My exercise & diet routine is chugging along. I feel energized!
The closets are cleaned out. The paperwork is cleaned out of the office. The flower pots are planted. The weeds are… well… the weeds are still. growing.
I pull a weed. A new one grows.
I pull 2 weeds. 2 new weeds grow.
Why do weeds do that? So mysterious.
Speaking of mysteries… this salmon marinade recipe is AMAZINGLY mysterious. It tastes so good AND is so good for you… unheard of!
This last week I have used the marinade on salmon & tilapia. It rocked my world BOTH times! (The tilapia was KILLER!)
Here’s all you need:
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That’s right people, MamaFoodie is on a diet.
I’ve never been on a diet before, so it’s a whole new world for me.
Yesterday I saw some high school girls playing volleyball in bikinis and I smirked– knowing they too would someday be in their 30’s, having birthed 2 children, & remembering the days they wore a size zero capri pant.
It is killing me! BUT I must sport my own swimsuit in a few weeks, so I am giving this diet thing a whirl.
Don’t worry I will be back shortly– with some delicious and figure friendly dishes! (and I might throw some not so figure friendly ones in there too– just to test my will power).
My hubs leaves me busy work when he goes out of town. Laundry… gardening.
He tells me it’s because if I’m busy, then I won’t miss him too much.
But I know the real reason. I’m a bit of a spontaneous big project starter. Not small projects. BIG projects.
Like the time he went to work and came home to a ripped out kitchen floor, my sister in the backyard with a table saw, and boxes of wood floor strewn all over the garage.
Or maybe like the time he went to work and came home to find me NOT home. I wasn’t home because I was down the street at the new historic building I had leased with my sister, paint-sprayer in hand. We had decided to open a store. That BIG project lasted almost 6 years.
Now that I think about it… all my spontaneous projects have two common themes. My sister. And power tools. Hmmm. We’re a lively pair.
Just like Meatballs & Minestrone. Each ones makes the other a little better.
(In my mind, I’m the minestrone & my sister is the meatball. Because it’s my blog and I get to be the minestrone.)
No more NyQuil & blogging for me.
Let’s get started! Meatballs first!
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I’ve been a little busy. OK. A LOT busy.
The start of T Ball season.
Girls’ Nights Out.
But today I have stopped all my business and made you this Black Bean Dip.
Just for you! (Even though I didn’t save you any…)
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The Perfect Burger.
It is different for everyone. Char-coaled, flame-broiled, onion-fried, thick, thin.
My hubs likes his thick, slathered in mushrooms & swiss.
My sister likes hers plain-jane. Nothing fancy… just lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, & mustard. At restaurants we can’t “share” a burger, because I’m a fancied-up burger lover.
My grandma likes the burgers from Braum’s. My in-laws could live on a Johnnie’s #3.
Everyone likes theirs different.
But just for today… It is all about me. And my perfect burger.
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