Portobellos…

Oh count the ways!!
Chicken Marsala with portobellos last Tuesday!

Stuffed portobellos this Tuesday…

Gone are the Taco Tuesdays…

We have moved on to Portobello Tuesdays!!!

Portobello stuffed with Garlic shrimp and spinach! With a side of fresh berries.

Lets see how many Tuesdays we can pull this off…

I am thinking polenta next week and maybe pizza the week after. Then we can move on to some sort of portobello dessert???

Any suggestions?

Saturday and Ice Cream Sandwiches…

A lazy Saturday afternoon. Needed a break from studying, but didn’t want to drive to the beach. So thought we would do a little Flavorseeking and try something new and a little closer to home!

So many choices!

And we always have one in the crowd that is a little different. Instead of a sandwich…a cup of ice cream and a side of cookies.

The de-constructed version…

And as you can tell, we didn’t much care for it…

All gone!

Nightcap…

I thought Hubby got this picture off the internet…but he actually took it with his old iPhone4. Crazy, huh?!

It’s just so perfect, I had to post it! This only inspired him to take a few more…

And because he is an Ambassador, we get a full line of winter clothing for our Maker’s Mark… Everyone should be so lucky! i know! I know! You want to know where you can get your very own Maker’s Mark sweater, scarf and sleeping cap!!!

Wheatgrass…

Yippee! We found something we can actually grow…

It started with SweetPea’s experiment. This was after 1 day!

It progressed to this…

And then to this…

Pretty fun, huh?! I think I am going to sprinkle these int he back yard and see if after 16 years we can actually have grass :0)

Nailed it…

Ok, we have tried a number of black bean brownie recipes…including this one…and have never had any luck. However, this time it worked?! Go figure.

Well half of us liked them and the other half didn’t.

But SweetPea’s friends like them…We win!

So for the half of us that didn’t much care for the brownies, we made Strawberry Shortcake…Gotta love strawberries! This batch was so sweet!

So delicious! However, this is before the whipped cream, Didn’t last too long after it was toped with the creamy goodness!

Until the next flavor!

Seared Ahi with…

Yum! Again, down to the wire and needing a meal to put on the table.

What-oh-what do we have int he fridge/freezer? Scored!

Seared Ahi on a bed of arugula topped with pineapple mango salsa…

Last time I was at Costco they had these new frozen Ahi steaks. Thought, what the heck, worth a try! So I got them! Thawed a couple!

Must admit, I was a little concerned about the quality/flavor that may come from a frozen mass produced filet of fish. But they are pretty darn good. I am getting more of these.

Was planning on searing with Sesame seeds and ginger soy and then remembered I had some delicious tropical yummy-ness in the fridge!

Trader Joe’s Pineapple Mango Salsa I bought for chip dippin! Pulled that out!

Seared up the Ahi with a little coconut oil, salt and pepper. Layered some Arugala and then topped with the salsa and voila! It was DELICIOUS!

This was so easy, quick and so very tasty!!! I mean really easy.

If you squinted, it could have been served at Peohe’s…you could even hear the waves lapping on the bay…oh wait, that was chickens chirping in the yard…kind of the same thing :0)

Only problem…the girls will not go near fish…thank goodness they were not hungry!

Chicken Cordon Bleu…

Dinner always comes too quick around here. No matter how hard I plan, it never seems to come together like I envision!

Well Hubby has been hinting about Chicken Cordon Blue lately. So as I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner, I started thinking about it…how hard could it really be?! Well it actually wasn’t hard at all. Got the ingredients on the way home from a sporting event. Prepped and baked. Voila…45 minute meal including the 30 minute bake time.

Some yummy marinated cucumbers int he background!

I am not a fan of Chicken Cordon Blue, but I must admit…this was pretty darn good!!

The pictures are a little drab in color, but it was very tasty! Only thing lacking was I forgot to season the panko. Next time!

Here you can kind of see the swiss cheese oozing out…

And dessert! Dark chocolate almond bark from Trader Joe’s… A gift from a friend who I got hooked on the dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar. As she says, “misery loves company”! It was hard to share!

What’s your favorite easy meal? Dessert?

Flowers…

The best thing about Spring are the flowers! Just look how beautiful these all are!!!

Sunflowers! One of my favorites. From the Hubby! So thoughtful He has been getting them for me ever since we met!

Peach roses from the neighbors!

Tulips from a dear friend…

More roses from another dear friend. She made this arrangement! Isn’t it beautiful?!

And an arrangement from another dear friend that sends me a beautiful arrangement every year!

And a beautiful red rose from the bouquet…

And a beautiful calla lily from our very own back yard. 1st one of the season…

Enjoy this beautiful Spring weekend!

Meat eating Vegan…

So we went to True Foods for lunch on Sunday and Hubby got a TLT (tempeh, lettuce and tomato sandwich with Veganaise)…So he was converted. He decided (for the next 12 hours) he would convert and become a Vegan.

That is until Monday rolled around and we had a big ole Vegan London Broil for dinner…But the veggies were vegan!

Look at all those yummy juices…

Topped with some garlic, onions, mushrooms and marsala…

And a nice side of Brussel sprouts roasted with balsamic vinegar…yes I know, we have these at every meal. Oh how I love Brussel sprouts!!! And yes, I do even eat them for breakfast!

Roasted Zucchini…

And to finish it off, some delicious fauxtatoes (cauliflower…the best ever) with some Sicilian aromatic lemon garlic salt and ghee…In my opinion, these are 100 times better than mashed potatoes! Don’t get me wrong, I love mashed potatoes! These are a nice lighter change of pace.

Tuesday we had fish tacos so I guess he could be a vegetarian for the time being…

Three lunches…

Well, none of us could agree on lunch today so we all made our own. All turned out quite delicious! And could not have asked for a prettier day!

Asian noodles in a peanut sauce…

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Sweet potato nachos with cowboy caviar from Trader Joe’s…

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Unfortunately, the color didn’t standout in these pictures. They were much more colorful and tasty than they appear!

And hubby’s lunch…
Boneless chicken wings, ranch dressing, strawberries and a refreshing salad of Arugula, clover sprouts, pea shoots, avocado, hemp seeds and mushrooms with a sesame honey dressing..oh and a little Peanut butter ale.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!