This recipe comes from Champaign resident Jennifer Wilson, who submitted several wonderful-sounding recipes to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers. I'll be sharing more of them as this week progresses.
(She also took the photo, and it's used with permission.)
I haven't had a chance to write here as much as I would have liked about Thanksgiving-related food, but that's about to change.
With everything going on in our area, I keep forgetting that Thanksgiving is next week.
Rob and I both work strange schedules, which can sometimes lead to difficulty in meal planning.
So it is a special occasion - although not an infrequent one - that Rob has dinner ready when I get home from work so we can eat together.
Rob's mom recently gave us an enormous bag of apples grown by one of her friends.
The apples are amazingly delicious - sweet, tart and firm. I decided to attempt a simple, homemade applesauce, and it turned out better than I could have dreamed. Plus, it's just about the easiest possible thing you can do with apples, save for washing and eating them raw.
I know weatherstripping isn't a blog topic that's going to get everyone excited.
However, when you have an old house and have tried just about every kind of weatherstripping sold in the winterization aisle, you feel like shouting from the rooftops when you have a workable solution.
This fall, for health reasons, I’ve cut way back on my sugar consumption.
While I’m disappointed not to be sipping any pumpkin pie latte or eating slices of apple pie at this time of year, I did come up with a breakfast recipe that still tastes of autumn but doesn’t include added sugar.
Sometimes, an easy dinner that tastes really good can make my whole day better.
That was the case recently when I made this dish, which I have cleverly titled Smoked Sausage and Brussels Sprouts.
As I wrote yesterday, Rob and I tried cooking Lebanese food for the first time this weekend and really enjoyed it.