Food & buckets

So I was digging through all of my Christmas gifts and found a cookbook that my MIL gave me. The name is misleading (Fix It and Forget It Recipes for Entertaining) because these are recipes that would be great for everyday meals.  It is a slow cooker cookbook and I spent over an hour reading and marking all the recipes that I thought the Fam would eat.  I came up with at least a dozen recipes that I am excited to try now and am thinking of instituting a New Recipe Night during the week or maybe the weekend.  Tonight is Creamy Chicken Breasts with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  They are cooking as we speak and I can’t wait to see how they turn out!  And per Debby’s suggestion, I”m going to check out Roni’s site as well.  I know a lot of you have been there before, so if there’s a recipe of hers that you would recommend, please feel free. 

Also received for Christmas was the movie, The Bucket List.  Have you seen this movie?  It is great and makes you think.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s about 2 men who are faced with death from cancer and they decide to make a list of things they want to do before they Kick the Bucket, hence the name.  Makes you think…made me think about what I want to do, still thinking about it and might possibly publish my own list one day. So tell me, is there something you would like to share that might be on your own Bucket List?

Okay that’s it for now.  I had an aha moment earlier that I will probably blog about later, but I want to spend some more time thinking about it before I post. 

Have a good day gang!

6 thoughts on “Food & buckets

  1. I happened to watch the Bucket List on HBO over the holiday and I agree, it’s terrific. One of my big revelations was just how many bucket list-y type things I’ve already done. That was a good feeling, but no point resting on my laurels.

    Some things from my Bucket List: Publish a book, travel to Spain, be in great shape.

    Can’t wait to hear about your aha moment.

  2. Hey Jill- I love you having hi-speed internet at home–a post on Sunday! Mmmmm, that recipe sounds good–if it tastes good, share it with us!

    I saw that movie and liked it a lot.

    I guess I don’t have a bucket list, but I’ll work on it…

  3. I love the Bucket List! It doesn’t hurt that Morgan Freeman is one of my all-time favorite actors 🙂
    Two of the main things on my list; getting to a point physically where I feel good about myself; emotionally, healthwise, appearance wise. And also seeing the pyramids!!!

  4. So glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas! You know, I’m the same way about cooking. Until recently. I still can’t just throw things together, but the more I’ve cooked from recipes, the more I’m learning about how foods work together. I can even taste something and sort of tell what’s missing (like more salt, more sugar, more spice, whatever). That’s a big deal to me! So, start experiementing with new recipes and don’t worry about becoming a “throw stuff from the fridge together & create a masterpiece” kind of cook.

    And the Food Network is the BEST educational tool ever for cooks. I have learned so much from Alton Brown’s Good Eats, about the Why’s of cooking.

    Roni’s site is the best. It’s my go-to recipe source. Her curried turkey salad is one of my favorites of hers. I actually like it better with only apple (I double the apple & leave out the pear) and I add a bit of pecans. Love this so much, I eat it straight with a spoon. I don’t think it needs a pita or any bread. The turkey chili is awesome too. And the southwest chicken salad topper is fab. I make her recipes & then freeze individual servings in ziplock bags. I put the individual bags in large freezer bags & lable the freezer bag with what it is and the date. This keeps meals really super easy and I only have to cook a few times a week for me.

    I just wish I could make stuff the kids would eat. They don’t like new things, at all. So if you find things your kids will eat, please share!

    Happy New Year!!

  5. We watched the Bucket List as well and I really enjoyed the movie. One thing on my bucket list is to run a marathon – maybe next year. We’ll see.

    How are your workouts going? 🙂

  6. My Bucket List:
    (Nothing as cool or ambitious as running a marathon, but maybe that motivation will hit me some day…. some day WAY later in life…)

    1. Bungee Jump
    2. Skydive
    3. Ride in a Hot-Air Balloon’
    4. Travel to Europe (Southern France, Italy, Greece, Iceland, Ireland)

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