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You ever get a hankering to have a certain dish that you normally don’t make on a regular basis. I did tonight. I wanted some tabbouleh. I had a delicious tabbouleh salad at my friend’s Garden party last weekend. I wanted to enjoy that taste again tonight. Problem! I didn’t quiet have all the ingredients … Continue reading

What’s for dinner? Question has been solved.

What’s for dinner? Question has been solved.

One day on Living Social they had a coupon for half off Emeals. Basically, Emeals is a site that pretty much gives you the menu, directions and shopping list for dinners 7 days a week. Fortunately for me, I am single so the meals for 2 also provides lunch for the next day. I went to 2 dinner grocery stores to get my things on the list. I like going to 2 different grocery stores because each store has a different specialty. going to both grocery stores my total bill from both stores was 70.00 for the week. I have spent more than that getting random stuff that might make a meal for one or 2 days. The first day meal is a white wine chicken with vegetable rice pilaf with strawberries. Tonight the meal is shrimp noodle pasta with mango berry. Both meals were delicious and I was able to have the extra for lunch the next day. The serving amounts for each meals is exact that there isn’t a shortage and there isn’t a whole lot of leftovers that you don’t want to eat later because there is so much.

I don’t know how you feel about menu planners but this is the best I have seen yet. Easy to assemble meals that took 30-45 minutes to prepare tops. No looking in the refrigerator trying to figure out what you are going to make for dinner.

Try out the Emeals!


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More veggies please

Tonight’s vegetarian meal. Summertime is the time that people reinvest in there new years goals because the weather is nicer and there is less clothing to cover your imperfections. Also, summertime is perfect for the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables. Tonight was no different. I always tell my vegetarian friend that I am not … Continue reading

“Leftovers make you …

“Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: ‘I’m saving food!’ Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: ‘I’m saving my life!’”

– George Carlin, comedian

The hardest part about cooking for one is the fact that you have leftovers. For some people this is a good thing but for me I dislike leftovers. I like variety and I have a hard time eating the same thing. However, this week I am trying to be more sustainable by not having too much waste. I gave myself a leftover challenge. So last Friday I made a delicious Corn Beef, cabbage and red potatoes. I ate that on Friday and Saturday and then I was like nope can’t do it but I couldn’t just let it go to waste so this week I made a corn beef sandwich on miche bread. A awesome sandwich with corn beef and sauteed onions, peppers on a rustic wheat bread. Thanks to Madison Sour Dough for the delicious miche bread. The next day I made my version of corn beef hash. My version is less mushy like the can version. I chopped up some leftover corn beef hash and the red potatoes. Sauteed all of the chopped up red potatoes and corn beef with peppers and onion and had that with some leftover toasted buttered miche bread. Delicious! Which gave me the next idea of making homemade butter because whipped homemade butter taste best with a rustic wheat bread such as miche. Now I have about 3 ounces of corn beef left any ideas on what I should make next that I will love to eat?

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I found Good BBQ in Madison WI :-)

One thing my sister won’t pass up is some good BBQ. So lately, we had a hankering for some good quality BBQ.  Most of the time we hit the Famous Dave’s but lately the Dave’s has gone too corporate chain restaurant and their quality of food has diminished as well as service. I have tried … Continue reading

Soul Food!

As I mentioned in a previous post that I went to a restaurant that had a soul food night on the menu. What they had on the menu for soul food is spaghetti, ribs, greens, fried chicken, sweet potatoes and of course mac and cheese. The true definition of Soul Food is soul food traditional … Continue reading