A holiday table with turkey, salad, cranberries, and olives. The table has a white table cloth and there are wine glasses with stem on the table.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving side dishes can sometimes outshine the turkey, and that’s fine with me. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving turkey is all the leftover turkey that I can transform into delicious dinners, but this post isn’t about the turkey. It’s all about side dishes. This collection of Thanksgiving side dishes is here to help you plan your holiday meal. This post is still a work […]

Five Salads from Pantry Staples

Five Salads from the Pantry

I realize that the idea of salads made from pantry items sound strange, but there are many ways to combine canned vegetables to create salads. This is a collection of our five favorite salads that are made from pantry items. Using canned ingredients in your salad isn’t really new. Salad bars frequently contain beets, corn, and beans that are from cans. They are drained and […]

Salads in a Jar in fridge

Reflections on 30 Days of Beans–Salads

It’s been a month since I completed my 30 days of beans series, and I wanted to share some thoughts about the experience.   We had anticipated that enduring 30 different bean dishes for the month of April might present a hardship, but it wasn’t.  We thought that we might get sick of beans and not eat them for a while, but we continued to eat […]