Thursday, August 17, 2017

Kale Avocado Salad

Thanks Kim.  
  • 1 (10 oz) package of kale pieces.
  • 2 c tomato, diced (3 or 4 medium tomatoes)
  • 2 c ripe avocado, diced (maybe 2 medium-large avocados)
  • 5 T olive oil
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1 t cayenne
  • 1.5 c chopped cilantro
  • sliced almonds

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New year

Had an awesome holiday week cooking with my extended family.
It's a little inspiration carrying me back home cooking just for us, our little family.

Ham fried rice
Red curry with cashews, bell peppers, onion, and spinach
Plain rice

Greek salad
French bread

Pork loin
Cattle beans sautéed in iron griddle with onion and garlic
Kale sautéed with apple and onion in butter and olive oil
Oven herbed potato cubes
Apple pie dessert. Light whipping cream doesn't whip

Shrimp fra diavolo
Cheeseburger on toast to hungry school kid earlier

Non-dinner: mushroom quiche

Finals week

Made pork loin again

Made ham fried rice again

Meatloaf or bean burrito
Kale side
Apple slices
French fries

MLK weekend
Vegetarian lasagna with goat cheese
Benson burritos with oranges as side
Roast Turkey. Roast cauliflower

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Post Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving leftovers
Kid made himself pesto orecchiette, I said add Turkey.

Monday after Thanksgiving
Cod topped with spices, baked at 450 for ten minutes
Oven potato fries


Kraft Mac N Cheese with a vegetable and apple slices
Yam with sausage?  Beans?
still have turkey to use.
make more rolls or not?
pigs in blanket for after school snack
I  have all the fixings for lasagna....

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Links for reference
italian food
sweet chili sauce recipe

LInen Roman Shade at Country Curtains
comes in a 34" width, which would be great for front exterior
gable end windows are 44 wide each.

Pottery Barn Roman Shades
comes in 36" width, which would extend 3" beyond the woodwork.
Again, 64" long.  Not sure shortening is an option.
On sale.  Plain duck cotton, white or off-white.


lime, three js,
all in mdn games

double buffer
and squares power of 2 sides
SDL context  Simple Direct Media Layer

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wish List 2016

15 and 20 lb weights

gift cards?  To Claires or Gamestop
Steven Universe merchandise
Comfy size L Sweatpants from Gamespot pikachu or bulbasaur preferred
Water bottle
Wool tights

salt cellar (ala Alton Brown)
makeup bag, width of sandwich bag
new radio/headphone jack speakers for kitchen
Mary Oliver Poems that you love too.  Singly or a published book.
cloth shopping bag from out-of-state independent grocery store.

over the garden wall
steven universe
carrot stuff
Pokemon Sun or Moon game
donate lotsa money to Within The Wires to get Episode Zero
American Eagle Gift Cards
pretzel M&Ms
Voltron Legendary Defenders merchandise (does it exist?)
 Calligraphy set

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving Prep 2016


Pigs in a blanket--prepared between pies and turkey
Habanero cream cheese dip--skipped
Raspberry Jello

Turkey--10 lbs, spatchcocked.  Delicious!
Wild Sockeye Salmon, FOS.  One pound would have been enough (did two)
(Steelhead Trout not available--cook on parchment, not on silpat)

Mashed Potatoes (new recipe, pressure cooked in garlic and vegetarian broth)
Vegetarian Gravy
Turkey Gravy (Skipped--no drippings to work with)
Cornbread Stuffing (one Fanny Farmer bread recipe)
Cranberry Sauce (one package of cranberries, 3/4 cup sugar)
Rolls (were amazing)  24 whole wheat with maple syrup
Yams with Marshmallows (4 small organic yams.  Only a small amount left to send as leftovers)
Brussel Sprouts--skipped.  No green vegetable

Pumpkin Pie, made in the morning
Apple Pie added that morning.
Whipped Cream

Plan: when for each dish, oven schedule, serving dishes, serving spoons.