Fruit Salsa, Yummy, Yummy!

I came across a recipe for fruit “salsa” on pinterest and had to try it. Emelyn helped me cut all the fruits really small! The original recipe has kiwi but we didn’t have them and we don’t eat them, so we substituted pineapple. Our fruit salsa recipe was as follows:

– 1 green apple
– 1 red apple
– 1/2 of 1 fresh pineapple (you could use canned but we already had some cut in the fridge)
– 1 container strawberries
– 1 spoon of sugar
– 1 spoon of brown sugar
– 2 spoon of strawberry jam

Mix and either eat by itself or with Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita chips. Its delicious with the chips, but much less calories without ;-)

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Menu Plan Monday – Easy Week

I had an easy time with menu planning this week, which is always nice.  Wade is off on a business trip, so even though that would usually mean take-out for me, I’m still on my cruise diet and ate too much crap this weekend, so I have to figure out something to cook tonight.  We are also missing Emelyn, since she’s with my mom until tomorrow, so Hayden and I are on our own.

Monday – 7 Layer Dip Tostadas – we’ll do them without meat today so I don’t really have to cook, or I could use our leftover Barbacoa Beef (which was absolutely delicious, we all loved it.  I actually put it on biscuits for the kids that we had leftover from the morning and told them it was roast beef LOL … Hayden brought one for lunch the next day!)

Tuesday – Crockpot Chicken Fajitas – this is a recipe I pulled to cook in the last couple of weeks, but never got around to, so we’ll try it this week

Wednesday – Inside Out Lasagna – another one from weeks past that didn’t get made and I already have a couple of the ingredients that I won’t use in anything else (ricotta cheese)

Thursday – 7 Layer Dip Tostadas – I’ll go ahead and have these again since Wade missed out on Monday and this time I’ll add some turkey taco meat

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Menu Plan … Tuesday

Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day, considering it was so wet and dreary.  This weekend was so nasty outside with Tropical Storm Lee parking himself over us for 4 days, yuck!  Wade and Hayden were literally stranded down at the camp, the water came up very near the camp and it looked like they were on an island.  My dad’s camp did get a bit of water, probably about an inch and he hasn’t gotten down there to check it out yet.  Wade and Hayden had to drive on the levee to get home because the Hwy was flooded from a levee overtopping.

Anyway, we are all home now, Hayden’s off to school, Em has a nasty runny nose and I’m anxious to go ride my bike in the beautiful weather we are having today … first things first, though – must menu plan, mommy school plan, take care of some work things, grocery shop and clean the house a bit.  I also wanted to wait until it warmed up a tad (strangely enough) because of Em being sick, I didn’t want cool air blowing on her.

So our menu for this shortened week is the following.  All new things we are trying – I enjoy trying new recipes, it keeps cooking from getting boring and monotonous.  I also like the idea of building up my meal box so that I have plenty of  “go-to” meals in the future.

Tuesday:  Sesame Encrusted Baked Chicken Tenders with Roasted Corn – this was really good, got a thumbs up from everyone, Wade said it was a keeper!

Wednesday:  Barbacoa Beef (man I miss Chipotle, I hope it tastes just like it)

Thursday:  Stir Fry Chicken with Corn  Relish (this is actually a shrimp dish, but I’m going to use chicken instead because I don’t like peeling shrimp!)

Have a happy shortened work week!

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