Thursday, March 25, 2010

recipe for son in law

yesterday while my youngest and her hubby was here , he asked for my recipe for antipasta. I've gave to them a couple times but it keeps getting lost.

I never seem to make enough of it for family dinners and when I do thinking I will have some left for hubby and me, the kids walk out with it.

so here it is to share with you

quick and easy antipasta

in a medium bowl, place 2 jars of whole mushrooms ( drained) 1can of whole black olives(drained) 1 pint of cherry tomatoes( rinsed well and drained) 1 small onion cut in small dices, 1 heaping tablespoon of minced garlic, and enough pepperoni( or salami) to suit yourself. I use pepperoni stick and chunk it to bite sizes, a friend of mine uses presliced pepperoni. What ever you chose. I then dump a bottle of Italian salad dressing on it ( or make my own dressing with basmatic vinegar, olive oil and my own Italian herbs and spices)

The family prefers I just leave it in the bowl but when I serve it when working as a personal chef, I place 1/2 cup full ( drained) on a bed of good lettuce and place a couple tablespoons of the dressing in a small cup on the side.


blessed be

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Has it been that long??

It's been busy here, one crisis after another for almost a solid week. Things seem to settle down a bit. Chaos will start reining with several grand kids in ball and me going south for 2-3 wks for work.

MEAN TIME It's St Paddy's day...sigh...only one day and so many recipes. I did decide to slowly( since I don't use the crock pot that much) roast my corned beef as I will use the left overs for Reuben's. I'll fry potatoes and onions together and fry a very small cabbage.I think I will make scones instead of soda bread and I haven't decided over dessert.I did put a couple Samuel Adams Irish Red beers in the frig.We probably won't drink them but they are there if we want them LOL

Both hubby and I are in a group that is trying to lose some weight and/or inches. As I no longer have any shorts left from last yr.I would like to buy smaller size than last yr instead of larger when I go shopping at the local Goodwill.I might go with summer dresses instead, something to think about.

Have a Blessed day

Sunday, March 7, 2010

menu for the week of March 7th - 13th

Sundays I spend writing up what I did during the week, write up what I need to get done the coming week.Make sure my daily and week list reflect what is going on. Note which zone( I am in and basicly get myself ready to handle with coming week without losing my head or creating more chaos for myself.

Since the trash cans go to the curb on Sunday night for Monday pick up. Sunday is also my day to clean out the frigs, straighten up freezers and the pantry.I write this week's dinners on the white board beside my Flylady calendar in the hall way (it's right by the bathroom).

This week I decided to have the following. I haven't worked out bfasts or lunches or snack even though doc is breathing fire about my lousy eating habits.

These weeks dinners are

Sunday(tonight): pork pot stickers with dipping sauce,Teriyaki beef with assorted veggies stir fry with fried rice

Monday : pot roast with mushroom gravy, parsnip and potato mash, baby carrots, veggie salad

Tuesday: chicken, mushroom and spinach alfredo lasagna,citrus spinach salad and hot bread

Wednesday (which is ME DAY) : leftover pot roast and arugula panini, salad of pineapple and winter greens with a warm roasted chile-cocnut dressing, oven baked french fries.

Thursday : codfish in ginger soy cream,stuffed roasted eggplant rolls,leftover parsnip-potato mash made into patties.

Friday ( our grandson's 13th bday party of pizza for dinner) lunch will be cheddar biscuits with ham,stuffed baby peppers and a salad ( hubby doesn't work Fridays as his work week start Sunday night)

Saturday: baja style fish tacos, homemade refried beans with cheese, spanish rice, salsa and tortilla chips and chocoflan for dessert.

maybe I can work on bfast,lunch and snacks after I get tonights dinner promises

Blessed be

Saturday, March 6, 2010

still hard but getting thru

It's still hard to be without Tashy. Still wake up in the middle of the night crying for her, over her, missing her bulk and warmth against me.She was my cuddler.I look inside my heart and know I placed hers above my own with letting her go.

Each day the memories are a little( okay, very little but I was a widow so I understand the cycles of grief) easier to handle.

Cookie our other dog was really struggling.She has always been part of the "pack" and being alone wasn't working for her.


I went to the shelter and found Sam .He is 4-6 yrs old and a sheltie.He has a bum leg/shoulder but that is okay with us. I have CP and hubby has issues walking too, so he fits right in since Cookie has seizures.

In some areas he slide right in, (didn't take long to remember where the treat cabinet is or when treats are given LOL).Other hand, he doesn't want to go out, I have to either carry him or take him by his collar even though we can tell he was an inside dog. Food is not safe left sitting anywhere he can get in including when I am carrying in the groceries( my other dogs never messed with the groceries)Lost steak this week.MY lesson learned.

He is a couch potato or a recliner guy take your pick. He is friendly but not a cuddler and prefers the couch to sleep on.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend

Blessed Be