• Local Menu Plan

    by  • April 13, 2013 • 4 Comments

    April 15-21 Here’s the upcoming week’s menu.  Thematically I’ve decided that Monday is a good pasta day.  I don’t intend to follow this as a rule, but more of a casual guideline.  Monday is often when we go pick up our order from Bailey’s so having an easy one-dish meal like pasta is helpful. And...

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    Cabbage and Apple, Rösti, and a Salad

    by  • April 11, 2013 • 4 Comments

    At the beginning of the week I was planning on making the Formosan Fried Cabbage from More with Less but decided I wanted a little bit more “going on” with the recipe.  My search for “cabbage and sausage” brought me to Canadian Living’s Braised Cabbage with Apples and Sausage.  Then I searched for “braised cabbage” and wound up at...

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    Kitchen’r Garden Update: The Move Outside

    by  • April 9, 2013 • 5 Comments

    Things here in Kitchener/Waterloo are just starting to warm up.  Yesterday was one of the first truly no-glove days for the boys and I.  It was great!  We walked downtown (yes, we live in a place where life can be loved mostly without a car!), met Madame at her work around lunch hour, ran...

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    Local Menu Plan

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

     April 8-14 There are a couple items on this menu that were from last week that we didn’t get to so we’re having them this week.  Tuesday should be fun since that is dinner and a movie at the YMCA Early Years Centre (EYC) of Waterloo.  The event is a fundraiser for their summer...

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    Chicken-Noodle Soup, Biscuits, and Salad

    by  • April 5, 2013 • 3 Comments

    Last month after our big chicken meal (in which we cooked a whole chicken and actually ate very little of it) the chicken was broken down into its respective parts and has since made its way into several more meals.  (Following that original chicken dinner the bony parts spent the night in the slow-cooker...

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    Local Menu Plan

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We were out of town on Monday and Tuesday and I completely forgot that I was going to try to post my weekly menu… on a weekly basis!  Anyways, we didn’t forget to make a menu plan for this week, I just didn’t share it. Every week we tend to focus on one cookbook,...

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    Winter Pasta

    by  • April 2, 2013 • 4 Comments

    In the winter I tend to have a hard time coming up with pasta ideas that are meatless.  I find that when I make pasta sauce using only canned vegetables or winter vegetables I really crave meat.  However, as a family we limit our meat-based meals to an average of one per week.  Well,...

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    Easter Foods

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 5 Comments

    We celebrated our real Easter meal with family Saturday evening and it was a big production featuring Mediterranean foods.  It was a feast – and much of the afternoon was spent in the kitchen and around the grill.  It featured hummus, Tzatziki, walnut dip, tabouleh, Greek salad, chickpea-cucumber salad, whole wheat pita bread, feta,...

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    [Local] Menu Plan Monday

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    My wife and I have been menu planning ever since we had our first child which was just over three years ago!  We started keeping track of the plans last summer.  This winter after our move North I had time to make the plans a bit more detailed which is what prompted me to...

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