Bites Lately

October 29, 2013

Last week was broken in half by our State Fair trip, so I only have a small number of meals to share. On the morning we left I needed something quick and easy, so I pulled a smoothie out that I had made the day before and served that with some Cinnamon Swirl toast. The […]

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Shopping Round-Up + A Blue Dinner

October 20, 2008

My shopping was long and draining, but a success! I got most everything on my list complete. So sad that Linens and Things is going out of business 😥 I’ve been a loyal customer of theirs since my mom used to take us on special girls’ day out trips. I got summer camp items there, […]

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September 25, 2008

I came home to a surprise package sticking out of my mailbox today – from the Peanut Butter Boy!!! I mailed him a jar of EarthFare PB to review a few weeks ago and he thanked me with a jar of a BUTTER TOFFEE PB!! Of course I tasted it immediately (luckily I was ready […]

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Meals 3, 4 & 5

June 4, 2008

Confetti Shrimp + Grits in Honey Buttered Polenta This one’s a winner! I cooked dinner after lunch and then just reheated it around 4:45 to make for another less-stressful departure for school. It was QUITE hot cooking over the stove at 2pm on a 90* day. We hold off on air conditioning until mid-July because […]

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April 7, 2008

Mexican Polenta, Bean + Cheese Casserole I’ve been craving Mexican and this hit the spot It was inspired by a number of recipes I have seen recently but the combo was basically what we had on hand: Frozen peppers (3 cups) Frozen corn (1 cup) Diced tomatoes (1 can, drained) Cooked navy beans (1 cup […]

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A Southern Start

March 27, 2008

Grits! I told you the polenta would be making another appearance 😉 I basically prepared them the same as I do the marshmallow banana oatmeal but added the grits when the liquid was near boiling (since the package instructed this method). Next time I think I will add them at the beginning of cooking so […]

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Stuffed with Stew!

March 25, 2008

Rachael Ray’s Eggplant Stew with Honey Raisin Polenta I can’t take any credit for this one! The second I watched Rachel make this recipe on the Food Network last week I knew it was going to the top of the “to cook” list immediately. WOW – it was amazing! We halved the recipe, so I […]

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