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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Monday Menu: Jan 27-Feb 2


Understatement of the YEAR!!! 

We are buried in snow in Northeast Ohio, I don't remember a winter with so much snow and freezing temps like this since my childhood in the 80's.

Thankfully my big guy doesn't have 
a problem with soup for dinner because this winter we 
have nearly OD'd on soups, and it's only the 26 of January!  
We COULD still have about 7-8 weeks on winter left

And this week we are predicted to have negative temps ....
so it is looking like hearty and rich soups will 
be on our menu again this week!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Freezer Falafels

I am soo in love with...

the Garbanzo Bean!!!

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And I can't believe I am posting about these beans with any kind of affection at all!! Because for 6 years I would sneer at these beans with malcontent while I worked the buffet at a family restaurant during my school years. I would TOTALLY freak out if any bean "juice" would splash on my hands!! Ahhh

These poor beans did nothing wrong~
they just visually appalled me, 
as I thought they looked like dirty little baby bums 
and I never gave them a chance...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Menu Plans for Jan 19-25, 2014

Back on the wagon AGAIN, sheesh! Life is so much easier when the meal planning is taken care of, it one less thing I have to figure out. 

I decided I would stick with some all time winter Favorites and sprinkle in 
some summer classics! We have such cabin fever  this year and it's still JANUARY!!

13 Bean Soup 'HOOD Style...

I have NEVER been a fan of beans, EVER! 

I would sit at the table~ ALL night if I had to so I could avoid any gastric involvement with any bean...UNTIL necessity came along, a tight budget, and 3 HUGE appetites, so necessity became the Mother(HOOD) of invention!!

This is such an awesome SOUP, I will never be a fan of the YUCKY lima bean, sorry nope not ever, so I picked out every last yucky bean I could see other than that I used the bean mixture as is and added some of my taste sensations. 

Results...a party in mouth and a tasty little treat I would like to call "Yum!"