Archive for the cooking Tag

I’m No Chicken!

We haven’t eaten meat in a LONG time. Trust me.  We like us some bacon cheeseburger in theory.  We aren’t all granola eating virtuous.  However, I read a couple of books a number of years ago that made me decide that for the health of my family and for the health of our environment, eating a primarily vegetarian diet would
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Shrimp & Pasta Salad

On Saturdays we try to go to the 5 o’clock Mass.  It fits Mac’s schedule pretty well and now that the days are longer and warmer, it’s nice to walk to and from church.  Well, occasionally we get stuck talking with a neighbor for the entire 6 block walk. . .So it’s tolerable. Since we get home about 6, pasta has
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Tuna, Couscous & Tapenade

I pretty much subscribe to the “throw it all in and wish it luck” method of cooking.  I read recipes but it turns out I’m actually piss-poor at following detailed instructions.  So, I use recipes mostly as inspiration and go on my merry sometimes wine fueled way. I also try to coordinate meal ideas with what’s on sale at the local grocery.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes: Mac & Cheese

Not quite as good as our Mac. . .but pretty good. And likely more healthful than the neon orange stuff that comes in the box. 1.  Preheat over to 375.  Prepare about 1/2 to 3/4 of a standard box of pasta.  The shape doesn’t matter.  We like to use the whole wheat kind but that’s definitely an acquired taste. 2.
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