When the temps start getting as high as they have been we will do anything possible to keep the heat out of the house.
Recently we discovered grilled foil packets because they don’t heat up the house. As it turns out the whole family loves them, and there is NO MESS (that is the best part, really).
There really isn’t much to them– they are so easy to do! You just throw all the food in, fold it up and put it over a grill, a campfire, or even in the oven
Tonight we tried a Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/25/2016 #food”
You can’t go wrong with foil packets. They are a complete meal in one package.
These are especially tasty.
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Well it looks like summer is in full swing here. Again today we were hit with another critical alert from our electric company. Another 42 cent/kwh rate day.
That is exactly why we started really looking hard for good crock pot meals. Tonight’s has moved into the realm of a family favorite. In fact, Jaque said that when our son came into the kitchen and smelled it cooking he said something like “oh good, I love that chili”. Well we don’t call it that but it is just as good as a bowl of chili. What we had was Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/21/2016 #food”
This is a truly delicious way to make use of the last bit of a bone in ham.
The ham bone create a wonderfully flavored broth. The beans make it thick and hearty.
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Mexican Pizza it one of the quickest, easiest dinners that can be had. The whole family loves them.
This is a great faux version of the Taco Bell version of Mexican Pizza.
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I was a bit dubious of this dish when I first saw it.
Actually it turned out to be great. Should have know it has bacon in it. 🙂
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Who doesn’t like Coleslaw.
It is a great summer food. The ideal food for a hot summer day.
It is a great match for BBQ.
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Recently I was looking for different methods of using leftover vegetables, herbs and such when I stumbled across this recipe by Alton Brown.
We haven’t tried this yet. In fact I don’t think we have ever poached anything other than an egg. But this looks like a very interesting way to infuse great flavor without adding calories. It also looks to be a fantastic and frugal use of leftover veggies 🙂 and is even reusable. In fact, I found when reading about it that reusing the court-bouillon only intensifies the flavor.
What an intriguing idea.
Have any of you used anything like this before? If so, with what, if you don’t mind sharing?
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Earlier this week we had a delicious Baked Ham with Cherry-Pineapple Glaze and we had leftover ham. Last week we had Zucchini Pancakes the zucchini we had was huge. Since it was fresh from the garden it kept well.
This was the perfect combination for a great Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/13/2016 #food”
Frittata’s are so delicious and versatile.
They are a great way to utilize leftovers. This one uses leftover ham and zucchini from earlier in the week.
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