Here’s to the New Year!

Roasted Peppers with Garlic

I spent the 1st day of 2018 at my parent’s.  My mom wanted to cook and celebrate the New Year.  I went over early with my boys, and my husband met us there after work.  This is a typical Georgie meal.  She really is amazing.

My sister Ali has been telling us how she simply roast peppers with EVOO, garlic, and lots of salt and pepper.  And serves it on toasted Italian bread as an appetizer.  That’s what we started with today.  Ali uses cubanelle peppers(also known as banana peppers).  My mom couldn’t find them so she just used sweet mini bell peppers.  And she didn’t toast the bread. But no matter what this was delicious.  I love veggies!  Neither of my boys ate it(just the bread), but there was more for us…

peppers

Dinner was just as delicious.  She made a boneless pork loin in the oven, baked potatoes topped with a bit of butter and paprika, roasted carrots(so pretty), and sauteed swiss chard with garlic and tomatoes!

I can only hope that 2018 will bring more delicious food like this.

 

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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