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Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos
Another weekend has come and gone.  They seem to go faster when the temps cool down and the days are darker longer.  And another weekend when just two meals were eaten both Saturday and Sunday. Knowing I have a little wiggle room calories wise, I made breakfast tacos Saturday morning. Breakfast Tacos 3 tacos = 1 serving:  463 calories, 28 fat, 26 carbs, 3.3 fiber...
October 29, 2012

Classic French Toast

Classic French Toast
As seems to be our pattern lately, our weekends have consisted of just two meals.  I wasn’t very hungry Saturday morning so just had two pieces of toast.  We ran some errands, and by the time we got home at 1:30, I was hungry! My store sells this really thin steak – a package only costs $2.19, its just over half a pound of meat...
October 22, 2012

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy
For some reason yesterday when I woke up, I had a taste for blueberry pancakes.  You guys know how low maintenance I am – in 45 minutes yesterday I wrote my blog, showered, got dressed, took Ed on a 10 minute walk and made these blueberry pancakes  So easy!  While I normally let my pancake batter sit to let the baking powder do its job,...
October 6, 2012

Caramelized Banana Bread Muffins

Caramelized Banana Bread Muffins
When I came home from work yesterday, there was already a memorial set up for the young man who lost his life a few blocks from our house.  There were probably 20 kids there?   Flowers were strewn across the base of a tree and a big cross was nailed to the tree that said R.I.P.  I didn’t even know the kid, but I can’t ever...
October 3, 2012

Cooking Light’s Banana Nutella Bread

Cooking Light’s Banana Nutella Bread
I guess you could say we live in the “sticks” compared to busy Oak Park where I grew up.  We live 55 miles NW from Chicago.  We have no sidewalks, public transportation or many street lights. I have a two mile road I have to drive to get to the main road to my office.  I didn’t even get half a mile from our house...
October 2, 2012

Potato Crusted Zucchini Quiche

Potato Crusted Zucchini Quiche
The weather in Chicagoland could not have been have been better this weekend!  Low 60’s and sunny.  I was really happy because my twin sister was volunteering at Gourmet Chicago which was happening this past weekend.  Last year was a bit chilly and rainy.  She got the opportunity to volunteer at the Celebrity Chef book signing table – as soon as she writes about her...
October 1, 2012

Apple Sauce Donuts and 170 Miles

Apple Sauce Donuts and 170 Miles
We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend!  Usually I spend lots of time in my kitchen, doing laundry, cleaning etc.  I did do some cooking to start off Tony’s birthday on Saturday morning. I had an idea to make donuts – I’ve been seeing pumpkin donuts everywhere lately, but I have yet to stock my fall/winter pantry with canned pumpkin.  FYI, Aldi has the cheapest canned...
September 23, 2012

Blueberry Corn Pancakes

Blueberry Corn Pancakes
Over the weekend when I was doing an inventory of my freezer and fridge, I realized I still had some blueberries left over from when I went to Michigan in July!  When I texted Hannah a picture of my breakfast and said “I used some of the blueberries from Michigan” she said “mine were gone within two weeks! Sunday morning when I made these pancakes,...
September 20, 2012

Canadian Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Canadian Bacon Breakfast Casserole
This Canadian Bacon Breakfast Casserole will be perfect for a weekly meal prep! It was dark on Sunday night by the time we ate.  I pulled out a pork roast Saturday to defrost and cooked it on the Weber Sunday night.  I rubbed it with horseradish mustard, salt, pepper and fresh chopped rosemary. I know I can cook pork until 145 degrees – pink pork...
September 18, 2012

Summer Quiche

Summer Quiche
I had to laugh at some of the comments yesterday to Tony’s Q&A!  Yes, I think we all agree that he will always be Tony on the blog! And to clarify about Tony’s not eating leftovers as a child.  His Mom is a very good cook and Tony tells me that a lot of times they didn’t have leftovers was because they ate everything she...
August 30, 2012