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Heat Wavy Easy Meal

I have a super easy supper idea for those who are struggling with this ugly heat wave?

This idea is a great idea for an easy meal to prepare without heating up the house to do so.

Grab a meat of your choice, some shrimp and your grill. Then barbecue away. It does not take long for this to cook and you kept your house cooler as well. I call that a double win.

Well, actually a triple win because I was put on grill restriction a long time ago, so I personally did not even have to go outside to cook it either.

Now our house is still cool, supper is done, and the kitchen was an easy clean up.

Enjoy your easy grilled idea if you chose to make it too.

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Ribs and Veggies

Here is another simple, yet healthy meal to consider this summer.

Grab a package of ribs, grill them and add simple vegetables such as tomato and cucumber and blueberries.

You will walk away satisfied, while skipping the full feeling.

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Summer Burger

Do you need a fresh supper idea?

Try this one. Grilled angus burger topped with cheese. Place it on a bed of lettuce and add a fresh tomato to the side.

Do not be afraid to add a few baked fries seasoned with garlic salt, onion powder, and basil.

Lastly, add a few slices of fresh watermelon.

It is a filling meal, but not as bad as a traditional hamburger and French fries.

Enjoy this lighter twist to a traditional summer meal.

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Homemade Steak Nachos

Healthy Steak Nachos.

I made with sautéed onion, peppers of every color, kale, and steak. Topped with diced tomatoes, queso cheese, sour cream. Serve on a bed of lettuce, tortilla chips, or on soft taco shells.

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Caprese Chicken, Fresh Green Beans, and Fresh Bruschetta

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious supper option?

Check out this meal.

Just for laughs, my Kiddo gave me an ”A” for presentation tonight.

What you do not know is I really do not like cooking main meals. They are burdensome to me and very boring. I love baking and place more emphasis on presentation with that, but I do not care what my main meals look like. I am just happy to have it all made for another night.

I used two different recipes tonight and will include their links to their recipes then click on the links for the full recipe.

Caprese Chicken

Bruschetta

I used a wheat French baguette for my bread to put the delicious bruschetta on. A side note, I added a little shredded Italian cheese to mine as my family loves this added feature to my bruschetta.

Fresh Green Beans

I also served my meal with fresh steamed green beans and sprinkled with a little garlic salt and dried parsley.

Enjoy your supper!

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Grilled Ham and Cheese Panini with French Fries

img_8144Are you looking for another simple idea for a left over ham meal?

Try this grilled ham and cheese panini sandwich with French fries.

Ingredients

2 slices of bread

Leftover ham slices

2 cheese slices (your choice of cheese)

Butter (or olive oil)

Frozen fresh fries

Seasoning of your choice

Directions

Heat either a sauté’ pan to a medium heat or use your George Forman grill. Spread the outer slices of bread with butter or olive oil. Put butter side down on pan. Place ham slices and cheese slices on bread. Top with the second buttered bread slice (buttered side down on pan side) and grill both sides until golden brown.

Bake your fries in the oven according to the directions on the bag. Once the fries are baked, sprinkle with seasoning to taste.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Are you looking for a side to go with your left over ham from Easter dinner?

Try this simple baked macaroni and cheese.

Ingredients

Elbow noodles

1 can of cheddar soup

3/4 can of water

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

garlic salt (to taste)

smoked paprika (to taste)

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 390 degrees F. Spray your casserole dish with a spray oil. Boil water in a sauce pan and add noodles when boiling, stir often. In a separate bowl add soup and water and mix well. Next, add shredded cheddar cheese and seasonings and stir everything together. Once the noodles are tender drain well and add to the cheese mixture until all the noodles are coated then put into the casserole dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Serve with left over ham and a vegetable.

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Beef and Cheese Nachos

Easy Recipe As A Meal or Appetizer

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Here is a recipe for an easy meal or appetizer to serve for either yourself or others

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground turkey or beef of your choice
  • 1 pkg of taco seasoning
  • taco chips of your choice
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded lettus
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • liquid cheese sauce
  • sour cream
  • salsa sauce

Directions

In a saut’ing pan cook ground turkey completely. Add taco seasoning according to the directions on the back of the package.

While the meat is cooking, prepare the tomatoes, lettus, and cheese. Place all of these ingedients individually in seperate bowls.

Once the meat is ready to be served, place on a bed of tortilla chips. Top with all of the above ingredients according to your taste.

ENJOY!!!!
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Preparing Meals In Advance

Life Hack 101

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My friend, are you tired of having to prepare meals every day and struggle like myself in deciding what will be for supper?

Try this handy life hack, prepare a weeks worth of meals all at one time. As you are making one meal consider preparing several others at the same time.

I did this on Sunday and I am so thankful I did. It took me two hours which in the spectrum of the time saved this week was well worth the effort.

Several of the meals I prepared in advance are included below…

  • meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, and frozen peas and carrots
  • saute’ed mushrooms, onions, and cooked chicken chunks served over a bed of riced cauliflower and salute’ed asparagus
  • baked chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, Brussel sprouts
  • chicken tostados
  • beef and cheese nachos
  • homemade pizza

I precooked all the meats and separated into meal portions.

I peeled and diced potatoes and placed in plastic bags according to their portion size. I put a small amount of water in the bags and then froze them. This keeps the potatoes from browning while waiting for their meal to be cooked.

I used my food processor to cut a head of cauliflower into riced pieces. After I cut the cauliflower into rice form, I placed in a bag and put in the freezer to keep it from turning mushy while I wait for its meal day.

I made my homemade pizza dough ahead of time as well. I placed in an oiled plastic bag and refrigerated until I am ready for its meal.

As for my vegetables, half of them are already frozen while some are fresh with no preparation work required.

My friends, this has been such a helpful way to save time in daily meal planning.

I will be posting the recipes to these meals as I have time to write them up.

Here are a few pictures meals I prepared over the weekend.

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Beef and Cheese Nachos
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Meatloaf
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Mushrooms Onions and Chicken
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Riced Cauliflower
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Peeled and Cubed Potatoes

 

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Homemade Pizza Dough
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Take Time To Turn Your Autopilot Off

Weekend Reminder

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This is your weekend reminder to rest and rejuvenate from the busyness of the week. Take the time to rest your mind and allow it to reset from all the stress and chaos of everything you have been through.

Do not use it recklessly or waste it foolishly. Refreshment comes in the ability to stop, rest, and relax. 

I am making a weekly effort to remind you of this importance because it is so easy to forget. Life gets so busy that we just go on autopilot and when this occurs the ability to stop has to be a deliberate action or it does not happen.

I am here to remind you to deliberately turn off your autopilot and stop to breathe and rest at some point this weekend.

Have a restful weekend, My Friends.