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Sunday, August 28, 2011



I don't know if my children would eat this or not... I might try it, though. I'm right there with you on family dinners--we've *always* managed to eat together more often than not, but this year with team gymnastics at a slightly different time and Matt's schedule, we can only make it happen Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (once in a while on Mondays, but rarely). Sigh.

I made a made-up soup tonight that was really good, though! Orzo, white beans, mild Italian sausage, a little sauteed onion, chicken broth, what was left of the little half and half carton. It was good. It turned cold and nasty on us this afternoon while we were hiking and soup really hit the spot : )


We had Walking Tacos. It's very easy. 1 lb. browned hamburger - 1 can refried beans - 1 c. green enchilada sauce. You can cook it on the stove top but I put it all in the crockpot on low for half the day. You serve it over Fritos and top with salad and ranch dressing. It's been one of our favorites for years but I don't know about picky eaters.

Thanks for a new recipe. I'm always on the look out for new ones.

michele in la

Everyone together for a home-cooked meal is a priority in my house also. And yes, as the children get older and more involved, it is a challenge, but we still manage it most nights.

Well, I was extra lucky last night. :) My "boys" (husband and 17 year old son) went to our camp over the weekend and came home with crabs and fish so we had boiled crabs, fried fish and some leftover jambalya.


We had BBQ chicken cooked in the turkey roaster in the garage as to not heat up our non-air-conditioned house which I then seared on the BBQ after it was done just to give it that grilled taste w/out all the work, skillet scalloped potatoes which was an "OH CRAP" baked potatoes won't fit in the roaster w/the pan of chicken what can I do with these scrubbed potatoes, look up on the internet for some kind of skillet potato and it turned out great, tomatoes and watermelon/cantaloupe. It was yummy.

Melissa Kaiserman

Yum--I'll have to try this recipe!

I love to substitute coconut milk for part of the water, too. Soooooo good. I need to get back to the Asian grocery store in our area so I can pay <$1.00 a can.

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