Dinner Tonight…

I go to church with a great group of people. I love the fact that we are all such individuals with different gift, talents, and the like. Now, although I am a girl who was brought up in the country (and still live there), I don’t think it’s a correct moniker to call me a…

A Joint Effort: Lasagna Soup

My son is a great kid. He has no illusions of what his Mom is and is not. He knows for sure that I am no cook. Sure, I make things for us but it really is not the thing I am known for. So for him to ask me to make something specific to…

Try It Tuesday May Be My New Thing

I am not sure how this keeps happening but it seems that Tuesday is the day I try something out of the ordinary. Maybe because it’s the beginning of the week or, possibly, because no one eats at home Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Whatever the reason, Tuesday seems to be the day I will try…

Leanne Cooks Good and Cheep

Living on a budget is not an easy task. Eating well on one, nearly impossible. This author has put together a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes. Her cookbook is distributed free online (as a pdf) but aspires to have hard copies to reach her target audience. Check it out here http://www.leannebrown.ca/cookbooks/

Why Does Leftover Sound So Unappetizing?

Who hasn’t gone to an eatery and ordered something absolutely delicious only to find out that our stomachs (or our spanx) simply will not allow us to finish it? Sure, we stopped asking for “doggie bags” because (1) Doesn’t the dog have it’s own expensive food and (2) Fido will never see this plate. Instead we…

Dinner at Home

I love to order from a menu. I’m good at it, but every once in awhile you have to eat at home. Tuesday was that type of night. With a limited budget and even more constrained skills I entered the local grocery store in search of ingredients. In this instance, I think it is pertinent…

Dinner in a Bowl

I know that I have a thing about starchy foods. Potatoes, breads, pastas, and rice all really lure me to the table. On this particular evening, the cilantro lime rice at the base of a chicken burrito bowl from Chippolte is perfect for me. Now, as much as I like starches it rivals my disdain…

The Original

A saturday matinee was the pastime of choice this weekend. Except we missed it and had to go to a later show. Bummer, full price movie ticket. To cope, Johnny Rockets Original Burger with a side salad. Not a bad diversion when waiting for the show.

Gotta Have Fries

This is, by far, my favorite thing on the McDonald’s menu. Golden, straight cut fries right of the grease and onto my tray. Crisp on the outside with a more mealy potato texture inside. Thanks to an article I read somewhere on getting great fresh fries anywhere, I simply order them without salt. They come…

Lunch- Sort of…

It’s that day. The one where I make the effort to bring my lunch trying to stay on track with my “spending plan” (Thanks Dave Ramsey). But I am hungry hours before so I ate it as a snack. Then lunch time rolls around and I just finished talking to a lady from customer service…