This week we are starting with another large cut of meat. HAM!!
It’s going to be hard to make it last. . . . . We love it so much.
This will really fit well into out Summer Electric Plan. True, we have to bake it which will heat the house one day but later in the week we will get a reprieve.
Tonight we had a truly delicious Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/11/2016 #food”
People love coupons, in fact one site reports that anywhere for 81%-96% of Americans report using coupons. If that is the case we are in the minority, but why? Clipping coupons is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of saving on the grocery budget. Why don’t we use them more? Continue reading “Why my kids don’t allow couponing”
This week we deviated just a little from our “Summer Electric Plan.” We did a little more stove top cooking than in previous weeks and even fired up the oven. However, it was a holiday week so we made up for it a bit by grilling a large brisket and using it later in the week for other meals too.
The really cool part was that we took the opportunity to invite some friends over when we smoked the brisket and they shared some really great dished with us.
Bacon Wrapped Corn
Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms
Basil Cherry Tomatoes
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So at the beginning of the week we made Smoked Brisket.
The thing about brisket, though, is that you have to make so much. Ours was 12 pounds. Granted we had friends over but that still worked out to 2 pounds each. Way more meat than anyone needs in one sitting. So we set some aside for lunches and dinner Friday night.
Friday night though we ended up getting dinner out with family. So we shifted that meal to lunch today. It was a simple lunch Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner (well lunch) tonight 7/9/2016 #food”
We found a great deal on a ham this week. Even though it does require using the oven to prep it the first day we will be able to use it for several dishes later in the week. Additionally we will help make up for it with several ‘no cook’ and crock pot meals during the week..
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Italian! Last time we made this it was Cinco De Mayo. We haven’t had this in a while not because we don’t like it, but rather because we like variety and don’t want to ruin it for us because we get tired of it. Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/7/2016 #food”
This was so well received the last time we had it we just had to repeat it. The PassionCook gave us the idea for the side dish and a friend of mine at the Dallas Farmers Market gave me the recipe for the main dish. Both are fantastic but together they are better then the sum of their total.
For the main dish we had Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/6/2016 #food”
Have you ever heard of Yummly?
Have you ever wanted to save a link to a recipe you wanted to try? It’s kind of a hassle to do it in your browser. With Yummly it is really simple just look for the ‘Yum button’ on the post and click it and save it to your own collection. I just installed a button on my site. You’ll find it at the bottom of each post. Even if the site doesn’t have such a button you have the option of installing a button on your favorite browser too. This allows you to capture links to just about any recipe you find on the web. NICE.
Its a really great application for capturing recipes you find on the web, actually one of the top. I’ve been using it for some time to capture recipes from all of the web. Other sites exist to do similar things but Yummly is purpose built for recipes and has a great community to go along with it. It is the only one I have found that allows you to include or exclude specific ingredients and perform searches according to your particular diet preferences.
Recently, though I found out that it is possible to become a ‘publisher.’ Hopefully by doing so it will make it easier for those outside the WordPress community to find the recipe’s you and I have found so enjoyable.
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”
We did our shopping a little different this week. There are a couple of new ‘cost plus’ stores that have opened near by. So far we haven’t seen any ads ran for these stores so while we were out one evening we stopped by to see what they were all about. In the end those stops decided what we put on our menus for the weeks starting Menu for Week Starting 7/4/2016 and 7/11/2016 Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 7/4/2016 and 7/11/2016”