Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 4/26/2016 #food

There is nothing better than comfort food on a stormy spring night. Living in the mid-west part of the U.S. you get used to dealing with severe weather. Tonight it was thunderstorms with large hail and tornadoes.

Yeah, even when you are accustomed to it on a night like this you need comfort food. That is when you need some of mom’s  Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 4/26/2016 #food”

The “French Paradox”? #healthyliving

What is the “French Pardox?”

According to a paper posted on the NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information, the “French Paradox” is “a term that was generated in 1992 based on epidemiological data from French people who had a low incidence of coronary heart diseases (CHD) despite the consumption of a diet in high saturated fat.”

Ultimately in many of the studies related to the “French Paradox” Continue reading “The “French Paradox”? #healthyliving”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 4/25/2016 #food

Last week we were going to have sandwiches that used Naan but needed to make a change to our menu. As a result we had leftover Naan.

We wanted to make use of it in a different way. So we did some googling (Yes its a verb now) and discovered where people made Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 4/25/2016 #food”

Naan Pizza

We love pizza. This pizza is quick, simple and delicious. Instead of making the pizza dough from scratch it uses naan bread for the pizza base. Using naan bread not only saves time but it is great for portion control.

Serves 4:

4 pieces Naan
2 teaspoons olive oil, or as needed
1 jar pizza sauce
4 cups mozzarella cheese
pepperoni slices
olives, large

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place naan breads on the prepared baking sheet; brush each naan with olive oil. Spread pizza sauce over each naan. Arrange pepperoni slices on each naan; top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven until pizza is crispy on the edges and cheese is melted, about 8 minutes. Turn on oven’s broiler and broil until cheese is lightly browned and bubbling, about 2 minutes.

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 4/25/2016 and 5/2/2016

The last several shopping trips we have made have gone quite well. We have been under budget.

Technically this week we were too, if you only look at the menu items for the two weeks (week 1 menu, week 2 menu). However we all know there are incidentals associated with cooking and real life that are not menu items but still should be included with the food budget. Things like Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 4/25/2016 and 5/2/2016”

Menu for Week Starting 5/2/2016

Again this week we are trying some interesting looking recipes from other bloggers, Zucchini Pancakes with Tzatziki. This recipe looks like a perfect match to my favorite Chicken Curry recipe. Other than that we are sticking with some tried and true family favorites including a copycat recipe for a wonderful Tuscan soup from the Olive Garden.

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Menu for Week Starting 4/25/2016

This week should be a fun one.

We are looking forward to trying some interesting looking recipes from other bloggers, Tomato Basil Cream Chicken and Chicken Scampi. Both of these look like a lot of fun. We also had some leftover Naan and thought a fun way to use it would be Continue reading “Menu for Week Starting 4/25/2016”