Category: Entree

TOMATO VINAIGRETTE

“Our souls knead poetry.” Love this recipe because it’s tweakable and because it can be used on both veggies and mild meats.  Haven’t tried it on beef but the future looks bright for such an attempt. INGREDIENTS: 2 T olive oil 1 T tarragon vinegar OR 1 T red wine vinegar with 1 t basil 2 t…

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A REAL CHEESY MEAL

“Luck exists in leftovers.”   Japanese Proverb Well, I’m back to leftovers.  We’re leaving on a short, 5 day trip to visit a granddaughter and her husband.  One of my major projects after I stopped the mail and alerted the bank of our travel plans, involved eating up the leftovers.  One of my previous posts…

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LENTIL STEW

“Goals don’t start in our brain, they start in our heart.” Big goal for this grandma – find a bunch of easy and interesting side dishes to give a bit of spark to the usual.  Here’s a goodie.  The goodest part is the nutritional value of lentils.    It’s a super food, especially when combined…

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SHEPHERDS PIE

“Never try to teach a pig to sing.  You waste your time and you annoy the pig.”  Mark Twain I think this post is about experimenting.  That’s something people do when they want an answer to the question, what could go wrong? I’m rushing headlong into an experiment anyway because I remember my husband saying…

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LEFTOVER ATTITUDE

“Taste my tuna casserole.  Tell me if I put in too much fudge.”  Woody Allen I know a couple who have weathered many years of marriage together.  I never talked to him past “How are you doing?” and “Nice day, isn’t it.”  The wife, however, was a little more forthcoming about other parts of their…

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COUNTRY CAPTAIN CHICKEN

“Waiting is a trap.” Another yummy recipe simplified with the use of pasta sauce.  It’s quick and easy and has enough garnish selections to make it absolutely perfect for your taste buds. INGREDIENTS: chicken – my choice is generally boneless, skinless thighs, about 6 for this recipe olive oil 1 T curry powder 1 chopped…

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AFRICAN STEW

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”  Rumi This is another recipe with a version that uses pasta sauce.  Yes!  However, I didn’t want to use just that recipe because it contained curry powder, which my husband doesn’t care for.  So I found another recipe that contains cumin and knit the two…

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EASIEST CHICKEN WINGS

“If you hang out with chickens you’re going to cluck.  If you hang out with eagles you’re going to fly.”  Steve Maraboli I don’t know how I’m going to get this blog post to any reasonable length because there are only three ingredients in the recipe and one step in the distructions.  I could entertain…

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THE ZUCCHINI FAIRY

“We can’t spend our life hanging out under someone else’s umbrella and then complain that we’re getting wet.”  Edith Eve Eger Just as I hoped for.  The Zucchini Fairy paid a visit.  The other day I found these beauties on my front porch. Happy blessing!  Did I have some plans?  Oh, yes! The first thing…

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PIZZA POTATOES

“All joy in life must come from the inside.” I was having company for dinner.  Actually, I was having a casserole for dinner and company was joining me.  True confession – in spite of all the cooking that I do I’m always nervous when company comes to eat.  I need to get over that.  My…

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