Steak Soup

Steak Soup

We are definitely in a soup mode around here.   My husband loves soup for dinner but I know there are some men that don’t consider soup a meal.  Today’s recipe for Steak Soup is a meal. It is pretty much a complete meal.  You’ve got your vegetables, your starch and your protein all in one bowl. Throw together a loaf of No Knead Artisian Bread the night before and you’ve got a delicious and hearty meal that will make even your “soup is not a meal” believers happy. This soup [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Almond Stir Fry

stir-fry

I’m all about getting dinner made faster.  As much as I love food and I love to cook, sometimes I just don’t like the every day, “it’s almost dinner time, what are we going to eat” thing! You would think as empty nesters that whole thing would get easier, but in fact I think it’s gotten harder. I have gotten out of the routine of meal planning like I used to do when the kids were all at home, so I still deal with that last minute scramble of “What’s for dinner?” [Continue Reading…]

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Usually when I hit the produce section of the grocery store I head right to the green vegetables – broccoli, asparagus, green beans.  But earlier this week the green vegetables weren’t looking so hot.  The asparagus was too thick, the green beans were too shriveled and I just wasn’t in the mood for broccoli.  I needed a vegetable to take to a potluck dinner.  (The same one I took t his yummy cashew nut rice dish to.) So I headed over to the orange vegetables – the carrots to be [Continue Reading…]

Quick Chicken and Rice Soup

soup

In my ongoing efforts to please, today’s recipe is per your requests for quick and easy dinner ideas.  Especially ones that are easy to pull together after a long day of running kids to ball games, practices etc. Here in the NW, those ball games and practices are pretty cold and wet this time of year.  For me, on days like that, nothing tastes better for dinner than a warm bowl of soup. The best part about soup is that it can be made ahead of time and then just [Continue Reading…]