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2009/04/09 Roast Chicken

Roast chicken, broccoli, stuffing, and strawberries. I picked up the chicken for .79/lb and the broccoli and strawberries are in season so they were inexpensive as well. Stove-top stuffing was a dollar a box. I figure we fed our family for less than $8 and I have enough chicken left over for a meal of chicken curry.  read more »

in the meantime, a recipe

I know I promised more on the pantry principle. But life gets in the way! How about a recipe that I invented this weekend in the meantime? Yummy and healthy.

Italian Wheatberry and Orzo Salad
1 cup cooked wheat berries
1/2 cup dry orzo pasta, cooked al dente and drained
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
2 oz dry Italian salami, (diced in 1/4 inch dice if a chunk or cut slices in quarters)
1/2 of a red bell pepper, diced in 1/2 inch dice
2 tbsp finely minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
salt and pepper

Whisk together vinegar and oil in a medium bowl. Add other ingredients and toss together. Season to taste. Chill.

2009/04/01 Franks and corn the easy way

I am pretty sure my mom invented Franks and Corn when we were little. It is a favorite around here too because it is full of things that kids like. Basically, it's cooked diced potatoes, sliced hot dogs, and corn all seasoned with chili powder. I find it cumbersome to make it in a skillet, though, because it takes too long to cook the potatoes through and you have to keep stirring. So I have started roasting everything in the oven.  read more »

The pantry principle, aka Meal planning without a menu

I used to make menus. And I saved them for reference, even. I have pages and pages of old menus in the back of one of my recipe binders. But as the years have gone by, I have moved away from making menus and more towards cooking with the pantry principle.  read more »

dishes

New Dishcloth

You know the saying that goes something like "You don't appreciate what you have until it's gone"? In the case of my dishwasher, I didn't realize realized how much I missed it until I got it back.  read more »


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