New Resolutions

So some of us make New Years resolutions…I am make a New “school year” resolution.

Today is the first day back to school and our daughter is starting her senior year.  It has been quite a busy summer…actually summer did not really exist for us with our son graduating from High School, getting him ready for college, college visits for our daughter, band camp, color guard practices the entire summer, cross country training, 2 big house projects and let’s not forget the ‘slightly’ cool summer weather we had here in Michigan.  So I am determined to start a new ‘year’ on my blog and it starts today and the first question is: what exactly am I making for dinner tonight?

Well, I found some left over corn-the-cob, steamed green beans in the fridge and some cherry tomatoes from the garden on the window sill.  I cut the corn off the cob, tossed it with green beans and the tomatoes and placed in a large bowl.  I cooked a pound of elbow pasta and added it to the bowl, made a quick vinegarette with 3 parts olive oil to 1 part red wine vinegar, a bit of salt, pepper, and herbs and whisked before tossing with vegies and pasta and left on the counter to “relax” for a few hours and let everyone in the bowl get to know each other.

Then I went to the grocery store and found some split chicken breast on sale.  When I came home I threw them in a 315 degree oven , with a generous sprinkling of sage, rosemary and thyme, a bit of salt and pepper and baked them covered for about 2 hours while I sat down to do some work.  Once done, I chilled the chicken and will leave a note on the table for the family to help themselves to salad and chicken for dinner.

So far, I am Good-to-Go with feeding my family.  Until tomorrow – Kathleen

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