Posted in August 2012

Meal Planning for Week of August 25-31

Meal Planning for Week of August 25-31

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for Week of August 18 – August 24: Saturday 8/18: Out My evening plans fell through, but I still had a nice night. With the huz out on a “Man Date” with his bros for the evening, I ended up staying in and indulging in some wonderful “me” time, which … Continue reading

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions

I have never been a pork chop fan. As a kid, the only way I would eat them was if they were crusted with Shake ‘n’ Bake and baked to indistinguishable crisp. The thinner and crisper, the better! As an adult, I pretty much never make them for myself. But, the huz loves ‘em. When … Continue reading

Food Monster

Food Monster

On Monday night, the huz and I had dinner at Sidetrack with two of our friends. These two: Come on now, I must have a better picture of them somewhere. Ah ha. Here we go. Four years ago. Our wedding. Tom’s good friend Andy, and my good friend, Five Cent Femme. First and only picture, … Continue reading

All-American Chili

All-American Chili

This picture pretty much sums up my Sunday afternoon. Squirrel in our backyard knows what’s up. Sittin’ and chillin’. Many hours after brunch, when we finally began to work up an appetite again, I started working on dinner, which took about 2 hours: 30 minutes of prep, and 90 minutes of simmering. All-American Chili Recipe … Continue reading

Tower Inn Café

Tower Inn Café

This Sunday, we had brunch at Tower Inn Café in Ypsi. The original plan was to redeem a pair of brunch vouchers that I had purchased on Real Deal a while ago. However, Sunday morning before we left, I realized they were expired! Bummer. But, we were both craving brunch, so we decided to give … Continue reading

Meal Planning for Week of August 18-24

Meal Planning for Week of August 18-24

Are you ready for the weekly spiel?! Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for Week of August 11 – August 17: Saturday: Sausage Lasagna, Salad Sunday: Honey Grilled Chicken Breast with Corn and Black Bean Salad Monday:  Sausage Lasagna leftovers, Salad Tuesday: Pimiento Cheese BLTs, Roasted Brussels Sprouts <- I forgot to buy pimientos, so we … Continue reading

Preparing For A Trip To Europe

Preparing For A Trip To Europe

Today I thought I would depart from the topic of food, and instead write about a topic that has been constantly on my brain lately: preparing for our trip to Europe this fall! This month I have been going into serious preparation mode, which has included purchasing a few new items to bring with us … Continue reading

Lack of Pimientos

Lack of Pimientos

This is not an appealing photograph. Sorry bout that. Camera settings were not right, I was in a rush, blah blah. Excuses. Tuesday’s dinner plan was Pimiento Cheese BLTs but I forgot to buy pimientos at the grocery store this past weekend. Fail! Instead, I improvised and just made traditional BLTs on toasted sourdough bread, … Continue reading

Jumpin’ In The River

Jumpin’ In The River

Sunday I was a kayaking, food prepping machine. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration. I did, however, again go kayaking with Five Cent Femme. We did the awesome Barton to Gallup trip down the Huron River, with the oh-so-exciting jaunt through Ann Arbor’s new Argo Cascades. Love it! Kayaking was just what I needed! The … Continue reading