Moving on to the soup course, we have two choices. This simple tomato basil soup that Frances actually likes (despite her not liking regular tomato soup). It's simple to make and I usually have the ingredients on hand.
cold yogurt soup recipe again. Frances actually just asked for some the other day.
After the soup course, it's time to get to the main course. I have a couple of favorites that I rotate through regularly. The first one, I don't really have a recipe for. I've asked my dad a thousand times for his spaghetti recipe, but he always says he doesn't have one. One of these times when I visit, I need to force him to make spaghetti while I watch. Of course, he never really makes it the same way twice. A few of the essentials, I do know: ground beef, sliced green peppers, and mushooms. I know on occasion he has added some salsa for a nice kick. The other essential for my dad's spaghetti is his noodle-testing method. Does he throw them at the cabinet to see if they stick? Nope! He always requires us to tilt our heads back and chirp like a bird. Then he'll feed us a "worm" and we can report back on whether they're done or not.Another favorite is my mom's pepper steak recipe. This was a staple for us growing up and I am happy to report that my kids like it, so I can add it in to our regular rotation. Yum!
maple salmon recipe a few times and we've loved it! (Plus, dinner always seems to taste better when I don't have to cook it!)You know what goes great with a good salmon recipe? Potato salad! My mom makes amazing potato salad! I can replicate her recipe pretty well, but I've never posted it on my blog. I hope to this summer...if summer ever gets here!When summer does arrive, another light recipe I enjoy serving is a yummy quiche or frittata. My kids are big fans of this Bacon, Spinach, and Mushroom Quiche/Fritatta. Whether I add the crust depends on how much time I have. We like it either way.
Grandma's Pecan Cookies many times. In fact, I have some in the freezer right now, just waiting to be sliced up and baked.
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