Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 30, 2016 – Lamb chops, rutabagas, and green beans

I haven’t been cooking much the last few days as we have been closing up the Utah house and taking the long ride home. We stopped in Bakersfield and ate at Macaroni Grill where I had a salad and penne … Continue reading

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January 27, 2016 – Penne with tomato mushroom sauce and zucchini

It’s time for our eat-down since we are leaving for home on Friday. Looking around the refrigerator I see that we have leftover spaghetti sauce, probably not even a half of a cup and certainly not enough to make a … Continue reading

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January 26, 2016 – Scallops, new potatoes, collard greens and corn

This is probably my favorite dinner. Scallops, yum! Prep is easy. Steam the potatoes, sauté the collards and corn, and sear the scallops. It’s delicious, quick to make, and low in calories – a real winner.

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January 25, 2016 – Chicken Monday

Just a comforting, homey meal on Monday.  John made the chicken and I roasted the butternut squash and sautéed some broccoli. The gravy is from a McCormick’s chicken gravy packet. Nothing fancy here but very satisfying.

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January 24, 2016 – Chickpea and vegetable soup

I was not sure whether to call this a soup or a stew. There are so many vegetables in it that it eats more like a stew.  It is filling and delicious and you can eat a large portion without … Continue reading

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January 23, 2016 – Cod and polenta with parsley sauce

This is a favorite dinner of ours. John marinated the cod in olive oil, rosemary, bay leaves, lemon zest, and hot paprika. It bakes around 12 minutes in a 400F oven. He also made the polenta which is 1 cup … Continue reading

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January 21, 2016 – Ribeye steak with grilled potato and spinach

There is just no way to put a vegetarian spin on this meal! After a hard workout today and a week of vegetarian, chicken, and shrimp meals, we decided to grill a steak. John trimmed most of the fat off … Continue reading

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