"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms #Foodie Friday

Slow Cooker Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms- simplelivingeating.com


My family and I have been having a lovely, but busy summer. My daughter's swim team will be ending this week and it looks like the team will move up a division... GO LAKESIDE!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Vegetable Soup: Provencal Vegetable Soup #French Fridays with Dorie

Summer Vegetable Soup: Provencal Vegetable Soup: simplelivingeating.com


I am exhausted. This was an excellent day to clean out my fridge by making Summer Vegetable Soup. This weekend I stayed in Manhattan with a group of East Coast French Friday with Dorie participates. We call ourselves Doristas.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Peach Salsa #It's All Greek to Me #Food of the World #Weekly Menu Plan

Summer Peach Salsa- simplelivingeating.com


This post is sponsored by Benbella books. All opinions are my own. 

When I was in London for my mother's 80th birthday a few years ago we where being held hostage by a very pedantic tour guide at the British Museum. He was going on and on about the importance of the Rosetta Stone... which really is quite a site to see. Because it was written in both ancient Greek and Egyptian it was the key to translating Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates #Foodie Friday #Food of the World

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates: simplelivingeating.com



High in fiber, high in calcium, low in fat... and I have the nerve to call these Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates appetizers... I mean come on, they are down right healthy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sole with Capers, Cornichons, and Brown Butter Sauce

Sole with capers, cornichons and brown butter sauce- simplelivingeating.com


I was planning on making Dorie Greenspan's Skate with Capers, Cornichons, and Brown Butter Sauce but I ran into difficulty finding skate. I never cooked skate at home, and I never actually saw it in my fishmonger's store... so when he said he couldn't get it - I really wasn't that surprised.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Roasted Zucchini with Mozzarella #River Cottage VEG #Weekly Menu Plan

Roasted Zucchini with Mozzarella- simplelivingeating.com


I intended to make the River Cottage VEG recipe: Marinated Zucchini with Mozzarella but when I started frying the zucchini strips and they were taking way longer than 2 minutes a side to brown I had to think fast. My family was starving!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greek Caviar Dip: Taramasalata #Foodie Friday #Food of the World

Greek Caviar Dip- Taramasalata- simplelivingeating.com


When I was in high school I had a girlfriend, Kristine who's family was from Greece. I would love going to her house after school because her mom always made the most exotic snacks. 

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