Tag Archives: Dinner

Three Equals Twelve (3=12)

NOLA Boy is a mathematician, so my title here caused a bit of a stir.  I’m sure with the addition of enough little squigglies in my equation, he could make three into twelve, but I did it the easy way. … Continue reading

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Egg Bites – Not Starbucks

I guess I’m the last person in the world to discover that Starbucks serves a breakfast-on-the-way-to-work dish that is taking the country by storm.  From what I read, they are prepared sous vide and then reheated at the time of … Continue reading

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Simple Stir Fry

This is one of our most cherished dishes.  So simple, and so delicious.  The recipe is basically cooked rice with whatever veggies and meat you have. Sauté the veggies, move them over in the pan, and heat the rice in … Continue reading

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An Incredible Reheat

I couldn’t wait to share this photo and to expound on just how delicious it was.  If only restaurants could produce such flavor! These were the remnants from two separate meals, but clearly they were all made for one another.  … Continue reading

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Petite Pan Pizza

About two years ago, my sourdough starter took a header, and we’ve been without ever since,  But now I am trying to get a new sourdough starter going.  It is slow going, so I’ve been making smallish bread things to … Continue reading

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Why is Steak Cheaper Than Hamburger Meat?

On most Fridays, our local Safeway store features either Rib Eye or New York Strip steaks for $5. a pound.  Good ground beef is usually more than that, so we eat a lot of steak! The New York Strips are … Continue reading

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Mulligatawny Soup

Forty some years ago, NOLA Boy did a trek to Gokyo Lake in Nepal, via India.  He picked up a liking for Indian food on this trip.  This was before our time together, and I have zip interest in Indian … Continue reading

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Post-Op Feast

Not the first meal I made after coming home, but probably the most colorful!  After hospital food for even just three meals, it was so good to be able to eat delicious food again.  The quality of the food at … Continue reading

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NOLA BOY makes dinner

The cutting ceremony has come and gone, and I am home from the hip replacement surgery.  Before going into the hospital, I pre-cooked a lot of food, and we have been taking advantage of our own in-home cafeteria-style food emporium. … Continue reading

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Black Kale

Definitely will be seeking out Black Kale in the future!  This stuff is wonderful!  We love steamed kale to begin with, but this variation is tender and almost sweet. Other items on the plate are mushrooms, miniature sweet peppers, a … Continue reading

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Healthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The perennial favorite comfort food . . . Between the rainy and chilly weather (yes, I am a weather wuss!) and my continued inability to walk very far, I haven’t been to the grocery store for nearly three weeks, so … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Light

Thanksgiving Day was beastly here – rain, sleet, high winds . . . and that was just the warm up for Friday ! We were scheduled to have Thanksgiving dinner with brother and sister-in-law, but we postponed the gathering until … Continue reading

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First Asparagus

I hadn’t really contemplated dinner, so when it came time to do some serious thinking, this is what I came up with.  I’d been to the grocery store the afternoon before, so there was plenty to choose from. I started … Continue reading

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Pizza in the Oven

So here’s where it got messed up.  All was well inside the oven, except it didn’t seem to be browning the cheese as I had in my mind’s eye. So . . . Don’t try this !!!! I turned on … Continue reading

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Last Minute Pizza

It had been a while since I made a pizza, and four bags of fresh spinach were beckoning to me from the refrigerator.  Each bag holds only eight ounces, yet takes up a massive space in the refrigerator because of … Continue reading

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Rigatoni Light

Summer is here, so minimum heat in the kitchen is the goal.  The rigatoni from the other night, combined with the Italian sausage meatballs (with minimum sauce left on them), combined with big chunks of Roma tomatoes and a gigantic … Continue reading

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Intense Carrots

This dish is not what it probably looks like . . . it is not pasta with a tomato/meat sauce.  As the visible jar would hint, the “sauce” is simply some of the red pepper and eggplant spread that I … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm – Day 2

Add some greenery and some baby yellow peppers, and we are both smiling at the treat soon to be enjoyed.

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Eggplant Parm

Even though it says “Parm” at the top of the page, there is no Parmesan cheese in this eggplant dish.  A generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan would add greatly to the dish, but we didn’t have any. So I used … Continue reading

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Chicken Stir Fry with White Rice

This is one of those dinners that when you sit down and get firmly established with eating, you think “Why don’t I make this more often?”. The rice is a snap and takes no effort.  The veggies are carrots, celery, … Continue reading

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