Summer Squash Stuffed Boats

I was standing in the middle of a parking lot, shoulder to shoulder with strangers on one side and gossiping/people watching with Mel on the other, just rows from the stage,  preparing for what would be one of the best concerts I have ever been to, when my mind wandered to my hydrator and its contentsContinue reading “Summer Squash Stuffed Boats”

Soba Noodles w/ Chicken + Ginger Peanut Sauce

Happy Monday y’all!  I hope your weekend was rejuvenating or successful or so jam-packed full of crazy going-ons that going back to work is a sort of relief.  That is a sign of an awesome weekend!   Mine was great.  Thanks for asking 🙂  I worked, and ran, and listened to baseball, and mowed, and trimmed, and baked, and ….wellContinue reading “Soba Noodles w/ Chicken + Ginger Peanut Sauce”

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

There is a pound of spaghetti sitting in the depths of my stomach…making me all happy and cozy and little sleepy.  The sleepy bit might be because I have been up since 5am.  Or it’s the carbs.  It’s a toss-up.  Either way, I am overly content…as my dad would say, ‘if I were any better, I wouldContinue reading “Spaghetti alla Carbonara”

Cassoulet…oh la la

At the beginning of a week, I enjoy making a large one (or sometimes two) pot meal that will take me through the entire week.  Nothing overly fancy or complicated, just wholesome, healthy, and filling.  Flavors that get richer and more intense as the week goes by, leaving me just as content on Thursday or FridayContinue reading “Cassoulet…oh la la”

Asparagus and Bacon Pizza

Happy Monday!!!  I say this as I am downing my 20th cup of coffee, after hitting the snooze button 7 times, and a shower that was rushed and left me wondering if I actually used soap.  Yep, it is one of those Mondays.  So, still Happy Monday!! even though it might be a bit forcedContinue reading “Asparagus and Bacon Pizza”

Basil is Green

Crud BUCKETS! Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day.  ‘ I just searched my closet…I haven’t a green piece of clothing in my closet, in my dresser, in my hamper, on my floor… Please don’t pinch me…I bruise like a tomato.  And why the pinching?  I would never pinch you…unless you were just sitting there, minding yourContinue reading “Basil is Green”

I hope you like mushrooms..

How was your Monday? Mine was pretty decent…work went fast and there was less traffic on the road ( thank you Mr. Lincoln, Washington, and the rest of y’all.).  I thoroughly enjoyed my almond butter/apple butter sandwich on Ezekiel bread at lunch.  I had a good talk with mom on the drive home.  It was aContinue reading “I hope you like mushrooms..”

Gnocchi with Pesto

February, cold, cloudy, dreary… makes me understand why bears hibernate.  They don’t like the month of February either. Kinda wish I could sleep through it too.  Plus, they get to eat a ton before they go to sleep….that I wish I could do too. But since we are not bears, we must get through February.  And tryContinue reading “Gnocchi with Pesto”