For the last of this week’s crazy schedule easy dinners, I selected a recipe in “Food Network Magazine” for a flat bread sandwich that was a copy of one served at a famous restaurant called Cosi. I’ve never been to that restaurant, but how hard could a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil on a dressed… Read More
Archives for August 2012
I have to confess that more and more often lately the thought has crossed my mind that I’m the only person in America who feels frustrated by the difficulty of making family dinners work. Nobody else ever seems to complain about the challenge like I do. And I’m beginning to wonder why I bother to… Read More
“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” – Barbara Jordan, American Politician
This year’s raspberry crop is the best ever! Thanks Dad for having faith that one day those transplanted canes would one day deliver. The best… ever.
Sometimes the best plans just don’t happen. I had intended to make marinated chicken kebabs following a recipe in one of Sunday’s newspapers. It looked really good and easy and I figured I had all of the ingredients in the house. But the weather tossed a monkey wrench into my plan. There was no way… Read More
The only thing I like better than getting requests for what to cook for dinner, is when someone else requests to make dinner! Annie has had it in her mind to prepare gnocchi with a vodka sauce, a recipe she’s enjoyed in a local restaurant. She’s been wanting to make this dinner for a few… Read More
I actually like to receive requests for dinner. That’s one less dinner I need to come up with on my own. One recipe request could potentially save me 15 minutes of pondering since I can be so indecisive. I know, I should get a life. So when Joe saw the cover of the King Arthur… Read More
Louisa has activities scheduled during dinnertime for most of the nights this week. Between soccer practice and dance classes, the kid keeps me busy, and challenged when it comes to planning dinners. While I strongly believe in family dinners eaten together most nights, it’s been virtually impossible this week since none of us want to… Read More
“But that damn tomato. It refuses to submit to human whim or desire. Withholding itself until late June or July, or even mid-August, depending on where you live, it keeps the BLT a seasonal creature.” – Michele Anna Jordan – “The BLT Cookbook”
We’ve moved into squash season in our farm share. Who knew there was a squash season? But with the baskets filled with different squash varieties, both summer and winter, I need to figure out what to do with them VERY QUICKLY!