Friday, September 1, 2017

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for September

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for September at once.

Photo by Beto Galetto on Unsplash

The weather is getting cooler. My social media feeds are full of first-day-of-school photos. Pumpkin-spice everything is starting to appear on grocery store shelves. Summer is nearly over, and we have no choice but to begin the transition to fall.

At the same time, I'll also be heading back to work after my time at home with the new baby. I wish I could have more time with Jonathan, especially considering everything that happened leading up to his early arrival. But I have to admit I'm a little relieved that we'll be returning to a somewhat regular routine. Just now I'll be playing the part of a full-time working mom who works outside the home.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Guest Post: Sweet and Smoky Baby Back Ribs

These Sweet and Smoky Baby Back Ribs from my good friend David are perfect for your end-of-summer picnics this Labor Day Weekend. Or, save them for the fall and make them while tailgating at the game!

Sweet and Smoky Baby Back Ribs | Taste As You Go

A huge thank-you to Michelle for allowing me to contribute my second guest post on Taste As You Go. (Check out my first guest post here.) I'm honored, and I hope that you all enjoy my twist on this summertime classic. These ribs are so delicious, you're going to want to eat them well into the fall... I mean, tailgate season is just around the corner, right?

Let's not waste time. Time to get to it!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Menu Plan: August 27 - September 2

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Whipped Ricotta - Molinari's - Bethlehem, PA | Taste As You Go

I've given this a lot of thought, and this will be the final weekly menu post on Taste As You Go. With me going back to work after Labor Day, I decided it was going to take too much energy to plan our dinners every week. It's hard enough now and I'm home all day!

Instead, I'm returning to the monthly menu plans. That way I only have to answer the "What's for dinner?" question once a month rather than once a week. This lets me take better advantage of sales and specials at the grocery store. Plus, I can use some of the rare pockets of free time to do some meal prep, fold laundry, or, God forbid, grab a power nap.

I have no idea what life is going to be like once I back at work. I'm trying to find ways to get ahead of it a little bit, so it'll feel less like a Mack truck has run me over. So, keep reading to see what's on deck for dinner at our house this week... and then come back on Friday to see what I've planned for September!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Orzo Pasta

This recipe for Grilled Chicken and Lemon Orzo Pasta first appeared on Taste As You Go in 2013. It appears here with updated photos.

Grilled Chicken and Lemon Orzo Pasta | Taste As You Go

Last Saturday marked the ninth anniversary of the launch of this blog. Every now and then I like to go back and read my earlier posts to see how far I've come. The frequency of posts has definitely increased... but the quality of my writing and photography has improved quite a bit. (At least, they have according to my standards.)

But I haven't stopped trying to find ways to continue improving. With that in mind, I've been combing through the recipe archives and marking the ones that need work. I've taken new photos for have rewritten some of the recipes to breathe a fresh life into them. This recipe for Grilled Chicken and Lemon Orzo Pasta is one of those recipes.