Family gatherings are always enjoyable for me, especially when they involve mine or my husband’s parents. I love the excitement my kids get when their papa and grandma come over and the special memories that we all make with every meal we sit down to. This past Sunday was no different. We enjoyed a lovely meal making more memories. I made a huge pork roast and served it with a simple green salad and roasted asparagus on Sunday night and lucky for me there was plenty of roast leftovers for the following night. SCORE! On Monday night I sat down thinking about what I could do to re-purpose this meat so that my family wouldn’t be eating the same exact thing we had the night before. I came up with a very simple green salad topped with the pork and roasted sweet potato coins that really made the salad. I highly recommend sweet potato in a green salad – beyond good! [Read more…]
If it’s cold where you are this stew is sure to warm you up over the weekend and your house will be filled with amazing smells of this slow cooked meal. My friend Laura gave me a butternut squash soup recipe which I tweaked a bit and adapted into this satisfying stew. [Read more…]
Before we get to the food, here’s a bit of fun trivia about this years super bowl! Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers is a Chico, CA native. Yup, born and raised right here in my home town. Pretty cool considering how freaking hard it is to get in the NFL! So yes, we will be cheering on the Packers in hopes to see a hometown super star bring back the win.