Tag Archives: Full Plates

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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Fun with Egg Wash

Sometimes the obvious escapes me; and other times it shines like a bright star! Last night I made Judie McNuggets, although they are really lightly breaded, hearty strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts rather than smallish bits and pieces of … 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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Fried Rice and Asparagus Medley

Almost no words needed here.  Every morsel shown was delectable.  There were only two ears of corn, and they both disappeared, but there is a small amount of the rice and two Chicken McNuggets al a Judie in the refrigerator … 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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Blustery Day Chicken Soup

It was a dreary day today.  We are so spoiled with abundant sunshine on most days, that it is necessary to have chicken soup when the weather is less than perfect. Fortunately, there was a vat of chicken broth simmering … 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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Shaved Parmesan and Fontina

“If you’ve ever seen how sweetly the town of San Gimignano sits atop its surroundings, you’ll know how perfectly this fine Parmesan and Fontina mix will grace the simplest dish.” So sayeth Sartori (est. 1939) on the front of their … Continue reading

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Black Beans Deluxe

NOLA Boy loves beans of any color, so I rotate them, but try to keep a supply on hand at all times. The InstantPot has made beans so very easy, it is nearly criminal not to enjoy them to the … 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 Quick

I’ve seen tiny packages of snack pizzas that purport to be the same as – for instance T.G.I. Friday’s offerings – but the price, the extraneous preservatives and other “enhancing” ingredients, plus the need to keep a fairly large paper … Continue reading

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Vindaloo

It started out as Split Pea Soup, but things have a way of morphing in my kitchen. I had a lovely vat of home brewed chicken broth, and it was a chilly (for Arizona !) day, so a nice bowl … 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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Platelet Celebration

While waiting patiently to have its cataract removed, NOLA Boy’s right eye was able to help with eating this delicious lunch.  We had to cancel the scheduled time last week because of low blood counts, but we were more than … Continue reading

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