Category Archives: Holidays

Potstickers with bok choy in oyster sauce. 1/1/22

Happy New Year’s Day, 2022! I have now been writing this blog for over 10 years. During this time I have been at a good weight, at a bad weight, and at a good weight again. The cycles of dieting … Continue reading

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Lasagna. 12/31/21

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our daughter made lasagna to help us ring out the old year. She uses Ronzoni oven-ready noodles and follows the package instructions. I made my cornmeal and molasses pudding for dessert. It is actually hasty pudding adapted … 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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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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Potato latkes. 12/5/21

Sunday night was the last night of Hanukkah so we fired up our electric wok with plenty of oil and made potato latkes. Actually John did all this and I just devoured the crispy potato pancakes. We and our daughter … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers night. 11/25-26/21

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate in the U.S. I hope your dinner went well and you were able to enjoy being with your friends and relatives this year. John and I hosted 10 people and the preparations were done … Continue reading

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Deconstructed stuffed cabbage. 9/21/21

This was our last dinner before leaving on vacation. I made it in the Instant Pot. Even though it was simpler than actually stuffing the cabbage leaves it was still a lot of work. Delicious, though. Since we were celebrating … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner! Scallops, new potatoes, collards and corn. 9/14/21

This simple but delicious dinner was John’s choice for his birthday. I must admit that I had to put him to work cooking the scallops and he did his usual wonderful job. I steamed the potatoes and sautéed the collards … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah celebration. 9/6/21

The dinner we had with our celebration was pretty ho-hum, a grilled flank steak and half potato plus Brussels sprouts. But the celebration platter and the fabulous round braided challah that our daughter made were spectacular! On our platter we … Continue reading

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Father’s Day celebration. 6/19/21

We had a family cookout on Saturday in honor of our two dads, John and our son. The grandkids were excited to have “Zayde burgers” and we had some tasty salads and a banana cake (made by me!) with vanilla … Continue reading

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