Grilled Veggie and Bean Summer Salad

Grilled Veggie and Bean Summer Salad

Like many people at this time of year, I’m starting to think about what I’m putting in my mouth, and what will hopefully come off of my body. Not just to look good, mind you, but to feel good too. Eating healthy is generally not a problem with me, as I’m in love with salad. {… Continue Reading …}

Broccoli and Quinoa Salad

Broccoli and Quinoa Salad Elaine Griffin The Laine List

I know, again with the salad, right? But, they are just so darn good and a super great way to get those veggies in the kids. Plus, quinoa, who knew we would love that?! I sure never guessed. This is another one of those salads I hope you will use as a base and vary {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Week of June 9th

meal plan week of June 9, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

Another week has come and gone. I absolutely cannot believe how fast the last 6 weeks or so has passed since the weather finally broke. 6 weeks in a winter like we just had felt like 6 months! The last day of school is only 12 days away, and we are beginning to plan our {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Week of June 2nd

meal plan week of June 2, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

I know I am not the only one who cannot believe it is June already! The weather is crazy – today may be close to 90, and by Thursday it is going to be around 70, hence my choice of a leftovers chili. We are still working on our healthy eating habits. This week my {… Continue Reading …}

Sangria, a New Wine from Yellow Tail #Review

Sangria from Yellow Tail Elaine Griffin

It’s no secret I love wine, so you can imagine my excitement when I was chosen to enjoy a Sangria Sunday care package from Yellow Tail wines! This care package was amazing, and such a surprise. It came with a bottle of Sangria wine, a cute Yellow Tail tote bag, a bottle of nail polish {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Week of May 19th

meal plan week of May 19th, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

How is it almost the end of May? It seems like just yesterday we were in the armpit of winter, wondering, “will it ever end?” It’s so nice to have green grass, leaves on the trees, and fresh produce! This past weekend I spent a good amount of time getting my meal plan together and {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Week of May 12th

meal plan week of May 12th, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

Last week we celebrated the nice weather with summer food. For the most part we stuck to the menu, with the exception of one day, so those quesadillas are going back on the menu this week! I’m also loading up on the veggies and trying to cut back a little bit on our bread and {… Continue Reading …}

Learning to Cook from the Heart

Learning to Cook from the Heart, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

I’ve been watching cooking shows since I was knee high to my mother and grandmother. Of course back then it was Julia Child. The Frugal Gourmet was right up there for me too. But after Julia it was Graham Kerr and Martin Yan. Soon after that, celebrity chefs hit the scene and the Food Network came {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Week of May 5th

meal plan week of May 5th, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

We are gearing up for some good weather this coming week, after along week of rain and cold. I’ve been feeling ready for warm weather food for several weeks, and much to my dismay last week, I had to break out the crockpot for a hot batch of minestrone soup. It was good, but not {… Continue Reading …}

Meal Plan Monday, December 2nd

meal plan december 2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Wow, what a week! I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah did or are enjoying your holidays! We are still getting through our leftovers (YUM!). Here is our menu plan for this week. We are going classic Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday…and making the most of the {… Continue Reading …}