on our trip. Our son had Thanksgiving at his house with his wife and family and her parents. Our daughter had a Friendsgiving. But John and I felt we should have our own … Continue reading

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🦃 Happy Early Thanksgiving! 11/8/19

Next week we are going to go to Southeast Asia. How exciting is that?! While we are there we are going to learn about history and see the sights plus take some culinary classes! We are really hoping to become … Continue reading

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🥬 Rosh Hashanah dinner. 9/29/19

We had a really fine dinner to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and it was vegetarian to boot! Our daughter and I went crazy baking. I made an apple pie since apples are symbolic for the holiday and our daughter made challah. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day dinner. 6/16/19

When I was growing up the thing that my father liked to do on Father’s Day was play golf all day and then come home and watch the U.S. Open on TV. I think for him, not being with the … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

We are back from our little vacation with our son and his kids. We ate a lot of marginal food – burgers, pizza, tacos, etc., anything that the kids wanted. There really was not much to blog about. I brought … Continue reading

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Dining at kid-friendly places

Yay! We have started our trip! One of the challenges for me is to find dining selections that now are supposed to be 1) things I like. 2) lower in carbs. 3) lower in calories. This is not an easy … Continue reading

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