Menu Plan

May Menu Plan

Well.  It’s the beginning of the month again, which means it’s time for menu planning!  Last month I didn’t post my plan because we were out of town for eleven days, and I kept having that nagging feeling that it’s not good practice to advertise extended absences (not that I have much to burgle anyways,… Continue reading May Menu Plan


5 ways to tell your husband that you love ‘im

 Hi!  Welcome to Life in the Married Lane!  If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.  Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay! Okay, so I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day (something about holidays that start with the word “Saint” and that it’s not so easy to find kosher V-day… Continue reading 5 ways to tell your husband that you love ‘im


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


Grilled Cheese and Jalapeno Sandwich

This sandwich came about because I didn’t have any tomatoes in the house.  You see, normally I enjoy my grilled cheese sandwiches with some sliced tomatoes and mayo.  Mmmmmm.  So, not that day.  No tomatoes to be had.  I did have jalapenos, though, since I still haven’t given them to Nikki Flores.  I was a… Continue reading Grilled Cheese and Jalapeno Sandwich


Warning: Do not lead with the cheese puffs

I had a plan for Little Man’s dinner the other day.  I was warming up a very yummy (I thought) cheese sandwich in the toaster oven, but he was hungry right now.  So I put him in his high chair and gave him some of the cheese puff things that I usually reserve for bribery… Continue reading Warning: Do not lead with the cheese puffs


A Summer Smoothie

After frolicking in the park, we stopped by Whole Foods to pick up a few key items.  While in the frozen aisle, I noticed that there were kosher frozen fruits!  Strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, mixed fruit, peaches!  I’ve been craving cold and sweet lately (and successfully resisting the urge to get that pint of Ben and… Continue reading A Summer Smoothie

Home stuff

I love you, Cuisinart Smart Stick

I make the equivalent of Thanksgiving every week.  It’s for Shabbos, and even though it’s usually just me, hub and little man, I still make, on average: a chicken dish two to three salads soup one to two side dishes, like kugel or veggies cholent dessert challah Every week.  When we’re invited out for a… Continue reading I love you, Cuisinart Smart Stick

Home stuff

With Ingredients You can Pronounce

Interestingly, there are no guidelines by the FDA or USDA which define “natural foods.”  Apparently, since all food require some degree of processing, either mechanically, chemically or by temperature, it’s tricky to decide what exactly constitutes “natural.”  (Organic foods do have parameters and certification, by the way)(Wikipedia-Natural Foods). What this means for all of us… Continue reading With Ingredients You can Pronounce