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Recipe (and Life) Roundup

I worked a bridal registry event on Sunday for KitchenAid! First one in almost two years. I had a very nice morning. The retailer holds the event in the morning before the store opens so couples can take their time, talk with vendors and associates with no stress.


I spent my time with lovely couples answering questions about KitchenAid products, helping them decide what they need or don't need, giving them some additional ideas and items to think about. Very relaxed working morning.


Once home, it was time for brunch and I was ready to eat. After I cooked! I sauteed a sweet bell pepper and then layered the pepper on a flour tortilla with slices of leftover chicken, some queso fresco and fresh cilantro. Folded it over, browned and warmed in a skillet and husband and I had quesadillas for brunch. Lots of meals from that roasted chicken!


And then I had alone time since I spent time with people. Balance is everything. I also took a nap since I woke up at 3 am. Way too early.


Dinner was planned to be easy since I knew I might not feel like cooking. We had a picnic meal. I seasoned and roasted a pork tenderloin, so quick and easy. I tossed tomato cubes with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and basil, I made a potato salad.


I don't like mayo, so no mayo salads for me. I used old style mustard, parsley and dill. The picnic meal was delicious.

Monday I had a load of laundry to do. Only one load because we sort into three bags and when a bag is full we do a load. We never spend a day or a weekend on laundry.


Husband had a hearing aid appointment in the morning so I made breakfast for me before he made it home. He didn't starve, he made a smoothie. I decided on sourdough spelt toast, fresh raspberries with yogurt (a little lavender sugar) and two slices of prosciutto. Perfect and kind of a picnic again.

Dinner was easy since husband said bolognese sounded good. Thaw sauce and boil water!


Plans changed during the week. Tuesday was worship night and we generally go to Arepa Mia before but it was Butcher Box delivery day and by the time we needed to leave, no delivery. I was not comfortable letting it sit on the porch if we were gone, so we stayed home.


But we had leftovers and all was well. No wasting, no cooking, no stress. The order arrived about 7.


Rest of the week - Camarones Con Rajas served with corn chips, black beans and leftover tomato salad. Next up Bacon Leek Tart with salad for dinner Thursday and for brunch Friday.


Friday night dinner Italian Beef Sandwiches from the freezer and leftover potato salad. I know I have mentioned that I love my freezer and planned leftovers.


Saturday morning during yoga, I could only think of biscuits. I did my yoga but my thoughts were on biscuits. I'm not sure that is what my intention should have been. But we did have biscuits for brunch. It was a little later, well into traditional lunch time.


Big omelet of emmentaler cheese and Canadian bacon shared with husband and Maple Oatmeal Biscuits. With leftover biscuits!


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