Roast Chicken – An essential dish for anyone

I make roast chicken fairly often so I was a little shocked to see I hadn’t published a roast chicken post.  Roast chicken is something everyone has eaten in their lives and most everyone is familiar with the basics of cooking one. 

Winter Warmer: Chicken, Polenta, and Kale stew

Cold, rainy, wet, windy.  Chicago weather!  That’s what greeted me on the way to the grocery store today.  That’s right, our grocery shopping gets done on Mondays.  Being a real estate broker means you usually have some weekend work to do, like any service industry, so on Mondays I do some work from home inContinue reading “Winter Warmer: Chicken, Polenta, and Kale stew”

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Split Pea Soup (you did save that ham bone from Christmas, right?)

So our fridge has been on the fritz (new one coming tomorrow) and we don’t have much in there at the moment.  Luckily for us the remains of our Christmas ham were waiting when we got back yesterday.  We happily finished them off knowing there was one more dish coming from the celebratory ham…split peaContinue reading “Split Pea Soup (you did save that ham bone from Christmas, right?)”

Turkey Noodle Soup

So we come to the last bits of the big bird.  You’ve got some meat left and the carcass.  What to do?  Of course, you know what to do…make soup!  Making any soup from scratch is easy, especially turkey/chicken when you have the leftover bones.  The most important step (in my opinion) is starting withContinue reading “Turkey Noodle Soup”

What’s for Sunday Dinner – Ragu Bolognese

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and I haven’t done the shopping yet so the fridge is looking a little bare today.  Cheryl noticed and commented that it didn’t look like there was much to make a dinner out of, then said “but you could probably figure something out.”  Indeed I could. I knew there wasContinue reading “What’s for Sunday Dinner – Ragu Bolognese”