Monthly Archives: April 2014

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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Easter Dinner

Happy Easter!

Our extended family celebrated together last week, so we planned a “small” feast at home.  The temperature outside today was just about as perfect as it can ever be, and the sun shone!  Steak on the grill (by Mark), it was!

An Easter Feast

An Easter Feast: Steak, rice pilaf, oatmeal bread, applesauce, steamed broccoli, salad, and homemade “Vintage Lemonade”

We made the lemonade Continue reading

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Our family likes Indian food! Sadly, there isn’t a restaurant anywhere close to us 😦 On the bright side, we are learning to make a few Indian dishes well.
Our kids always ordered Chicken Tikka Masala when we lived in a community with Indian restaurants, so we’ve given that a try. The results are surprisingly positive!

Chicken Tikka Masala and NaanThis meal does require advance planning.  It’s not something we can do unless we have a full day to work on it.  The day begins Continue reading

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Early Easter Dinner

We celebrated an early Easter dinner with family from out of town last week.

We fixed a stuffed Pork Loin from the Homemade Winter Cookbook (Yvette van Boven), baked some dinner rolls, and took mashed potatoes and a green salad.  In addition, we ate fruit salad, green beans, and angel food cake.  A delicious family feast!Early Easter Dinner

This is our second attempt with stuffed pork.  Continue reading

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