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Jan. 11, 2009 2:12 pm 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2009 10:20 pm
Hey all. My name is esmee williams. I am a working mom with two kids and a husband. As a family, we live life to the fullest. Our days are always packed with work, school, meetings, events, games, get togethers, errands, etc. While I always have very good intentions of planning my meals out ahead of time, getting home early from work, and preparing a well thoughtout meal, that typically does not happen. More often that not, I arrive home at 6 PM when the family is already way past starving. In a panic, I stuff my head into the fridge and desperately try to find anything that can be thrown together and called dinner. I'm pretty creative so sometimes it actually works.

My better weeks are those when I cook up lots of food over the weekend that we can eat as both dinner and lunch during the week. I also try to always cook up extra meat (chicken, beef, pork) when we are grilling. That way I can throw it on a pizza, salad, pasta or quesadilla on busy nights for dinner.

Today is one of those rainy, dreary, damp Seattle days. So, I don't mind being in the kitchen all day. I found a Corned Beef in the sale bin at the grocery this morning, so I am going to cook it up for dinner. Not sure whether it's best to bake or boil the sucker, but I found a recipe for Guinness Corned Beef where you bake it that sounds good so I am going to give it a try.  I also found ground turkey on sale , so I am going to make Chris' Ingredible Meat Loaf. Both dishes should leave lots of leftovers that will make for some tasty dinners and lunches during the week. If you have any ideas for dishes I can make for the leftovers, let me know by posting comments to my blog.

Jan. 27, 2009 12:30 pm
Hey Esmee, Try the Easy Salsa Meatloaf too, it is very easy and delicious. I am making it tonight for dinner as I also am making 5lbs of ground taco meat for a luncheon and can easily make them together.
Jan. 27, 2009 10:20 pm
Good call. Thanks for the recommendation. What do you serve your meatloaf with? Do you makes sandwiches with the leftovers?
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Esmee Williams

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About Me
My love for cooking is a result of my passion for eating. Good food can make any day better. My mother is from France so food has always been a focus of conversation, travels and special occasions. I also am the vice president of brand marketing at I have been lucky enough to be part of Allrecipes for 10 years (since the early days). It has been one of the true pleasures of my life. Seeing all of the really great cooking ideas posted to the site everyday is a total joy.
My favorite things to cook
I love just about anything that combines fresh meat, vegetables and spices/herbs. In the summer, I couldn't live without my barbecue. In the winter, I love pastas, soups and fresh breads. I never know what I am going to cook until I go to my local market. I just buy whatever looks good (or is on sale) and figure out what to make when I get home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday dinners are a tradition I couldn't live without. I find it really relaxing to spend the afternoon cooking a special meal.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade sushi!
My cooking tragedies
It was a few years ago and I was preparing Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws at our new house. Little did I realize when I put the turkey in to cook, that the oven thermometer was broken so the temperature was 100 degrees or so less than the dial showed. It took HOURS for the turkey to cook. Thankfully, we all had a good laugh rather than panicking and no one got food poisoning from the dinner. My other tragedy is really any sort of baked good. Cakes, cookies, muffins... you name it and I have either undercooked them, burnt them or fouled them up in some other way...
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