Ratatouille and Vegit Lasagna

[This post was an experiment. First post using only phone photos and my android WordPress app.] I made ratatouille for the first time today. Actually, I assembled it. The oven is preheating now. I have yet to see how it turns out or if my family will like it. This was not a fast and … Continue reading Ratatouille and Vegit Lasagna

blend until purple.

My daily addiction: 1 cup skim milk (90 calories) 1 cup fat free yogurt (any berry flavor) (100 calories) 2 fistfuls of frozen blueberries (1 cup = less than 85 calories) 6 frozen strawberries (about 5 calories each) blend until purple. An antioxidant, vitamin C loaded snack that tastes like dessert for around 300 calories! … Continue reading blend until purple.

poor jack.

I've murdered jack. cut him up into small chunks. Now, I'm boiling jack. pureeing jack. and freezing liquified jack. soon I'm going to bake him in a few loaves of bread. later this month, we might even turn him into soup. poor jack. (and his friend, Harry Potter.) Check out the recipes - both with … Continue reading poor jack.

how to be the best mom EVER! (for a few minutes anyway)

Her children rise up and call her blessed... Proverbs 31:28 ...because she threw frozen chicken wings in a crock pot, smothered them with a bottle of barbecue sauce and cooked them on high for four hours selflessly dedicated four hours to cooking perfect, fall off the bone tender chicken wings dripping in finger-licking good sauce. … Continue reading how to be the best mom EVER! (for a few minutes anyway)

Wassail. revised.

(I originally posted this back in December of 2008, but I've made a revision since then. I used to float cloves in a coffee filter, sealed with a twist tie. Not very Martha of me, I know. But I'm reformed. Check out the photo below.) When I was in high school and college, I sang … Continue reading Wassail. revised.

freezerburn soup.

So, what do you do with meat that's gotten a little freezer burn because it's been left in the freezer longer than it should have been? Don't throw it away! "Freezerburn Soup" is a favorite in this house. Here's how it works: Around the holidays, FirstHusband smokes an abundance of meat in the smoker because … Continue reading freezerburn soup.

1/8 cup of chocolate syrup helps the vitamin c and potassium go down.

It's sometimes a daily challenge to get my kids to eat fruit. In my house, when a kid stands in front of the fridge with the door open, this is my "go to" snack. If I offer this up before they head over to the pantry, they don't have time to choose carbs over fruit. … Continue reading 1/8 cup of chocolate syrup helps the vitamin c and potassium go down.

we collect black bananas. really.

We go through bananas pretty quick in this house, but occasionally, we find a few black, soft bananas on our little banana hanger. Before they start to grow hair and drip, we pop them in the freezer, skin and all. We collect bananas for a few months until we have enough to bake our favorite … Continue reading we collect black bananas. really.

it’s easy to cook dinner. what’s difficult is to cook dinner EVERY DAY.

I've been cooking dinner. Every day. And I'm not talking frozen, microwavable meals. this is a big deal people. Yesterday, I made Pork Tenderloin Diane for the first time since I originally posted the recipe back in January. It's a fast, easy, cheap recipe with a light sauce made from deglazing a pan with lemon … Continue reading it’s easy to cook dinner. what’s difficult is to cook dinner EVERY DAY.

EASY Easter Bunny Cake

I originally blogged about this Easter Bunny Cake back in April 2009, but every year around Easter, it's my most popular post. If you make it, post a link to a photo or comment and let me know how it turned out! Growing up, my mom often made an Easter Bunny cake like the one … Continue reading EASY Easter Bunny Cake