Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Spinach, feta pie & Savannah beans and greens soup

Tuesday: Spinach & pesto risotto & fresh garden salad

Wednesday: Pasta w/leftover pesto & pine nuts & an arugula salad topped w/roasted pumpkin, currants, red onion, goat cheese, pepitas & maple vinaigrette

Thursday: Greg's cooking night

Friday: Homemade pizzas on the grill

Saturday: Pumpkin Curry Soup & salad

Sunday: Left-overs & block party

All of the pumpkins...well almost....

Here are almost all of the pumpkins we grew this year, two had already been given away at this point, so I would say we have a pretty successful pumpkin year!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where is the time going?????

Seriously, I feel as though it was the first day of school for my kids last week and they have been in school for a month and I have been in school now for 3 weeks. Yes, I have made it through my first 3 weeks of graduate school! Not quite sure how, but I have made it. And I decided that today would be a day off, my first day of no homework in 3 weeks and ahhh....feels nice; even though I know I have to hit the books hardcore tomorrow!

So with my "day off" I have done some canning, sewing, cleaning and now blogging. I just added a canning list in the sidebar to help track how much I have canned this year. AND I have been thumbing through cookbooks, one of my favorite past times. I like to read them like novels and a friend let me borrow Seasonal Desserts by Deborah Madison and A Year in the Life of a Vegetarian by Jack Bishop and OH MY GOSH!!! I NEED these cookbooks....LOVE both of them and don't even know where to start since everything in them sounds divine.

Enough rambling on and on...just checking in and hopefully I will get a chance to post my pictures of the pumpkins and maybe even a photo of a meal from one of these cookbooks and maybe even the sewing projects I have been working on. Okay, enough rambling on, I KNOW, I KNOW!

*Is it obvious that I have had a lot of coffee today?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Weekly Menu

SO yes, a little late...but here it is...

Monday: Veggie lasagna w/ veggies from the garden & an arugula salad

Tuesday: Left overs & salad

Wednesday: Italian bean & squash soup, fresh bread & salad

Thursday: Greg's cooking night

Friday: Taco Soup (recipe below)

Saturday: Going to an Oktoberfest party!!!

Sunday: Farmstand Casserole w/fresh garden salad

*This is an adaptation of a recipe that I got ages ago from my sister-in-law. This recipe is so good, so fast and if your family loves taco night or chili they will love it!


1Quart or 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes

1 large jar of Randall's northern beans ( or a quart of northern beans)

1 quart of pinto beans or 2 cans

1 can of kidney beans

1 to 1 1/2 cup of frozen corn

1 large diced onion

1 pkg. of taco seasoning

1pkg. of ranch seasoning

1 quart of water

Combine all things in a large pot and let simmer until the onions are soft. OR...I like to throw it all in the crock-pot in the morning and let cook on low heat all day. Enjoy topped with your favorite toppings and tortilla chips!