Archive for the cooking for family Tag

You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Pork Loin with Pear, Squash & Couscous

The posting might be a little spotty in the next week or so.  We’re out-of-town for a bit and I have a few other things I need to focus on. . .or at least things I SHOULD focus on. . .We’ll see.  Just know I’m not planning to blog slack indefinitely. . .Just trying to sneak in a few official
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Yesterday It Was The Yogurt

My Husband and I just spent five whole days together. While I love my Husband dearly and he’s typically a big help with Mac and our household chores, five days is a LOT. I’m pleased to say we made it through some hectic days without major marital discord, but like any marriage, we have a few minor recurring issues. As
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Shrimp “Pot Pie”

Here’s something you can whip up relatively quickly but it feels like you might have put some effort into it. . . That’s a home-run in my book. I managed to get it together in about an hour in a 420 degree oven Sunday evening after a long day of birding.  Bonus?  The kid loved it. 1.  Preheat oven to
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Fast Summer Salad

It’s nearly no-cook and can be prepared ahead of time. . . I’m was winging this one so unfortunately, no exact measurements. . . BUT you can’t screw it up. . .just season it to taste. . . Here Goes: 1.  Prepare about 1 or 1.5 (dry measure) of couscous according to the package instructions.  Set aside and allow to
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Menus for a Week, Dinner Oh Hell I Lost Count Plus 1

Yesterday afternoon was a little rough.  Mac was a pretty willful and a little defiant in the morning but he woke up after his nap in a great mood.  Unfortunately, then it was my turn. Every month, I seem to get a one day hormonally induced blistering headache.  Some months I think it might actually be a considered a migraine.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Menus for a Week, Dinner Number, Oh Hell I Lost Count

So last evening we had the Fish and Roasted Vegetables I had originally planned for Sunday. The wheels really came off this one. . . I hadn’t planned to do anything special to the fish.  Chris purchased some frozen wild caught sock-eye salmon and I thawed it and cooked it in a skillet with some olive oil and a little
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Menus for A Week, Dinner 3

We were supposed to have fish and roasted vegetables this evening.  But then Mac pulled some kinda’ schedule crushing sleep tricks on us.  So I decided to prepare the Shrimp rolls this evening, make the sweet potato fries into chips and pack it all up picnic style for a hike in the early evening. But it didn’t quite work out.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Menus for a Week -Dinner 2

So today was a little hectic.  We went to Philadelphia to visit my college roommate and his family. . .Including their month old son.  So stinking cute!  Then we raced home to get to church on time.   We can never seem to make to church on time. . .Another week where I couldn’t understand a blessed word of the
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Veggie Lasagna

Two meals in the time it takes to make one?  Yes please! I’m not a huge fan of the cook and freeze.  We have two refrigerators and I have a difficult time keeping track of what the hell is in any one at any give time.  A recent inspection of the one in the basement revealed a paint brush and
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