Alea’s Broccoli Salad with Kohlrabi and Chicken

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I like to operate from a menu plan, but during the summer my menu plan is written in pencil and subject to change after visiting the garden. On today's tour I discovered that some of  my kohlrabi and broccoli plants were beginning to flower. I immediately began harvesting...and creating a new dinner plan. My daughter describes kohlrabi as a B list vegetable - not cool … [Read more...]

Alea’s Easy Broccoli and Beef

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This recipe is featured in our 20 Meals from Costco for $150 Meal Plan #1. I love how fast stir-frys come together. Broccoli and Beef is one of my favorite dishes, but I avoided making it for years because I thought the recipe involved too many steps for an easy stir-fry dinner. The recipe I was given by a friend involved cooking the meat in oil, steaming the veggies, … [Read more...]

Alea’s Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Extra curricular activities are the scourge of my existence. They are leaving me weary and interfere with my dinner plans. I have fewer helpers and less time to prepare dinner for my increasingly hungry crowd. Food allergies prevent me from indulging in my occasional desire to pick up fast food. Food allergies also make prepackaged convenience foods cost prohibitive. So I … [Read more...]

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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Smothered Pork Chops. Oh yes. We'll be making you again!!! And as you can see, we have yet again another sorta vague recipe. It leaves me wondering...How many chops?! Based on the fact that I doubled the celery and onion it called for and that was plenty for the 9 chops I had...I'm going with 4 chops for the original recipe. Place the flour with a little salt and … [Read more...]

Grilled Marinara Chicken


I loved the Grilled Salsa Chicken so much.  I had to try something similar with marinara and fresh Italian herbs. It's a toss up. They are both just so yum-ilicious! Grilled Marinara Chicken Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 20 minutes Ingredients 1 package chicken thighs ($2.26) Manager's Special :) Fresh basil, oregano, … [Read more...]