Creamy Carrot and Apple Soup

Creamy Carrot and Apple Soup

This is a very tasty, easy and inexpensive soup. It is a great use for apples that are slightly past their prime. My little boy particularly loves this soup. You can adjust the amount of curry powder depending on how much heat you like. I’ve made it with the three tablespoons and I loved […]

Eggs in Marinara

Eggs in Marinara

On Tuesday night I watched a new reality TV program. The premise of this show is a blind taste test. Contests have the opportunity to create a one taste dish that four chefs sample. Then the chef can decide if they want the contestant on their team or can send them packing. I absolutely do […]

Stewed Meat- 2 Ways

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Tougher cuts of meat can be very budget friendly. Preparing the meat in a manner that makes those tough cuts tender and delicious is important. If your tough cut is a steak a great method is to pound the meat and do something like this tasty chicken fry. If your tough cut is chunks or […]

It’s Good to be Home and Menu Week of September 16

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Christopher and I arrived home from Oregon late Saturday night. Overall our trip went very well. It was a ‘work’ trip

Christopher and Sierra- Cannon Beach, Oregon

as opposed to a pleasure trip but there was some good times. We were able to visit with Christopher’s Great Grandma and also see my oldest daughter […]

Super Flexible Stuffed Burritos

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While we were on our family vacation this summer we ate out at Chipotle’s. We each had a huge stuffed burrito and while dining Joe said we should eat more burritos. I was surprised by that since we often have some sort of burrito, taco or tostado as part of our Stretchy Bean dishes.

My […]

Purple Chicken Stir-Fry

Purple Chicken Stir-Fry

 

Purple Chicken Stir-Fry! Such a wonderful and adaptable dish! My daughter dubbed this Purple Chicken Stir Fry since the beet stems made everything a lovely purplish color. Sometimes I’ll leave the beet stems out and then it’s just a regular old stir fry and still delicious!

This is a recipe based loosely off of […]

Venison Medallions in Cream Sauce

Venison Medalions in Cream Sauce

Game plays a prominent role in our meal plans. Living in Wyoming we enjoy what seems to be an abundance of antelope and venison. In my area, the game feasts primarily on sage brush and prairie grass. Having several wonderful ways to cook game is a quest I am on. Our absolute favorite is to […]

How to Make the Best Beef Short Ribs EVER

Beef Short Ribs

I have a confession, each month when I pick up my beef CSA order I rapidly tear into the bag. I can’t wait to see what surprises await me. We get 10 pounds of beef each month as part of our 1 share order. Usually I get some hamburger and maybe a roast but often […]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: The End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food.

That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to […]

Citrus Salmon Over Wheat Pilaf

Citrus Salmon Over Wheat Pilaf

 

 

 

 

Oh my, this was good! Salmon fillets plus a marinade of orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and honey then pan fried in butter made a meal fit for royalty. We served the salmon on top of Wheat Pilaf with an extra squeeze of lemon. The entire combination was […]

Just Like the Fair! Corn Dog Muffins

Just Like the Fair! Sourdough Corn Dog Muffins

I have a confession. I really like corn dogs. When I was going to school in downtown Portland I used to ride the MAX (light rail transit) and it let me off at Pioneer Square. There was a corn dog stand there and once a week I bought one. That was 22 years ago and […]

Sort of Goulash, but not Really…

Do you need a dish that you can put together in almost no time with zero advanced preparation? Here is a dish meets that criteria. This is definitely one to add to your ’emergency meals’ list.

Goulash With a Sour Cream Topper

At my house, we call this Goulash. We call it Goulash because […]

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Sourdough Pizza Crust

A few years ago, we started enjoying homemade pizza. At first, I was a little intimidated to make a pizza, crust and all, from scratch. But our budget was taking a beating on things like dine out pizza. Once I started making it, I became addicted to it. The pizza was very good, surprisingly easy […]

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