Hunger Games Book Club Dinner

I meet with a lovely group of women every month or so to talk about books. Sometimes we vote on what to read and sometimes the hostess just picks a book–as I did when I picked The Hunger Games.  I’d actually already read it but really liked it and wanted to share it. The hostess […]

Menu: Steak, Salmon, Potatoes and Rappini

Mother’s Day feast yesterday.  We couldn’t decide between grilled steak or grilled salmon so did both!  I also had some Yukon gold potatoes that I sliced and cooked in some olive oil and butter with a bit of chopped garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. I also made a garlic and rosemary rub for the steaks, […]

Dinner from the Garden: Broccoli, Snap Peas, Arugula and Radishes

One of my favorite things when the garden is growing is planning dinner based on what’s ready to eat. Tonight that was broccoli, sugar snap peas, arugula and radish.  I actually incorporated all them into a delicious dinner. Arugula and Radish Salad 1 – 2 cups arugula leaves a few radishes, trimmed and sliced 1 […]

Menu: Pork Medallions, Roasted Red Potatoes, Asparagus & Artichoke

This was a farmer’s market feast, other than the pork medallions, which came from the grocery store originally and the freezer tonight. Small red potatoes, cut in half, tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper and cooked at 450F until crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside Asparagus, trimmed and tossed in olive […]

A Repeat Chicken Dish with some New Vegetables Recipes

Dinner last night was a repeat recipe for the main dish, chicken in a sour cream and sherry sauce, along with orzo. I tried two new vegetable recipes, both from Mom’s Updated Recipe Box: 300 Family Favorites Made Quick and Healthy. Actually, the chicken dish was as well! Too bad the book is out of […]