Posted in February 2013

MichiganGoesSnowSnow

MichiganGoesSnowSnow

Hey readers! Did you make it through the night!? We received what I would estimate to be over six inches of thick, wet, heavy snow in these parts. Our arborvitaes are all bent over in the back yard! We went out and knocked all the snow off them; hopefully they spring back! Then, we made … Continue reading

Artini 2013

Artini 2013

Hey friends! I’m so excited to tell you about my participation in this year’s Artini! Artini is an annual event organized by, and fundraiser for, the Ann Arbor Art Center, at which participants engage in a Martini Crawl around downtown Ann Arbor. I also attended Artini Martini Crawl 2012, last year! This year there were … Continue reading

Meal Planning for the Week of February 23–March 1

Meal Planning for the Week of February 23–March 1

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for February 16-22: Saturday: Palm Palace Sunday: Blackened Salmon, Creamed Spinach, Roasted Sweet Potatoes Monday: Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas Tuesday: Miso Veggie Soup, Pork Dumplings Wednesday: Corn Chip Pie  Went to Sidetrack instead! And naturally, I had to make a pit stop at Dom’s on the way home to … Continue reading

Huzzy Birthday

Huzzy Birthday

A couple days ago it was the huz’s birthday! As might be expected from foodies like us, his big gift this year was food-related: a food dehydrator and jerky maker. You might remember Valentine’s Day 2012, on which date I gifted a jerky bouquet to my man. He is a jerky lover. This year for … Continue reading

The Second Bombing

The Second Bombing

Hey friends! How’s your Saturday goin’? Mine’s pretty swell so far. Sipping some tea while I sift through DOZENS of photos from the last few days. I have a few big posts up my sleeves, so hope you’ll stay tuned. In the meantime, I thought I’d pop in the share the breakfast I enjoyed at … Continue reading

Miso-Vegetable Soup

Miso-Vegetable Soup

Cooking with miso has been on my culinary to-do list for some time now. I nearly caved and purchased some miso last November when I prepared a batch of amazing “Rich Chicken Soup.” Instead, for that recipe I combined miso broth with chicken stock, rather than adding miso to chicken stock as the recipe intended. … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Today I’m going to take you on an adventure. The adventure ends with quesadillas. You in? I thought so. One upon a time, a twenty-something chick found a recipe for quesadillas that she fancied. Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas, from BevCooks, in fact. On Sunday morning, she tossed a few ingredients in her crock pot. … Continue reading

Gaucho Casserole

Gaucho Casserole

I think I’ve made about a million different variations on this Gaucho Casserole. You know, the vaguely Americanized-Mexican dish with some variable combination of ground beef, tomatoes, onions and peppers, rice or flour tortillas, taco seasoning, beans, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, sour cream, and cheese? You know ‘em… the Enchilada Lasagna, Tex-Mex Rice Bowl, and … Continue reading

Meal Planning for the Week of February 16 – 22

Meal Planning for the Week of February 16 – 22

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for February 9-15: Saturday: Mongolian Grill Sunday: Spicy Cheese Grits with Shrimp and Sausage Monday: Gaucho Casserole  <- post coming soon Tuesday: Leek, Potato, & Spinach Stew Wednesday: Falafel with Avocado Spread Thursday: Valentine’s Day Dessert Tasting! Friday: My stomach was feeling wonky all day so I ate a plate … Continue reading