Wednesday, August 24, 2011

what else I've been making lately

As many of you know, I enjoy cooking and especially enjoy baking.  I have always done most of our cooking from scratch and am doing more than ever now that I'm not working full time.  One thing that I'm also more conscientious about now is what I make for lunch at home.  During the school year, I packed healthy lunches and that's what I would eat.  Usually in summer, I'm a little more lax at home because I know that it's temporary.  Not anymore.  So I'm attempting to put the same effort into my lunches at home that I did into the ones I packed.  I know that sounds funny, but it's easy to wait until you're hungry and then grab something quickly at home. I'm trying to avoid that.

With that being said, here are just a few of the tasty things that I've made at home this summer.

My salads don't have names because I almost always use what I have at home.  This is more or less a Cobb salad.  It consists of lettuce, avocado, shredded Colby jack, tomato, ham, sliced chicken, and honey mustard dressing.

Remember the cream biscuit recipe that I posted a few weeks ago?  I've made it twice this summer.  Sometimes I get up when Jake does and make breakfast for him.  I also do bigger breakfasts on the weekends sometimes.  These are perfect for either.

Also, as promised here are my version of this layer bar recipe.  This is one of the first dessert recipes that I ever found and made on my own in college.  Again, I use a mix of semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter chips and walnuts.  In general, Jake doesn't like any nuts in cookies ever, but he allows it in these.

With only two people, we often have leftovers.  One night this month I made pork chops to go with our leftover couscous and broccoli, served with raw orange pepper slices and red grapes.


  1. Hmm...that salad looks delicious. Would love some right now!
    I pretty much cook every day; I love using homegrown veggies and thankfully my hubby isn't a picky eater!

  2. Yum! That salad looks great! And homemade bars are always good :)

  3. Everything looks so good! I don't know why anyone would ever be late to one of your dinners! I certainly wouldn't! :)

  4. So what time do I come over to eat? Just kidding, all jokes aside your making me hungry! Your food does look good :)

  5. Thanks everyone! Sharla, I still especially appreciate your comment. :)


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