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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Spicing Up Your Summer Meals....

The past few days we've had some yummy meals in our house. I attribute this to my awesomeness and also how bored I get of eating the same things over and over again. I also think part of it has to do with the fact that there isn't really all that much to do around here (i.e. restaurants), so I'm experimenting with ingredients that I wouldn't normally use at home.

This week's meals are as follows:
  • Friday: Cubano Sandwiches, homemade guacamole and tortilla chips
  • Saturday: Linguine with Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Feta, and Shrimp
  • Sunday: Steak with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions, Balsamic Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Garlic.
  • Monday: Green Chile Turkey Burgers, Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Tuesday: Taco Tuesday!
  • Wednesday: Quiche with sausage, cheese and scallions, and spinach salad
  • Thursday: Left overs
The reason I'm posting? Well, because we're 4 meals into this week and they have been excellent! I'm so glad that I have been taking the time to make healthy dinners and branch out. I have always been fairly comfortable in the kitchen, but lately I've really been coming into my own and I'm really starting to feel comfortable experimenting!

I guess that getting int he kitchen and not being afraid to mess up really does pay off. I'm not going to lie, there have been a few nights when I told D, we can order out if this is really bad, please feel free to let me know if you hate it. You know what? Most of the time if its bad, we still eat it, and make notes on things to change for next time (or maybe a not that reminds me not to make it next time ;).

I've included links for recipes above. If I didn't link it, its because I made the recipe up. You can ask me to share if something sounds particularly yummy to you, and I'd be happy to try and recall measurements for you!


  1. Are you ghost writing my blog... but posting on yours? We finally decided to get in the kitchen and branch out. My poor husband has eaten some truly awful things with a smile on his face and complimented the whole time, as I'm sitting there looking up the pizza parlor's phone number! Sounds like you've got some yummy recipes brewing there! Good for you, gal :) Keep it up, and one day, we're going to be great chefs!

  2. Yummy!!!!! I don't know if you know this...but I love to cook (and eat). Sunday and Monday dinners sound especially yummy to me!


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