Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/25/2016 #food


When the temps start getting as high as they have been we will do anything possible to keep the heat out of the house.

Recently we discovered grilled foil packets because they don’t heat up the house. As it turns out the whole family loves them, and there is NO MESS (that is the best part, really).

There really isn’t much to them– they are so easy to do! You just throw all the food in, fold it up and put it over a grill, a campfire, or even in the oven

Tonight we tried a Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/25/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/21/2016 #food


Well it looks like summer is in full swing here. Again today we were hit with another critical alert from our electric company. Another 42 cent/kwh rate day.

That is exactly why we started really looking hard for good crock pot meals. Tonight’s has moved into the realm of a family favorite. In fact, Jaque said that when our son came into the kitchen and smelled it cooking he said something like “oh good, I love that chili”. Well we don’t call it that but it is just as good as a bowl of chili. What we had was  Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/21/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/5/2016 #food


Almost two months ago we decided to give another blogger’s recipes a try.  whatsfordinnermoms posted a delicious recipe for a crock pot dinner. Being that cooking with a crock pot fits so well into our efforts to save electricity by not heating up the house this recipe was a perfect fit for tonight’s dinner plans. So for dinner tonight we had  Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/5/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/16/2016 #food


 

Tonight was another one of those adventurous nights. We decided to give another blogger’s recipes a try. And I’m glad we did. It was delicious and easy. whatsfordinnermoms posted an intriguing  recipe for a crock pot dinner Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/16/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/14/2016 #food


Usually we don’t have any specific meal planned on the weekends. This weekend is no exception. This morning though we took a little time to visit a couple of our local farmers markets, just to browse around and see what is in season. It’s really nice to see the revitalization of the Historic Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market. It was built in 1928 and fell into disrepair for a period of time. The new owners have done an admirable job restoring it. As it turns out it’s still a little early in the season here for a whole lot. Still it was a lot of fun.

We did come away with an idea for dinner though. Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/14/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/13/2016 #food


Weekends tend to be a bit unpredictable. Sometimes we have company. Sometimes we go out. Often times our kids have their own agendas. So we usually plan dinners that offer a lot of flexibility. This evening was no exception. Tonight we had a soup recipe that can feed us all, the leftovers store well (and actually are better the next day) and whose ingredients keep if not used.

We had Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/13/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/12/2016 #food


Tonight is our usual busy night so we had one of our quick and easy meals but we added a twist. We made a cactus based salsa with a family connection.

One day we went on a family outing and our son fell and landed on a Prickly Pear cactus. So we found a recipe with cactus in it. We told him that if he ate it it would be his revenge 🙂

So tonight we had  Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/12/2016 #food”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/11/2016 #food


One of the nice things about doing a food blog is discovering all of the new recipes. You want to try them all. But sometimes you just want to settle in with the tried and true. Kind of like snuggling up with a comfortable old blanket on a cold evening.  So tonight dinner was about comfort food. Even still we managed to sneak in a simple and great recipe from PetersFoodAdventures.

Tonight we had  Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/11/2016 #food”