Mom-Friendly Meals: Ramen

Bring two cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Open a packet of ramen noodles. Throw away the flavor packet. Boil the noodles for three minutes. Add a handful of rinsed spinach leaves, a splash of soy sauce, a splash … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Strawberry Spinach Salad

I went to the farmers’ market on Sunday morning and found some unbelievable strawberries and fresh spinach. My first thought was “Smoothies!” But then I came up with another option. The big question was dressing. We don’t eat a lot … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Maple and Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pancakes

We bought a giant thing of Bisquick at Costco, because Baguette was loving pancakes and we weren’t loving the frozen ones. I know, Bisquick doesn’t really save time. Except that yes, it does. So I’m using it (after all, we … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Fake Minestrone

What is fake minestrone? Well, for starters, it’s not made from scratch. I like soup, but I don’t like canned soup. So I try to make my own, but I don’t always have time to make it from scratch. In … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Stone Soup

Remember the story of “Stone Soup“? I’ve always been a little conflicted about that story. Sure, the villagers were miserly with their food stores. So you can read it as the story of how a traveler convinced them to open … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Farro and Yogurt Parfait

I bought a bag of 10-minute farro at Trader Joe’s. Preparing it is super easy: You boil it for 10 minutes, and drain. That is all. And then you have a big bowl of farro, which you can use in … Continue reading

Mom-Friendly Meals: Grilled Sausage and Potatoes, with Broccoli

We seem to be having an Endless Summer in California right now, even if you’re not a surfer. But that doesn’t even matter, because in California, grilled food is a year-round option. What’s easier than grilling? Grilling using foil packs. … Continue reading

Fine Dining at Bargain Prices

You know that thing? The one where the people you love make your eyes roll extra hard? Yesterday afternoon, my father-in-law calls to ask if we want to join them for dinner. “It’s too hot to eat here,” he says, … Continue reading

These Are a Few of My Favorite Foods

This week’s prompt from Ginger at Ramble Ramble? Make us all hungry–what are your top 10 favorite foods (individual foods, or full meals, your choice)? Well, I do love food. So here goes. 1) Steak. I don’t eat it often, … Continue reading