NOTES: This omelet is so easy to make and it’s a nice, hearty meal. If you’re not gluten free or paleo, add a piece or two of toast and you’re set. This particular variation included red pepper, spinach and cheddar.
By the way, I am terrible at making omelet’s in the skillet but this one is baked in a pie plate so it always turns out perfect!
Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Soup
NOTES: This isn’t a great photo but this soup is delicious and it smells AMAZING! If you follow my shortcuts in the recipe, it’s pretty quick to put together.
Crispy Rosemary Chicken & Fries
NOTES: If you make this recipe, be sure you cook the potatoes until they’re crunchy. I didn’t cook them long enough this time and they were more liked plain old potatoes. They need to be browned and crunchy to taste the best.
If you like parmesan cheese in your salad, my favorite is the shaved parmesan. The shredded parmesan gets lost in the salad but the shaved parmesan looks pretty and adds a lot of flavor.
Ivy’s 6th Birthday Party
Fruit & Dip
Veggies & Dip
Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
NOTES: I like to get different flavors of chips just for fun. This time I got Lays Truffle chips which were a big hit. I also got Pringles Mango Salsa which were not. My son said they tasted like a starburst shaped like a Pringle.
I purchased a box of fried pickles from the frozen section of Wal-mart – just for kicks. They were a huge hit. I wish I could remember what brand they were but I can’t and the empty box is long gone. So were all the fried pickles.
And I forgot to take a picture of the food. I was a little busy! We had 9 adults and three children so there was no way we were all going to fit around the table. I set the food up in the kitchen buffet style. And I just realized I forgot to make coffee. Oh, well.
Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccata
NOTES: Seriously, this recipe for Creamy Chicken Piccata is one of my family’s favorites. It is SO good. It’s even better if you grill the chicken but it’s still good if you bake it.
In the past, I’ve steamed vegetables a lot. But it gets old always cooking them that way. My new favorite way to cook them is sautéed. I heat some olive oil in a skillet and then throw in a bunch of vegetables and stir them gently until they’re crispy. Delicious.
Herb Roasted Chicken & Vegetables
NOTES: This is another of my go-to meals. You can put it together in a matter of minutes and it tastes great. In this version I used green and yellow peppers in addition to the red. I prefer red but I accidentally used the red for something else. I normally use more onions, too, but I didn’t have enough. That’s the great thing about this recipe – you can modify it a bit based on what you have on hand.
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