• Prep for Fall 2020 Phase 1: Freezer Cooking Complete

    Oh what a relief it is to have 24 meals prepped and ready for my family this fall!! No matter what comes our way, we will be prepared….at least for a few weeks where dinner is concerned. I attempted to follow the schedule (see that schedule and the recipes: link here ) for pulling all this together as per written, but I also chose a week that wasn’t probably ideal for tackling the project. So….it took me 8 days to have it all finished. I spent around 1-2 hours each day in the kitchen working on the project (including clean-up). Had I not had some other unforeseen circumstances that required…

  • Perfect Rice: Instapot Style

    Confession: it has taken me a Loonnnnggg while to figure out the perfect rice. Rice on the stove never came out the right constancy. So then I got an appliance made specifically for cooking rice and that missed the mark again…while I could get a decent final product, I always had to waste a thick layer on the bottom of the pot to achieve that end. Then I got an Instapot! I had heard so many things about perfect rice from the Instapot and in an effort to minimize unnecessary clutter in my kitchen, almost immediately got rid of my rice cooker. And then the Instapot proved an issue for…

  • Prepping for Fall 2020: Recipes & Cooking Schedule

    –Updated 7/22/20 with additional recipe links– I managed and survived the trip into the grocery store (which, we all knew I would, right? It was just a matter of my own disdain for live and in person grocery shopping…more curbside pickup for this girl…for life!!!) And now there’s no other choice but to get this plane in the air. No sense in allowing fresh ingredients to dwindle in quality PLUS my garden is on the verge of booming which means I’ve got canning in my very near future! It NEVER slows down around here! I sketched out a plan to pull these 22 unique meals together (for the freezer or…