Month: December 2017

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Country Sausage and Cabbage for New Year’s Day

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Country Sausage and Cabbage for New Year’s Day

Why are Black Eyed Peas especially lucky for New Year’s Day? Maybe because they taste so wonderfully earthy-good….but if you look it up:

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Christmas Green Bean Salad

Christmas Green Bean Salad

It’s the week before Christmas...and life begins to be a bit hairy.

There’s a messy corner full of little shopping bags that need to be sorted out for wrapping and a basket containing odd baking ingredients–still unused–in the middle of the kitchen counter.

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Chicken and Vegetables

Chicken and Vegetables

There are times you only want some chicken and vegetables. Ask Ina Garten. This is for that day. Mid-December and a few too many goodies coming up next weekend, right? There are lots of things that are faster to cook than a whole roast chicken, but few that are tastier and more satisfying.

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Curried Butternut Squash-Lentil Soup

Curried Butternut Squash-Lentil Soup

Later in the evening one night last week, Dave (better know as “the hub”) and I  decided to go out for a light dinner and drink. If you wait until 9:00 in Colorado Springs, or maybe in many smaller cities, your choices are often pizza or burgers… or a hop over to one of the all-night breakfast places.  One large brewery nearby stays open until midnight and we ran over there, ordering a glass of white wine for me and a beer for Dave, perusing the menu while we nursed our drinks. This particular food list came equipped with calorie counts and, reading through the long list of available food, I was again flabbergasted by the calories involved in meat dishes versus vegetable and grain meals–especially given the holiday time of year.

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