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2-week meal plan for 4 people

It’s week #5 of self-quaranting and I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to meal plan and shop.  So I’m posting a sample 2-week meal plan for a family of 4 along with tips for planning what to buy and using it most efficiently.   General tips: First use items with shorter shelf lives (asparagus, fresh herbs) and/or that are…

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Liebster Award

Yes, I’m now officially part of the blogging community.  I’m slowly learning about the subculture of bloggers which involves lots of commenting on and linking to others’ articles as well as nominating each other for awards.  Slightly cheesy, yet quite sweet and part of building community and learning about what other people are up to.  So I graciously accept my first blogging award,…

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, as it’s called here in the UK.  Whatever you call it, whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a good excuse for pancake dinner.    You’ll see that pancakes from scratch are quite simple.  From the photos you can see I get my daughters involved in making the batter, though they usually call…

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Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

  More veg, less meat.  That’s a big food trend this year, witnessed by the popularity of Meatless Mondays and vegetarian cookbooks such as Plenty More (see my Cauliflower Cake recipe).  People aren’t necessarily giving up meat and going vegetarian, but just trying to eat more vegetables and limit meat consumption.  Last summer my oldest daughter, Libby, out of the blue,…

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Baked Shrimp Scampi

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away.  Have you made plans for the most romantic evening of the year?  Sarcasm notwithstanding, it is a good excuse for a special meal with your sweetie(s).  Now you can choose to brave the dreary February weather, book far in advance and pay inflated menu prices.  Or you can do it the Katie way…

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Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Enchiladas have long been my favorite Mexican food.  But it took years for me to attempt to make them myself.  Actually it took me moving to London and not having any decent, nearby Mexican restaurants to make them myself.  Similar pattern with salsa.  It comes in a squeezie bottle at our local Tesco….a squeeze bottle!.  Enter my Chicago friend Lisa, who…

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