Archive for January, 2009

Rolled Wheat Hot Breakfast Cereal
Rolled Wheat Hot Breakfast Cereal

I really love having a warm breakfast in the morning, but I’m not really a big egg fan. Mr. Man on the other hand, loves eggs, and would have them every day if he could, I think. I am, however, a fan of oatmeal – it’s one of my favorite quick & easy (cooked) breakfasts. [...]

Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup

As I may have mentioned before, we’ve had plague circulating through our household the last two weeks. First Mr. Man, then me, now Miss Thing. Sad thing is, I got it, just as Mr. Man was feeling better – and Miss Thing got it, just as ~I~ was feeling better. Fortunately, now that I was [...]

Golden Cookie Sandwich with Chocolate Filling
Golden Cookie Sandwich with Chocolate Filling

Miss Thing is the last in our household to get the plaque that has been traveling around. Poor thing is all sniffles and sore throat. It’s unfortunate, because it’s also the week that she has for doing some big project for school, but you know, you can’t really help when you’re sick. While she was [...]

Chocolate Frosting

I used this recipe in my Cookie Sandwich recipe, but I’m sure it would be lovely on a cake or anyplace else where chocolate frosting would be desired. Ingredients: 1 lb Powdered Sugar 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1 tbls butter 4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping [...]

Browned Butter Pasta with Romano
Browned Butter Pasta with Romano

I had an appointment first thing this morning, which I always love hate – although it’s better than in the middle of the day… Actually, I think it’s appointments and mornings I hate – not necessarily getting an appointment out of the way in the morning. Worst still, the appointment was an exercise in frustrating, [...]

Split Pea Soup
Split Pea Soup

So my birthday is coming around before too long – and, although Mr. Man really wanted to buy me that Canon Rebel XSI I’ve had my eye on for the last year, coming out of the kitchen remodel, and with the economy tanking the way it is – it just seems impossibly extravagant right now [...]

Scrap Stock
Scrap Stock

A long time ago – it must have been atleast 7 or 8 years ago, I read an article on some frugal living website that I had come across. I don’t remember much about the site now, but they did get me started on one little habit that I really love. It was called “Garbage [...]

Creamy White Bean Dip
Creamy White Bean Dip

Last night Mr. Man and I were starting in on a new television series, Torchwood. Since we had just finished catching up to current episodes on Dr. Who, it seemed reasonable to switch to this. Dr. Who is one of those shows we watch as a whole family, so we watched the first episode with [...]

Refrigerator Pickled Garlic
Refrigerator Pickled Garlic

I loooooooove Pickled Garlic. If I’m not careful, I’ve been known to eat more than half of a jar of it in one sitting. Which is bad for a couple of reasons – but one of them is, the stuff is expensive to use as a snack.   I’ve seen small jars selling for $8 [...]

Serrano Pepper Hot Sauce
Serrano Pepper Hot Sauce

I had a bunch of Serrano Peppers left over from my guacamole I made the other day, that I’m pretty sure I wasn’t going to use, since I’m a big wuss, so I decided to try my hand at making up a batch of Hot Sauce for Mr. Man. Of course, since I’m a big [...]