Saturday

Cheeseburger in a Can



Just had to share this!! Can you imagine just how easy it would be lol. Certainly would make lunch a whole lot easier!! And for someone who HATES 2 COOK... it's perfect!! ;) Now how it would taste, I'm not so sure, but it is an interesting idea!

The Easy Eating Trend - 03 Jan 09 | Archives | Hit or Miss | Fortune Hunters | CBC.CA

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Shredded Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa : Baking Delights - Baking Tips and Recipes

If you love your slow cooker as much as I do, go and get it because you are going to love this recipe. It sounds like the perfect summer dinner to enjoy out in the backyard because if you get messy... who cares lol... Be sure to stop by Baking Delights. You are going to love the photos! I just had breakfast and I'm already thinking about dinner. That's how good the photos are!

Shredded Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa : Baking Delights - Baking Tips and Recipes

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Sunday

Potato Salad with Yummy Stuff

Potato salad with egg and mayonnaiseImage via Wikipedia

And before we even start, this recipe calls for the skins of the potatoes to be left on. You have no idea how much trouble I get into when I peel away the skin. Hey, that's what we did at home and now it's just a habit. But I'm learning and just check out the ingredient list. If any recipe has fresh dill in it... I'm so there!

4 medium potatoes
¼ cup (60 ml) red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons (30 ml) water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon (5 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh dill
3 tablespoons (45 ml) chopped onion
1 teaspoon (5 ml) sugar
½ teaspoon (3 ml) salt
A dash of pepper

And here is where you will find the directions on how to put it all together!

And just in case I have you on a role, here are a few other salads to try for your next picnic!



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CROCK POT APPLE BETTY

#1 The ingredient lineupImage by mrlins via Flickr

To date we have only used our crock pot for the usual, but I'm really looking forward to trying out a dessert or two. I went looking this morning and this recipe looks like the easiest. I love it when you can pretty much dump everything in and then go and do something else. The ingredients are below. The directions are here!

Ingredients:

6 cups thinly sliced apples
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup melted butter
3 cups soft bread crumbs


Now, here are a few more links to keep you busy lol...

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Cranberry Turkey Burgers

asian-style chicken burgerImage by rachel is coconut&lime via Flickr

I think that summer is supposed to be headed our way but I am beginning to wonder. My son is hosting his 4th annual sleepover barbecue and I think that every single year, it has been cold. I wouldn't be surprised if he pushes his get-together forward a month or two, but for good measure I went looking for burger recipes. Couldn't resist this one. Here are the ingredients that you will need and you can go here for the directions. And yes it looks super easy!

1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound uncooked ground turkey
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup red currant jelly, melted
5 hamburger buns
5 lettuce leaves

And a few more recipes for good measure. I plan on trying them all. ;)



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Saturday

Thai Food Out of a Jar

CrockpotImage by graye via Flickr

I don't think that I have ever had Thai food before last night, but my daughter who actually does like to cook, tossed in this jar of Thai cooking sauce into the crockpot along with some chicken breasts, plugged it in and then we went out for the day. Did I ever tell you just how much I love the crockpot??

And just in case you haven't discovered the crock pot, I thought that I would add a few links to help you out. Honestly, it's the next best thing to eating out but if you repeat that, I will deny it ;)



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International Pickle Week

My first pickles!Image by stephee via Flickr

Not sure if you could survive on pickles, but I'm game to give it a try. Okay, I do love pickles, but not sure that I wouldn't get sick to death of them after a few hours. I was watching some diet show last week where you could eat nothing but apples for an entire week, and by the look of the woman giving it a try, I doubt that she will EVER eat another apple... Ever! And the sad thing about it was the fact that she really loved apples. Not so much anymore.

So, you have been warned. For the next two weekends, apparently it is pickle week all around the world. So, what's your favorite pickle?? You had to know that was coming right?? You know, I'm already beginning to regret bringing up the subject at all! That's not a good sign!

May Food Days and Fun



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Friday

Coffee with no Cream

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If you had asked me a few months ago I would have told you that there was no way that I could drink coffee without adding Half and Half. I have even tried drinking coffee with regular milk, thinking that I could work my way down to skim milk, but coffee just wasn't drinkable if there wasn't a healthy amount of cream in it. Now if you add whipping cream and maybe a little grand marnia to it... even better but I am getting away from my topic.

A couple of weeks ago, I had to go on a strict liquid diet for a test that I was to take and it meant that if I wanted coffee in the morning... well it was going to have to be black. Scary I know, but it turned out to be easier than I ever imagined. I did have to add a little water to it to mellow it out, but I went on to drink two cups of it and came away with no coffee-withdrawl headache.

So, did I go back to cream in my coffee? Well, you know the answer to that don't you lol... I'm thinking that with all the cream that I'm not adding to my coffee... well, it will work out quite nicely when I slip into my bathing suit this summer. To achieve a smaller waistline... I can live with black coffee quite happily!



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Sunday

Orange Soda Cake Cones Recipe from Betty Crocker

18ice-cream cones with flat bottoms
2cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1cup sugar
1/2cup shortening
1/2cup finely crushed orange-flavored hard candy
1cup orange-flavored soda pop
1teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon grated orange peel
2eggs
1tub Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Additional finely crushed orange-flavored hard candy, if desired
9orange candy cane sticks or plastic straws"

Click on the link above for the instructions. Your kids are going to love this treat!!

Chilled Pea Pod Soup


My daughter is growing peas as we speak and they are actually getting too big to support themselves and it's too early to put them outside. It will be at least another month before they can last in our frigid temps, but when I saw this recipe, I just had to grab it. The soup is made from the shells of the peas. I have thrown them out in the past or chewed on one if the notion took me, but never thought of cooking with them. Definitely looking forward to sampling this on a hot summer night this summer!!

Chilled Pea Pod Soup | Chocolate & Zucchini

Simple/Easy Menus... Where I Get My Best Ideas!!

 Those paper menus that serve as place mats... tuck one into your handbag and when you get home check to see how many meals that you could...