Friday, July 22, 2016

Clean-Out-That-Fridge-Veggie Sautees Are Perfect for Breakfast

It's Friday! Which means trash day for us = time to clean out that fridge! I had a bunch of chopped up veggies from Monday that didn't get used up during the week so I just tossed them all in my Lodge Cast Iron skillet with a little grapeseed oil, salt and pepper and sautéed them up for use in omelettes for the next several days. Mmmmm.

In this particular mix are: onions, green peppers, mushrooms, baby spinach and a tomato. Start with a little oil and the onions and green peppers. Make a huge batch, eat some fresh and store the rest in a container (I love using my glass Pyrex storage containers) in the fridge for future use.


Clean-out-that-fridge veggie sautes make omelettes that much quicker and easier to throw together in the mornings. 


Clean-out-that-fridge sautéed veggies & sausage with 2 perfectly fried eggs. I ultimately ended up mixing up the veggies and sausage together which would've made a nicer pic but I was too hungry to mess with it anymore. ;)


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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Today's Your Day, Little Sis

The girls are done with school and have a whole week off between grades (they are Track 3 in year-round schools) and we made grand plans to spend it with the hubby's entire side of the family in Michigan, cousins and all. There are all sorts of fun things planned and we've been talking it up for months, so of course the girls were beside themselves with excitement, particularly Little Sis...

It figures that I would get a pop-up notification on my phone last night at 11:30pm to tell me my flight was canceled. My 7:30am flight was canceled and they notified me at 11:30pm! Good thing we're not like normal people and weren't already in bed. But at least I GOT a notification! It could have been much worse. I have no idea why it was cancelled, though we have our guesses, because I never actually spoke to anyone in person. About 10 minutes later, I got an automated call with our re-booked flight info... for the day after! All that was after they changed our return flight and snuck in a 5 hour layover without even telling us! Poor Little Sis is going to be devastated.

Come this morning, I found it really hard to muster the courage to wake this little sweetie up only to tell her our flight to Michigan's been cancelled and re-booked for tomorrow but we need to still drive Daddy and Big Sis to theirs (we used frequent flyer miles which ended up splitting us on separate flights and airlines). ‪#‎americanairlinesyousuck‬ 


*Oops, just got busted. Little Sis saw this picture of her up on my Facebook page and was NOT happy about it. lol. From now on, no posting sleeping pictures of her, sniff, sniff.

I'm happy to report that although she did breakdown into a heartbreaking cry for about 5 minutes, she snapped out of it and was in pretty good spirits and as smiley as can be. But she wouldn't let me take a picture to prove it... haha.

She didn't seem very interested in any of the suggestions the 3 of us threw out there in the ride to the airport:
  • Frankie's Fun Park followed up by Adventure Landing and then Pelican's Sno-Balls and MORE mini-golf (Big Sis' dream come true scenario - notice there's no actual food involved)?
  • Dave and Busters (one of my least favorite places on Earth but I threw that out there anyway)   
  • IHOP
  • Breakfast wrap from NC Bagel Cafe' & Deli
  • Bruggers' breakfast sandwich
  • Go to a park
  • Have a friend over
  • Carnival games
  • Five Below (I detest this place, but I'm willing to take one for this girl!)
  • Target to shop and a slushie for breakfast
Despite all those suggestions that could easily have made Big Sis nearly agree to switching identities with Little Sis for the day, all Little Sis wanted to do was go home after dropping them off at the airport. Sure. If you want! I was determined to say "yes" to her as often as possible, making it all about her today.

After unsuccessfully trying to have her BFF from when she was 3 over, she just wanted to...

..chill on the couch with her iPad, headphones and Minecraft you-videos (please disregard the unfolded laundry on the floor!)...


... eat pizza for breakfast at 10:30am, just like her mama did an hour before ;) ...

... watch an episode of Victorious and then Alvin and the Chipmunks, lol.

... and then livened up to play carnival games! Luckily, we already had some set up, thanks to her end-of-year class party a couple days before and we eagerly added 4 more! The constant smile on her face and excitement in her voice while yapping away as we were setting up and playing carnival was a gift and definitely an indication that much of the sting off disappointment had warn off. She repeatedly told me how much she loved it and that she was having SO much fun... as did I.

After all the carnival fun was had, she ate a simple little lunch:


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... and then a friend, after seeing my sad facebook post, invited her to the pool today, which finally spurred me to renew my Y membership so we wouldn't have to invite ourselves over to our friends' pools. So, see, I even joined the pool just for her! haha.

After about 4 hours at the pool, I took them out to dinner to Little Sis' favorite place - Panera!


and a stop by Dairy Queen for a chocolate dipped cone.



All in all, it was a good day. She asked me more than several times throughout the day what I thought Daddy and Big Sis were doing at that moment or where they were, but she took it pretty well. As we pulled into our garage at the end of a fun-filled day, she remarked "I can't believe my sister and Daddy aren't home. I miss them so much." Sniff, sniff. We'll see them tomorrow! And to make absolute SURE that, we will even get to get up at 4:30 am to head to the airport because I DO NOT  plan on missing this one! Wish us luck because what the hell am I still doing up at 11:39pm ?!?! :)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Suddenly Salad Summer

Summer is upon us, along with the many cookouts, beach trips, outdoor concerts, picnics and other food eating events that go along with it. :) One of my favorite summer fun foods is a yummy pasta salad. It just screams summer and goes great with just about anything! That's why I was eager to take part in Betty Crocker's #SuddenlySaladSummer campaign and host a $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Woo hoo! 

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)

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In fact, just this past weekend, the whole family went to an outdoor concert where we listened to the music of David Bowie accompanied by the NC Symphony with good friends. I spent the morning and early afternoon on a family bike ride/lunch which was a great time, but by the time I got home, very little time was left for concert food prepping. DOH!

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)

Lucky for me, I just happened to have some Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salads on hand to save the day. I had picked up a few varieties from my local Publix and opted for the Ranch and Bacon variety. Get some money saving coupons from Publix here.

I only wish that someone would have reminded me to actually take it with us to the concert that night! Oh well. You can't win 'em all. Here's the meal we were *supposed* to have enjoyed that night: wraps and pasta salad. Instead our wraps were lonely. haha.

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)

Betty Crocker's Suddenly Pasta Salads really do go great with just about anything. Here's our dinner from the other night... perfectly seasoned and cooked/grilled brats care of the hubby with corn on the cob, fresh green beans, steamed and some Suddenly Pasta Salad Bacon Ranch. Big Sis wasn't quite a fan of this variety but the rest of us liked it just fine. Little Sis and I did the most eating of it. lol.

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)

Tonight's dinner was pulled rotisserie chicken with some baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli and a Martin's potato roll. I thought the Classic variety would go really well with this dinner and thankfully, the family agreed. All four of us though it was really tasty and agreed it was our favorite so far.

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)

I jazzed up my Suddenly Pasta Salad Classic by following the directions on the box and added 1/2 cup of sliced grape tomatoes, 1/4 cup shredded carrots and 1/4 shredded mozzarella to it. Delicious!

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)


Pasta salads work great in lunches, too! Here's a leftover wrap and pasta salad for lunch the next day:


And a hot dog lunch the day after that:


And one last lunch, at home on the day after their last day of school (for a week)! lol.



And now it's time for a giveaway!

Soooooo many super easy and delicious pasta salads AND a $20 Amazon Giveaway (ends July 12, 2016)! Make it a #SuddenlySaladSummer! :)

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Let's celebrate summer and Betty Crocker's Suddenly Pasta Salads with this $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Good luck!

To enter...

1. Simply visit this link to check out what different Suddenly {Pasta} Salad varieties are available and get some money-saving coupons.

2. Then leave me a blog post telling me which variety YOU'd buy and what you would serve your Suddenly Pasta Salad with. Don't forget to leave me an email where I can contact you should you be the lucky winner!

Good luck!!!

NOTE: You must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email upon giveaway completion so be sure to leave your email addresses! :) Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at midnight EST.

And the winner is....



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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chili, Simple and Delicious

Several years ago, the hubby and I went on the South Beach Diet to lose a few pounds and came out of it with some delicious new recipes and almost 10 lbs lighter each! This chili was a staple and one of our faves. It was easy to make, I could make a BUNCH of it at once to last us a week and it was filling and delicious. I still make it often today, though I've changed it over the years, adding stuff I liked (meat & jalapenos!) and taking stuff out I didn't (celery!) and adjusting spices, the beans and tomatoes. So I think it's safe to say I've pretty much made it my own. :)




Chili, Simple and Delicious
adapted from The South Beach Diet's Chock Full of Veggies Chili
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/06/chili-simple-and-delicious.html

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INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon cooking oil (I like to use grapeseed oil)
1 lb ground meat (lean beef, turkey or chicken - optional)
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoon oregano
2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 (14 oz) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juices
2 (10 oz) cans kidney beans
3 tablespoons pickled diced jalapenos

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  2. Add peppers, mushrooms, onion. Saute until veggies begin to soften, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes more.
  4. Add beans and tomatoes with their juices. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until chili is fragrant and slightly thickened, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Serve warm.
Makes about 4 (2 cup) servings.

Just made a batch over the weekend and enjoyed a bowl of it with Little Sis when Big Sis and the hubby were away at our nephew's graduation. She enjoyed hers topped with shredded cheese and a splash of hot sauce with a plate of plain pasta with butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a very fine combo indeed! I enjoyed mine with cheese and a dollop of Greek yogurt (it's the perfect substitute for sour cream!) AND hot sauce. We enjoyed ate it outside, to boot! :)


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Homemade Granola Bars with Gluten-Free Cheerios

I don't know if you've heard, but General Mills' Cheerios, Chex and Lucky Charms cereals are gluten-free! What?!? I, myself, had no idea, so I jumped at the chance to participate in this campaign to help spread the word via granola bars. :)


I stopped by my local Publix to pick up a couple boxes of my girls' favorite cereals to see for myself.
There they are in the cereal aisle - imagine that! What I didn't realize until this campaign is that the General Mills gluten-free family has been growing. They recently added Chocolate Cheerios and Lucky Charms to their already gluten-free Cheerios and Chex family so there are even more delicious options for those of you who avoid it. Check out their full offering here.


Using this COUPON (save $1 when you buy 2 select General Mills Cereals) and the in-store buy one get one specials, I got QUITE a deal on 2 large boxes of my girls' favorite cereals: Cheerios and Lucky Charms. As babies, they started out with Cheerios and still enjoy them to this day. And Lucky Charms, they fell in love with the second that marshmallow bit touched their tongues. haha.


Lucky Charms are thoroughly enjoyed for the occasional breakfast with (not IN) a glass of milk...


or as a snack/treat in their lunches or even an after dinner snack.


Now Cheerios... a tried and true cereal, one they started out gumming when they were mere little babes and still enjoy to this day. Cheerios can be eaten where ever and when ever whether it be for breakfast IN milk, as a snack on the couch (they're a much welcomed low-crumb generating snack, unless the whole bowl gets tipped over which does happen on occasion, but the clean up is super easy) while watching tv, in the toy room while playing with friends, for breakfast, for dinner, for a light meal in summer when you just don't feel like cooking, when you're recovering from a bug, when ever!


I even got a little fancy and made some homemade granola bars with them. They add the PERFECT crunch to these chewy granola bars packed in this lunch.


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Homemade granola bars with cheerios you ask? They're delicious, they're nut-free for my nut allergic girls and they can be made gluten-free as well. My girls love them, especially Little Sis, which is a big win because though she loves food, she's never been crazy about my other homemade granola bars. Adding Cheerios to the mix was the difference!


If you noticed that my pan is missing a row, that's because I was doing a "little" taste testing. What started out a little bite turned into much more. That just means I found it irresistable as well. :)

Homemade Granola Bar with Cheerios
Adapted from Dr. Yum's Granola Bars with Cherries and Chocolate Chips
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/06/homemade-granola-bars-with-gluten-free.html

Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup cooking oil (I use grapeseed oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons ground flax seed meal
2 tablespoons wheat germ (omit if making gluten-free)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups oats (old fashioned, NOT quick - and if you are gluten-free, make sure to check the labels)
2 - 3 cups Cheerios (depending on how soft/crunchy you want your bars to be: 2 c soft, 3 c crunchy!)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit and line 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk cooking oil, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add flax seed meal, wheat germ, coconut, brown sugar, chocolate chips and salt into wet mixture and stir.
  4. Add the oats and Cheerios, mixing well, making sure the oats and Cheerios are evenly coated.
  5. Place granola into prepared baking sheet and press into pan evenly, so it's about 1 inch thick. This technique always works great for me: Cooking Tip #1: Smushing sticky stuff like cookie dough into a pan (nice title, huh?)
  6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  7. Cool  minutes and cut into bars, roughly 1 inch wide. Cool an additional 15 minutes before handling to allow granola to further harden.
  8. Store in a container layered with parchment paper or wax paper, in a cool, dry place.
Makes about 20 (1 x 4") bars.



As if that wasn't enough excitement, how I'm happy to bring offer you a chance to win some for yourself via a $15 Paypal Giveaway!

General Mills Gluten-Free Cereals $15 PayPal Giveaway! Ends 6/30/16.

To enter...

1. Simply visit this link: General Mills Gluten-Free cereals to see all the different varieties offered at Publix

2. Then leave me a blog post telling me which variety of gluten-free cereal you'd like to buy! Don't forget to leave me an email where I can contact you should you be the lucky winner!

Good luck!!!

NOTE: You must be 18 years or older to enter and have a PayPal account. For US & Canada mailing addresses only. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email upon giveaway completion so be sure to leave your email addresses! :) Giveaway ends Thursday, June 30, 2016 at midnight EST.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Donna's Chicken Lasagna

My volleyball buddy, Glen and I love to cook. We consider ourselves the chefs of the family. ;) Because we share this love, he's also one of my guinea pigs. When I was working on my butter chicken recipe, I found out that he coincidentally was, too, and thus became each other's taste tester. When I dropped off a sample of what I though was IT, I knew I had finally done it when he asked me for the recipe. When I "healthify" a treat recipe by sneaking in some whole wheat flour and/or flax seed and wheat germ, I can tell if the new version's a keeper if Glen will eat more than one of them. ;)

Last weekend, Glen and his crew had me and my crew over for dinner. He made his mom Donna's Chicken Lasagna, a tried and true family favorite. Well, let it be known that it has now become a Taylor family favorite, too, because not only did we devour our first plates, we went back for seconds.

Donna's Chicken Lasagna - The perfect make-ahead dish for any occasion. It's sooooooo delicious and it's sure to please - even the kids!

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Lucky for us, Glen made a double batch of an already giant dish and ended up having plenty of leftovers... plenty enough to share. Yeah! The next day, Big Sis of all people (she's my eat-like-a-bird pickier sweetie), came home from school literally DEMANDING some of Mr. Glen's (mom's to be exact) chicken lasagna. As she was scarfing hers down (a seriously beautiful sight), Little Sis came home from school, saw what Big Sis was eating and then jumped up and down in sheer excitement yelling "I NEEEEEED some, too!!" Can you tell this girl seriously loves her pasta? She loved this dish so much, she upgraded Mr. Glen to "Uncle Glen". haha.

So, without further ado, here's that awesome recipe that Glen and his mom so kindly and generously shared with us. Thanks guys!

Donna's Chicken Lasagna
straight from Glen's Mom's kitchen
electronictized by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/06/donnas-chicken-lasagna.html

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INGREDIENTS:
1 (8 ounce) package medium egg noodles
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (24 ounce) carton cottage cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour and next 3 ingredients. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add broth, stirring until smooth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken; remove from heat.
  4. Combine cottage cheese and egg, stirring well.
  5. Spoon once third chicken mixture into a lightly greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Top with half each of noodles, cottage cheese mixture and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Makes 8 servings.

In this dinner
  1. Donna's Chicken Lasagna
  2. Steamed broccoli
  3. Delmonte canned carrots - non-GMO!
  4. Martin's Potato Rolls (a good source of protein, non-GMO, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial dyes and oh so soft and tasty!
Donna's Chicken Lasagna - The perfect make-ahead dish for any occasion. It's sooooooo delicious and it's sure to please - even the kids!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

I ran across this delicious recipe for Iced Pumpkin Cookies several years ago and had completely forgotten about it until just recently. It's like rediscovering a beloved toy. I had written a little note in the margin saying "Wow! SO good!" so I was eager to whip some up.


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I haven't been much in the mood for pumpkin in quite a while now. I think I totally OD'd on the DIY pumpkin spice lattes I got addicted to a couple years back and since then, pumpkin just hasn't piqued my interest... until a couple weeks back when I wanted to do some baking for a volleyball tournament I had signed my team up for. It was 9 straight games played from 1pm-6pm and I thought it would be nice to have some sustenance during that time. I wanted something sweet, but not super sweet and for it to be on the "healthier" side. I happened across these as I was flipping through my recipe binder for ideas and boy, am I glad I've rediscovered these.

Made these again just yesterday, to share w/ a friend for her birthday (happy birthday Erica!), my volleyball team last night on our last game of the season and with Little Sis' teacher.


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I started with allrecipes Iced Pumpkin Cookies and took it from there. Made as-is is delicious, but made my way is just as delicious and a wee bit healthier. Hmmmm, which one ya gonna go for? ;) Here's my version:

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
adapted from: allrecipes
by happyvballgirl at My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/05/iced-pumpkin-cookies.html

Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Cookies:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (2 cups white, 1/2 cup whole wheat)
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing:
1 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bow, or mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg and 1 tsp vanilla to the mixture and beet until cream. 
  3. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of cookie mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
  6. Cool cookies. Meanwhile, combine confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and milk. Stir well. Add more milk as needed to achieve a drizzling consistency.
  7. Let glaze set.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Enjoy! 


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