Recipes to Make you Feel Like a Queen for the Day

I first heard about the television show Queen for a Day several years ago when listening to American Public Radio’s “The Story,” a great program hosted by Dick Gordon. You can read about the episode here but it looks like the podcast is no longer available.

I remembered this broadcast a few days ago as I lay under the covers trying to ignore the alarm. If only I could be a queen today and have someone else tend to my needs – not over the top needs, just someone to do the laundry, make the meals and clean up afterwards, run the vacuum.  It’s not that I really want to do queen-like duties, I just want eight hours of uninterrupted time to get one step ahead on work projects and get a really good workout in, all the while knowing that the laundry pile is going down and a wonderful dinner is cooking away.

With no one appearing magically at my bedside, I knew it was time to pull out the crock pot and make “Chinese Five-Spice Pork,” a delicious dish that yanks me out of my vegetarian ways for a few days until there is not a serving left in the house.  Here’s a link to the recipe at the blog myplate2yours.

Chicken pot pie is another meal I often make ahead and pop in the oven for dinner. My favorite recipe is from a recipe booklet, “The Weekend Chef,” published by Gold Medal Flour years ago. We often substitute baked tofu for the chicken, and if time is really short, we will defrost and substitute frozen vegetables for the fresh. (Click on the image of the recipe below to make it bigger and legible.)

IMG_2566-Pot Pie Recipe

Ready to Bake

Ready to Bake

Ready to Eat

Ready to Eat


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