We pulled the grill out from under the deck, scrubbed it clean, and fired it up this evening. Dinner tonight was burgers, potato salad, slaw (broccoli slaw) and S’mores. Earlier today, I asked Olaf to cube and simmer some potatoes until they were tender but not mushy, while I took the kids to the pool. […]

Goulash, Times Two

Goulash.   Gulyas. It’s not really a “family recipe,” since by the time I was growing up in a blue-collar working-class neighborhood, “Goulash” was a puddle of ground beef and tomato sauce served over elbow macaroni.    But its the kind of stew that speaks to my Eastern European roots.   And it takes a […]

Dutch Babies for My Babies

Tonights dinner, as outlined in the short-week meal plan, was a Dutch Baby pancake. To feed four strapping Dutch folks (Olaf had his DNA done by Family Tree DNA last year, confirming that he is descended from Vikings, Frisians, and other hardy North Sea Peoples), we make the biggest version. Thursday is supposed to be […]

On the Fly

So I went to visit a friend last week. I planned simple things I knew Olaf (that’s the psued I’m going with for the husband) could deal with:   Pancake Thursday, Pasta Friday, and Pizza Saturday (homemade – O’s a wizard with a yeasted dough).   And then I took off for other parts. But that meant […]

Dinner Tonight?

So, what’s for dinner tonight? Waffles.   With sausage.   And probably fruit, for that “fruits and veggies” component. The sausage is breakfast patties from a local farm, bought last week at the market.  Eggs in the waffles are from the same farm.  Flour is Wegmans store brand, which continually pleases us.  The berries are frozen, from […]