I love popcorn. I especially love home-popped popcorn, and I extra-especially love this funny concoction I’ve made up: caramel curry popcorn. Here’s how I make it. Take 2-3 tablespoons of butter and put it in a microwaveable dish. I usually use a mug. Add one tablespoon of your favorite curry powder to the mug with…… Continue reading Caramel curry popcorn
Last night’s dinner was Mexican pizza, which is definitely neither Mexican nor pizza, but was very delicious and actually reheated quite well for lunch today! Spread one burrito-size flour tortilla with refried beans (as much as 2 cups) and sprinkle with a little shredded cheese (maybe a cup). Lay the loaded tortilla in a warmed…… Continue reading Dinner wins: Mexican Pizza
One of the ways I ensure our family eats healthfully while managing my mid-week stress, is to plan out our meals every week. I try to incorporate leftovers from other meals, as you can see below. I also consider what kind of evening activities we might have scheduled, and if I know an evening will…… Continue reading Meal plan for Jan 25-31
I really like eating vegetarian lunches, to cut down on my meat consumption, and also because most vegetarian meals are high in fiber and low in calories. This usually means that I cook a big pot of something over the weekend that I eat for lunch all week. It might sound like a lot of…… Continue reading Cauliflower and Rutabaga Curry
Lizard Brain: "The body feels bad, why? A cookie will probably help." Thinking Brain: "That bad feeling is menstrual cramps, not hunger. Take some ibuprofen. Cookies taste good at first but end up making us feel crappy and sad later." Lizard Brain: "Oh yeah, ibuprofen. Cool. But also probably a cookie." Thinking Brain: "How about… Continue reading Your typical late-December internal monologue
When you make all of your own bread, sometimes you get an ugly loaf. This time I must have added the wrong amount of liquid. Oh well, it’ll get us through a few days of PBJs.
Baxter: “How sharp is that knife?” Me: “VERY sharp.” Baxter: “No, HOW sharp is it? Is it as sharp as 155 and 250 and 100… meters?” Me: “Sure, I guess so.” Baxter: “Wow.”
Shredded cheddar, salsa, Mexican (brown) rice, pickled red onions, green onions, sour cream, and pinto beans. SO GOOD, y’all.
A snow day is a great excuse to do some “project” baking!
Chocolate cake with peppermint frosting, yum!