Archive for February, 2009
We love to cook and try new recipes, but we both dread sitting down and writing up a shopping list. This website is great! Each week you get an email with some easy recipes. We just click on the ones we plan to cook, then print out the recipes. The best part is that you can also print out a shopping list for your selected recipes which is organized by store aisle. Last week’s Kickin’ Chicken was especially good, and we also loved the pasta we had on Valentine’s Day. It is free, so sign up and give it a try. Thanks Katrina!
We had a lovely Valentine’s day. It started out a little busy – Gina taught lessons and Thomas had a symphony rehearsal – but we had plenty of time to relax and have a delicious dinner in the afternoon.
We tried a new salad with feta, orange, and pistachio. It was so good.
With 60 degree temperatures all week, it sure feels like spring around here. We did a little research online and saw that the frost free date for Greensboro is April 22, and that’s only 9 1/2 weeks away. Time to start planting seeds!
Spanakopita! Gina made this recipe for lunch today. She used spinach instead of swiss chard because what the heck is swiss chard?
Thomas, there will be lots left over for you.
UPDATE: Gina didn’t actually taste this spanakopita until later. Unfortunately, it turned out sort of gross. It looked and smelled great, but the spinach inside was really squishy and juicy. Yuk! Anyone out there have a better recipe?
For your information, this is the amount of snow it takes to close everything down in Greensboro. Gina’s music appreciation students will be thrilled because they had a test scheduled for this morning.
With the whole morning freed up Gina decided to try cooking granola for breakfast. Like a big hippie! We didn’t have maple syrup so she used a combination of molasses and Hungry Jack, which gave it a wierd taste. It was good though. We feel healthy.