Lunching with Lissy

Welcome to Lunching with Lissy

  • Welcome to Lunching with Lissy

    November 10, 2019 by

    “Lock up your libraries if you like , but there is no gate,no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind” Virginia Wolf.

  • Chickpea Stew

    December 11, 2019 by

    My son and I decided it was the perfect day for a delicious spices stew I made 4 cups of chickpeas in my instant pot 1 cup french lentils 1 large onion 2 celery ribs 4 cups of veggie broth 4 cups of water 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 can of diced tomatoes 1… Read more

  • Fresh baked English Muffins

    December 10, 2019 by

    I finally received my English muffin rings, I ordered them from Amazon and they sent me a bike hook instead. I am listening to Baby it’s cold outside as I bake. There is something about Dean Martin and Tony Bennett when I am in the kitchen. English muffins are a breeze. You’ll need : 2… Read more

  • Vegan Stuffed peppers

    December 9, 2019 by

    Dear reader tonight, we enter the red bowl diaries. I was doing You tube cooking videos, I didn’t like the look of my kitchen. For this recipe you will need 4 green peppers halved and seeded. I keep rice in my fridge precooked. You can use minute rice, I won’t judge. Preheat your oven to… Read more

  • Frugal enjoyments during the holidays

    December 8, 2019 by

    Plan your holiday outings ahead of time. One of our favorite family outings is bundle up the cherubs with cozy blankets. Pack up hot cocoa in travel mugs& cookies. We listen to Christmas music and drive around looking at the lights. Another inexpensive thing, my children is checking out 25 chirstmas books from the library… Read more

  • Breakfasts for a family of four

    December 8, 2019 by

    The breakfasts for the week: Monday : Cream of wheat, toast, vegan sausage, green smoothie Tuesday: Breakfast sandwiches on English muffins, Green Smoothies Wednesday: Dutch baby, Green Smoothie with protein powder Thursday: Breakfast bowls with tofu, potatoes, vegan sausage(I make) . Berry & Yogurt Smoothies Friday: Oatmeal with Gojo berries, English muffins, Green Smoothies Saturday:… Read more

  • Breakfast and lunches

    December 8, 2019 by

    This week’s lunches for the kids are: Monday Minestrone soup and breadsticks Tuesday shepherd’s pie Wednesday English muffin pizzas, raw carrots, celery, peppers, apple slices Thursday Minestrone soup & grilled cheese sandwiches Friday : Rice and bean bowls chia and Gojo berry pudding Saturday Leftover Spaghetti & vegan meatballs from freezer, green beans, homemade berry… Read more

  • Menu planning

    December 8, 2019 by

    Menu planning for our family requires planning ahead and prep work. This week’s menu of dinner is Sunday Chicken Marasla, mashed potatoes, large green salad, crusty bread Monday Vegan Stuffed bell peppers seasoned wild rice blend Tuesday Alfredo Pasta with peas, large salad Wensday Pad thai with tofu egg rolls fried rice Wednesday dinner requires… Read more

  • Tourtiere pie

    December 5, 2019 by

    According to 23 and me, I shouldn’t be posting this French- Canadian recipe, since my Franco DNA is only 19.8 %. Oh well, I am going to post it anyway. You will need 2 pie crust. This pie has a top and bottom crust. Use your favorite recipe for this. Ingredients: 2 pounds of ground… Read more

  • Kids Cook!

    December 5, 2019 by

    Picky eating can be a life time issue. The key is to get the kids in the kitchen early and often. Kids need to go to farmer’s markets, the grocery store & order off something at an eatery adult menu. Tonight’s featured chef and recipe is my ten year old’s lentil, sweet potato and kale… Read more

  • Politics

    December 4, 2019 by

    As, I have talked about we are a homeschooling family. I want to raise globally active political adults. We discuss politics at the dinner table. My husband is far more liberal than I am, however, I am more of a middle of the road voter. Politics are as private and individual as religion. It is… Read more

  • My favorite simmering scent stew for the senses

    December 3, 2019 by

    I have several crockpots in various sizes. I like to use my 1.5 quart crock pot for this sensory feast. One option :I fill the crock with 1qt water, apple skins, orange skins,cloves, and cinnamon. The scent fills the house making it feel like an instant Christmas. Option two: I fill the crock with 1qt… Read more

  • Stocking the Pantry

    December 2, 2019 by

    Many may disagree with me, when stocking the pantry, the freezer is an extension of that. The freezer can hold healthy, quality meals that rival Stoffers. We are not a vegan household, however, I do use vegan ingredients to replace eggs and animal fats in baking. For my freezer: Every week I make a 3… Read more

  • Chilly days… warm chili

    December 2, 2019 by

    Today is our first day back home schooling after the holiday. I prepping dinner while the kids are in live lesson. We love rice with our chili. I will be making a triple batch of rice, so the children can have fried rice tomorrow. Chili My family likes a mild chili with plenty of added… Read more

  • Other thoughts on zero waste.

    December 1, 2019 by

    The zero waste movement is great as long as you aren’t adding to the landfill making the switch out. I have been swapping things out as we have used up or worn items out. 1. We are no longer using mini blinds so I will be sewing up Roman blinds using wooden dowels as rod.… Read more

  • Homeschooling lessons for the week.

    December 1, 2019 by

    We are finishing up our holiday vacation, Monday is back to the homeschooling schedule. For Social Studies we will be covering the War of 1812. For Civics beginning Wednesday, we will be watching the impeachment proceedings. My purpose is to not teach my children to be divided on party lines. The points I will be… Read more

  • We stopped buying ground beef and started buying lentils

    November 30, 2019 by

    My family loves meatloaf and meatballs. Over the summer, I got sick after eating red meat at a road side diner. Really sick, stomach cramps that bring your knees to your ears while you are in the passenger seat, praying for death. So, I started researching alternatives to our favorite dishes. We tried vegan crumbles… Read more

  • Ten foods I no longer purchase for health and zero waste

    November 30, 2019 by

    As a family, we have began a journey to more plant- based and zero waste living. Ten food items we no longer purchase. We do still eat chicken and turkey. Soy milk or plant based milks. I have been experimenting with oat, flax and soy milks. Cheese. I make real cheese. I can make cheese… Read more

  • Fifteen things I do not purchase any longer

    November 30, 2019 by

    Living in an area where I do not have access to recycling, I am concerned with what I bring in the house in the first place. It is ironic that I am returning to the way my great grammy Doris taught to run a home. Batteries: I do not purchase throwaway batteries. I buy rechargable… Read more

  • Zero Waste Holidays

    November 30, 2019 by

    Halloween started our zero waste holiday this year. We elected not to do costumes and accessories. We did Minecraft T shirts that the kids will wear all year and face paint. The Jack o lantern was processed and in the freezer for Thanksgiving pie and the shell went into the compost. The seeds went into… Read more

  • I just got the best wrong number text.

    November 30, 2019 by

    I lost my phone at Walmart. I had to activate my old phone because I am too lazy to drive back to Walmart. I get this text with a picture of egg benedict saying abused eggs Benedict. With smiley faces, saying it was delish, love you. I text back wrong contact lol. Nothing. Then, I… Read more

  • One of those days …..

    November 30, 2019 by

    One of my favorite movie quotes of all time is “I am tired of this day, I want a new one. Everything I have touched today has turned to ****! I have dealing with customer service or lack there of. I am working on a return that went back on a credit card I closed… Read more

  • Flax milk update & Plant based ideas.

    November 29, 2019 by

    The flax milk recipe I posted this week was not a favorite for the kids, they prefer the oat milk recipe. I have found that I like the flax milk frothed in my coffee. Plant-based living requires thought, preparation, and a willingness to experiment with flavors and textures. I am lucky my family is willing… Read more

  • Wrapping things up with gratitude.

    November 29, 2019 by

    The left overs are put away, The turkey stew and pies are made. All the dishes are washed and put away. The kids are bathed and have full tummies. Weird traditions in this house done on Thanksgiving are making the family news letter, renewing & updating my virus software. The kitchen looks like Thanksgiving never… Read more

  • No stress Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2019 by

    We are eating late. My turkey wasn’t quite thawed. My husband made the turkey this year. I am amused that my husband couldn’t remove the neck so he goes to to the garage to get tooling to pry the neck and giblets. This is the first time in 25 years, I have not prepared the… Read more

  • 4 ingredient quiche

    November 27, 2019 by

    I make a bunch of pie crust ahead. This recipe makes 2 quiches Preheat oven to 400 . In a large bowl, break 12 eggs, Mix in 8 oz cheddar cheese, 1 8 oz container of sour cream, and a 10 ounce package of thawed broccoli. Bake 45 minutes. let rest 10 minutes before serving.

  • Keeping a home clean and tidy

    November 26, 2019 by

    There really isn’t a magic tool or method that is going to create a clean home. My Grammy Doris used to say soap and water is cheap, but elbow grease is free. There are the daily dozen that keep our home in order. 1. Keep table surfaces clear. 2. Sweep, swiffer or vacuum every day.… Read more

  • Lasagna

    November 26, 2019 by

    Spending time cooking with my kids. I really enjoy. My son has the making of a chef. He understands the concepts of tastes. My daughter is more interesting in presentation and chatter. First step have Amazon bring up Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Wait, I need to get the NFL game up for my husband.… Read more

  • Homemaking

    November 25, 2019 by

    I am not a hippy homemaker. I do not want a minimal look in my home. The home should feel like home. Is it techy. Yes. Old-fashioned at times. We garden, we sew, and bake bread. We home school. I have earned two degrees at my kitchen table. There are days our home is a… Read more

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