10/24/13
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Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce

WEDNESDAY Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce  |  Applesauce   I am sitting here at my desk, staring at the blinking cursor on my computer screen, twirling my hair {a nervous habit of mine} and thinking of something witty to say in order to engage you to read on about this absolutely lovely pot roast we Continue reading → «Pot Roast with Parsley~Garlic Sauce»

10/8/13
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Short Rib Ragu

SUNDAY Short Rib Ragú  |  Pappardelle Pasta   There are just some dishes that taste better over time and this ragú is one of them, which made it a perfect choice for our Sunday dinner this week.  I needed to be away from home from dawn until dinner on Sunday, picking Maddie up from a Continue reading → «Short Rib Ragu»

09/29/13
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Prime Rib Pot Pie

SUNDAY Prime Rib Pot Pie   It’s Sunday evening…the children are fed and either tucked in or finishing homework in their rooms.  Michael is somewhere over the Atlantic en route to Frankfurt, Germany before making his way to his final destination in Finland.  And I sit here at my computer…with you.  Thanks for keeping me Continue reading → «Prime Rib Pot Pie»

08/27/13
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Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots

MONDAY Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Peach Salsa  |  Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots Today was Monday…really Monday.  School may have officially started last week but today was the first Monday of the new school year, kicking off the first whole week of school.  The first few days of catching up with old friends, meeting new teachers, getting Continue reading → «Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots»

06/10/13
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Grilled Chicken, Jeweled Rice & A Spinach Salad

SUNDAY Grilled Whole Chickens  |  Jeweled Rice  |  Spinach Salad with Citrus~Parmesan Vinaigrette     It felt like winter here today…the sun remained behind a blanket of dark grey clouds all day and as I sat in front of our large bay window in the living room this morning, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, Continue reading → «Grilled Chicken, Jeweled Rice & A Spinach Salad»

05/29/13
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Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini

TUESDAY Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini |  Homemade Garlic Breadcrumbs     The first day back after a long holiday weekend is always a bit rocky but especially so at this time of year.  The children can taste summer vacation and even though school will be finished in the next few weeks, these last days Continue reading → «Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini»

05/20/13
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Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops & Steamed Vegetables with Shallot Oil

SUNDAY Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops  |  Brown Rice  |  A Medley of Steamed Vegetables with Shallot Oil   I came across this quote a few days ago and found myself thinking about it quite a bit today.  It sums up both our day, as well as our dinner this Sunday… Nothing fancy…the day was filled Continue reading → «Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops & Steamed Vegetables with Shallot Oil»

03/17/13
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Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…

SUNDAY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY ~ From our Clan to Yours… Corned Beef & Vegetables  |  Spicy Horseradish Cream   |  Malty Guinness Mustard  |  Potato Dominoes  |  White-Wine Spiked Peas  |  Chocolate Guinness Goodness Corned Beef is one of Michael’s favorite dinners.  I am not sure which version he enjoys more, the original melt-in-your-mouth meat & potatoes dinner or the hot Continue reading → «Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…»

03/8/13

Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche with Carrot Soup

FRIDAY Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche  |  Carrot Soup I love this dish.  It was given to me by a dear friend {who knows that I prefer squares over circles…it is all about those nice neat corners} and it resides in a plate stand on my counter, when not in use, adding colorful flowers to a Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche with Carrot Soup»

02/27/13

A Picnic Dinner on the way to a Horse Show

WEDNESDAY Jambon Beurre {Parisian-Style Ham Sandwiches}  |  Carrot Sticks  |  Citrus Salad  |  Teddie’s Apple Cake Getting two girls packed and prepared to spend four days at a horse show is not easy.  Getting two horses packed and prepared to accompany those girls to said show is even harder.  Horses need a LOT of stuff {even Continue reading → «A Picnic Dinner on the way to a Horse Show»