Category Archives: Kitchen tips

Easy chicken Marsala with green beans and rutabaga. 6/21/21

I am so glad that it is finally cool enough in the evening to make one of our menu dinners! This is chicken Marsala is super simple. Rather than make a cream sauce, we use a packet of McCormick’s chicken … Continue reading

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Southwest salad. 6/18/21

It is still quite hot here, maybe not quite as hot as yesterday, but still a salad kind of dinner day. This spicy chicken salad is one of our go-tos when the weather demands a no-cook dinner. I buy pulled … Continue reading

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Seared tuna and salad with nuoc cham 6/17/21

Our town hit 108F according to the gauge on our car. I suggested to John that maybe our planned dinner, White Beans and Kale Stew, was probably not the best choice. Since we were visiting Costco we picked up some … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with egg zoodles. 6/16/21

Tonight was supposed to be our traditional Pasta Wednesday but the idea of boiling a big pot of water when the outside temperature was in the 90’s made it a non-starter. We decided our fallback dinner would be a BFD … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with soft scrambled eggs. 6/13/21

When I was thinking about what to prepare for my BFD (Breakfast For Dinner) I first thought about just keeping it uber-simple and make scrambled eggs, a veggie patty, and toast. Problem with that is it really takes too short … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass with asparagus and butternut squash. 6/12/

In the interest of making the cooking and clean-up as easy as possible we cooked our entire dinner in the oven. The last time I made butternut squash I had a bunch of cubes leftover so I froze them raw … Continue reading

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Penne with mushrooms and kale. 6/10/21

I love Pasta Wednesday! And I can probably spin out a different variety of pasta, mushrooms and vegetable indefinitely! John and I have really grown to prefer the taste of whole grain pasta (Barilla) and it is better for us, … Continue reading

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Salmon and sauce Grabiche with cauliflower rice and green beans. 6/8/21

This dinner was supposed to be made and eaten on Monday but, my bad, we decided we would rather have popcorn and drinks for supper yesterday. So the salmon got pushed to today and we have decided to eliminate the … Continue reading

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A little chicken, a lot of veggies 6/3/21

John bought some bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs to grill and I decided that I would be better off with some of my Costco precooked chicken breast warmed through with a little BBQ sauce. I laid my slices on cauliflower rice. … Continue reading

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Salmon with mango salsa, rice, asparagus

This colorful plate was as good as it looks. The real stars were the mango salsa and the perfectly cooked salmon. John brined the salmon in 1 quart of water with 2 tablespoon of salt that was stirred thoroughly to … Continue reading

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