Friday, March 22, 2013

GIVING MYSELF A PAT ON THE BACK!

I amaze myself when I actually get motivated to cook. My family can thank blogging and Pinterest for the inspiration. Adam came over on Saturday for a visit. (Tristen was in Miami at a conference) We have been talking about how long it has been since I made a meatloaf so that was the plan for Saturday. I also had the new recipe for the potatoes and decided to make the asparagus I made a few weeks ago. I also made the Creamy Berry Goodness that I seem to make almost weekly! 

These can be found on my Pinterest board called Things I have made - check! Below are the direct links. I have been making this meat loaf for as long as I can remember so it is our family favorite. I almost didn't pin the potato recipe because it's one of those annoying long ones. Why do people make those? Yes they bug me!!! Also when I make the Creamy Berry Goodness I make heavy whipped cream and use two small Fage' Greek plain yogurts. I use about 2 cups of frozen mixed berries from Costco.

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My Fannie Farmer Cookbook is from 1979. It has always been my staple cookbook that I turn to for help. To this very day I still look up the timetable for cooking turkey every Thanksgiving!

As I mentioned in another post this was my first time making Corned Beef and Cabbage. I decided to make a Martha Stewart recipe I found. I also made some Irish Soda Bread for the first time. (I added caraway to this recipe) This meal was so good and I'm sure I will make it again next year. I also want to thank a woman at Trader Joe's for helping me with the selection of purchasing a corned beef. I was clueless! 

A few of my Easter decorations.
Mark and I will be alone for Easter. I'm trying to convince
him that we should go out for dinner. Doesn't that sound like fun?

I don't know why I haven't done this before but maybe because we always buy Romaine and I never gave it a thought. Mark has decided to eat some regular bib lettuce. It does remain fresher longer but doesn't have the vitamins like Romaine :(  Anyway I had a light bulb moment and decided to make myself some wraps. Doing low carb we normally do not have any bread in the house so I will roll turkey breast and eat cheese slices for lunch. It's been such a thrill to have these wraps.....so crisp and crunchy!

Have a Great Weekend.....

37 comments:

Mara said...

I am stilly trying to get to grips with Norwegian food. Had an absolute no-no last night (ready meal) with too much pasta and not enough fish. Your meal looks great though. Very tempting.

April said...

I ran across that potato recipe that you posted on Pinterest and I pinned it to one of my boards. I will be giving it a try very soon. Oh, I love lettuce wraps just about any way they come...what a great idea you shared! Have a terrific weekend, Debby!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I love running across new recipes and trying them out - so much good food out there!

Polly said...

Sounds like you have been having great fun in the kitchen, I love to make San Choy bow, the crunchy lettuce is soooooo good.

Joyce said...

I'm going to check out the berry recipe. I like wraps too and will often eat that for lunch. I love bread, but not so much in sandwich form. (Fresh from the oven with melty butter is another story!). Have a nice weekend!

Life in a Small Town said...

Wow! Very impressive!!! Everything looks so wonderful. Irish Soda Bread is really easy to make; and yet the only time I make it is for St. Patty's Day! {{standing ovation}}!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your food all looks so yummy! Too bad those potatoes take so long to make.

Miss Debbie said...

Proud of you! It's great that you are willing to try something new!

Kristie said...

Your meatloaf meal looks amazing. I was just in the mood for meatloaf this week too and we had it on Monday. :-)

Your Corned Beef looks beautiful! Ours was fatty and ugly, but delicious! ;-)

I've made wraps with lettuce before too! They are a perfect way to have your sandwich still without the bread :-)

Nichol said...

MMM those potatoes look so darn good and meatloaf is my absolute fav meal. I do lettuce wraps for tacos and sandwiches, so delish!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Those potatoes look and sound awesome ... but the calories in one of those!!!! :-o

I have a similar recipe for the asparagus (roast the asparagus with parmesan shavings and then add the balsamic vinegar right before serving). DH says that it's like eating candy! ha!

That Creamy Berry Goodness sounds so yummy! I think I could eat the whole bowl myself! ha!

Cathy said...

I have to say, those wraps look really good. Definitely something I would like.

Hope hubby will take you out for Easter dinner.

Sandra said...

I don't cook but these wraps i could handle and they look delish, this would be good to take to work for lunch. glad i am not working but i would have used this back then.

LynnMarie said...

I was never a fan of corned beef and cabbage so we didn' make any but yours looks loverly. Haven't had potatoes in a very long tme....

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Everything looks yummmmo. I can't wait to try the berry thing and the wraps looks so fresh and tasty.

Nani said...

Those potatoes look wonderful! But I can't see me doing them; David's not a cheese fan. Maybe if I send my dad the recipe for the next time we visit... :)

I do see me making the lettuce wraps though! Those look really good!

Have a great weekend, Debby!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow! Look at you go! Love everything...

Karen Mortensen said...

Looks good. Can you come over? LOL

The Boston Lady said...

You are hired! Come over here and cook for us! Everything looks super delicious and may I say meatloaf is a big hit around here too. I'm going to bookmark this post and try my hands (when all is better) at your version. Hope that weekend was fun and yes, you should go out for Easter!

Thanks for all your supportive emails. Still working it out. Ann

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Your low carb wrap idea is such a great one. You should try to grill your lettuce too. The charred and smoky taste in one bite and the fresh crisp taste in another is sooooo good.

Laura said...

I love that you did this! I have pinned some things that are great and some that are AWFUL!!! (not a fan of those skinny monkey cookies... YUCK!) <3 You are awesome!!

Laura said...

I love that you did this! I have pinned some things that are great and some that are AWFUL!!! (not a fan of those skinny monkey cookies... YUCK!) <3 You are awesome!!

Empty Nester said...

I use organic romaine for wraps- the organic really does stay fresh way longer than the non-organic. I put chicken salad and egg salad in them with tomatoes and cheese. I love them too! Those potatoes look fantastic! Wish I was still eating carbs!

Sherry Ellis said...

Those all look delicious! I don't have that cookbook. Maybe I should find it.

TexWisGirl said...

i don't like to cook and i don't do recipes, but you sure had my mouth watering... :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The Fannie Farmer cookbooks has long been a favorite of mine as well. Heck, I just enjoy cookbooks.

Hilary said...

looks delish!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness those foods look so wonderful I am going to click away on pinterest and you. I love corn beef and cabbage.

You would be very proud of me - I made two sugar free cheeses cakes - they are cooking so I haven't tasted them.

Sandie

Cyndy Newsome said...

It ALL looks so good! I've been wanting asparagus lately, I love it.
i hate those long pins too! so annoying.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh yummy the lettuce is a great touch! I can't wait to eat that when I can eat veggies again.

YUMMY St. Patty day meal!

i'm so loving those potatoes and meat loaf.

Garden of Egan said...

I have that Fannie Farmer Cookbook!
I love it. Does such a job of explaining the why's and what's!

Your Easter decorations look so Springy. I'm so HUNGRY for Spring.

Your cooking is amazing.
Ya, Pinterest either helps us or makes us look like lazy slobs.

Trish said...

I am going over to your Pinterest Board and checking out your recipes! Oh, and I am definitely going to make those wraps!!! Have a wonderful Easter.

Tesha said...

Oh Yummy the recipes look Amazing thanks for sharing them!!

Unknown Mami said...

I could just eat this whole post up.

Libbie Doyle said...

You have been a cooking maniac! I'll have to look you up on pinterest when I get on...which isn't too often...but this food looks soooooo yummy!!!!

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness. I want to come visit you. Everything looks AMAZING!

Terra H. said...

All of the homemade food looks delicious, especially the Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes. The decorations you have out look very festive for Easter.

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