Summer Macaroni Salad In Lemon-Thyme Dressing

sps2I must say…lemon has a very interesting flavor. Especially when paired with mayonnaise,thyme, peas, and spinach. Creamy lemon noodles? I know you think I’m crazy. I’m not. I promise. I was honestly resistant once I dipped my finger in the dressing. I was really thinking it was going to be gross but it wasn’t.

If the summertime had a flavor that I could actually taste, I have a small hunch that the flavor would be of lemons. Those juicy, colorful and tangy little glowing orbs that offer a sharpness and zing to all they come in contact with make the taste of this season come alive with vibrancy. A cool and creamy summer macaroni salad kissed with a hint of fresh lemon and herbs will liven up your get-together and wake up everybody’s taste buds, making everyone glad that it’s summertime.  [Read more…]

Menu Plan // July 2013

I decided I’d give you guys another meal plan because I realized that everyone needs variety. Obviously, I wasn’t expecting for you to follow my first Menu Plan week after week. That would be pretty weird. Anyways, after looking through the first menu plan, I found that some things were a little repetitive and could become boring after a little while. Lets just say there was no zing. Nothing that made it special. So I came up with a new one that was more explained, easier to follow, more cost efficient, and less time consuming.

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Delightful Pancakes: One Stack At A Time

Oh dear!

It’s finally here!

But only because I’ve found it. And I made it (oops). But they were soooo good. You wanna know how long it’s been since I’ve had a hot, steamy, light, fluffy, sinful stack of pancakes sitting smack dab in the middle of the table? I’ll fill you in with a pic.

pancake1 I found the recipe here and fell in love instantly. Did I mention they tasted fabulous? I had plans for my whole wheat flour so I did a half and half mixture of unbleached all-purpose and white whole wheat flour. [Read more…]

Menu Plan // June 2013

So I am always looking for meal plans because that’s just how I roll. It saves tons of money. Although I have found a few sites that have great meal plans, I need one that fits my lifestyle and diet plan. I usually end up having to create my own off of the meals that I make and the ideas that I get from other places.

Menu Plan // June 2013

My family eats lots of fruits, veggies, and grains. We eat meat as a flavor-er, not as the main course. This changes the types of meals that we can make. As a result, I have to come up with a meal plan that includes healthy, nutritious meals that I know won’t go to waste. Plus, it isn’t impossible to buy cheap healthy foods. Dry beans, rice, and lentils are so cheap and healthy it isn’t even funny. [Read more…]