Hodge podge dinner

Who wishes they didn’t have to think of what to make for dinner every night? Me too. I started doing the Fresh 20 program I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. This is a program where you buy 20 ingredients and with their recipes you make five meals. It’s been nice – when I have the organization to get it done. Life gets in the way sometimes – this week in particular.

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If Summer ever comes

I’ve loved lettuce wraps since the first time I had them at P.F. Changs years ago. I’ve looked for the recipe a number of times but I’ve never done the calorie breakdown and taken the time to make them. It doesn’t take much time at all. I didn’t know what I would serve them with and I let that be a roadblock for awhile.

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Does anything say ‘love’ like biscuits & gravy?

Kids make you get out of your comfort zone in so many ways – they make you experience life more. Admittedly, this is a pretty insignificant example of this but it’s an example just the same! Last week-end Alex wanted biscuits and gravy for breakfast. After he suggested it, I wanted it too. I haven’t had good biscuits and gravy for years. I tried once last year and it turned out to be a salty mess.

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The gift of time

If you’re anything like me, you’re in overdrive most of the time. There is always too much to do. There is always too little time.

Most of the time, I can’t fit a work-out in before I go to work. I love the days when I can, but most of the time it just doesn’t fit; unless I get up at 5:00 am and I don’t see that happening. I work daytime hours, usually getting home by five or five-thirty with just enough time to make dinner…sometimes a bit early and I can work-out quick before dinner. Otherwise, it’s after dinner or even after Allison is in bed. Painful!

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pot-ay-to, pot-ah-to

I’ve always enjoyed baked potatoes. Now, I don’t just have your standard baked potato, though – I make a meal out of it! This is a perfect meatless meal (if you take off the bacon). It’s so versatile – you can add just about anything to this. I’m not including nutrition facts because there are so many things you could add and there may be some things you want to take off of mine. Be creative! When I make these, I will make a couple of extras to take to work during the week. I would so much rather take something like this than something prepackaged or canned.

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