What's for dinner?

One sure sign of settling in is cooking. I have been cooking up a storm this past week. I can't remember the last time we had ALL meals at home a full seven days in a row. It was great whipping out all the tools and cooking up fresh ingredients all week. It helps that the kitchen is the right size and so functional. I've stumbled upon the kitchen "I never knew I wanted." The kitchen is the perfect size, not too big and not too small. It's modestly designed but for military housing standards its top of the line...corian countertops, maple cabinets, glass stove top and side by side fridge with water and ice-maker. This is a huge improvement, I've lived in some housing doozies in the past. 

Alright, enough about the kitchen, here's the food. What I really wanted to share are these new recipes. I know most of you are in summer's last stretch so here's a little freshness to try out. 
[photo credit: closet cooking] quinoa tabbouleh salad 
Then a little twist on some comfort food from a really fun blogger, Marta Maria Darby, from My Big-Fat Cuban Family. A Cuban pot roast made in a crockpot so that you can set it, forget it and go have some fun.

Bon App├ętit!


  1. nice...glad you got a good kitchen...and the fresh veg looks good....that is a pretty cool website too for cuban food...miss that from FL...


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