Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Meatless Monday-Black Beans

Here’s what you will need to make the quesadillas. cheese (I like colby jack cheese) flour tortillas ~~If you want to make your own tortillas check out this post on Clockwork Lemon 4 ounce can of diced green chilies (drained) 1/4 TBSP of cilantro leaves (chopped) or less…to taste ***typo fixed*** sour cream (if you …

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Sunday prep for Meatless Monday…

I know. It’s not Monday yet, but to allow anyone who wants to be meatless on Monday to make the meal I’m making. I am posting this week’s meatless Monday meal on Sunday. Crazy right? I’m a wacky, wacky girl. The neat thing about the dish I am making is that I’ll be able to …

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Garden Gab week 9….from my garden to my kitchen

I’m so excited.  Last week’s baby squash is now a big,  happy,  ready to eat squash this week.  My garden is now producing. It’s not much yet, but I know more is to come. I did get the tomatoes moved out of pots and into the dirt this week, which has been good for 2 …

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb everywhere….

I read a number of cooking blogs, I’m sure you’re not surprised to read that. This week I read two different posts about Rhubarb. Which seemed odd or fortuitous or something. Maybe I was meant to learn more about this oddly named plant. First, I had to figure out what exactly a rhubarb is. Shocking? …

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A few thoughts on couponing…..

My good friend Lane asked me to go grocery shopping with her and help her figure out how to coupon shop.  At the end of April she and I went to Kroger armed with her shopping list and my coupons.  I have written one , two…two coupon related posts on her Women Worth Knowing website. …

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Slow Cooker Recipes…..Spaghetti sauce

How versatile is spaghetti sauce? That’s a rhetorical question. It’s mighty versatile. I use this tomato-ey sauce in many dishes. I use it when I make spaghetti (duh), I use it when I make lasagna, stuffed peppers, and meatloaf. I use it when I make my ravioli bake. It’s freeze-able, can-able, store-able. If you have …

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An ode to the Grocery store….

I guess this is more of a love letter/rant than an ode, it’s not lyrical. I’m a bit of a grocery nut, Okay…I’m a lot of a grocery nut. I might even a bit of a grocery store snob. I know what I like. I like grocery stores with bin areas, large produce sections, stores …

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Something to share regarding meal planning…

I have been surfing, thinking, planning, and trying to decide what to do about the meal planning.  I failed to inventory my freezer this weekend, and I’ve been unable to pep talk myself into getting it done.  It’s already been a busy week and it’s not even half way over. Here is some of the …

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Birthday brain.

I meant to post yesterday, but it just did not happen.   I had a wonderful surprise yesterday.  My sweet husband planned a surprise birthday party for me.  It was a wonderful time.  🙂 So, I was off-line, unplugged, out in the world all day Sunday.  My birthday is Wednesday, so I’ve got a major …

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Garden Gab, Week 8. Munched, blooming and baby veggies.

Things are growing and flowering, and being munched in my garden. Well, and falling. Can’t forget the falling.  Note to self: Plant the tomato plants in the ground. Seriously. Do it soon.  They keep getting blown over and damaged when they fall.  Each plant is half of what it use to be now. The evil …

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