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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I found this recipe at Dinner at the Zoo. We had our couples weekend, and this was our night to cook. Ingredients 8 small tortillas cut into halves, corn or flour 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken breast 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 15-ounce can of pinto beans rinsed and drained 2 cups red enchilada sauce cooking spray optional garnishes: olives, sour cream,… Continue reading Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Chicken with Olives and Lemon

I love the tangy bite that Kalamata olives have with lemon.  I decided to try it with chicken thighs, garlic, onion and braise them. We love Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning.  I use it in meatloaf’s, steak, and pork.  Sliced onion, 6-7 whole garlic cloves, two lemons – sliced, and about a cup of olives.Saute the onion until translucent. … Continue reading Chicken with Olives and Lemon

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Revising My Bucket List

I have been wanting to revamp or streamline my bucket list especially since my weight loss.  To keep myself accountable, I am doing it here.  I am not placing order on the items as when I have the opportunity it will happen, right? Original post in August 2012 – with updates Travel (anywhere)– Just travel… Continue reading Revising My Bucket List

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Monogolian Beef

We tried the Mongolian Beef from The Recipe Critic the other night.  When we went to the store, the flank steak was almost double in price what the round steak was…so we ended up getting the round steak. Other than the steak we didn’t modify the recipe.  1 1/2 pounds round steak (flank steak) ¼… Continue reading Monogolian Beef

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Honey Garlic Chicken

David found this recipe, and I am a big believer in someone other than myself can figure out what to have for dinner.  You can find the original recipe here at The Recipe Critic.  She has a lot of yummy sounding foods to try, and I think I will be trying the slow cooker Mongolian beef… Continue reading Honey Garlic Chicken

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Carmen’s Thoughts

Hey, y’all! It’s Carmen again. As most of you know, my mom has Lupus and had gastric sleeve surgery to aid with symptoms. I wanted to take a minute to talk about how this surgery from last year impacted me. Before my mom had the sleeve surgery, Lupus kicked her butt. She had “down days”… Continue reading Carmen’s Thoughts

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Spinach Chicken Cauliflower Rice

The other night I wanted a casserole.  Something savory, comforting but without mushroom soup or rice.  We had cauliflower rice and frozen spinach…add wine and chicken – done.  Casserole. Two bags of riced cauliflower (one was savory herb, the other was plain), 1 package of frozen spinach, defrosted, and drained.Mixed together (fluffed).Season chicken thighs with… Continue reading Spinach Chicken Cauliflower Rice

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Parmesan Spread

David found this recipe online (where?), and we wanted to give it a try. 1/3 cup olive oil 150 grams of grated Parmesan cheese (one container) 1/4 white wine And any other thing you may want to add… We added black pepper and Herbs De Provence and more wine.It needed something a little extra –… Continue reading Parmesan Spread

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Sunday Thought

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy I was in New Orleans for the U2 concert with Carmen over the last few days.  Home now, and need to do homework, but first this post. We spent Friday exploring Cafe’ Du Monde, and Jackson Square.  We had… Continue reading Sunday Thought