I have a nice simple pork chops and black beans recipe, taken from The Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, for people like Megan. It might cheat just a little, since it calls for jarred salsa, but it's easy, fast, good and rather healthy. And front start to finish it only takes 20 minutes.
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Here's a recipe for Megan-simple taco beans with rice. This is something that will please everyone, veggies and meat-eaters alike, and it's SO FREAKING EASY. It also stores and saves well, so you can dish up three or four portions and stick them in the fridge and you have lunch for part of the week.
The biggest problem with breakfast is that it happens in the morning, where my top priority is getting every last second of snoozing in a warm-bed time, and condensing the necessary elements of morning routine into about 15 minutes from bed to out the door to work. My answer to THAT problem, for pretty much my entire working life, has been children's cereal. I felt like it was time for a change, to grow up and have a food I could eat without shame in front of others. Which brings me to… Microwave Oatmeal Choc-Banana Mugcake!
Thinking about joining a CSA — Community Supported Agriculture — share? I learned a lot about offbeat vegetables and how to prepare them. I learned how to roast beets without setting off the smoke detector. I know I still don't like cabbage, after trying it three ways. definitely got creative with how to fit even more veggies into my family's diet. And I got to use my favorite knife… a LOT. Here's are all my tips from my experience as a first time CSA participant…
During the summer months, my dog Hector gets overheated really fast. He's a Corgi-black lab mix, so no matter what the season he's got a thick black coat surrounding his stumpy little body at all times. This recipe came about after I made a large batch of stock from the remains of a roasted chicken, and it's both easy and economical.
Summer is a great time for shark-centric entertaining! Jaws airs every July 4th week, and in 2013, August 4th marks the return of The Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week. If you're celebrating in honor of these fascinating underwater creatures, here's how to make a 3-D shark cake.