Archives for November 2011

Menu Plan Monday–November 28

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. I know I did. We had a relaxing morning and then spent the late afternoon with extended family. I didn’t stuff myself silly – just enjoyed little tastes of a bit of everything on our buffet spread. We have some excellent cooks in my family, not to mention […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

I have been trying to simplify my cooking and meal plans as much as possible lately so that I can still prepare a few meals a week though I’m on modified bedrest. The slow cooker is the only way I can accomplish this, and particularly with a dump and go type of recipe. I’ve also […]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

My monthly post over at Dr. Z and Friends is now up with my Top 5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays. Please go and check it out. I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving! Check back at the end of the week when I will be posting my recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken […]

Menu Plan Monday–November 21

I can’t believe this week is Thanksgiving! Wasn’t it just Halloween? And Christmas will be here before we know it. Now starts the crazy holiday season, though being on bedrest allows me to stay at home and enjoy my family! One of the bright sides, anyway. I have been able to manage using the slow […]

The Top 5 Fruits of Fall

I love fall for a variety of reasons: football, cooler weather, the changing color of leaves, and fruit! While I love all of the fruits of summer, the fruits of fall also are wonderful. Below are 5 of my favorites that are ripe this time of year and make a great addition to the holiday […]

Menu Plan Monday–November 14

This past week I received the news that I’ve been dreading, though expecting at some point. My doctor has placed me on modified bed rest. Granted, this is not as bad ahs full bed rest and I have made it further in this pregnancy than my first one. It is just harder this time around […]

Menu Plan Monday–November 7

Recently, I have changed up my menu planning system. I have moved away from my trusty clipboard and paper forms, and moved to a monthly calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. It has taken some adjustment, but I am liking it better. For one, I don’t have to deal with a lot of paper. […]

Comfort in a Casserole

So I already veered from my menu plan this week. After I cooked my whole chicken in the slow cooker on Tuesday, I decided I didn’t want to use the leftover chicken as I had planned in my chicken and tofu enchiladas. What I really wanted was a comforting casserole, and for some reason, the […]