Monthly Archives: May 2011

What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of May 29)

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Since the holiday is the unofficial opening of summer, I figured it was fitting to start the canning season.  We picked up some lovely strawberries from the farmer’s market for strawberry rhubarb jam.  There was a

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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

When we cook for a large group of people and I have to come up with some sort of vegetarian version of the dish we’re making, we often find ourselves with extra beans or vegetables to use up.  This time

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of May 22)

The White house is finally getting back to normal!  Well, at least as normal as life gets.  We had a busy week last week that ended in us running a 5K yesterday morning.  I hadn’t done one since high school,

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of May 15)

There was not much cooking going on this week in the White house!  Well, not much cooking for us anyway.  We had a FANTASTIC weekend visiting my alma mater, but most importantly spending time with some of my favorite people

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Black bean burgers

When I first started cooking I cooked Rachael Ray and Food Network recipes almost exclusively.  For the record, 30 minute meals took about an hour and a half.  Though I still like some of those recipes, they’re not my primary

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of May 8th)

It’s been a while!  I was doing good for a while there and made blogging and journaling part of my schedule.  That is until my schedule went haywire. My mom and aunt visited for a wonderful week before Easter.  It

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