Archive for March, 2009

Roasted Beet and Tangelo Salad
Roasted Beet and Tangelo Salad

Until I signed up for a weekly Farm Box delivery from Farm Fresh, I had never tried beets. Isn’t that terrible? I don’t think my mother ever cooked with them – and by the time I was older and had opportunities, I had bought in to the beets are icky mentality, without ever even really [...]

10 Minute Salsa
10 Minute Salsa

This morning, (okay, technically this afternoon) Mr. Man and I got up and began our weekend routine – we tend to divide labor (mostly) equally when it comes to mornings – he makes the espresso, and I make breakfast. Today, we had a fair amount of leftovers in the fridge, so I wasn’t inclined to [...]

Blue Cheese Crackers
Blue Cheese Crackers

Last night, Mr. Man and I were having a discussion about snacks – and how ever since I went on this whole homemade kick there haven’t been very many in the house besides sweets. In my defense, I really like baking sweets, and everyone seems to enjoy eating them, but Mr. Man was craving something [...]

Carnitas
Carnitas

The last couple of weeks have definitely taken their toll on my time – I realized yesterday afternoon that it was the last Friday of the month, and not still mid-March. This realization was closely followed with realizing that there was a DVP Meet & Greet that night as well. Sadly, I was far too [...]

Quick & Lazy Potato Pancakes
Quick & Lazy Potato Pancakes

On Saturday, while we were cleaning up and preparing for the arrival of Mr. Man’s grandparents, I made a very lazy and lame lamb pot roast with potatoes for dinner in the crockpot. It barely qualified as a recipe, 3 lbs of lamb shoulder, 1 quart of broth, 2-3 lbs of potatoes; peeled and diced [...]

Sausage and Gravy (over biscuits)
Sausage and Gravy (over biscuits)

As I mentioned in my previous post, Mr. Man and I have been super busy painting and decorating and visiting with family the last couple of weeks. Because of that, I’ve barely had time to cook, let alone blog. Fortunately, I did already have a few little recipes and pictures tucked away, just waiting for [...]

House Update – Pictures and Recent Activities

So – it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post. We’ve spent much of the last couple of weeks finishing with installing the crown moulding, painting, and doing cleanup and a little unpacking in preparation for Mr. Man’s Grandparent’s Visit over this last weekend. Between all that going on, there just hasn’t been [...]

Sausage Biscuit Pizza Bake
Sausage Biscuit Pizza Bake

When I was young, my mom would sometimes make “homemade” (cough) pizza made from one of those box mixes (chef boyardee? I think?) I always liked it because unlike when we ordered pizza (on the cheap – single mom, donchyaknow – money was tight) we could always put as much topping on it as we [...]

Lemon Roasted Garlic Mixed Green Salad
Lemon Roasted Garlic Mixed Green Salad

Miss Thing had an interesting afternoon yesterday. Originally, she was wanting to go to the mall with one of her friends after school. She and I are still butting heads a little bit about whether she should be allowed to go to the mall by herself or not yet, and I gotta say I’m still [...]

Pancetta Angel Hair Pasta with Mixed Greens
Pancetta Angel Hair Pasta with Mixed Greens

Last night I recieved my weekly farm box. Each week with my delivery, I’ve noticed they usually include a little newsletter – that sometimes include recipes. This week I received three beets, including their greens – and one of the recipes offered in the newsletter called for the beet greens – which was kind of [...]