Weekend Food Prep–Homemade Chicken (or Turkey) Broth

Homemade broth is kinda a lifestyle for me. I collect ingredients for my broth over the course of a few weeks or a month, keep them in my freezer (of course!) until I need them, and throw them into a big pot when it’s the right time. Julia Child has all sorts of guidelines aboutContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Homemade Chicken (or Turkey) Broth”

Weekend Food Prep–“Taco” Shredded Chicken Boxed Lunch

This shredded chicken is delicious and would make an excellent addition to nachos, enchiladas or taco salad. I used it to make a variation on my “boxed lunch,” a lunch prep theme I’ve written about before here. “Taco” Shredded Chicken one. Start with a boatload of cooked chicken breasts. If you have done as IContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–“Taco” Shredded Chicken Boxed Lunch”

Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl

I prefer to eat something before my weekend runs. I know a lot of runners don’t like to eat beforehand, but I find I wake up hungry enough that I need some fuel to keep me going. However, running with food in my gut can create its own problems, so I developed this breakfast toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl”

Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs

Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Yes please. I make this just sweet enough to not register as savory to my tastes, but you can vary the sweetening to your preferences. You could also make it sweeter by stirring in some fruit before baking, allowing the natural sweetness to compliment the custard. Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs”

Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken

I eat a lot of chicken. This variation gives me a new flavor profile and is especially nice with Mediterranean Pasta Salad or flatbread with grilled vegetables. Lemon Herb Chicken one. Prepare 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts by slicing them into thick strips (3-4 per breast), cutting them the long way against the grain.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken”

Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Does everyone already have a favorite tomato-based pasta sauce recipe? No question, a basic spaghetti sauce was one of the first dinners I learned to cook as a teen. But just in case you’ve been making-do with the jarred stuff and want to up your game a bit, here’s a good starting place. Give itContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce”

Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake

I don’t always have time to cook my eggs fresh in the morning, but I still want to be sure to get my breakfast protein. Balancing my breakfast with sufficient protein has dramatically improved how satiating my morning meals are–I can easily go the 4 or so hours necessary until my lunch break without becomingContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake”

Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch

In the spirit of “back to school,” I want to offer up some lunch food prep that works well for a work week with traditional hours (8 hours, 5 days a week). The trouble with lunch is all the pieces you need to have ready in advance in order to make the prep painless. OverContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch”

Weekend Food Prep: Banana Walnut Bread

Is banana bread’s moment over? Is offering a recipe for my favorite banana bread too 2020? Do I sound like a Portland hipster if I say I was making banana bread before it was cool? I love banana bread. It appeals to my preference to include produce in practically everything. I also hate wasting things,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Banana Walnut Bread”

Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping

We are enjoying the end of the local blueberry harvest this week, and this is a wonderful way to extend the joy into the fall and winter. (If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already heard me extol the virtues of Oregon strawberries!) I will pick a few flats of berries, eat plenty of them fresh,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Homemade Canned Blueberry Pie Filling and Topping”