Menu Plan

Menu Plan for November 2-12

I’ve been doing some thinking about my menu planning.  While I do love the monthly planning concept, I found that I usually didn’t make at least one meal from the plan per week.  That resulted in a lot of leftover ingredients.  Also, I didn’t feel like I was utilizing the ingredients I have on hand… Continue reading Menu Plan for November 2-12


Eggplant Parmesan, or something like it

I’ve been married for nearly three years (our anniversary is next month!), and it’s only in recent months that I’ve mustered up the courage to, wait for it, make food without following a recipe.  My cookbooks were my lifeline to making edible food.  Without guidelines to follow, I felt all panicky and insecure.  How long… Continue reading Eggplant Parmesan, or something like it


Fast, Healthy Dinner Ideas Good for the Nine Days (and beyond!)

These are some easy, healthy dinner faves which work well during the Nine (meatless) Days.  These are the bare bones recipes; feel free to modify as desires.  Consider them dinner templates. Dinner #1 Elbow Macaroni Sliced Portobello mushrooms, sauteed in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika Hubby sprinkles cheese on his pasta, I… Continue reading Fast, Healthy Dinner Ideas Good for the Nine Days (and beyond!)