"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 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

Simple Chicken Fricassee: simplelivingeating.com

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. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Slow Cooker Beef Cholent #Food of the World

Slow Cooker Beef Cholent- simplelivingeating.com

We are visiting Israel for our "Food of the World" party this month. Israeli food is a mixture of native foods and foods that Jews who have settled there brought with them. Cholent is a classic Shabbat stew that originated in Vienna, that is cooked slowly overnight so observant Jews can eat it for lunch.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Simple Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep #Weekly Menu Plan #Simple Living in Practice

woman lying on bed

Exhausted at 8 pm? Awake at 2 am... hanging out until your alarm clock rings at 6 am? Yes, I too have had nights like these. When it happens I usually have veered from my regular good sleeping habits. No one can follow a strict good sleeping guide every day, but if you follow these suggestions on most nights, you will sleep more soundly.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Peppers #Weekly Menu Plan

Slow Cooker Chicken w/ Sweet & Spicy Peppers: simplelivingeating.com

When the weather gets warmer my family's schedule gets busier. That means it is time to get the slow cooker out, because I don't want to be tempted to spend a week's worth of grocery money on one meal and eat twice as much food as I need to, by going out to dinner. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Quick Food Photo Editing for Blog Posts #Weekly Menu Plan

food photography

Most of us food bloggers are not professional photographers or chiefs. We are usually just trying to get dinner on the table and take a decent photo of what we made.