meal plan

Slinking back into action

Posted by on September 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

It was the maple bacon waffle sundae at my birthday brunch that finally caused me to ponder not only my waistline but my absence from the blog. One year plus since I’ve posted weekly meal plans. I’ve been weak in many ways: Backing off on the themes, grabbing random sweets for snacks, despairing at the […]

Recycling easy weeknight meals

Posted by on April 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Last week was such a blur that  it didn’t seem a meal plan was in action. With meetings scheduled four out of five nights (well, I flaked out on one out of sheer exhaustion), it’s a wonder everyone got fed.  Still, we managed to recycle a few favorites: Rachael Ray‘s Tuna and white bean pasta with […]

Menu mantra: color, temperature, texture

Posted by on February 22, 2011 at 6:59 am
Brown rice w/sauteed vegetables; smoked salmon

A young man in his last semester of high school recently told me about his plans to attend culinary school this fall.  What inspires him? “My Mom’s a great cook,” he said. “She rarely follows the recipe; adapts everything to what we like. She likes to explores new tastes.” Mom as role model in the […]

Comfort food for exam week

Posted by on January 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Despite my admonition to “eat what you are served,” I well know that exam week is not the time to test the boundaries of teenage taste buds. Additional stress at the dinner table is the last thing Son#1 needs as he preps for his first experience of exams in high school. So … the game […]