No Excuse November Day 24: Think About It Thursday 🍂🍃🍁

Happy Thanksgiving! Today, I reflect on all the wonderful Thanksgivings I have been blessed with and everything I am thankful for! Life is not always easy and will never be perfect because there are no perfect people, but there is always so much to be thankful for. What are you reflecting on today?

“Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.”     ~ CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”     ~ OPRAH WINFREY

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Resource: https://www.womansday.com/life/g1973/thanksgiving-quotes/

No Excuse November Day 8: Tasty Tuesday

Welcome to Tasty Tueday! This week, it was hard to pick a favorite tasty dish because I had a few!

The winner was the Blue Apron dish One-Pot Tomato & Parmesan Risotto with Crispy Prosciutto. I had never cooked Risotto before, and my husband wasn’t sure he had ever eaten it, so this was a first for us both!

https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/one-pot-tomato-parmesan-risotto-with-crispy-prosciutto-4

What did you have that was tasty this week?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 30: Step it up sunday

Simple steps we can take while preparing for the week to take it to the next level………

My weekend was pretty busy, so my time to prep for the week was limited. I knew I really had to utilize my time wisely. Sunday morning, I made waffles for breakfast. I decided to double the recipe, so I would have a couple extra for later in the week. Since I cook breakfast every morning, I knew this would save me some time during the week, therefore making my mornings smoother.

For waffles and pancakes, I like to use Millville Protein with Oats mix from Aldi’s. I like to add egg whites (1/3 cup per batch) to add more protein and make them a little fluffier. Sometimes, I add chopped peacans and chocolate chips (bake believe or lily’s brand).

What was something you did last weekend to prepare for the workweek?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 11: Tasty Tuesday

So what did I eat that was tasty this week…………

This week, I finally decided to try pizza crusts made with canned chicken breast! This viral trend intrigued me, but I was hesitant. My husband was concerned it would hold up toppings, and so was I.

After looking over several recipes, I decided to give it a go. I used a 12.5 ounes can of premium chicken breast – drained, 1 large egg, about 3 tablespoons of egg white, and about 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese.

1. In a mixing bowl, I whisked the egg with the egg whites, added the chicken breast, and then used the whisk to shredd it.

2. Next, I added the parmesan cheese and combined everything well.

3. I dumped the mixture on parchment paper, topped with another sheet of parchment, and rolled out into a ractangle (the size of a cookie sheet).

4. I removed the top parchment and moved the bottom parchment with crust to a cookie sheet.

5. I baked on 400 for 8 minutes and then switced to broil for about 2 minutes (just keep an eye on it).

6. I then topped it with sauce, turkey pepperoni, and mozeralla cheese.

7. Baked for 10 minutes at 400, then broil for 2 minutes (again, keep an eye on it).

My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised. The crust was a perfect texture and thickness. The flavor was spot on. This will defianlty be added to the meal rotation in our house. This was quick, easy, tasty, and all ingredients we usually have on hand.

If you have been hesitant to try, like we were, I encourage you to give it go!

What did you try that was tasty this week?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie

Blogtober Day 4: Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday is a day for us to share something tasty we had the previous week. This can be while eating out, a new recipe, or a twist on an old favorite.

Friday, I had taken chicken breast out but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with it. My mind kept going to something with bacon and ranch, but I also wanted something with a little spice. I cut up the chicken into 1/2 to 1-inch cubes and sautéed in olive oil, seasoned with cilantro-lime, chipotle powder, salt and cracked black pepper. I added a can of drained & rinsed pinto beans, a cup of frozen mixed veggies, a 1/2 cup instant rice and a 1/2 cup water. I brought to a boil then lowered too medium low until all the water was absorbed (about 20-25 minutes). I served it topped with 2 pieces of bacon crumbled on top, a splash of lite ranch dressing, and a sprinkle of cheese. It was very flavorful with a heat that builds but doesn’t overpower.

Do you like to experiment when you cook, play it safe, or don’t really like to cook? Do you follow recipes exactly or always make changes?

What did you eat last week that was super tasty?

Be Peaceful,

~Nettie