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Thursday, April 21, 2011

KEEPING IT REAL....

Sometimes I get busy during the day.....doing stuff around the house.....or outside of the house....or just sitting here reading your wonderful blogs in my Reader and dinner time sneaks up on me.   At times like that, I cave into David's request to just order "Village Pizza" or I go into the kitchen and throw something together like this which I didn't bother to write down the recipe for or take any pictures as I created it....which is too bad really....because it was delicious.

Rotini Pasta with jalapeno, red pepper, chicken sausage, slow roasted tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, roasted broccoli, NH goat cheese, a squeeze of lemon and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese

 And when you are someone like me, you can't force yourself to eat pasta two nights in a row no matter how yummy it was the first time you had it.....so you gladly let your husband have the leftovers all to himself and you scrounge around the bare kitchen looking for something for dinner for yourself that doesn't require  a lot of preparation.....and because you need to go to the grocery store, you come up with something like this.......which may or may not have been better than the pasta....

Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita Bread, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce and Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
And when you mother-in-law stops with a treat like this bright and early in the morning.....before you have had your wholesome almond butter on whole grain toast... you may or may not have it for breakfast instead...
And then rationalize that it's lemons....which are a fruit.....and eggs....which are full of protein....and made with real sugar and not any of that processed chemical-y stuff so why not, right? 

It.was.tangy.and.delicious.

Just keeping it real....

Have a great weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by.


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32 comments:

  1. i wish i can cook all the time. my plan on living healthy and get into a healthy weight has always been derailed with late hours of work and ordering pizza.

    keep it going.

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  2. LOVE IT! That pasta definitely looks yummy. And the cake...well, I have often used that rational when eating cake for breakfast...Have a great day!

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  3. All of those look so yummy! When we have desserts at the house, we often have them for breakfast. We're not after dinner dessert kind of people...

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  4. All looks good to me. Sometimes those "found meals" are the best. (What ever is in the frig)

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  5. I love BBQ pizzas, especially with sharp cheddar! Thanks for your support!
    And that cake? It looks divine! Totally a great breakfast choice ;-)
    ~Jacquelyn

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  6. My husband is standing over me Candace and drooling on my shoulder. Everything looks delicious!

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  7. what a meal, love that pita bread and creamy pasta also that tangy cake.

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  8. We LOVE Sweet Baby Ray's! OS introduced it to us a few years ago, and we're hooked on it!

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  9. The pizza bread and cake look yum. Been on vacation this week but hope to get back on track soon visiting! :O)

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  10. I don't blame you, lemon totally equals veggie.

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  11. It all looks insanely delicious!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhatsfordinner.com

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  12. oh that all looks wonderful! the cake, wow, i want some right now!!

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  13. Candy, you are so creative and so cute !! I hope you enjoyed every bite of that beautiful dessert ! ! ♥U..Aunt M

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  14. I know just what you mean about pasta. My husband is eating the leftover spaghetti and I'm eating boiled eggs and GF toast. But if your motherinlaw had dropped that cake off at my place, I'd have eaten it!! LOVE lemon! especially tangy lemon!! :-)

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  15. Awesome post. We've all been there! ~Vonnie

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  16. I love this post! Real life at it's most delicious. I think we all have those cake-for-breakfast days...even if we don't post about them :P

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  17. I came over from 40 and Over.
    I've enjoyed reading your blog and will be back to read more!
    Have a Blessed Easter weekend!
    You have a new follower!

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  18. Hop'pin by from 'Follow Friday - 40 and Over'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

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  19. Great recipes. I hope you have a great Easter. Doylene

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  20. Lemon is pretty healthy breakfast to me! I love what you just "threw" together, it looks delicious!

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  21. I am in love with ANYthing lemon...and that pasta dish looks amazing.

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  22. Hi Im a new follower from the Uk love your blog
    come visit me anytime
    http://jollyjillys.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love your blog!
    Hiya! Newest follower from Follow Friday Over 40 Hop-- please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!
    ♥cyn♥
    The Purple Goddess

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  24. I am drooling over the pasta, it looks soooo yummy!

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  25. Kindred spirit, lady... So many concoctions that don't make it to the blog. Everything you had looks like comfort food heaven!

    Thanks for passing through my blog as well... Looking forward to learning more about you!

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  26. So happy to meet you! I like that spontaneity in the kitchen.

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  27. You sound just like me! I am always scrambling to make something out of nothing on those nights that I don't feel like cooking and don't have anything to cook with! Hope you had a Great Easter my friend!

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  28. Hey! Candace that pasta got me at Jalapeno! :)

    I guess every one has one of those days. When take out will do just fine since our days are busier than ever.

    Have a great week!

    Mely

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  29. We all have moments like this when food is not the type for blogging but it really comforts us and makes us happy!

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  30. BBQ sauce pizza??? Oh, man, how wonderful! And what a lovely mother-in-law you have -- mine was the complete antithesis, so a woman who brings treats is an angel!

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