Monthly Archives: November 2012

A laid-back Thanksgiving with Grace

Our Turkey Day menu for FIVE:

Something for everyone

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A Diabetes-friendly Dinner That Even My Sister Would Approve!

My high school gal pal Jacki is a fellow foodie; she’s one of the moms in the Mommy dinner group on whom I can always rely to try every dish I make– but then she has eaten crickets.  Or was it grasshoppers?  Continue reading

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‘Skins, Steelers and Junior District Orchestra Auditions

This past Sunday, we went to brunch.  Not just the sit-down-and-order-breakfast-food brunch, nor the buffet line and omelette station.  We went to the big Palm Court brunch at the Westifeld Marriott.  Breakfast food, carving station, baked goods, seafood, entrees and dessert at multiple stations.  As much as you want, so Continue reading

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Mushrooms and Mascarpone!

Last night, I knew I wanted to make a pasta dish and was leaning towards Giada’s orecchiette with cannellini beans and sausage, which is one of Kurt’s favorites.  Grace calls it “the dish Kurt can eat out of the pan.”  The sauce is made from mascarpone mixed in with a little pasta water.  Yes, pasta water.  Continue reading

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Friday Night Stir-Fried Rice (with Chinese Sausage!)

Yesterday afternoon, I texted Kurt at work to see if there was anything he REALLY wanted for dinner as I was bereft of ideas. “Crepes” was his sole suggestion. I looked at my clock and it was already 2p; Continue reading

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

Last night Kurt and I went to see the Reduced Shakespeare’s “Ultimate Christmas” show at Reston Community Center with Katherine and Jacki (two of my high school friends and members of the Mommy Dinner Club) and Jacki’s husband John.  It was the first time Continue reading

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