Shake It Up Thursday for all 3 meals

In case in is a surprise to anyone, I do not do a lot of cooking. I think about food all day long at work, since that is my job. I help make menus, I talk to other people about what they eat, and my day basically revolves around food. So when it comes to cooking dinner, I have already fulfilled my quota of thinking about food for the day!
I like to think that when my kids were still living at home that I was a relatively good cook. They might not really agree with that, but I did make a pretty good spaghetti with meat sauce.  It is not that I don’t know how to cook, I just choose to do other things with my time.

So it came as a surprise to me that I decided to make my own meals for a full day. For lunch I usually stop at a grocery store on my way to work to make a salad from the salad bar. I had recently decided to bring my salads instead of buying them. But at any rate, since I had made breakfast at home and made my own lunch, I decided to also make dinner. I cooked up some frozen fish and whipped up some veggies, and voila, there was dinner!

So there you have it — 3 meals a day during the week — outside of my usual.

Have a great week, and remember to Shake It Up Thursday!


This is  what my salad should have looked like.   🙂








Shaking Up the Holidays

Happy New Year to All! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

I decided that I would make a different potato pancake this year for Chanukah, so I found a recipe (perhaps on a Thursday?) for Sweet Potato Latkes made with chickpea flour. Guess what? They were delicious! I’m not sure if it was because of the sweet potatoes or the chickpea flour or a combination of the two which made them so tasty, but we certainly enjoyed them.



An actual picture of the pancakes, instead of a random pic from the internet



So what I do for Christmas this year? Nothing different. I could go with the line that it was not a Thursday, so I didn’t need to do anything differently. The truth is that I really enjoy the same cranberry bread that I make every year. After all, sometimes traditions are best left unchanged.     🙂


Wishing everyone a happy New Year, and remember to Shake It Up!!