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Weekly menu

Weekly menu
March 9, 2011
At school

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. J. Petit Senn A day later with my menu than usual, I have been working on my pantry and made the last few days “eat out of pantry” days instead of my scheduled meals.  It has been both fun and a source of peace of mind to have the menus and follow them.  DD is in the kitchen every time a new meal is cooked  and even looks forward to leftovers!  I am going to plan slow cooker meals or larger meals again to restock the freezer. Wednesday: Robin Miller’s Sesame-Ginger Pork with Soba Noodles Thursday: Quinoa and Carrot Salad and Tempeh Bolognes Friday: Hungarian Beef Goulash Saturday: The Nourished Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Lamb Roast (this recipe is from her weekly menu plan). Sunday: leftvoers Yesterday was Mardi Gras, tradition dictates a sinful menu.  We baked Martha Stewart’s …Read more

Weekly menu

February 11, 2011
Home management

This week started well: my menu was set, grocery shopping done, and school planned out.  It feels really nice to face Monday that way.  Then DS came home to see the doctor for the stomach flu spreading rapidly through the college.  He was sicker than I have seen him in quite a while.  It is very comforting to see how well he takes care of himself (though he admits wanting to be home and get the right foods and some nurturing).  This is a very brutal virus, I hear it is everywhere so take care everyone.  What are your favorite home remedies for the stomach flu?  The BRAT diet of course.  I love Miso soup, ginger tea with a little honey or agave nectar.  I also read that chamomile is a stomach soothing herb.  Send in your favorite home remedies. I am working on the various projects started: I ordered …Read more

Recipe organizer software – Part 4: Shop ‘n Cook

Recipe organizer software – Part 4: Shop ‘n Cook
December 23, 2010
Home management

I finally found my copy of Shop ‘n Cook and installed it, with delight it still worked!  I had forgotten the ease of use, the language recognition which is so important for me as I have recipes both in English and French.  I did upgrade it and found myself inputting all the holiday recipes I plan to use or have been drooling over on the net. What I love: The import is even easier than in Living Cookbook: copy to clipboard and in one click it is imported and all that is left is to copy a picture.  The software reads the recipe automatically recognizing ingredients from preparation, etc. with little if any adjustments in either language. The menu function is drag and drop or one click to add a recipe (I have not tried the included templates yet), rename to any title you want, print the menu alone or …Read more

Recipe organizer software – Part 3: Living Cookbook 2011

Recipe organizer software – Part 3: Living Cookbook 2011
December 17, 2010
At school

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. Yehudi Menuhin (1916 -) This is an update worth buying.  I installed a couple of weeks ago and so far, I love the updates.  The interface is different, more user friendly though I tend to prefer less frills, more basic.  Help/user guide are readily accessible, the tutorials easy to follow (the software is intuitive for the most part).  The recipe edit screen is larger with more options and yes, as I had hoped allows attachments of pdf files!  Not only can you attach multiple files but multiple pictures as well.  I have not explored the techniques tab, it appears you can reference to basic techniques included and perhaps add techniques, photo guides, etc. I do not update software automatically, I do not regret purchasing …Read more