• 2 chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into bit sized pieces
• 1/2 or 3/4 c chopped kale
• 1 box cream of mushroom soup
• 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
• 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• handful panko
Stir fry chicken until no longer pink in the middle.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, pour into baking dish and top with panko.
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes
Eat as is, or serve over favorite pasta or rice.
Adapted from: Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
From Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, by Joe Yonan (Ten Speed Press)
2 tablespoons raw shelled pistachios
1 (3-ounce) tin smoked oysters in olive oil, drained
1/4 teaspoon pimenton (smoked Spanish paprika)
2 thick slices rustic-style bread
1/2 very ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
5 or 6 large green olives, pitted and chopped
Fleur de sel or other best-quality flaky sea salt
Heat the pistachios in a small, dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, until they are very fragrant and starting to brown in spots, 2 or 3 minutes. Immediately transfer them to a bowl to stop the cooking.
In a small bowl, toss the oysters with the pimenton.
Preheat the broiler with the rack set 4 to 5 inches from the flame or element. Broil the bread on one side until very dark brown, even slightly blackened in spots, 2 or 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Divide the avocado flesh between the two bread slices and spread with a knife. Top with the oysters, then the green olives and pistachios. Sprinkle with a little salt, and eat.
Source: Dominca Cooks
Monday: Baked eggs and tortillas with creamy tomato sauce on a bed of shredded cabbage.
Tuesday: Sweet and Sour chicken with broccoli, book choi and rice
Wednesday: ribs, Mac n cheese, green beans
Thursday: gumbo leftovers
Saturday: Shepherds pie
Sunday: just back from Santa Cruz weekend. Scrounge for something in the pantry.
Monday: Turkey Burgers
Tuesday: homemade fish sticks, Mac n cheese, and pea
Wednesday: Honey Garlic crockpot chicken with rice and vegetables.
Thursday: Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant or food trucks.
Friday: Ham with white beans and Kale
Saturday: Spaghetti with pesto meatballs and salad
1/2 pound pasta (elbow, fusilli, whatevs)
2-4 tablespoons butter
1/2 can evaporated milk
10 oz or so of grated sharp cheddar cheese
salt to taste
cook pasta until al dente and drain. Add butter and toss to coat. Beat eggs and milk and pour into pot of pasta. Add cheese and stir until mixed and cook over low heat 3-4 minutes.
Amazing! It is so fast and easy, I’ll never make boxed mac n cheese again.
Adapted from Alton Brown’s Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese
Sunday: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, Garlicky Green Beans
Monday: I’m sick. You’re on your own.
Tuesday: Tuna steaks, roasted patty pan squash, quinoa
Wednesday: Chicken Adobo, rice, broccoli
Thursday: Fusilli with shrimp and creamy tomato sauce
Friday: Stuffed yellow squash
Mitch: I’ll drive you to work today.
Izzy: well, how am I going to get to school.
Wendy: you’re going to walk.
Izzy: what?! I can’t walk. You got confused. You must have thought I was six years old.
As I leaned in to kiss Isadora goodbye, she said: Mooooom! Your lipstick smells so obvious!
Grandpa DeeDee: Do you want another popsicle?
Isadora: No, thanks. It will make me crazy.
At bed time…
Isadora: I’m bored.
Wendy: good. Go to sleep then
I: I am too bored to go I sleep
W: do you even know what bored means?
I: No. What does it mean?
W: Lacking imagination.
I: well, I don’t want to lay here doing nothing.
W: go to sleep then. Sleeping is doing something.
Kirsten: why are you being so snotty today?
Izzy looks at herself in the mirror: I don’t have any snot in my nose.
Kirsten: I mean, why are you yelling and scowling and being cranky?
Izzy: oh, I’ve been going to too many parties lately.