28 April 2010

Salt-Free Taco Seasoning

Here is the recipe I use for everything involving taco seasoning...  hope you like it as much as we do....

27 April 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Smoked Pork Chops, Tin Foil Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday:  Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Buffalo Sauce, Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes
(*due to some issues w/ peppers, I am using franks wing sauce instead of following the buffalo sauce recipe)

Wednesday:  Walleye or Turkey Burgers - not sure yet!

Thursday - Yippee!!!  We are having dinner with Marie and John!  Can't wait!

23 April 2010


I made these Lemon-Raspberry Muffins this weekend and they were great!  I'm definately making these again (this week!)

19 April 2010

Menu Plan Monday

So I pre-posted last week, and things got a little squirrely.   Here is this week: 

Monday - WW Taco Soup (with out the meat) & Black Bean and Corn Tostadas - Meatless Monday Issue #2 - WWP for Soup = 1, 1 Tostada = 5

Tuesday - Lobster with Dill Sauce - WWP = 2, green salad, veggie and possibly pasta or rice?

Wednesday - Chinese Chicken with Garlic Sauced Noodles - WWP = 8

Thursday - Turkey Burgers or Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

12 April 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I have recently started planning menu's a week in advance...

1) to cut back on the grocery bill and mindless fridge searching 10 minutes before dinner...

2) to use staples from the pantry before buying more items that will sit there...

3) because I like to plan and I like to make lists....  (ok, so maybe that should be #1)

While perusing the blogsphere this past week I came across a post for Menu Plan Mondays with a link and the cool pic you see up there and website and of course I was intrigued.... AHHHHH, blog heaven!  (I just heaved a HUGE sigh of contentment)  There are downloads and ideas and articles....  it's fun (if you know me, you understand...  it's the little things in life...)

SOOO, here is my first submission for Menu Plan Monday...  and due to our weekend routine, I will usually be posting only Monday-Thursday meals

Monday - WW Taco Soup & Black Bean and Corn Tostadas - Meatless Monday Issue #2 - WWP for Soup = 1, 1 Tostada = 5

Tuesday - Ginger Teriyaki Strip Steak - WWP = 4 probably with brown rice and broccoli

Wednesday - Lobster with Dill Sauce - WWP = 2, green salad, veggie and possible pasta or rice?

Thursday - Chinese Chicken with Garlic Sauced Noodles - WWP = 8

If things go according to plan, I will be posting pics and comments for these later in the week!

07 April 2010

Comments, anyone...

I was alerted to the fact that commenting here is a pain in the a*^...  Fixed it here and on the recipe blog....  Sorry all, thought it was already done!

06 April 2010

Meatless Monday, Issue #1...

I feel that having a meat-free meal on occasion has great benefit...  Brian looked at me funny when I told him  to expect this once a week, but oh well, he's not doing the cooking...  So here is Issue #1 of Meatless Mondays...

Farro, Avocado, Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad from Cooking Light

I could have eaten the WHOLE bowl - delish!  I had never had Farro before, but it has a nice nutty, sweet, chewy texture.  Oh, I don't love Cilantro, so I substituted Parsley which I was chopping for the soup anyhow.

Bean and Pasta Soup from Issue #7, November 2003 Everyday Food Magazine


On a different note, my parents dog, Mac, has been sick for the past week and just came home from a stay at the Vet's office right before Easter.  I was sitting on the couch working on a vest for my dad with yarn from Ireland that smells like a sheep, and these are a few pics of the poor pooch having a snooze with me...

Have a great week!

02 April 2010

Some sewing... for a good cause!

4 totes completed and ready to be stuffed with goodies for the Flamingo Fling...  If you are in Sanilac County, get some tickets!  These will be on the donation tables and the proceeds benefit the SAVE Council!  (Sanilac Violence Elimination Council for battered women)