Monthly Archives: August 2015

Country Ribs

  Another 15-minute-dinner.   It takes a bit of pre-planning, but this dinner came together in the time it took to cook the Brussels sprouts.  I had browned the ribs and put them into the Crockpot after breakfast.  The barley … Continue reading

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Tapenade in Dressing 

   This bottled tapenade was really condensed, thus VERY salty.  I cut it with sour cream, and it was quite delightful on top of the roasted chicken breast the other night.  A little goes a very long way to adding … Continue reading

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Israeli Cous Cous and Chicken 

   A fifteen-minute dinner.  Sauté some chopped onions and red peppers with a cup of Israeli cous cous.  Add 1-1/4 cups of boiling water.  Cover and turn heat as low as it will go.   Set a timer for about … Continue reading

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What has six eyes and red hair?

   Answer:  Tonight’s enchiladas!

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Anasazi Beans

   So many beans start out very colorful, but cook up to a less lustrous appearance.  These Anasazi beans were very flavorful atop white rice, accompanying a jalapeño cheeseburger, grilled onions, tomato slices, and a generous handful of freshly-roasted red … Continue reading

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   We had to do a double take on these beauties. Definitely real!  Aren’t they gorgeous? Another benefit of visiting Tucson. 

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Pizza for The Old Jersey Lady

   I had intended for this to be a chicken and broccoli pizza, but there were so many toppings, that I didn’t bother with the chicken.   Here it is ready to pop into a 525-degree oven.  There was some … Continue reading

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A New Fad – The “Bowl”

We first came across this concept when we were fulltiming and stayed in Eugene, Oregon, for eight months in 2006. There was a restaurant there called YUM! that was in a shopping center that also housed a Barnes and Noble … Continue reading

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Crispy Chicken Strips with Ginger Dressing 

   I’ve been experimenting with the ratio of the semi-dried ginger in the dressing, and we are finding that some uses require much more of the ginger than others.  As a dressing for these crispy chicken strips, I put in … Continue reading

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Souper Supper 

   We met friends for lunch yesterday, so for dinner, we had this lovely chicken, vegetable, and bean soup, with spinach, grape tomatoes and red peppers in a bit of a salad.   Crispy toasted focaccia provided the needed crunch. 

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Fading Rose

   Every day we walked by this rosebush, but the wind was always blowing just enough to jiggle the lovely blossoms.   I couldn’t help myself – I just had to have a portrait! With the help of Mobile Monet, … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad with Ginger Dressing

A new discovery! Semi-dried ginger!! I’ve never been overly pleased with the regulation powdered, dried ginger that is found in the spice area of the grocery store. It has a wee bit of flavor, but not much, and it tastes … Continue reading

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Beef, Bacon, and Peruano Beans

   A bit of a burger, a half slice of bacon on a fresh-yesterday sesame bun, and a bowl of Peruano beans and bulgur.  The bean soup has Texas sweet onions, marinated tomato bits, some fresh tomatoes, some Italian seasoning, … Continue reading

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Crispy Burrito with Squiggly Sour Cream and Spanish Rice 

   A sour cream container is slow to empty around here, so I thought that a squeeze container would be just the ticket.  It keeps unwanted air and other debris from getting into the product.   I thought it might … Continue reading

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Resurrection Pizza

   Remember the pizza I made a few days ago?  We’ve been eating the other half for lunch over the last couple of days.  Yesterday I added a strip of mozzarella on each slice and plunked in a few nibbles … Continue reading

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