Sausage, Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup

I made this soup Monday evening for dinner.  It was after I had made a crisp ( to be posted about later this week) and was feeling like I needed to make something more , ah-hem, healthy to exist on. Monday was my day off/pay off for working the weekend.  I find it to beContinue reading “Sausage, Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup”

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”

Creamy Pasta Fagioli Soup with Turkey Sausage

I am all confused on my days.  Yesterday felt like Monday.  Today feels like Tuesday.  And if today feels like Tuesday then it also feels like I am missing my first day of work.  And that makes me feel a bit anxious.  And by bit, I mean real anxious.  I keep looking down at my watch,Continue reading “Creamy Pasta Fagioli Soup with Turkey Sausage”

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

You know what’s scary?  Hummingbirds.  Yeah, those little birds whose wings never stop beating and they beat at like a million miles a second.   That little thing scared the bejesus outta me.  Alfred Hitchcock like. I was sitting on my patio, minding my own business, and this hummingbird does a Topgun fly by, MaverickContinue reading “Apple Walnut Chicken Salad”