Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/30/2016 #food

Tonight we hit the last of our “Asian Theme Week” dinners. I know we actually have another dinner planned tomorrow night. But because we had company we used a little extra chicken for that meal and are going to run short. So the Kowloon Chicken will have to wait.

Tonight though we had a delicious Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/30/2016 #food”


How to tell if an egg is old

In this post I mentioned that I eat a lot of boiled eggs. i also said that I hate trying to peel and “old” egg. Interestingly I may have had this all wrong. This post seems to imply the problem is actually the result of using eggs that are too fresh.

What do you think?

Jaques Kitchen

I eat a lot of boiled eggs. Their easy to make and easy to grab as you head out the door. But I hate trying to peel and old egg. I saw this today and thought I would share. The original post

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/29/2016 #food

We’ve hit mid-week on our “Asian Theme Week” dinners. And, yes, again tonight was  Thai dish. Like we said before we love Thai.

Back in May we had this dish for the first time. The kind folks from  The Richmond Avenue shared this recipe for Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/29/2016 #food”

Grocery Shopping while #budgeting

As mentioned in several of our recent blog entries we have started altering our cooking methods to try and adjust to the inevitable rise in our electric bill as summer gets along.

Altering our cooking methods though, is only one way we try and budget for those inevitable rises the electric bill. No matter what we do inside the house the temperatures will rise outside and so will the electric bill. This is a known seasonal happening and must be properly dealt with to stay on our household budget.

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/28/2016 its #asian

Day two our “Asian Theme Week” dinners. Tonight was again a Thai dish.


Originally a friend of ours shared this dish with us. We would go over to their house on a regular basis for an evening of dinner and cards. Often we would work together to make this Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/28/2016 its #asian”

Bring on the Flavor – Grilling Tips #barbecue

For those of us who enjoy grilling one of the primary reasons we like it is the wonderfully complex flavors that can only be achieved via this method of cooking. Who doesn’t love that unique combination of sweet, smoky, and spicy that can only come from the perfect grilling session.


However, more is needed than simply dropping a piece of meat on the grill and slathering it with a little sauce. Sure you can get an acceptable burger that way but for a really great experience a little more technique is needed using marinades, rubs, and a good sauce.

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/27/2016 its #asian

Tonight we tried the first of our “Asian Theme Week” dinners. Tonight we had a Thai inspired version of a classic Chinese dish.

This was a great fit because we love Thai food. The only thing about Thai cuisine is being careful with the peppers. We do have sensitive palates in the house.
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Don’t forget the Sides – Grilling Tips #barbecue


For any grilling session to be a success it must be accompanied by great side dishes. The most succulent and perfectly grilled chicken or steak will ultimately fail as a meal with out great complimentary dishes.

Here are some sides we have found that we enjoy with our grilled items.

We have also included a few appetizer recipes to keep the party flowing while grilling.

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Menu for Week Starting 6/27/2016

This week is also one of our “Theme Weeks.”

This week is Eastern Asian theme week. A good number of our dishes ended up hailing from Thailand.

As before our menu consists of several slow cooker meals and some quick stove top dishes so that we don’t heat the house during peak electric rates.
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A week in review – #recipes in our #menu

We had fun with our menu this week. Really we did.  This week we combined our “Summer Electric Plan”  with a Latin based Theme Week. We even got a great recipe submission from our friend in Spain, Natascha. She runs her own blog  Natascha’s Palace  give it a look.

The goal of the “Summer Electric Plan” is to focus on cooking methods that don’t heat up the interior of the house. This worked well with the “Latin Theme Week” too.

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