Thursday, December 25, 2008

Stuffed shells

stuffed shells
These are delicious. They are an Italian favorite of mine. I usually have them every Christmas. I have them cut here because they were hot. Stuffed shells are just pasta in the shape of shells, stuffed with ricotta cheese. They sell them in the frozen section. You bake them in the oven. Add your own favorite tomato sauce with them. These are very fulling. Normally I don't have more than 3-6 of them at a time.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey dinner

turkey dinner
I have here turkey with turkey stuffing and candied sweet potatoes. The candied sweet potatoes you can find in the frozen food section. They have a very sweet syrupy candy flavor to them after they cook on stove. They are very tasty. I have them every Thanksgiving.


These are cooked yams. You buy them where they sell the fresh vegetables in your supermarket. They almost look like potatoes but are much thinner and longer. They are very tasty and soft. I have them every Thanksgiving. They are known for their bright orange color.

Cranberry sauce

cranberry sauce
This is cranberry sauce. I have it on Thanksgiving. It is sold in cans in the supermarket. Cranberry sauce tastes really good with the turkey. If you don't use gravy or mayonnaise with your turkey, this is a good choice.

Spanish olives

spanish olives
These are Spanish style stuffed manzanilla olives. I have these on Thanksgiving. They taste a lot different than the black olives do. They are a little on the hot side in taste. Manzanilla olives also go well in salads.

Black olives

black olives
Black olives taste really good. I always have them at Thanksgiving. I usually eat them plain. You can also have them in a salad with dressing on them.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. This is the turkey we will have later today. I like turkey with mayonnaise. It also goes well as a sandwich with the mayonnaise. Turkey gravy with it is also good. Some of the trimmings I have with the turkey I will show later on.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Italian bread

italian bread
Italian bread is my favorite bread. It usually has sesame seeds on it, like I have shown in the picture, although I have had some without any seeds. It tastes good cut in half with butter on it. I also have it with meatballs for a meatball sandwich. Stop by your Italian bakery for the best Italian bread. You can also find it sold at the supermarket.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


This is a good breakfast in the morning that I sometimes have. Pancakes with butter and maple syrup. These are mini-pancakes, that is why so many are on the plate. I usually have them with orange juice. French toast is also good in the morning for breakfast.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fish dinner

fish dinner
This is frozen cod fish with tarter sauce on it. Mayonnaise is also good with fish. I have mashed potatoes and corn shown with it. Applesauce also goes well with corn and mashed potatoes. This is an easy dinner to make and taste really good.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

French toast

french toast
French toast is really tasty. I have it here with butter and syrup. French toast tastes so good because it is made with eggs. I sometimes have it in the morning or just as a snack at any time of the day. I usually make it in the toaster. You can also heat it up in the microwave. Any bread heated up in the microwave will make it softer. If you like your french toast slightly burnt, than the toaster is the only way. I sometimes have pancakes in the morning for breakfast with butter and syrup.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fish with mayonnaise

fish with mayonnaise
Frozen fish is easy to make in the oven. This is frozen cod fish with mayonnaise I added on it. Frozen fish also tastes good with tarter sauce. Tuna fish and salmon taste very good with mayonnaise. When I have red salmon, I have it with mayonnaise.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hot dog dinner

hot dog dinner
This is one of my favorites. Hot dogs with rice and beans. I sometimes add butter on top of the rice or applesauce mixed in or on the side. It goes well with the beans also. The hot dogs go well with mustard, ketchup, or applesauce on them. I buy turkey hot dogs most of the time since they have lower fat than the beef hot dogs.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ice cream sandwich

ice cream sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches are great in the summer. I like vanilla ice cream, so ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorites in the hot summers.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Italian sausage dinner

italian saussage dinner
his meal makes a great dinner. I have here Italian sausages, rice, mixed vegetables, and tomato sauce. Tomato sauce goes really well with white rice. I also add grated cheese on top of the rice and the Italian sausages.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cannellini beans

cannellini beans
These are cannellini beans which I use to cook pasta fagioli. They have high fiber and calcium in them. They are very tasty. If you make the tasty Italian dish pasta fagioli, you will be getting an added benefit of high fiber and calcium.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Italian sausage

italian sausage
I love cooking Italian sausage. These are the thin sausage. You can buy them in the meat section at your supermarket. They also make fatter sausage which will take longer to cook. I like the thin sausage. I bake them at 325° in the oven on a baking pan for about 45 minutes. Heat your favorite red tomato sauce on the stove while the sausage are cooking. When the sausage are done in the oven, I put them in the sauce on the stove and let them stay for about 10 minutes on low heat. I have the sausage here on an onion roll. You can also eat them plain with just the sauce on them in a dish. They are very tasty.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Red salmon

red salmon
This makes a great sandwich. Red salmon with mayonnaise. I have it here on an onion roll. It also tastes good on toast. You can also add lettuce and tomatoes to it. Red salmon taste very good if you have never had it before. Be sure to drain as much water out of the can as you can. It does not taste good otherwise with all that water.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pasta fagioli

pasta fagioli
This is an Italian favorite of mine. I pronounce it "pasta fazool". Pasta fagioli; "pasta and beans", is made with red tomato sauce, cannellini beans, and a small type of pasta like elbow macaroni or ditalini. I used ditalini in the picture. Cook the macaroni, sauce, and cannellini beans separate. When they are cooked you mix them all together. I add grated cheese and pepper. Add as much tomato sauce as you like. It tastes great and it is very easy to make.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Cannoli are my favorite Italian pastry. They are really delicious. Cannoli are made with fried pastry dough and ricotta cheese. Chocolate chips are also added sometimes. They make them really small to larger sizes. Stop by your nearest Italian bakery and try some. You will want them all the time.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Deli style mustard & cheese

deli style mustard & cheese
This is another favorite sandwich of mine. It is simple to prepare. Just a slice of cheese and mustard. I also have it with mayonnaise sometimes instead. The mustard is "deli style" but yellow mustard is great also. The deli style mustard I have has white wine and horseradish in it. It is not hot though. It tastes very good.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cream cheese & strawberry jam

cream cheese & strawberry jam
Cream cheese and strawberry jam makes a great sandwich. It is one of my favorite sandwiches. I have it on white bread most of the time. It also goes well on toast. You can also add a slice of cheese with it. It is an easy sandwich to make and all ages will like it.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Rolls have fiber

rolls have fiber
Rolls have fiber in them. The rolls I bought recently had 2g of fiber per roll which is not bad. If you have white bread all the time it has almost 0g of fiber. This is a good way of getting more fiber. I also have wheat and rye bread sometimes which have more fiber usually than rolls.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Chocolate milk

chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is a great way of getting calcium if you don't like the regular plain milk. The only thing is that it does not go with many foods that well. I don't think I ever have chocolate milk with anything. Maybe with just some chocolate chip cookies or brownies. It does not taste that good with foods like toast, meat, cheese, and many other foods. I buy the reduced fat chocolate milk. They also sell no-fat chocolate milk which has less taste.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Eggs in microwave

eggs in microwave
Scrambled eggs come out good in the microwave oven. Instead of taking out a frying pan and cooking them, all you do is scramble them and put them in a bowl that is safe for microwave use. I also use a no-stick cooking spray, so the egg does not stick to the bowl. It takes about 1 minute for each egg. I have one egg here on white bread. It makes a good sandwich.