Category Archives: Special occasion

Autumn soup, hummus, and tabbouleh 9/30/22

Tonight we dressed up our leftover Autumn soup with a strip of bacon each. I made a double batch last week which makes about 10-12 servings. The recipe below is the full fat version. I use about 1/4 of the … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah dinner. 9/25/22

Although we are not religious, we still like to celebrate the holidays of both our traditions. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and begins the Ten Days of Awe which end up on Yom Kippur. As with all good … Continue reading

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Steak, grilled potato, and asparagus. 9/16/22

Tonight we are finishing up our celebrations. Our final celebration is marking the anniversary of John’s retiring from full-time employment. We have enjoyed these years without the tedious commute and the office politics. Better that he be employed as my … Continue reading

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A fine dining dinner. 9/15/22

Mostly John and I cook at home every night. But sometimes we splurge, go off our diets, and let someone else do the cooking. Since this is our 50th anniversary year, and John’s birthday, plus the anniversary of John’s retirement … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass, Vichy carrots, zucchini and onions. 9/14/22

This was John’s birthday dinner! He chose Chilean sea bass and we negotiated on the vegetables. He said he wanted two vegetable instead of a starch and a vegetable. After he decided that he wanted the zucchini, onions, and garlic … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, steamed potatoes, snow peas. 8/13/22

John and I sat in the dining room for dinner tonight. Usually we are in the family room with the TV on but we decided that scallops needed our full attention. John was in charge of searing the scallops and … Continue reading

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Grilled steak, grilled potatoes, salad 7/19/22

Greetings from the Olympic Peninsula as we begin our homeward trek. Tonight we we are staying at the Quillayute River Resort which has self-catering units. We are so excited to be cooking together again! John does a masterful job grilling … Continue reading

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Anniversary dinner 7/17/22

This road trip we are taking through Canada and the Pacific Northwest is in celebration of John and my 50th Anniversary! Yes, by simply cooking together you too can achieve fifty years of wedded bliss! Haha, just kidding, it takes … Continue reading

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Scallops with roasted broccolini and asparagus. 6/17/22

Originally I had planned on making asparagus and a salad. When I went to the grocery store they had a pack of asparagus and broccolini together for $5. I shifted gears and decided that asparagus and broccolini totally went together … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Specials 5/8/22

My kids made me some special treats for Mother’s Day! Since I have to go back on my diet on Monday, I really enjoyed these over the weekend!! First, my daughter made this delicious Swedish tea ring. Usually it has … Continue reading

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