Last week my sister Marianne and her cute little family came to visit for my daughter Elena’s fourth birthday. It was so nice to see them! I have mostly lived away from family during my marriage, and now my sister is a 3 hour drive away. Yay! Many more get-togethers to come. One night for… Continue reading Summer Kababs
Today at the grocery store, bell peppers were on sale, so I decided we would have fajitas tonight. I also had ingredients for pico de gallo, so I decided to give that a try. For the protein meal, I did a really easy salsa verde chicken in the crock pot. Fajitas are really simple. I… Continue reading Fajitas con Pico de Gallo
This was one of those spur-of-the-moment cooking experiments that was a success! I was making my husband enchiladas, which I can’t eat. Normally I make myself some mexi-rice for this meal, but I had run out of time to cook rice, and I even felt too lazy to cook low-pro pasta. I had some cabbage… Continue reading Cabbage Burritos!
I thought I’d try making these again. I used zucchini this time. Also, I asked on facebook what people like to put in their stuffed peppers, and it occurred to me that the sauce is maybe what makes the difference. I decided to try an Old El Paso sauce. I chose Roasted Tomato and really… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers again
This is another restaurant inspiration. I’ll admit, when we were first married, my cooking repertoire was sort of small. When I was single I was ok repeating spaghetti, pasta, tomato soup, etc. But Now that I have a family I like to create variety. I have gradually been collecting more and more recipes that are… Continue reading Southwest Salad
This is easy and yummy! Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F Chop cauliflower into small pieces Slice brussel sprouts in half In a bowl or ziplic bag cover the veggies in olive oil Spread veggies onto a baking sheet Sprinkle salt over veggies Cook for 20 minutes
First I sauteed diced onions. Meanwhile I sliced cherry tomatoes in half. Then added those and some garlic to the pan. I sprinkled lots of basil and a little salt and oregano on the tomatoes. I let those simmer on medium low heat for a while. Then I added some marinara sauce with about a… Continue reading Pasta and Creamy Tomato Sauce