20091228_chicken1

The Husband’s New Favorite Chicken with Veggie Couscous

Remember waaay back when I said. . .

“Apparently all I had to do was shove a beer can up a chicken’s a$$ to get him excited about dinner!”

I may have been wrong. I’m not sure if it was the can of beer or the fact that I was serving him meat on a bone.

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20091224_pumpkinyogurt3

Pumpkin Yogurt

It’s Christmas Eve! YAY!

I actually made this up yesterday, snapped the most awesome shots of the little guy eating it and then accidently deleted them off the camera. :(

So I decided to make it again this morning. It came out even better when I discovered dipping graham crackers in it was a little taste of heaven. Like dessert chips-n-dip. I’m seriously thinking of putting it like that for a New Years party we’re having. Read the rest of this post »»

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20091221_bananaBlueberries1

Chocolate Banana and Blueberry Breakfast Bowl – Cereal Optional :)

I’ve been on a frozen wild blueberry kick after discovering my local Costco’s sells them in bulk. Most mornings the little guy and I pour our cereal, load it up with frozen blueberries and enjoy breakfast together. It’s becoming a nice morning habit.

We mix it up now and then. Types of cereal, adding banana, alternating between milks, sometimes skim, sometimes almond and sometimes my new favorite, light chocolate soy. Read the rest of this post »»

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20091216_SpinachFennel1

Spinach and Fennel Salad with Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette and Dried Berries

OK, OK, OK so I ate WAY too much at the office holiday party today. Not too mention I had fast food for lunch. So I decided it was a lite salad for dinner day. There were leftovers for the toddler. The husband went out for… wait for it… wait for it… Fast food (he was Christmas shopping.) That left me to fend for myself.

I love it when this happens! Read the rest of this post »»

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PearlOnionandMushroom

Pearl Onion and Mushroom Skillet Idea

I’ve made 3 variations of this idea so far but I will craft a specific recipe with true nutritional information purely for the fact that it’s fast becoming a husband favorite. Now that’s pretty rare!

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20091208_applePie1

Mini Apple Pies

Sometimes I just get craving and last night was one of those times. After recording a video for Roni’s Weigh I took my hand at an idea I’ve had for some time. Could I use won ton wrappers as crusts for mini apple pies?

Well, I’m happy to say, the answer is YES!

I can’t believe it worked! Even the husband liked them! At least he said he did after his one big ole bite. I don’t get it. I just don’t get it! I almost ate the whole batch in one sitting. How does he do that?!? Read the rest of this post »»

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20091205_i1

Santa Fe Chicken (well, Turkey) Soup

I FINALLY got a minute to tell you about this soup. I made it on Saturday and I’m in love! I used my giant batch of turkey stock I made from the Thanksgiving bird and the last of the leftover turkey meat. Of course you can use chicken broth and leftover chicken instead. Whatever works!

I do have to say I took leftovers to work today and the soup just gets better with age. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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20091130_turkeyquesadilla5

Leftover Turkey Quesadilla Panini Thing

Sorry for my lack of posts. The holidays hit along with a bad case of bronchitis. I’m still battling cough and fever. :(

I stayed home from work today and when I got hungry I reached for the leftovers, of course. I mean what else is there in the fridge the week after Thanksgiving? I had a plate full of turkey and some veggies. All I needed to make a tasty lunch. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Simply Meatballs

A few weeks ago I did a video sharing my ideas “Lighter” Stuffed Shells. I mentioned making meatballs special for the husband who requested “regular” ones as opposed to my normal turkey ones.

This is how I made them. He likes them but doesn’t LOVE them. Me? I think they are great! and so does the child. They are much closer to a traditional meatball. The recipe here uses all dry ingredients for convenience sake. However, I think the meatballs would really pop with some fresh herbs, fresh minced onion and fresh garlic.

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QuickFriedRice

Super Quick Fried Rice and the 10 minute Dinner!

I’m not kidding.. walked in the door from work, put on the camera(s) and 10 minutes later I was sitting down with the family for dinner!

The video is a bit funky as I put my new camera to the test. I’m thinking about switching so you’ll have to let me know what you think.

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20091116_asapargus1

Roasted Asparagus with Pearl Onions and Bacon Bits

My mission…. to come up with a new fun way to serve asparagus on Thanksgiving. That’s right people, I’m cooking Thanksgiving dinner.. again. I think it’s mine for good or at least until the kid grows up and invites his dear old mom over for the holidays. :)

Anyway, last year I perfected the mashed potatoes and invented my crock pot sweet potatoes. Which my mom really fell in love with and they are now part of our Thanksgiving dinner tradition. Which is fabulous as they are such a “set it and forget it” type of dish on such a crazy day. Read the rest of this post »»

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