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Yes, Soup for You!

Yes, Soup for You!

Our house has been chilly all week. The thermostat settings haven’t changed; it’s more like our bodies hadn’t adjusted to the drop in temperature from a weekend of 50 degrees plus weather to a week with two snow days, delayed school openings, and...
Keeping It Simple: Menu Plan – Week of 12/5

Keeping It Simple: Menu Plan – Week of 12/5

Sometimes you just need to dial back the cooking and make the week as simple as possible. Often, I use menu planning as an excuse to try a new recipe or to push my kids to try out flavors and textures that they are less familiar with. It keeps me engaged with the...
Happy Hanukkah!: Menu Plan – Week of 11/27

Happy Hanukkah!: Menu Plan – Week of 11/27

It’s Hanukkah on Sunday night which means a week filled with fried foods! Well, sort of. The tradition of eating foods fried in oil dates back to one of the miracles connected to Hanukkah. According to the story, after defeating the Greeks, the victorious...
Themes for Dinner: Menu Plan – Week of 10/24

Themes for Dinner: Menu Plan – Week of 10/24

When I get stuck putting the menu together each week, I’ll often start thinking about themes. Just like themes help writing (shout out to my English teacher friends out there), themes for your menu can help you find a central idea or cuisine to help you wrap...