Guacamole is my favorite food. When my dinners consisted of dry cereals and I refused to learn to cook, I still experimented until I found the perfect guacamole recipe. And as a guacamole connoisseur, I can boldly say this is the best guacamole recipe around.
Matt has always been a huge soup person. Me, not so much. Since I’ve never been a soup connoisseur, I called in the reinforcements. My good friends Kelsey and Glenna came over for dinner to give me their honest opinion on this soup. They gave it two thumbs up. And I must say, after this recipe, I might be a convert.
Finals are right around the corner which means more slow cooker dinners. This pulled pork sandwich is a great meal after a study-filled day. There is only a little bit of prep work, and the slow cooker does the rest! Matt loved this meal so much that he ate two pork-stuffed sandwiches. That’s my piggie! For 11 Weight Watcher points per sandwich, it’s so filling that it’s worth every point!
I have always been a sandwich lover. From peanut butter and jelly to my “world famous” turkey, avocado, tomato stacked sandwich, I can always go for a sandwich. This chicken pita has a zesty, fresh taste that is perfect for lunch or dinner. With all the hype around the Hunger Games, I named this dish after my favorite character Peeta Mellark.
I woke up this morning and realized I only have one month left until I graduate from law school. And that means a summer of studying for the bar. And if I’m gonna stay sane, there is going to have to be lots of cook outs, happy hours, and patio drinking (I’m talking to you Mel Bakker!)
I’m too excited to wait for warm weather so I broke out some new grilling recipes. Tonight I made Key Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs for only 5 Weight Watcher’s Plus Points.
I took a big step today–not only did I cook a main dish, I made an entire meal. Not in true Lindsay form, but I’m taking this whole learning to cook thing to heart.
Tonight’s menu: Stuffed Peppers and Green Beans with Goat Cheese.
Today I continued my search for the best Bloody Mary in the Twin cities. We went to Chatterbox for brunch–it’s a fun restaurant in St. Paul that has board games for you to play while you wait for your food. The special thing about Chatterbox’s Bloody is that they don’t use vodka. Instead, it has saki. This change in alcohol makes the drink much smoother than your average bloody. Still, the toppings are weak. No cheese, only a baby pickle, and a cherry tomato?!? Really don’t feel like the cherry tomato is necessary since the entire drink has that overall tomato flavor. Rather have a brussel sprout that compliments the tomato flavor instead of just piling on more tomato. Still, the chasers at Chatterbox are excellent. Any type of beer for no additional charge. Plus large Bloody Marys are half off during brunch. Cannot say no to that!
My favorite go-to meal. This fun Mexican dish is so easy to make because you just toss everything into the slow cooker before you leave for work, and you come home to a wonderful meal waiting to be devoured! Matt loves this meal and asks me to make it at least once a week.
I don’t normally bake. My mother and sister are excellent bakers so whatever I make, it is never as good as their version. But I found this great banana bread recipe, and I had to try it. (Plus my mom and sister haven’t made it yet so mine is the best tasting one so far!) I love the combination of chocolate and banana, and Matt loves dark chocolate so this banana bread is perfect for us.
The cayenne pepper adds a spicy after taste. Matt kept saying that his tongue was tingly but in a good way. This was definitely outside my p90x diet, so I could only have a small sample. But it was still fun to make! So here’s Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cayenne.
I have always loved meatballs. But, now that I am trying to eat healthier, I cut back on eating red meat like ground beef. This turkey meatball recipe has all the great taste of an Italian meatball without all the guilt. The sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese add a wonderful flavor to this dish.