Tag: quick meals

bacon broccoli risotto

bacon broccoli risotto

  When I was little my mom didn’t cook a ton.  She made maybe six or seven dishes.  One of the dishes she used to make was cheesy broccoli casserole.  It had white rice, chicken, broccoli and some kind of condensed cream of something soup. […]

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

Cooking dinner these days has been a little different than in the past.  Long gone are the days of trying to spend hours in the kitchen prepping dinner.  Baby girl makes that a little difficult when she is still in unpredictable with her feedings.  By […]

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

soup sundays: cauliflower leek soup

  I am now at the end of my pregnancy (I HOPE!!!!) so spending hours in the kitchen sounds less appealing to me.  I get tired so easily just standing these days that I don’t want to be slumped over my kitchen counters chopping and […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]

springtime ramp and garlic soup

springtime ramp and garlic soup

  April showers brings May flowers colds.  Ughh!  I have been hit with the change of season bug.  And let me tell you it is not fun.  The only thing that has sounded good the past week has been a really brothy soup.  But I […]

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week I like to make quick meals.  We also don’t eat a ton of pasta during the week.  But this past week was an exception.  I had made pesto on the weekend that I wanted to use up.  Since my husband is […]

potato and vegetable frittata

potato and vegetable frittata

  [dropcap]L[/dropcap]azy Saturdays at home are my favorite.  Often times our weekends are full and we don’t have time to just relax.  When we are out running errands we usually grab brunch somewhere.  So it’s a treat if we actually get to brunch at home. […]

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week our meals are for the most part healthy.  We have a good rotation of meatless meals, healthy salads with homemade dressings and some carb-free menu items.  As you can tell by reading ANY post of mine, there is usually always an abundance […]

soup sundays: tuscan bean with roasted cauliflower soup

soup sundays: tuscan bean with roasted cauliflower soup

  When my husband goes out of town for work my desire to cook myself dinner becomes essentially non-exisistent.  I lose all my domestic skills instantaneously. It’s ironic that even though I was single for years and cooked myself dinner all the time, but once he leaves […]

soup sundays: tomato cauliflower soup

soup sundays: tomato cauliflower soup

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I was single living alone I cooked for myself all the time.  I often made most of my meals on the grill because it was easy to whip up food for one.  Most of the time I probably made dinner 4-5 nights a week […]