Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Turkey Meatloaf

   One of my husband's favorite dinner is meatloaf. Lately we've been doing a lot better at eating a lot of whole wheat and staying away from red meat so we're eating a little healthier and it's helping me lose weight!
   Obviously most people make meatloaf with ground beef, but I've been buying ground turkey, so it was time to make a little bit different recipe.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground turkey
8 oz can Tomato Paste/Sauce (whichever you prefer) 
1 egg
1 1/2 cups whole wheat crackers
Worcestershire sauce
Cubed squash
Sliced cherry tomatoes
Sliced mushrooms
S+P
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder

Cut up all your veggies and saute them until tender or just starting to brown.

Mix the rest of your ingredients together and add your veggies once cooked. Place mixture in a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour at 375*. I served it with cooked carrots.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mayo-Free Chicken Salad

  

Ingredients:
Cooked, shredded chicken
Peeled, sliced apple
Avocado
1/2 - 3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Greek)
Tsp Lemon Juice (A little for flavor and a little to keep the apples fresh)
Salt and Pepper
Dash of onion powder

Throw everything into the bowl and mix it up!! Mayo usually makes everything the creamy, but trust me, the avocado and yogurt combo TOTALLY makes up for it! I ate a little on some crackers for a snack and I'm taking the rest on some wheat bread for lunch tomorrow. It's definitely a new switch for a healthier lunch!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Displaying a Puzzle

   My husband and I bought this puzzle way back before we were even engaged. We left it on a table for a long time, putting together a couple of pieces here and there. Eventually we moved.. a few times.. and the puzzle went back into the box, went to three different houses/apartments, and stayed in a closet, until now.
  We found it last week and decided it was time to finish it. I was afraid we wouldn't still have all the pieces since it had been so long, but to my surprise we found every one!

[If you didn't know, I'm a super Pooh fan! Have been all my life!]

I thought about framing it, but I didn't want to have a big "mat" around it with a frame that was too big and I didn't want to spend the money to custom frame it, so my thoughts went to canvas!


I bought a canvas just slightly bigger than the puzzle and painted the edging dark brown to match the puzzle. 
The quote on the bottom is a Pooh quote painted with white paint.

I used Elmer's Puzzle glue to seal the top first, that way the puzzle would stick together. After it dries, I used it, again, to stick the puzzle to the canvas!
This is the one we plan to do later... much later when we have any time to kill!