I first realized I had an organization issue last week when I couldn’t find the oatmeal and it was right at my feet. It needs to be at eye level since it is healthier for me than the cookies. So I started looking at Pinterest one evening, and at 1 a.m. I realized I needed… Read More Day 1 Christmas Break: Clean up the pantry
I forgot I knew how to make quiche until Mom reminded me. I was talking, well, really complaining, that I was running out of low carb ideas for supper, that I would actually want to eat. My husband loves low carb meals and I prefer whole grains and lean protein. So, I have to get… Read More Two-Cheese Italian Broccoli Crustless Quiche
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” – Colossians 30:17 November started out with some of the coldest temps on record in South Carolina. The early snow in Columbia, a few hours south of us, broke… Read More 30 Days of Gratitude: Days 1-3
I made these meatballs for supper last night, but these are far from the kind that take hours to make. And no one need know. My secret: pre-made meatballs with an easy homemade sauce. I add similar seasonings to my mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce but limit the quantity of sauce to just cover the meatballs.… Read More Three Step Meatballs
I was hungry. Really hungry. So I started a quest from pantry to Pinterest and back to find out what I could eat – in a relatively short period of time – that would not only be good but all of the ingredients were already in my pantry. I happened upon this recipe for Mexican… Read More Killer Black Beans and Brown Rice – Thanks, Rachel!
You may have to scroll to see this view of tonight’s sunset. I survived the Arctic blast #1 a few weeks ago, 9 degrees when I left the house and 20 degrees at lunchtime. Therefore, I am sure I’ll survive what they are calling Arctic blast #2. The low tonight is 16 in our area;… Read More It’s that wet kind of cold!
I present to you, Quick Ricotta Spaghetti, and I can eat as much of it as I want, without guilt. How is this you say? Because of Weight Watcher’s new Simple Start plan. Each item is a non-trackable item. I have lost 5.2 pounds since I started using Simple Start with the Simply Filling plan.… Read More Quick Ricotta Spaghetti
I am doing my best to follow the Weight Watcher’s Simply Filling plan. After two devout years of tracking Points Plus, I needed a change in my diet, mainly because I have been spending way too many points on peanut butter and granola bars. When I realized I could eat oats, brown rice, potatoes, and… Read More Tomato-Squash Sauce
Last night’s New Year’s dinner, our first as a couple, consisted of old traditions with a twist. I was raised to eat pork and sauerkraut slow-cooked to perfection in my mom’s kitchen every New Year’s Day. I hated– I mean hated — the taste of sauerkraut as a child and called it sour crap under… Read More Sage Garlic Pork Chops baked with Apples and Dump Soup
What a beautiful first Christmas as a married woman. In addition to seeing most of our family at both of our parents and grandparents’ homes, we also traveled 9 hours round trip between the South Carolina Upstate and Atlanta in 24 hours. My husband says I slept all 9 hours; it was more like 7.… Read More My 2013 Top Ten List: Love, Home and Goat