Sunday, November 07, 2010

Fall back - what to do with my extra hour today?

Today is "fall back" day, where we end daylight savings time.  I am not a fan of daylight savings time - here in Michigan, this means it might be a little lighter when I leave for work in the morning for a while, but it will be dark when I leave.   Pretty soon it will return to it being dark when I leave and dark when I return and it will seem like I am spending my entire life in the office.   I need to remember to try to go out for a walk every day at lunch so I can see the sun!   On the plus side, today gives me an extra hour to do things....I am going to spend my day organizing and planning.  It's a good day to clean out drawers, bring out the sweaters, etc.

I am watching all the cooking shows I have recorded to free up some space on the are some recipes I have watched that I want to try:

Everyday Food's Chicken, Lemon and Dill with Orzo  is a great looking busy day casserole - I'd use chicken breast instead of the tenders and the bonus - the pasta doesn't need to be cooked first.

Lucinda Scala Quinn's Busy Day Chocolate Cake  - I am becoming a HUGE FAN of Lucinda Scala Quinn.   Just checked her cookbook Mad Hungry out of the library and I love her new TV show.   This recipe rocks because this vintage cake is mixed up and baked in the same pan, and it's vegan friendly, to boot.   Can't wait to try it.  It's a great recipe for kids to try, just as she suggests.  Heck, I think today is a great day for her short ribs menu

What are you doing with your extra hour today?.


Anne said...

Wow! That chicken casserole looks great! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

shane said...

Hi, I wasn't sure where to contact you directly so I'm posting a comment here that is slightly unrelated to this post..

I love your site, I lived in Marquette, the UP, for 13 years and randomly found your blog searching the web for recipes. My grandma used to can everything. One of my favorites was her pickles. Of course the Dill pickles were amazing but my personal favorite was mustard pickles. We can't find her recipe and I was wondering if you have ever heard of such a recipe or better yet, have one! All I remember is she always used very small cucumbers, around 2" and there was garlic, maybe dill weed (probably mustard plant?) and of course ground mustard. They were a small crunchy and tangy pickle..

You can email me at if you have any ideas, otherwise I'll come back here to see if you reply! Thank you!!