The weather may be warming up, but I’m still a sucker for a good bowl of soup, even when the temperature rises. The key is bringing some of that fresh spring/summer flavor into the soup to brighten it up. This recipe does that perfectly, and the fact that you can throw it together in no time flat, and go from stove top to table in less than 20 minutes is pretty fantastic, regardless of the time of year.
We’ve gotten to the point in our pre-move period where I’m trying, desperately, to limit what I’m buying at the grocery store. I’m attempting to go through what I have in my cupboards and freezer and buy as little “new” as possible. One of the items I need to move through is a gigantic bag of frozen chicken breasts from Costco. You know the bag I’m talking about, right?
That’s a lot of chicken.
I try to change up what I put on this blog, so that you’re not seeing chicken dish after chicken dish week after week. If you start seeing chicken dish after chicken dish in the coming weeks, now you know why! (Sorry about that!)
I like to think that person who created stir-fry was a busy parent. It really is the perfect meal for a crazy, running-the-kids-to-and-fro kind of night.
We had this for dinner on one of our crazy evenings, and it reminded me that I need to make stir fries more often. The meat and veggies in this version could easily be substituted with other things I have hanging out in my fridge. Gotta love a meal that’s easily adaptable.
Instead of serving this one over rice, it incorporates some fun, chewy, cellophane noodles into the mix.
Warmer weather means better produce! This quick and delicious side dish is the perfect thing to throw together after a visit to the farmer’s market on a warm spring day, or even just a visit to the local grocery store.
I started by prepping all of my veggies. I chopped up a bright, yellow pepper, and some crisp green onions. I thinly sliced up a bright green zucchini, and then peeled and chunked up a small eggplant. Finally, I halved a pint of grape tomatoes
I love good Chicken Tikka Masala, which was why I was so excited to find such a perfect recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala a while back. Then, I saw this creative pizza in Cooking Light magazine last month and thought I should probably give it a try too. If you’ve made the Crock Pot Tikka, making these pizzas with the leftovers would be quick as a wink. If you don’t have leftovers lying around, this version is pretty quick and easy too. It was really tasty, and a fun way to change up the dinner routine!
Just a couple of days before my car died, I remember thinking, “Wow, the battery in this car sure has lasted a long time. I’m surprised I haven’t been stranded somewhere yet.”
You can guess what happened next, right?
This getting ready to move thing is exhausting. Actually, it’s not the getting ready to move that’s tiring me out, it’s more the getting the house ready to sell. I feel like I’ve been packing, hauling, pitching, cleaning, buffing, and shining for months…and my house wasn’t that messy to begin with. I’m to the point where having the house on the market will actually be a welcome relief, because then all I’ll have to do is tidy it up each day. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
Christmas vacation is over. What a bummer! It was a fantastic, much needed break for all of us in the Chew Nibble Nosh house. Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new semester of school, after-school activities, and our usual craziness. Plus, sadly, it also marks the start of when I need to start setting my alarm clock again. That’s always a rough one for me.
Oh, well. Let the busy begin!
One of my favorite restaurant meals is delicious, crispy, pork (or sometimes, chicken) scaloppine with a buttery lemon-caper sauce over pasta. Packed with butter, cream, and fat, it’s not something I can eat every day. OK, well, who are we kidding? I could TOTALLY eat it every day. I would love to eat it every day. I just can’t…in good conscience.
I recently grabbed a copy of Cuisine Lite magazine. The cover boasted that there were loads of “Restaurant quality menus – Lightened up!” waiting for me inside. Among all of the wonderful looking recipes sat my favorite pork scaloppine dinner, and indeed it was, lightened up. As you’ve probably guessed by now, I decided to give it a try.
It’s so nice when things work out just the way they are supposed to, isn’t it? It seems like our lives have been in warp speed lately between holiday prep, trips, school, after-school activity overload, homework, projects, meetings, deadlines, etc. etc… The few months that the girls have been back in school have been a whirlwind, and the next few months, as we prepare to move, are going to be just as crazy, if not crazier.
So, it’s always nice when I’ve planned something simple, and it works out to actually be…simple.