Archive for the fast dinner 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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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Easy Gazpacho Cheat

In case you somehow missed my non-stop bitching. . .It’s been HOT here. And while I love summer, I don’t love when the heat index reaches 111. We are very fortunate to have central air and our cars also have air conditioning – which is a big plus.  When I first moved to Baltimore, I had a car with no
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Fast Shrimp Scampi-ish Dinner

So the dog’s been sick.  I don’t know.  He probably ate something ridiculously wretched at the Park. . .or in our house.  Anyway, he’s not deathly ill.  Just ill enough to leave glorious messes in the house at night while we sleep. . .And his flatulence is toxic.  I’m certain.  If it continues, I’m forcing the Husband to bring home
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: FASTEST Dinner Salad EVER

It’s about 70 degrees out today.  It’s sunny.  Birds are happy. There’s no way in hell, I’m messing around for too long in the kitchen. Tonight’s dinner was supposed to be ravioli. . .but I don’t feel like making the sauce.  So the fastest salad EVER is going to happen instead. NOTE:  I refer to this as a Greek Salad.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Super Food Soup

Here’s another riveting post about what we ate. This is a very hearty vegetable soup.  (Although, you could easily add meat to the mix if you have some serious carnivores in your home). It’s based on a Winter Lentil Soup recipe I found in a Real Simple magazine years ago. Here’s How: 1.  Measure out approximately 1/2 a cup of
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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: Picnic!

So if you recall from earlier this week, I was all insanely jazzed about packing a picnic for us to take to the park.  Of course, as with many of my bright ideas, it didn’t really end up as planned but the food was mighty tasty.  And since I also posted earlier this week about our grocery habits and budget,
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Roasted Veggies & Tilapia

Here’s a dinner my Husband is particularly fond of – Roasted Vegetables and Tilapia.  It’s very easy. 1.  Preheat the oven to 400. 2.  Chop up several yams and a red onion.  The pieces of yam should be similar in size so they cook uniformly.  Cut the onion in smaller slivers.  Toss the onions and yams with some olive oil,
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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: Easiest Ever Veggie and Pasta

Here’s another fast and relatively healthful meal my Husband LOVES.  It’s based on a meal  I saw in a magazine years ago.  The name of that actual recipe was called “Veggie Lasagna Toss.”  I have simplified it.  And of course, you can use any pasta you have on hand. Here’s how you do it. . . 1.  Heat a bit
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