I’m an absolute junkie when it comes to Pinterest. Not sure I’ve mentioned it here before, but I’m crazy about it. It’s a really, really fun way to kill time and learn to about cool stuff and there’s something for darned near everyone. Seriously … everyone. For instance, pretend for a second that you’re say … a basket weaving enthusiast. You adore all things basket woven – from hair braids to buttercream frosting, to hand knit blankets, or potholders, or throw rugs. Guess what? You can find each and every one of those basket woven things (and more, I checked) on Pinterest. It’s amazing. Truly.
No exaggeration, you’re looking at the most delicious recipe I’ve indulged in since summer began. I first made it for an appetizer at the lake, but I love it so much that I’ve been keeping it in the fridge just to have for lunch or a quick snack. The Pickle is hooked on it, too. Our favorite way to eat it is standing at the kitchen counter, scooping it up with saltines right out of the sleeve, and passing the Valentina sauce back and forth between us. Classy.
My diet has been somewhat off the rails throughout the past several weeks. A few of the unhealthy habits that I ditched when I started my weight loss campaign 18 months ago have crept their way back in. Likewise, some of the healthier rules I’ve developed have left on summer holiday. Admittedly, math was never my gift but I Read more
Memorial Day was kind of a bust as far as the weather went, wasn’t it? Too bad. Too chilly and damp to have any fun at the lake on Monday, although my girls are crazy and decided it wasn’t too cold to go tubing both Saturday and Sunday. The husband was happy to pull them around (he’s also crazy). They had the entire lake to themselves because no one else had the desire to die from hypothermia over summer’s first holiday weekend. Good grief. With goose bumps, blue lips and chattering teeth, they asked for hot chocolate afterward (uh, hello – who keeps such an ingredient at a summer cottage?) but had to settle for hot showers instead. At least they have a story to tell.
If you need a little more inspiration for dinner ideas this week, here are a couple of great recipes that use the brand new Sendik’s Black Angus Ground Beef that’s on sale right now. Both recipes are 100% kid tested, mother approved. Both will get you in and out of the kitchen in record time. And most importantly, either one will help you out of any menu funk you might be experiencing this afternoon.
No need to thank me … I live for this stuff.
I was so excited when my new issue of Cooking Light turned up in my mailbox on Friday afternoon. I should take a picture to show you what I’ve done to it already – I’ve got the whole thing fringed in lime green Post-It notes, marking all the awesome looking recipes I can’t wait to try.
Just when you thought it was safe to put up your soup pot, the temps are dropping faster than the wind speed and the weekend forecast doesn’t look too promising … sigh. Haul the kettle back out, it’s time for soup.
Wow, did I ever fall off the wagon this weekend. Holy smokes!! And I was doing so well with eating light! Ever since last Monday! I was on something like, a four day healthy eating kick. Might not sound like much, but that’s quite a stretch for me, you understand. The Holidays were ugly, but I do mean that in the Best. Possible. Way.