Hot Cereal Time of Year

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
photo credit: Earth Sky
Do you feel that? We have certainly had a change in the weather in the last couple weeks. No more 100°+ days and although it is still gorgeous during the days, the nights are getting nippy. We went all the way down to 50°F last night.

Orange-Gingerbread Muffins

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
What a wonderful weekend -- both of us off for the entire weekend (that doesn't happen often). A short road trip (to see college son play football), lots of great food and some wonderful fall like temperatures -- oh, and it was my birthday weekend too. By Sunday I was a little worn out and ready for a day of rest.

Pork Verde w/Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Monday, September 23, 2013

We have something new in the garden this year -- Tomatillos!! Oldest son gifted us 2 plants last spring and wow, they took off and are covered with fruit.

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

Saturday, September 21, 2013
We have gotten relatively few tomatoes from our backyard garden -- until the last couple weeks. Now production is in overdrive.....especially my little mini-plum/grape type tomatoes. I have canned and frozen some for future use and have been using them in every way I can think of. Last week at work someone else was talking about crumb topped tomato halves.

Hazelnut-Spice Muffins w/Honey Cinnamon Butter

Thursday, September 19, 2013
These muffins are me getting a jump on fall and all the wonderful flavors the season offers -- although it is almost here, I couldn't wait any further!!

Roasted Vegetable Skillet

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
As the summer winds down, I have found myself reaching for lots of *EASY* eats. It has been hot, the garden has been producing in overdrive and I, the queen of timing, have taken on a mini (turned major) kitchen  (pantry, laundry room) remodel. Whew!!!!

Butternut Squash Hash

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hash: a dish of diced or chopped meat and 
often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef
and potatoes, saut├ęd in a frying pan.

I am not sure you can define hash, but the above statements attempts to. Growing up, it meant some awful, smelly stuff that came out of a can that for whatever reason my Dad enjoyed, mostly at breakfast.