I feel like a good mommy today! :)

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I feel like a good mommy today! :)
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Mon, 04-10-2006 - 2:17pm

I actually made real oatmeal (not the kind in the little packet) for the kids today with grated up apples and brown sugar and served with a side of organic yogurt sprinkled with fresh raspberries!

I'll have to do this again sometime!

Susan (being a total goof!)

P.S. Now what do I do for lunch?

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Tue, 04-11-2006 - 9:36am
That sounds too yummy!!!

 

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Tue, 04-11-2006 - 1:19pm

And ya know what??? It really WAS good and I don't even care for oatmeal all that much! :)

Actually I was a pretty good cook yesterday. For lunch I made grilled quesadillas with cheese and ham and sliced up a green apple to go with it.

Then for dinner I made a roasted chicken that turned out really good. I made up a mixture of cream cheese mixed with some garlic and slipped it under the skin on the breast of the chicken. Then I seasoned the whole thing with Greek seasoning, put some beef broth (I was out of chicken broth) in the bottom of the pan and roasted the whole thing. I had never tried the cream cheese thing before, and I have to say, it turned out really good. Then I made smashed potatos and a tomato-cucumber salad. The salad turned out so good, that I think I could eat it for a meal all on it's own. I put halved grape tomatoes, chopped cucumber and cubed goat cheese in a bowl and topped it with a dressing made from olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, dijon mustard and finely chopped onion. The goat cheese was what made it really special - it was so good! It was adapted from a recipe in the book, "French Women Don't Get Fat," and instantly turned me into a fan of the book!

I really hope you guys don't think I am bragging, here. I don't really like to cook that much and I am so proud of myself when I do manage to plan the daily meals well. :)

And that salad! I had to tell SOMEONE about the salad! :)

Susan

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Sat, 04-22-2006 - 12:32am

You go girl, geez, LOL!


Your salad especially sounds terrific, I copied down the recipe and the chicken--I have never heard of cream cheese, hmmm, I'll have to try it out!



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Wed, 05-03-2006 - 2:42pm

That does sound yummy!!! I'm liking the chicken recipe too....


How does goat cheese taste anyway, Susan????

Janet


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Sat, 05-06-2006 - 6:24pm

How does goat cheese taste? Hmmmm... you might just have to go taste some - I think it is hard to describe. It has the consistency of very, very soft cream cheese and it is also white. However, where cream cheese is very mild tasting, goat cheese has a bit of a kick to it while still being very creamy and rich tasting. It balances out other strong flavors very well - I have also used it to make roasted chicken linguine with broccoli in a balsalmic alfredo sauce. The goat cheese works very well with the balsalmic sauce. You can cut it using a sharp knife if you don't mind it looking a little messy, or you can cut it using dental floss or you can buy it crumbled. It is very good in salad and excellent in any dish with roasted pine nuts.

Now who said they have never heard of cream cheese? :) What do you you put on your bagels? :)

Susan

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Sat, 05-06-2006 - 10:19pm

Okay - do you guys want to know what I am making for dinner tonight? Tell me how BAD a mother I am!! We are having Goopy Dip and Veggies! Yes - Goopy dip.

Here is the complicated recipe:

Over low heat, mix one can of No Bean Chili with one package of Cream Cheese. When they are totally combined, pour out the dip into individual serving bowls. Serve it with good restaurant style white corn chips.

Now, to fool yourself that this is actually healthy, cut up cucumber into sticks and broccoli into florets and serve with baby carrots and veggie dip or ranch dressing.

This is the best dinner for family movie night!

And P.S. - As gross as Goopy Dip sounds, as gross as Goopy Dip looks, I have never had anyone who tries it say they don't absolutely love it. Every single kid I have served it to (and we have MANY friends over for Friday Movie Night) has slurped it down like there was no tomorrow. It is really really yummy!

Susan

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