Cranberry Vinaigrette

Spring has my mind thinking of nothing but crisp, fresh salads that are covered in wonderful vinaigrettes.  I am a vinaigrette girl.  I have never been one for heavy dressings.  A light drizzle of flavor is all I want.  I want to taste everything I have tossed together in my salad.  I was so pleased with this Cranberry Vinaigrette.  It is perfect to toss on top of salad of greens, pepper, apples, shaved Parmesan, and nuts.

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Two Adorable Entrepreneurs

I love the farmhouse decor that is showing up everywhere!  Instagram is covered with the farmhouse look.  The farmhouse look is all about making your home relaxing and welcoming while at the same time keeping it simple.  Well we have two of the cutest farmhouse decor entrepreneurs in our city that you will ever meet.  Their business is named  “Our Funky Farmhouse” with the motto, “Let us add some funk to your farmhouse.”  I want to share with you the business these two young gals have started.  

Meet Ali and Courtney!

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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here is a meal for you that is low carb, low fat, and best of all, cooked in the slow cooker!  It involves three ingredients: chicken, lime vinaigrette and chipotle peppers.

Can you believe this comes from three ingredients?!

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Strawberry Shortcake

This past weekend was beautiful in Pensacola.  Perfect temperatures, perfect weather, perfect day to take a ride and spend the day outside enjoying a festival.  Fairhope, Alabama has to be, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Southern towns to visit.  It is about an hour from our home.  It truly represents everything Southern.  The annual Arts and Crafts festival was this past weekend.  We saw some amazing pieces but more importantly we enjoyed just being outside enjoying the glorious day!

Sir Streusel had a GREAT day!  He didn’t think twice about getting his picture made with these Southern Belle’s.  He may look confused, but trust me, he knew right where he was!

I can’t take him anywhere.

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Chicken, Broccoli and Red Pepper Pasta

I love pasta, it is my downfall for sure.  I can never say no to a plate of pasta.  My favorite pasta is penne.  There is just something about those little tubes of carbs that make me do cartwheels!  I have noticed lately that when I do a cartwheel I now see ‘stars’!  I need to make a mental note to find another move to do when I get excited.  Wait, I better write that down because I don’t remember my mental notes anymore.  Wait, where is my pen???  Shoot, what I was I going to write down?!  Help!!!!!!

This dish combines chicken, pasta, broccoli, red pepper, onion, garlic, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and feta cheese.  Yea, yea, you love me, I know.

Isn’t it beautiful?!

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This and That

A little of this and a little of that is what I am sharing with you today.  I shared with you my version of “Dinner on the Ground.”

I do not recommend this version of the classic “Dinner on the Ground.”

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Dinner on the Ground…..Literally

Remember Dinner on the Ground that the country churches held on the last Sunday of the month?  Boy, I do!  Great food, fellowship and all you could eat!  Well, Sir Streusel and I had our own little Dinner on the Ground this past weekend….by accident.  I prepared a meal straight off of Betty Crocker’s website.  It sounded so good, mouth watering delicious.  I pulled the baking dish out of Edna, my beloved oven, and set it on my little table by the window to take pictures to share with you.  I’ll just let this next picture speak for itself…….

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

It’s strawberry season y’all!!  Happy, happy, happy!  Is there anything prettier than a flat full of strawberries?  No, I don’t think so.

 I am sharing with you a salad that is big on flavor using the bounty of fresh strawberries.  This salad is perfect for weeknight meals, Mother’s Day or Easter.  

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Spinach Lasagne

I want to thank you for all the wonderful words of encouragement during my Mother-in-Law’s journey into Memory Care.  So many of us have walked this path or we are in the process of walking the journey.  It helps to share what we have learned with others.  I read every response, text, comment, and email.  Thank you from my heart.

Today I am sharing with you my Spinach Lasagne.  So good.  I mean, really, so good!  It has a secret weapon baked in…..black beans!  Oh baby those black beans make it mouth watering good.

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Chicken Stew

It’s been two weeks of emotions all over the map to say the least.  First and most importantly, let me share my Valentine present from my Sir Streusel.  This was my happy point in the past two weeks.  He had texted me the sweetest text earlier in the day and you can see my sweet response right back to my Valentine.

Are we the sweetest?!  Well, let me share with you the diamonds I received.

And just like that love was blooming in our home!  

Hey, do I have a romantic guy or what?!  I love how we tease each other.  If we do nothing else, we laugh…we laugh a lot. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.  Life is too short.  I loved my Valentine gift.  I showed it off with pride.  He knew exactly how much I would love lying in bed, eating my Pecan Log and watching any of the Housewives’s on Bravo.  I can’t wait until next Valentine’s day. Continue reading Chicken Stew