Long Long Hiatus

Bottles and baby needs have superceded fun and diverse dinners for a while

Bottles and baby needs have superceded fun and diverse dinners for a while

When I made the last post in the spring of 2014, I knew that it would be a while before our next shared dinner.  The growing season had arrived, and our small vegetable farm requires all of our attention over from May-October.

Just as I planned to resume posting, surprise!  We had a baby 🙂 I’d love to get back to recording our dinners- what went well and what didn’t.  But it looks like October 2015 might be the soonest we’ll have time.

In the meantime, we are eating, but not especially fun diverse meals.  Looking forward to next year’s meals with a toddler to impress, as well.

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Chive Scalloped Potatoes, Hearty Oat-Wheat Bread

The bread was, as always, awesome!oatmeal wheat bread
The potatoes turned out very well. There aren’t any leftovers because we are to the very end of last year’s potato crop. They are small, and difficult to peel. Continue reading

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Leftover Pork Wraps and French Fries

That delicious pork we fixed for early Easter dinner? It returned tonight for wraps!  A quick and easy dinner for a busy night.  Tasty way to use up some of the leftovers.Pork Wraps and French Fries

French fries by Mark. Continue reading

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Oatmeal Waffles

My very favorite waffles are Belgian waffles, but they have so much butter in them, I could just hand everyone a stick of butter for dinner.oatmeal waffles
So, we usually make these also very delicious oatmeal waffles. The flavor is excellent, the texture is nice, and they are pretty close to healthy.
We also had sausage links.

Everybody loved dinner.

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BLTs with Turkey Bacon

Sean fixed dinner last night!  By request, we had BLTs.  I bought turkey bacon.
This was my first BLT with Turkey bacon. I think this was my first turkey bacon ever. Continue reading

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Grilled chicken and barbecue potatoes

Last night, we grilled some chicken for dinner. Mark said “it tastes like chicken”, which means he didn’t like it. Sean enjoyed it; I liked it well enough.  broccoli and chickenWe tend to stick with chicken dishes that have overpowering other flavors (sauces, veggies, etc.), because Mark doesn’t like the flavor of chicken itself. Continue reading

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Quesadillas

We were going to have black bean and corn quesadillas, but we have already eaten all of our black beans from last year.  So, I cooked up some of the Vermont cranberry dried beans, heated them with some frozen corn, paprika, salt, and pepper, and added pepperjack cheese.  The pepperjack might have added a bit too much heat, but no one complained.

Delicious Quesadillas

Delicious Quesadillas

We had 2 mushrooms going bad in the fridge, so I got to eat put those in my quesadillas.  Mushrooms in quesadillas are such a happy treat. Continue reading

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No Meat Spaghetti

This is super easy to make, and tastes pretty good. Sean always prefers meat sauce, but this is an excellent alternative.  I dump everything in a pan and simmer for an hour.no meat spaghetti
We used our new favorite Ronzoni 100% whole grain spaghetti! (I am still excited and a bit wondrous that we found whole wheat pasta that isn’t bitter!) Continue reading

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El Paso Sliders

I ate these yummy burgers at a party years ago, but had never made them at home, until now.

El Paso Sliders, Rice Pilaf, and Green Beans

El Paso Sliders, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans

Mixed with taco seasoning and onion, topped with pepper jack cheese, and grilled to perfection- these were so good!  I used some dinner rolls Continue reading

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Lentil Tomato Soup

We tried a new recipe for spicy lentil soup tonight.  While it was cooking, the smell made me want to cry.  Not because it was especially bad, but because I knew dinner was going to be icky. Continue reading

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