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“Use what you got to make what you want was the inspiration for this mid-week meal.

I usually buy Ground Turkey but this week purchased Perdue Ground Chicken, and using ingredients that I already had on hand I jazzed up an ordinary loaf.

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Ingredients
Ground Turkey/Chicken
Taco Seasoning
Salsa
Egg
Bread Crumbs
Sweet Peppers
Onion

Mixed Ground Chicken, an egg, leftover salsa, Taco Seasoning and bread crumbs to form loaf

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Top with slices of onion and peppers (cheddar cheese optional)

Placed in loaf pan and baked for 40 minutes @ 350~

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Served with Tortilla Strips and mild pepper rings.

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Another easy breezy recipe- leftovers can be used to make a Taco Salad when added to lettuce, tomatoes, Avocado and dressing.

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Hello Friends, I hope everyone had a nice Father’s Day weekend!

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Hubby had a nice one even with a change in dinner plans, but I was able to pull off what I think was a better meal than what we would have had at a restaurant.  Yesterday he played a little one-on-one with Malik and fortunately, no injuries were sustained!

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Father’s Day Dinner was baked Salmon, Spinach Shrimp Salad and Dill Potato Salad. Daddy’s (not mine) dessert was Lemon Meringue Pie and Talenti Gelato Mediterranean Mint.

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Shrimp Spinach Salad

 

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Daddy's Day Dessert

 

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Hello Friends, I hope you had a good day.  

I didn’t make it into work this morning because of a quick moving, yet severe rainstorm that caused me to turn around and head home.  Fortunately the weather improved and it turned into a wonderful sunny afternoon.

I’m still on the Nutrisystem program and eating their meals but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped cooking dinner for my men.  Last night’s easy breezy meal contained only 4 ingredients that took 40 minutes to prepare.  

They really liked this dish and there was enough leftover for them to have for lunch today.  If you try this recipe let me know, and if you put your own little twist on it, tell me what you used.

Ingredients:
Dry Pasta
Turkey Sausage
Frozen Broccoli
Salad Dressing

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Boil pasta according to box instructions

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Cut Turkey Sausage into bit size pieces

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Cover sausage with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup salad dressing

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Cook 10 minutes

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Add broccoli, cover and cook add’l 15 mins or until desired texture

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Add to drained pasta

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Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese if desired

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Enjoy!

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Friday Foodie Feature

Simply Spuds Steamables – Sweet Potatoes

This was my second purchase of Simply Spuds Steamables, the first were of the Golden Potatoes and the men really liked them.  These Sweet Potatoes are tripled washed, nicely sized and are steamed in the microwave, ready in 8 minutes.  They are great for a quick mid-week meal and when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

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perfectly soft and moist after 8 minutes

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Added a little butter, hubby wanted brown sugar but he didn’t need the extra calories

This is definitely going to be a pantry staple.

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

You know that during the week I don’t get home until after 6:00 p.m. so I’m always on the look out for ingredients to make dinner an easy-breezy meal.  I shop on Sunday’s for fresh meats and veggies and using coupons I’ll purchase pantry items such as Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix.  We don’t eat a lot of red meat and chicken and turkey can easily become boring so it helps to have something like this at the ready that is quick, easy and good.

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Kraft Fresh Take Smokey Mesquite BBQ Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix

Chicken Tenders

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Separate packet to mix cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs

Rinse chicken in cold water

Spray pan with cooking spray

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Coat chicken with mixture, sprinkle extra on top

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Bake in preheated oven at 375~ for 15-20 mins or until done

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I chose to serve with BirdsEye Steamfresh Rice Blends

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Dinner was ready in less than hour

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Kraft Fresh Takes can also be used on fish and pork.

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Hubby’s day was nice and I want to thank you for all the birthday well wishes.  I didn’t get the Walgreen’s Gift Card but did cook a wonderful meal, we had baked salmon, stuffed clams, steamed potatoes and coleslaw, dessert was a Lemon Meringue Pie which is his favorite.

I had hoped for warmer weather to wear this sleeveless BisouBisou Peplum top, but it’s a rainy drab day so I added a lightweight cardigan.

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Bubble Necklace – Rainbow Shops

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Watch – Traci Lynn Jewelry

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I’ve decided to add something new to the blog – drumroll please…..

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You know that I love to cook and in some circles am considered a Crock Pot Queen (sike), no really I just like sharing food finds on Instagram so decided to bring it to my blog.

Today’s 1st Friday Foodie Feature is

Mama Mae’s Lean Mean Collard Greens

 

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On Sundays when I was growing up my grandmother would always cook a big pot of fresh collardskale, or mustard greens, a tradition that I have continued with my own family.  Collards were always the chosen green but I have since discovered kale which is healthier has a sweeter taste and is good when used in a breakfast smoothie.  The tradition of having vegetables with dinner also hasn’t changed but when I don’t feel like cooking fresh I’ll use canned or frozen.

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I like trying new products especially if they are within my budget which was the case with the Mama Mae’s items at Shoprite.  The good thing about Mama Mae’s Lean Mean Collard Greens is that they can be cooked in the microwave, on top of the stove or in the oven but the best thing about Mama Mae’s greens are the ingredients.

  • collards
  • water
  • onions
  • garlic
  • sugar
  • dried turkey stock
  • roasted turkey juices/fat
  • yeast extract
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • liquid smoke

They tasted homemade because they basically use the same ingredients as I and contain no hard-to-pronounce artificial flavors or seasoning.  The box states there are approximately 2 1/2 servings per package which was accurate, they are also low in fat and 50 calories per serving.

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Mama Mae’s products are manufactured locally in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and if you like greens, I highly recommend trying them.  I look forward to trying some of the other Mama Mae’s items.

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I was not financially compensated for this post.  I purchased product with my own money.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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