Creamy Orzo with ham and peas

Creamy Orzo with ham and peas

Some of the best recipes we home cooks come up with is when we’re pressed for time and didn’t make it to the grocery store.  Such was the case the other night as I found myself frantically trying to avoid the call for pizza delivery.  It was 5:30 pm, the phone had been ringing off the hook, kids were getting hungry and I was getting stressed.  Opening the refridgerator door and staring into the cavernous compartments revealed little that inspired.  Before making what seemed like the inevitible call, I decided to delve into my treacherous freezer once again.  Wow-two times in a … Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Hope everyones weekend was safe and found you in the company of friends and family.  Over the long weekends I tend to pretty much barbecue anything I can; and this one was no exception.  We grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, corn,onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and hotdogs.  Had salad, beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, pizza and a FEW beers. After all that grilling, I wasn’t sure what I wanted tonight for dinner and my request for imput returned the typical result.  “I don’t know?  What do you feel like?”  So, I decided to browse the grocery store for some inspiration after picking up my daughter.  We had … Continue reading