Meal plan for the week July 27-August 4, 2013

It’s been awhile, I know! But now that my summer theater is over, it’s time to get back in the kitchen.   Saturday, I made Rachael Ray’s Drunken Tuscan Pasta , which, yes, uses an entire bottle of Chianti. You also don’t have to use Kale. You can use spinach or chard (I used rainbow chard … Continue reading

Meal plan though March 30, 2013

Today: Prima Ballerina Salad Thursday: Rachael Ray’s speedy southwest: Steak and tomato/avocado salad Friday: Out to dinner! Saturday: Lunch: Salad with tuna and avocado 3.24: Scrambled eggs with peppers 3.25: Nigella’s steak recipe from Nigellissima (steak in marinade) 3.26: Mozzarella salad 3.27: Roasted salmon and veggies 3.28: Holy Thursday 3.29: Good Friday–day of fast and abstinence, … Continue reading

Menu plan for Christmas Week 2012

When I’m home for Christmas break, I love to cook, especially when it’s going to be chilly like it’s forecasted to be. This year is a bit busier than other years, but I’ve still got a lot of cooking planned. Here’s what’s up: (bold is a new recipe!) Tomorrow: Assuming no other dinner plans pop up, … Continue reading

Cooking with Julia: Concombres au buerre

So tomorrow is Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In her honor, I re-watched Julie and Julia, got Vol. II of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and started reading a book of her letters with Avis DeVoto. I am in full French Cooking mode. I’m not alone; quite a bit of the blogosphere is as well. PBS has … Continue reading

Fourth of July Menu

Two links for your fourth–these are what I always make for this holiday, and since I have very few opportunities to make “holiday centric” food, I relish these. And I found my pie plate, so the pie is a go! These are both from The Pioneer Woman, although the Pasta Salad is from Barefoot Contessa … Continue reading

Meal plan for the week of May 20th, 2012

This week’s meal plan: Monday: Spaghetti with Lemon and Crab; Greek village salad Tuesday: Eating out Wednesday: Rio Grande Spice Rub Steaks; Mexican Fiesta Salad (from Rachael Ray’s “Thirty Minute Meals”- Thursday: Out to eat w/ church group Weekend: TBD. It’s a long weekend, so that usually means lots of time for cooking! Usually I … Continue reading