Posted in December 2010

Gingerbread m…er… STARS!

Gingerbread m…er… STARS!

This past Friday was our work holiday party, and we had a “yankee gift swap,” which basically means everyone ends up with someone else’s random $10 gift. Though my original selection was swapped away from me, I ended up with cookie mix, a star-shaped cutter (glad it wasn’t tree, snowflake, or man-shaped, since I just … Continue reading

Sunday in the Life of MGNN

Sunday in the Life of MGNN

Sunday at MegGoesNomNom After groceries were purchased, Lunch was consumed. Pineapple and cottage cheese. Banana and PB. BBQ Chicken sandwich = canned chunk chicken + Sweet Baby Ray’s + toasted whole wheat bread + melted Swiss cheese. Genius sammie idea courtesy of AD’s bro! A mug was sacrificed. Salesperson at BBB told us we could … Continue reading

Prickly Pear Poblanos, Fro Yo, TK WU

Prickly Pear Poblanos, Fro Yo, TK WU

Happy Saturday! Let me bring you up to speed on the last few days. Prickly Pear Thursday evening my BFF since age 5 came to visit and we had a lovely evening! We enjoyed dinner at Prickly Pear, downtown Ann Arbor, and I ordered the Chicken Poblano Rellenos, which their menu describes as, “poblano peppers … Continue reading

Southwestern Goulash

Southwestern Goulash

Yes, this is the third “Southwestern” recipe I have made this week. See also my Southwestern Turkey Soup post and my Southwestern Broccoli and Cheese Soup post. Tonight’s dinner, Southwestern Goulash is yet another Taste of Home recipe! This was a pretty simple dinner to prepare. I served it with an unpictured salad of romaine … Continue reading

Dijon-Crusted Chicken

Dijon-Crusted Chicken

Tonight I tried a new super quick and easy chicken recipe: Dijon-Crusted Chicken Breast, from Healthy Cooking magazine. Seriously, so easy: 1. Brush Dijon mustard over chicken breast (halves or tenderloins will work). 2. Dip chicken into breadcrumb mixture, consisting of: bread crumbs grated parmesan cheese Italian seasoning and dried thyme salt and pepper 3. … Continue reading

Southwestern Turkey Soup

Southwestern Turkey Soup

This is the second day in a row I’ve made a recipe containing the word “Southwestern.” However, this Michigander hasn’t been experiencing  ‘Southwestern’-like weather, between the negative degree wind chills and 3 foot snow drifts. Yesterday, Sunday, I made this soup and stored in the fridge for an easy work-night dinner. So nice! This was … Continue reading

Southwestern Broccoli and Cheese Soup II

Southwestern Broccoli and Cheese Soup II

After writing today’s earlier post, I extricated myself from my Snuggie Cocoon and decided it was time to get my butt in gear and cheer up. I went downstairs and queued up my Gaga playlist. Impromptu dance/karaoke party in the MGNN kitchen. Ain’t no thang. I also lit my favorite candle, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin (just … Continue reading

Recap of our first snowy weekend in Pics

Recap of our first snowy weekend in Pics

I really haven’t been feeling the greatest the last few days – but I haven’t really been fueling my body with the healthiest food either. The cold weather and snow is driving me to be lazy, hibernate, and eat lots of carbs. Friday was a somewhat crappy day, and I will spare you some of … Continue reading

Farewell ol’ Jenny: Baked Rigatoni

Farewell ol’ Jenny: Baked Rigatoni

This is the third dinner recipe in a row that I’ve prepared from the most recent issue of Healthy Cooking magazine, and it is for Baked Mostaccioli. Also from this issue, earlier this week I also made: Gnocchi with White Beans Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup I have to say that tonight’s recipe was the best! … Continue reading