Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Facebook Page

I've been posting on here a lot of stuff in between blogging.

Y'all should come check it out :)

Memoirs From My Kitchen FB Page

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meal Planning Made Easy: 7 Easy Dinners and a Printable Grocery List!

I don't always love iVillage, sometimes it's full of stuff that I just really don't care about.  I'm still subscribed to 20 of their different lists though.

(I have mentioned the 5,000 emails I get each day  haven't I?)

While sorting through my inbox this morning I stopped and saw an email with the title 22 Quick weekday meals for under $20.  Upon opening it though  there was this:

Supermarket Shopping 101: Read This Before You Hit the Grocery Store

Then..... Then.... 

there was this:

Click here for a week's worth of dinner recipes and a printable shopping list!

While I don't always like to go by someone else's meal plan.. suggestions are always a plus, when it comes along with a grocery shopping list it makes it 90% more likely I will take more of these suggestions.

I almost always try to make a shopping list, because otherwise I buy a bunch of stuff and then I'm stuck with mismatched meals or I'm forgetting necessary ingredients for things I wanted to make.

I've been getting better at this, I've been good at sticking to my food budget and nobody has gone hungry yet :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

One of the most versatile gadgets in my kitchen...

Months ago I was musing to my guy that I needed to get myself a new George Foreman grill.  I had tossed mine right before my last move.  I used it so often it finally crapped out on me and I hadn't gotten around to getting another one.  Well,  low and behold he said "Oh, I have one, I never use it... you can have it!"  So, of course I accepted.  Since then he's made no mistake of saying it's one of the best gifts he's given me.

Seriously, it's great.  I use it a few times a week.  The kid even uses it to make grilled cheese.

I started out with the usual, grilled chicken, burgers, the occasional steak.  Then one night I was tired and hungry and just generally not in the mood to cook (it happens).  Granted, the kid is now seventeen and he is more than capable of cooking for himself, but I see it as my mom duty to make dinner every night. That's when I discovered you can make Grilled cheese on the Foreman grill.  From there it went to Quesadillas,  burritos, and my latest discovery... flatbreads.

Oh yeah.  make up a batch of pizza dough and after it's risen separate it into a few pieces. stretch them out a bit and slap that baby on the grill... Mmmmm, bread. (I LOVE BREAD!)  Sandwiches, pannini's   pizza... with or without grilled meat or veggies... there's no end to the deliciousness.

Next  up.. I need a Belgian waffle iron ;)