This summer has been a whirlwind of activity and in all the hub hub I totally missed the blog’s 1st birthday! Yes, it has been a year since I started the blog! My first post was on July 11, 2010. The food? Fish Tacos. So in honor of that post, I made another batch of summer tacos enjoyed with a lovely and refreshing French Rose.
On this busy weeknight, I pulled together an easy dinner with items I had in the pantry. I picked up these andouille sausages at Trader Joe’s for grilling and possible use in a batch of gumbo or Spanish stew. The chicken version cuts your calories and saturated fat pretty much in half.
My husband had two collaborators on a project over to the house the other day. They were planning to meet at lunchtime and hubby mentioned carry out or getting something delivered. I have issues with getting carryout for a couple reasons, it’s usually expensive and unhealthy.
We have finally eaten our way out of the food extravaganza that was Easter! I think the ham held out for over a week. Ham sandwiches, ham salad, ham frittata, oh my! To pull us out of total pork overload I made a roast chicken. This looks like it takes a while but it is really easy and you can do a lot with the leftovers.
I picked up this chicken at Village Market for less than $5. I made a rub of EVOO, black pepper, salt, herbs de Provence, and McCormick’s chicken seasoning. Place in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. I chopped some fresh broccoli, covered with a little EVOO, salt and pepper and placed it all around the chicken. Then, placed the whole thing back in the oven for about 15 minutes. Served with some brown rice.
With the leftover chicken you can make your own chicken stock or chicken salad for lunches. I highly recommend this one! Lately, I have been working on lowering our monthly bills as much as possible. I am going back to school to start working on my doctorate and no longer working full time so we will have a limited income. One way to save money is to cut back on the grocery bill so prepare to see some healthy budget recipes on AGIHK over the next months!
Yesterday for St. Patrick’s Day, since I had already made corned beef and cabbage, I decided to make a version of one of our other favorite meals inspired by Ireland- fish and chips. But, instead of chips I made some brown rice.
When we were sofa shopping last month we came across this little blackboard at one of the furniture stores. I thought it would be so cute to write menu’s on!