"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!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta #Weekly Menu Plan

Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta- simplelivingeating.com

Nothing says Spring quite like ham and peas. This is a simple recipe in which you can use up leftover ham.  Fresh peas are beginning to be available. If you can find them and use them that day...do! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Shrimp & Sugar Snaps in Red Chili Sauce #Weekly Menu Plan

Shrimp & Sugar Snaps in Red Chili Sauce- simplelivingeating.com

I can never go wrong making shrimp for my family, and there is no easier healthy meal to get on the table in 30 minutes than a stir-fry. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Simple Mince & Cheese Pie : Food of the World

Simple Mince & Cheese Pie: simplelivingeating.com

Here we are in New Zealand for Food of the World. I imaged the food to be, well, more island like. Native cuisine is made more with local vegetables and fish, both of which are not available to me in New York. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mushroom Bourguignon #Weekly Menu Plan

Mushroom Bourguignon: simplelivingeating.com

There is still a little bit of a chill in the air, but by the end of the day it can be 70 degrees here in New York. It is hard to figure out what to cook. We want to eat lighter, but my family and I are not ready for salads for dinner. Mushroom Bourguignon has a rich flavor, but it is light because it is meatless.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Simple Chicken Fricassee #Weekly Menu Plan

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To me Fricassee was an expression not a dish. "I'm going to Fricassee you!" was a not uncommon threat from my mother. Little did I know that Fricassee is a classic French dish of fried meat in a white sauce.