Archive for October, 2010

Week's-end Reflection: "Trade ya!"

October 24, 2010

My mixed-up week ended with me sitting in a casino in Reno, watching a 10 y.o. boy dig into lobster tail while I furtively munched on a hot dog. Whaat? I was in Reno for a conference which happened to be held in a hotel that is the nexus of three casinos. I had a […]

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Mixed-up week

October 23, 2010

This week was mixed up in more ways than one.  We started out with a vegetarian meal on Sunday (fresh pasta with tomatoes, herbs and mozzarella balls) instead of on “Meatless Monday.”  Themes on the meal plan went out the window as the week  progressed. Then we ended up on Friday with a twisted memory. […]

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Comfort food delights on Tasty Tuesday

October 19, 2010

“Dat dere is sum darn good food.” Son #2 was digging enthusiastically into round one (of two) of Shepherd’s Pie. It appears Tasty Tuesday was living up to its moniker. After waxing on about the merits of gratitude in my last post, I was practically speechless. “Well, thank you.” My version of Emeril Lagasse’s Shepherd’s […]

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Week's End Reflection – Gratitude

October 17, 2010

One of my fondest memories of my grandfather was his habit of complimenting my grandmother on EVERY dinner she cooked.  The comment rarely strayed from “Nice meal, sweetheart.” but the intention was consistent.  A little sweetness sprinkled on top of whatever was sitting on our plates. Some weeks it seems that just getting everyone to […]

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Color matters

October 16, 2010

    You know how it is when a song gets stuck in your head and you can’t shake it? And it’s usually a tune you never liked to begin with? This week’s tune was a reflection of our menus. A Whiter Shade of Pale. Argh. While autumn colors are nearing their peak on the […]

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Clever …

October 13, 2010

Need a boost to get into the swing of meal planning?  I just spotted this nifty notepad created by the blogger at Heart of Light (ah, don’t you love that name?)     I like this idea … much classier than my scribbles on repurposed notecards attached to the refrigerator.

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Risotto in a jiffy – all gone

October 8, 2010

Last night I whipped together risotto before heading out to yoga class. Wait a minute. Do “whipped together” and “risotto” belong in the same sentence? Risotto I love, but the deliberation required to bring the grains to the right creamy consistency is more than I can take on a weeknight. All that changed when I […]

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Scheming with themed meals

October 6, 2010

We’re into our third week of themed menus.  No one has run away from home — yet. I’ve learned to compromise.  Better to give in a little than to give up my commitment to healthier eating. This week’s Meatless Monday feature of Thai Broccoli Tofu Stirfry didn’t elicit as many “ew-www’s” as usual about tofu […]

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