Archive for March, 2011

Baked Potato Soup

Because it’s freezing and raining outside when it’s supposed to be SPRING, I made a last minute decision that I had to make Baked Potato Soup for dinner.  I didn’t have every necessary ingredient to… Read more »

March 31, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Stir Fry Beef with Peppers

I was planning to cook something completely different for dinner, but this Pioneer Woman recipe jumped out at me as I was scanning my google reader this morning.  I had to make a special trip… Read more »

March 30, 2011 | Main Dishes

Lemon Tilapia with Roasted Haricot Verts

Ohh la la, right?  Haricot verts.   Here’s how you say it in Franch, y’all:  ˌär-ē-kō-ˈver.  They’re just green beans,  but they are skinnier and more flavorful than regular green beans and you don’t have… Read more »

March 29, 2011 | Main Dishes

Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

John wasn’t home for dinner and I’m still EXHAUSTED from our spring break trip to Disney World, so I had a no-cook dinner.   The kids ate the rotisserie chicken as well, but with carrots and… Read more »

March 29, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Fruit Salad and Quick Breakfast Tacos

I got some beautiful blackberries at Sams, but they were so tart! So I made a fruit salad to sweeten them up a bit. Fruit Salad (I can’t see those words without thinking about the… Read more »

March 28, 2011 | Breakfast

Red Beans and Rice

adapted from Southern Living 1  pound  dried red beans3/4  pound  smoked sausage, thinly sliced3  celery ribs, chopped1  red bell pepper, chopped1  onion, chopped3  garlic cloves, minced1-2  tablespoons Creole seasoning (gotta put some Tony’s in it!… Read more »

March 27, 2011 | Main Dishes

Homemade Granola

This granola is not exactly low in calories, but it’s so much better than store bought granola.  And you know what’s in it…. I like to eat a handful over Greek yogurt and fruit for… Read more »

March 27, 2011 | Snacks & Drinks

Homemade Ranch Dressing

My kids love ranch dressing, and it’s a condiment that will get them to eat almost any vegetable.  Aside from the general health concerns about ranch, I think it’s gloppy and gross, so I make… Read more »

March 22, 2011 | Snacks & Drinks, Soup and Salad

Hummus

2 cloves of garlic  1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained, liquid reserved 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons tahini*juice of one lemon1 tablespoon water or liquid from the chickpeas Add the garlic first and grind it… Read more »

March 17, 2011 | Snacks & Drinks
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Greek Turkey Meatballs

I actually made these up during naptime and put the cookie sheet in the fridge until dinner.  Then, I just popped them in the oven when it was time for dinner.  Fast, healthy, pretty, and… Read more »

March 15, 2011 | Main Dishes