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Saturday, 14 November 2015

This week in My Kitchen

It occurs to me that the food I post about all seems to be 'sweet'. Maybe that's because I find making actual meals a chore whereas sweets are so wonderfully rewarding. Because I don't eat meat my suppers consist of veggies and sometimes potatoes ( well, they are a veggie too) or pasta. DH, who still likes his meat, will make himself a steak or chicken piece or whatever he wants in addition to what I've prepared.  So you see that suppers are not very inspiring.

So here's what I've made this week.  Three small jars of peach jam ( have to have jam  on my morning toast).


A surprisingly healthy dessert... Crustless Pumpkin pie  ( served with 95% fat free Cool Whip)


I'm still using those little apples that we were given. I made Apple Crisp in little ramekins. Apples and Oatmeal...what's not healthy about that?

 I bake bread from time to time but for my toast I like a nice whole grain bread full of all sorts of seeds. I buy it at a small local bakery and every time you buy a loaf they stamp your little card.  When you have 12 stamps you get a free loaf. I thought since it was a free loaf I'd try something different and chose this Apricot/Raisin bread. It is wonderful but I'd never pay over $6  for a loaf of bread. See how packed with fruit it is? A bit of butter on that and I have everything I need.

What's been happening in your kitchen this week?  And how do you cope with the endless need for suppers? Do you have a rotating menu, like some do?  When all 5 kids were still at home I had a rotating 2 week schedule. ( That often featured ground hamburger. Ugh! THAT was a sacrifice for me to have to deal with). Thanks for visiting.        Granny M.

14 comments:

  1. Soup and bread. Right now I'm doing a lot of thinking about the Thanksgiving feast. Your jam sounds scrumptious!

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  2. Great reading your blog lady! Gives me insight in your day- after all the years! And it make me crave pumpkin! Pie! Hhmm now how much to ship! Love ya Lala

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    1. Hello Lala! I'm so glad you came by AND left a comment too. Please visit anytime!

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  3. I make a weekly meal plan...usually two weeks in advance. its not set in stone..and I change it depending on the weather..and if circumstances change. Hubby often suggests foods and I oblige willingly
    I love your pics...the Apple Crisp looks particularly delicious
    Phoebe x

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  4. I make a weekly menu, but it is not set in stone. We eat several different kinds of soups...but they all have meat in them. I do make one with potatoes and cheese but then I add some bacon for flavor. Our daughter was a vegetarian during high school, I insisted that she eat rice and beans with her veggies. It was really hard to cook for her. A steak and a baked potato is one of my favorite meals. Have you ever tried Spaetzle we make that once in a while I have a spaetzle maker and follow the recipe on the Net without the nutmeg.
    That bread looks really good, but I am with you $6 is a lot for a loaf of bread. I might have to try a loaf with apricots inside when I make bread this winter:)

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  5. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes and squash! Very fall-ish, I got a new freezer this spring and have really gotten into freezing. Trying to learn how to rotate frozen with fresh successfully.

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    1. Hi Mary, It's so nice to have you visit my blog. I made meatloaf last week and also scalloped potatoes. My son declared it "stick-to-the-ribs' sort of supper.

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  6. That peach jam looks delicious...and the pumpkin pie and the little cups of apples and oatmeal and that is the best looking loaf of bread I've ever seen! Bread is such a temptation for me! Cooking supper every night drive me crazy. Some nights I have no idea what to fix...I stand and stare into the cabinets until I come up with an idea.

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    1. If your cupboards start giving any suggestions let me know and I'll try that trick too.

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  7. Hi Granny Marigold, I thought I commented on this but maybe forgot to hit the post button as I don't see it. Anyway the peach jam looks so very yummy and also the Apricot Raisin bread. Coping with the endless meals have gotten to be a chore for me lately!! Nancy

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    1. I guess we all get tired of making meals after a few decades of doing it.

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  8. Hi G.M. Some how I missed seeing this post!
    I didn't realize you were vegetarian too.
    Your peach jam looks delicious and the raisin apricot bread too.
    I too have a loose schedule of meals but sometimes it is whatever looks good in the cupboard or fridge.

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