This meal has been one of our staples this summer. It is an easy way to use up what we have a lot of right now; peppers, onions, tomatoes, corn. I am trying to figure out how I can convert this meal from a summer dish to a fall/winter dish using roasted veggie and warm black beans. I will let you know once I figure something out! This feeds our family for a couple meals. 1/2 lb … [Read more...] about black bean salad
Archives for September 2011
I have a pretty large kitchen. I love it. Lot's of counter space for me to do whatever I need to do cooking wise. Lot's of cabinets and drawers to hold everything in. A HUGE french door fridge, that is pretty much awesome since I usually have so many vegetables to store. I don't have too many appliances, the all important coffee maker, a KitchenAid, and a blender. … [Read more...] about simplify my kitchen
Our electricity is up this month. It was bound to happen. Night is coming a lot sooner now than it was during the summer, and no matter how much I want to go to bed at 7:30pm, it definitely is not happening! I was a little surprised at the jump though, until I remembered all the canning I have been doing. We have an electric stove, I wish it were gas, or better yet one of those … [Read more...] about electricity
I've been talking about my love of knitting on here for a little while now. It is extremely relaxing to me as a craft. I am not strict about it, if I make a mistake I usually just keep on knitting, and say that it gives the project character :-) Or I figure a way to disguise the error as I am going along. I like knitting because I have very little dedicated time to sit and … [Read more...] about basketweave scarf
All of a sudden it is fall. If you live in Maine, you start to feel it in August I think, maybe it is all of New England. But this past week it was a shock to my system. Waking up when it is only 40 degrees out does that I guess! I figured that it was time to start on my soup craze. Soup is one of our staples during the winter. It seems like I make soup every week … [Read more...] about soup!
After realizing that fall is here, I decided it was time to pick up my knitting again. Jack needs a new hat for the fall/winter. Imagine my surprise that the hat I made him last year, the hat that I made extra big to tide him over an extra season, is too small for my baby boy this year. So, what is a mama to do? Well, knit a new one of course. I am hoping that I can … [Read more...] about cool weather means knitting