Posted in November 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Hey guys! I’ve been enjoying my long holiday weekend and I hope you have been too. I’ve been taking time this weekend to spend time with family, eat lots of food, and relax around the house, which, in my opinion, is the best way to spend the holiday! There are very few things I would … Continue reading

Zola Bistro–Brunch

Zola Bistro–Brunch

My first visit to Zola Bistro occurred this weekend. Fueling up before an afternoon of errands on Washtenaw Ave, Zola Bistro in the new Arbor Hills complex seemed like a perfect Saturday brunch choice. Like several of the other businesses in the Arbor Hills complex, the interior of the restaurant features many walls of large … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for November 24-30

Dinner Meal Plan for November 24-30

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for November 17-23: Sunday: Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves and Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower with Bacon Monday: Pierogies with Sautéed Cabbage and Bacon Tuesday: 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas; Grapes Wednesday: Leftover Enchiladas, Sauteed Kale, Tots Thursday: I was just about to start cooking dinner, when the power went out! … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for November 17-23

Dinner Meal Plan for November 17-23

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for November 10-16, 2013: Sunday: Veggie Meatball Soup Monday: Lentil Stew with Ham and Greens Tuesday: Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions with Quinoa Wednesday: Chicken Broccoli Bake (ala UMich Residential Dining!) over Brown Rice Thursday: Qdoba [source] Friday: Split a ribs dinner for two at R.U.B. … Continue reading

Chicken Broccoli Bake – UMich Dining Hall Style

Chicken Broccoli Bake – UMich Dining Hall Style

Were you guys fans of dorm food in college? I cannot deny that I really enjoyed the food served at the University of Michigan residence halls when I was an undergraduate. In fact, as I’ve probably mentioned before, I actually worked part-time in the dining hall for all four years of my undergraduate career. During … Continue reading

Chili Recipe Round-Up

Chili Recipe Round-Up

Hello friends! Today I saw Michigan’s first snow. Which means it is perfect chili weather! Here is a round-up of some of my favorite recipes tested over the years. Hope you enjoy! Chili Corn Chip Pie Fritos fo dinna, y’all!!! Cincinnati Turkey Chili Good call, Cincinnati. White Chicken Chili Shakin’ things up a bit here … Continue reading

Café Felix: Origins of Whisk(e)y Tasting Dinner

Café Felix: Origins of Whisk(e)y Tasting Dinner

Last week I attended Café Felix’s first Whiskey Tasting Dinner. We had a lovely evening. I love the warm, intimate atmosphere. Perfect for date night with the huz. Café Felix gussied up the seating area in the rear of the restaurant for the event. Each place setting featured an infographic explaining the whisk(e)y making process, … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for November 10-16:

Dinner Meal Plan for November 10-16:

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for November 3-9: Sunday: Dibella’s subs Monday: Fish Sticks, Crispy Crowns, Sautéed Kale Tuesday: Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad Wednesday: Whisk(e)y Tasting Dinner at Café Felix <-So good! Posting coming soon. Thursday: Spaghetti Pie Friday: Middle Eastern Sampler Plate and Salad at Ali Baba’s. Yum! Saturday: Fried Chicken Take-out. … Continue reading

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup

Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup

The huz and I have a weird obsession with squirrels. Recently I showed you a picture of Bucky, a.k.a., Buckwheat, Jr., who had seemed to have taken off the tree branch perch in our backyard. But don’t worry, Buckwheat is still going strong! (Look at that TAIL!): And guess what? There is not just one, … Continue reading