Sausage & Potatoes – Quick & Easy Dinner

We are trying to clear out the three freezers as we are moving out on August 8th!

OH! Did I not mention we sold the house, finally?

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And also are under contract to buy a condo August 10th? Yeah. A lot of stuff going on around here!

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Let’s Party #27!

Time for another party!

Hey! Are you ready for another Party??

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I made these awesome taters on Saturday night … OLD recipe in this house but it’s been YEARS since I’ve made them … will be sharing later this week so make sure you check back!

I had a few technical difficulties last week so thank you letting me know that you were not able to link up. Still don’t know what the issue was. It was a crazy busy week and I just didn’t have time to sit down and figure it out. Here’s hoping that once this house stuff is all over and done with I can get back to my fun job – BLOGGING!

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Let’s Party #26

Hey! Are you ready for another Party??

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Mark goes in for his 9th treatment day … and hopefully everything goes according to plan. To start, his 7 days of pills did NOT show up Monday like they were supposed to. His onocologist has moved back to Chicago and and the new doctor did NOT give him a warm and fuzzy feeling which is NOT a good thing … but like I told him, he only has 2 more after this so suck it up and let’s re-evaluate when its done …

That there picture is my awesome Honey Mustard Dressing which I plan to share this week with you so make sure you come back and get the recipe!

Last week we had some great shares, yet again! I want to thank all of your for stopping in and sharing!

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Chicken Caesar Salad with Pasta

This is a pretty awesome salad that can be made with leftovers!

 

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For a while there, I would make this salad for lunch at least TWICE a week! It’s so simple and was so worth it!

And now that summertime is here in full force, it’s time to bring out the dinner worthy salads, right?? RIGHT!

So yeah, this could be TWO servings, but I will admit, I’ve made this all for ME, ME, ME. Selfish? Nah? Piggy … well, maybe, a little bit but geesh, it’s healthy, right??

Here’s what you need to do!

1 head of romaine lettuce, bottom cut rinsed well and chopped

1 grilled chicken breast (leftovers are perfect for this!)

leftover pasta, I prefer to use a thicker shell type noodle

sprinkle of fresh parmesan (from that pasta dish the other night!)

Caesar dressing … I’ve been tied to Ken’s Caesar dressing for quite a few years

Croutons if desired

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This is so easy.

Dump everything in a large bowl. Mix well to combine and coat everything.

Serve up and enjoy!

*Everything in the pictures is LEFTOVERS!

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!

 

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Watermelon with Mint – Whole30/Paleo

A great dish to take to any and all of your summertime parties!

I shared how to Deconstruct a Watermelon the other day and now I’m going to share with you what to do with those leftovers! Well, hopefully, you’ll have some leftover … you might need to start walking around with a flyswatter like my grandmother did 😉  In the event that you all ate the watermelon, just buy another one and cut it up again, they are inexpensive and so in season right now!

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This is great to take to a grown up party … it’s a little more elegant than just a bowl of watermelon cubes, you know?

Oh. And it’s E A S Y.

Of course it is!

All you need is some cut up watermelon

fresh mint

half a lemon

Himalayan (Pink) salt

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Grab yourself a nice little tray and toss your watermelon on the tray. Spread out to a somewhat even layer.

Squeeze the lemon juice over the melon.

Lightly salt the melon.

Chop up your mint and sprinkle that over the watermelon.

Stick a few toothpicks in a few pieces and call it a day!

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Enjoy!

#Paleo         #Whole30

#Watermelon  #Summertime   #Entertaining

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Let’s Party #25!

Hey! Are you ready for another Party??

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Are you all ready for the 4th? I’m not. I won’t be doing much as Mark is gone, the kids are on the West coast, and well, I’ve got stuff that I should be doing around here, like decluttering, packing and finding our next home!

Mark had his 8th treatment last week and started on the 7 day regime of pills on Thursday.  He started a couple of days later than he should have due to the lack of communication and follow through of the PA but hey, it all worked out. He’s up in NW Indiana right now and said it is HOT … coming from someone who has lived in South Florida for the past 35 years or so, that says a lot!

Last week we had some great shares, yet again! I want to thank all of your for stopping in and sharing!

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Deconstruct a Watermelon

The fastest way to cut up a watermelon in to perfect cubes!

Are you all in high gear for summer?  It’s been crazy hot everywhere! Mark is up on NW Indiana and the heat index was around 106 degrees! Holy Cow, that’s hot for that area!

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I’ve been buying watermelon fairly often lately as it’s a great thing to keep Mark hydrated on those treatment weeks. Sadly, he doesn’t tolerate cold foods really well for about 5 days so I need to time it just right. But come the weekend, he’s all over it!

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Let’s Party #24!

Hey! Are you ready for another Party??

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I never share Big Kitty Kitty so here he is! Massive Kitty with massive paws and claws to go along …

Mark goes for his 8th treatment today … and it’s messed up. We got clearance for him to do the infusion and then he gets to take 6 pills a day for 7 days straight. That way he wouldn’t have to do the pump for an additional 48 hours. That allows him a little more freedom and the ability to travel. Perfect! Makes things seem much more doable, right?

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Shrimp with Mango and Cucumbers – Whole30/Paleo

Mark is heading out of town on Wednesday and will be out for 10 days … what a perfect time for me to give myself a little break and get my food stuff back on track!

First up will be this yummy salad … bonus because I have everything on hand! Yes!

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For a while, there I would call this a “shrimp salad” but it’s not really a salad, per se, nor is it a salsa … so I don’t know what to call it! It’s just a Whole30/Paleo Approved Shrimp with Mango and Cucumbers ….

Easy Peasy.

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So, let’s talk about the shrimp itself, ok? This bag is from Trader Joe’s. It’s $10.99 for a full pound. It is, by far, the best tasting, cleanest shrimp I’ve found in a LOONG time … I was hooked on Costco for a while there but then had this for New Years Eve a few years back and I’ve since been stuck on it! And the price? Never changed. Always the same.

Ok, let’s get to the recipe!

1/2 pound of cooked shrimp, peeled and those pesky tails removed! I prefer to cut in half or 1/3 to make smaller bite size
1/2 cup of cucumbers, seeds scraped out if really watery and chopped (tip: just buy the english cucumbers!)
1/2 mango, chopped
1/4 cup of canned pineapple, drained, and chopped
1/4 of a red pepper, diced (I use the mini peppers too if that’s all I have!)
1/4 of a small red onion, diced
1/2 smallish jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, diced
1/4 cup of parsley leaves, chopped
3 tbs olive oil
juice from 1 lime
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Place shrimp, cucumbers, mango, pineapple, red pepper, onion, jalapeno and parsley in larger bowl.

In a separate smaller bowl, mix all the other ingredients, whisking to incorporate well.

Pour the liquid over the shrimp mixture, cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or so to allow everyone to do a meet and greet and get friendly with each other.

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Serve cold and enjoy!

#Whole30   #Paleo   #Shrimp   #RealFood   #Salads

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