Cream of Broccoli Soup

The days suddenly turned from spring-like to rainy and windy again, as they do so often after a first little false-spring weather that tricked all the daffodils into coming up! The blossoms are all out on my fruit trees and do look beautiful against the contrasting dark grey skies! But we went from barbecues and […]

Sauteed potatoes

Sautéed potatoes go great with almost any meat for dinner. Or serve them with eggs for breakfast, of course! Potatoes are on sale around here, .99 for a 10 pound bag of Russets. For dinner yesterday I made these to go with some barbecued flank steak. Peel potatoes. Cut into 1/2″ slices, then cut those […]

Leek and Potato Soup

There are many variations to this and I’ve loved almost all of them. Sometimes the broth is half water and half milk, sometimes it’s all chicken broth, sometimes it’s chicken broth and milk. Sometimes there are just leeks and potatoes; other times I add chopped celery. Here’s what I did last night and it came […]

Spinach Salad with Seasoned Rice Vinegar

The simplest Spinach Salad ever–and healthy too! I love spinach salad. I am actually not fond of cooked spinach, although I try to fix it now and then because I know it’s packed full of good things. My mother used to serve cooked spinach with lemons that we could squeeze onto the pile of wilted, […]

Cheesy Potato Wedges, Baked Chicken Quarters and Broccoli

Tonight’s dinner was chicken quarters, potato wedges, and broccoli and cheese sauce. The chicken quarters had been bought on sale a while ago. I threw a few pieces into each freezer bag and mixed up various marinades and threw them in. This was essentially oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt I think. Can’t quite remember… […]