Thursday, May 15, 2014

We're In The Middle - Getting Ready for the Summer Months

Guess What?
We are in the middle
The middle of the week
The middle of the month
The middle of NaBloPoMo
So, I’m going to be like
Sue Heck

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 This month I committed to write every day for the month of May, for NaBloPoMo and that is what I will do; this month’s theme is “nourish”.

The weather is getting warmer and the thought of wearing fewer clothes is bumming me out.

I started walking again at lunchtime and at night after dinner.  This tiny little exercise… is nourishing me… I feel good getting back in shape, eating the right foods, or eating a balanced meal.  In my head, I am planning some good summer meals, planning to take advantage of the warm nights and longer days … firing up the grill, inviting friends and family over and reconnecting; it is a nourishing thought.  

I’m also daydreaming of evenings of going for a swim in our pool or having a family night at our town beach

Ahhhh Summertime!

“Summer Lovin’ having a blast!

Before all of that, I will be making more of these….


Salads



Tomato Salad


Ingredients
Tomatoes (preferably plum or Roma tomatoes)
For a bowl that size and a family of four I used 4 or 5 tomatoes
 ½ of Red Onion
Salt
Fresh Basil
Crushed Red Pepper
Or ½ of a hot pepper (seeded)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Italian Bread

Slice tomatoes in thin wedges into the bowl
Sprinkle a good pinch of salt and crushed red pepper the salt actually draws out juices from the tomatoes (that’s a good thing)
Slice thinly the ½ of a red onion 
4 or five good size basil leaves, place them on top of each other roll up like a cigar and cut into thin slices (chiffonade) add to the salad 
Sprinkle about a tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and stir
Serve with bread …the bread is to soak up all that juice goodness.

 
Tomato Salad served with a chicken sausage, peppers and onions




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Vegetables/Fruit Bananas .49cents a lb. 1 bunch Tomatoes .99cents a lb. 4 or 5 Eggplants 1.39lb get three String Beans @ .99 cents a pound Avocado @ .99 cents each (2) Mangoes 2 for $3.00 (2) Bag of Eastern Potatoes $1.99 Limes and lemons Mini Cucumbers 1.99 English Cucumbers 2 for $3.00 Romaine Hearts 1.99 Deli/Bakery Pretzel Chips Feta cheese Hummus – Boars head 2 for 5.00 (1) Pita flat bread (Greek) Meat Chicken Cutlets 3.49 a pound Chicken Kabobs 3.99 a pound Dairy/Frozen Mozzarella Shredded Cheese $2.50 Plain Greek Yogurt or Tzatziki sauce (deli) Ricotta Cheese Biazzo $3.99 Almond Milk 2 for 6.00 I need is 1 Grocery One box of Orzo Coffee $4.99 Cups Paper Plates 1 can of Tomato Sauce - small can One bottle of Balsamic vinegar Cereal –General Mills 1.99

What's for dinner - W/O April 24,2016

Dinners This week April 24, 2016

Sunday

Chicken Kababs – Greek Salad and Orzo

Monday

Fusilli with Ricotta Cheese- salad and Italian bread

Tuesday

Chicken Cutlets-Salad- Green Beans - French-fries

Wednesday

Eggplant parm – salad and rolls to make sandwiches

Thursday

Peppers and Egg Frittata – Rolls and Salad

Friday – Tuna Salad – fries- salad - (green)

Saturday – Fun night – could be take out, homemade pizza, Mexican (homemade) Deli-Meat quesadillas, grilled cheese and soup – or Diner style cheeseburgers. Until next week’s flyer

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