Reading List

There have been some great posts catching my eye in the blogosphere as of late. Time to share the link love!


1.  I love the idea of a pegboard in the kitchen.

2.  I also like this fold-down outdoor bar.

3.  I like my desserts to be tea-flavored. What of it?

4.  Three ways to frost a cupcake: Sprinkles-style, Magnolia-style and Ganache-style.

5.  This is one big friendship-bracelet-turned-chair-cushion.

6.  Isn’t this Neopolitan cake pretty?

7.  How to make the “to-do” doable.

What’s on your reading list this week?

A Savvy Week: Chicken and Blood Oranges

Your Time, Your Money, Your Meals. Cook It Forward.

This week: one chicken + two fennel bulbs + blood oranges = one week of meals.


Chicken and Blood Oranges

Sunday: Roasted Chicken with Mango Tangerine Glaze and Fennel Blood Orange Salad
Monday: Leftovers from Sunday
Tuesday: Risotto with Garlic Kale
Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner
Thursday: Risotto Leftovers

On Sunday:

Make the chicken and the salad.  Keep the salad dressing on the side so that the leftovers don’t get mushy.  Save the chicken bones, fennel fronds and orange peels!


On Monday:

Make chicken stock while enjoying last night’s leftovers.  Blanch the orange peels, cover and refrigerate so that you can candy them on Thursday.


On Tuesday:

Use the chicken stock from Monday to make risotto. You have at least 18 flavor options!  While the risotto cooks, prepare the garlic kale.


On Wednesday:

Breakfast for Dinner! Pancakes, waffles, eggs: your choice.


On Thursday:

Candy and chocolate dip the orange peels while enjoying risotto leftovers.

Happy Savvy Eating!