Monthly Archives: November 2009

Leftover Turkey

What to do, what to do with all those turkey leftovers?  If you hosted Thanksgiving dinner, you’re probably staring at the turkey right now wondering how much more of it you can eat.  My mom always made turkey hash (her name for it) where she boiled the turkey carcass with celery, shredded the meat, and […]

On Turkey

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.   Tradition calls for a meal of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and sides that vary by culture and region.  For my family, other dishes and sides typically include macaroni and cheese, baked ham, rolls, collard greens, cabbage, green beans, and sweet potatoes.  And that meal is sometimes repeated […]

Societal Norms

Who does most of the cooking in your house?  Do they also do the post-cooking clean-up?

Morning Glory Muffins

Since Pret no longer carries the carrot muffins I love so much, I’ve been looking for other ways to get my fix.  The Pret muffins were in a dark spice batter packed with carrots, raisins (I think), and coconut.  I’m sure it was a take on Morning Glory Muffins so here I go trying to […]

Grocery Expense

How much do you spend on groceries?  How many people are you buying for?  How often do you buy them?

Menu Planning

So this week, I headed to Trader Joe’s for groceries.  On the menu, Roasted Turkey Breast, Grilled Salmon, and Mahi Mahi all accompanied by salad, broccolini, and sugar snap peas.  I picked up my usual fruit, bread, meats and veggies but since I was in Trader Joes, I also grabbed snacks, frozen fruit, body care […]

Asian Fish Stew

A friend invited me over for dinner one night and served this stew.  It was so yummy I asked for the recipe before leaving for home, then proceeded to sit on it for 6 months.  So now that it’s cold and rainy, this soup has been on my mind.  I made a big pot of it last […]


While grocery shopping this weekend, I was struck by something odd.  The meat only came in “family packs” with nothing in portions for 1-2 people.  I needed 1 pound of flank steak but the pieces started in sizes of almost 2 pounds.  The same was true of chicken breasts, pork chops, ribs, and almost everything else […]

Menu Planning

New week, new plan right?  I learned some things from last week’s menu planning.  1) Plan for leftovers or eating out on Friday, 2) It’s not a great time saver if you don’t prep things in advance, and 3) You’ll need a midweek trip to replenish your fruit. So this week’s menu is Asian Fish […]