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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

My sons are continuing their quest to “eat me out of house and home” and the foods that I featured in the Summer Snacks post are not filling enough!  During a recent shopping trip to Shoprite I came across two items that may keep them satisfied until dinner!

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Philly’s Best Steak Co., Inc. Halal Lamb Sandwich Slices

They can make cheesesteaks, Gyro’s, Stir Fry or I can use them to make Moroccan Lamb Couscous.  These steak sandwiches are also available in Halal Beef and Chicken.

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Perdue Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages

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They can boil, pan fry or throw these sausages on the grill to make a hoagie, a wrap or simply eat them with eggs and grits for breakfast.

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Add a salad with black olives, goat cheese, mixed greens and cucumbers and they should be alright until dinner!

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The search continues for more in-between-meal snacks for my mini-men – any suggestions?

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Have a fantabulous day!

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What is your favorite grilled food? Mine are kabobs, whether made with chicken, beef, seafood or lamb, I like putting together ingredients for kabobs.

My BFF from New Rochelle was visiting this weekend, so in addition to some “girl talk” and a few cold Peach Bellinis, we dined on crabs, shrimp and chicken kabobs.

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Ingredients:
Chicken breasts, mushrooms, Mango, grape tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, Adobe Seasoning, pepper, Lawry Hawaiian Marinade

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Soak wood skewers in cool water

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Thoroughly wash mushrooms, rinse tomatoes and peppers

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Dice red onion, if cut under stove’s exhaust fan there are no tears

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Cut mango, mushrooms, sweet peppers and chicken into bite size pieces

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Season with Adobe and pepper

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Skewer alternating veggies, mango and chicken. I usually start and end with a grape tomato, they seem to hold everything in place.

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Pour on marinade, cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

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Fire up the grill and place on non-stick foil, depending on your grill’s temp, cook thoroughly until chicken is done.

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Remove from grill and let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Crabs and Shrimp purchased from Lewes Fishhouse.

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today is officially the first day of Summer 2013, and school has ended for both my husband and son so let the summer snacking begin!  Small children aren’t the only ones who like to snack during the day, my guys are always in and out of the frig or looking in the pantry trying to find something to eat.  During a recent grocery shopping trip to Giant/Super G, I found a few new snacks that I think will hold them over between meals.

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Fruit is always a great snack and I like to have a variety on hand, grapes, cherries, bananas, apples or grapefruit.  I recently began purchasing Mini Sweet Peppers from Sunset Grown which can be eaten raw, in a salad or stuffed with a soft cheese like Laughing Cow. Laughing Cow Lite Creamy Swiss is only 35 calories per wedge and are a great snack with the mini peppers or with a piece of fruit.fruit

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Sunset Gourmet Tomatoes are an easy grab-and-go snack and they also add variety to a salad.

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Crackers another great snack and these Ritz Crackerfuls are available with Peanut Butter or Cheddar Cheese filled.  There are 6 individually wrapped packs in each box, these are made with real peanut butter and 6g of whole grains which to me makes it a healthy snack.

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Jello has made several changes over the years and not just to their standard flavors of Chocolate and Vanilla puddings. They have added new flavors with toppings like this Turtle Sundae, a more grown-up option.  Unfortunately the packaging has also changed from 6 containers per package to 4, and these new flavors contain only 2.

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Dole brand, a leader in fruit snacks have recently introduced Fruit Squish’ems!  As you can see these Apple Strawberry fruit pouches aren’t just for tiny toddler’s hands, big teenager hands grab them too!  Made from fresh apples in the USA they are only 60 calories each and also make a great grab and go snack.

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A new product by Hormel are these REV Snack Wraps which come in 8 varieties including Pepperoni, Ham & Cheese, Meat Lovers Pizza, Spicy Italian Style, Peppered Turkey, Italian Style Ham and Hot Pepper Ham.  I tried one and felt it needed a little mayo or mustard and could have used a few seconds in the microwave to soften the flatbread.

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When waiting for dinner is “just too long” these microwavable Hormel Compleats Cafe Creations fill the bill.  With a variety to choose from including Chicken Chipotle Pasta and Creamy Chicken Carbonara, no one should have to “starve to death” waiting for dinner!

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Last but not least are these new Lunchables Uploaded. I hadn’t purchased a Lunchables since my sons were were in Elementary School, but I had a $1.00 off coupon so I decided to give it a try. Included in this package are the ingredients to make a 6-inch sub; a few slices of Oscar Mayer Lean Turkey, and Kraft cheddar cheese, a packet of Kraft fat free mayo, a 6-inch sub bun, a 10 oz bottle of Spring Water, a Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Single pack, a Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps and 2 Hershey’s Kisses, not bad for $2.50!

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What kinds of snacks do you have in the house?  

I’ll be on the lookout for more because these won’t last the week!

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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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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Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Hello Friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive day. Tonight’s easy breezy crockpot meal was Chicken Cacciatore and it was perfect because I was tired and hungry when I got home at 7:30. I went to the Exton Mall at lunch looking for a pair of red shoes which I found at The Shoe Dept, but wanted to check other stores after work. I stopped at Marshall’s, Rainbow Shops and Ross but didn’t find any, disappointed I finally went home to a fully cooked meal!

Ingredients:
Chicken breasts, fresh or can/jar mushrooms, salsa, and seasoning, I added 2 fresh tomatoes that were in the freezer. Instead of throwing away soft tomatoes I put them in the freezer to be used later in the crock pot or added to spaghetti sauce/gravy.

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Spray crockpot with cooking oil or use crockpot liner. Rinse, pat dry and season chicken breasts or you can use thighs or legs.

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Put chicken in crockpot and cover with mushrooms, if fresh, wash thoroughly, then add the jar of salsa

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Add a jar of water, cover and set to low for 8 hours

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Before serving you can add a cup of Instant Rice and continue cooking for 15 mins, otherwise, just dish out and enjoy.

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Have a fantabulous night – Smooches!


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