I’ve always done my pot roasts in the oven, like my mom and grandma. But in talking to my mom on the phone yesterday, she and I both blurted out at the same time, “Why not do it in the crockpot??” It was a moment of shared brilliance, if you ask me.
I recently visited a sushi place with some good friends. We had a few options, but ended up going with Spring Sushi on Upper James in Hamilton, Ontario. The price was reasonable at $22 per adult for all you can eat. The decor was pleasant, clean and inviting. The staff were friendly and very quick to whisk away our order sheet and replace it with another as needed.
That’s how the orders were done. The menu items were numbered and you simply wrote on the sheet the number of the item and how many orders of each you wanted. When ready, the wait staff snatched up the sheet and before long, food started to trickle out from the kitchen. Continue reading →
Over the weekend, we were enjoying our slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken tacos, but I am one who enjoys variety. So while hubby napped, I decided to indulge in a dish I know he’s not a fan of: a grilled cheese sandwich. But not any old grilled cheese: amped up grilled cheese.
I took a cue from Gorilla Cheese‘s Bubba sandwich, which is cheddar, pulled pork and coleslaw and put together a sandwich that couldn’t quite compare but was still enjoyable. Continue reading →
When I left for work this morning, it was a rather nice start to the day: cool, yet a little sunny. When I left this afternoon, it was snowing and blowing again. I generally like the snow, but it made me really crave comfort food. What says comfort food to me? Mac ‘n’ cheese!
I’m horrible when I make mine because I tend to overload it with cheese. It’s very filling (I’m lucky if I get through one serving), very fattening, but oh-so comforting. I’m going to share my recipe with you, but be sure to tailor this to your own tastes. Not everyone will like it so loaded down with so much cheese. And I recommend starting with a half portion if you’re going to stick to my recipe, then serve some veggies or a nice, refreshing salad with it — that is, unless you’re a huge cheese-lover like me! Continue reading →
Hubby and I enjoy tacos and fajitas at home. With instant taco kits out there, it makes it very easy to whip this family favourite up in no time. But this weekend, I wanted something different.
Inspired by a friend’s pulled pork dinner at their place a few weekends ago, along with seeing something on the Food Network about pulled brisket tacos, I decided to do something similar — only, with chicken. Here’s how I did it. Continue reading →
I needed a break from all the Alfredo sauce I’ve had of late, as well as all the chicken! So tonight, I whipped up an old standby and a new dish for me.
Old standby: Pasta with a “quick” bolognese sauce.
New item: Homemade garlic-onion toast.
The garlic-onion toast was more out of necessity than anything: I had a French loaf that was going to go moldy if I didn’t make use of it tonight. So I cut it in half, slapped half of it in the freezer, then slathered this one with the fixin’s and broiled it. Here’s what I did for both… Continue reading →