Pretty Blooms and Cooking….

My azalea is blooming so pretty, I wished it stayed in bloom longer! Today I made chicken salad and an oven roast for this weeks meals and lunches. The recipes are from Trisha Yearwood’s Georgia Cooking in Oklahoma Kitchen. They are super delicious!

The chicken salad will be made into sandwiches for lunches!

Have a great week friends!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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HappyWeekend!

Happy weekend wishes even though it is almost over! I made the mistake of letting someone talk me out of my treadmill, and I was using my elliptical but it did not work out for me as well as the treadmill. So I went and purchased myself a new one and they took the dreaded elliptical away! Yay, I did my workout today and I am so happy!

Check out my very kewl new measuring cups! I love these, they are like artwork! tee hee!

I made Hoppin’ John salad for this weeks lunches! For my dinner tomorrow I baked a couple of chicken thighs topped with some marinara sauce! Make ahead meals saves so much time!

I am super tired, got all my yard stuff done today because it is supposed to rain all week! It needed to get done. My reward was sitting on my deck enjoying a beverage in the nice sunshine!

My best little fur friend was enjoying the nice weather too! Now time to just relax before bed for the work week!

Have a great week friends!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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Bleeding Hearts Blooming!

Yay, finally we are having some signs of spring. Our weather has been still like winter cold and wet and rainy! I am ready for warmer weather!

Happy Friday wishes for tomorrow!

Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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April Pic Beauty

Happy Wednesday wishes! I was fascinated with the clouds and took this quick point and shoot pic to capture their beauty! I loved how it accidentally came out wavy at the bottom!

Hard to believe we are still have winter weather and cold temps in April! We are so ready for warmer temps, tired of feeling cold!

Have a great rest of your week friends!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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Happy Spring Wishes

Wishing you wonderful Spring wishes! I got to enjoy these beautiful spring blooms on my breaks at work!

Have a wonderful Day friends
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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Vacation Fun…Relaxing At Home!

Cooking on vacation consisted of eating a little better by making salads, doing a veggie saute, tried my hand at making home made fried rice! I also made breakfast burritos to put in the freezer for make ahead meals!

Happiness was being with my best little fur kid Gizmo! Here she was dancing for her dinner! I didn’t do much crafting on this vacation. I need to get back into it but have been enjoying a hiatus from crafting for a while! I finished a very good series that someone special lent to me “Damages” with Glenn Close! It was very very good series!

Back to work tomorrow, boo hoo!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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Cold Weather Comfort Food

This week winter is still going strong giving us very cold temperatures! Because of that it is a perfect time to make home made chicken and dumplings soup! I baked chicken thighs the other day so took meat off the bones for my soup, made home made dumplings and wow! Very tasty comfort meal!

To be frugal, I put the bones in a ziplock bag for the freezer to use them when I make home made broth! There is still a lot of tasty goodness on those bones and not to be wasted! Home made broth in the freezer is awesome to have on hand!

Have a great day and here is to hoping for warm spring days!

Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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This Week’s Make Ahead Meals

Easy air fried salmon for lunches! Fabulous
Instant Pot cooked African Stew! I added a bunch of spinach after it cooked which wilts from the hot stew!
Roasted Brussel Sprouts makes a perfect snack or side dish! It is hard to stay out of them!

I hope that you are having a great weekend! They go far too fast! Now off I go to clean up the kitchen and then relax the rest of the day! Woohoo! Tee hee.

Have a great week!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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This Weekends Make Ahead Meal Preps

I had left over Ricotta so made these ricotta pancakes for this weeks breakfasts! The ones made after these two were more golden brown which looked much better! tee hee

I also made 11 can soup which is from Ree Drummond’s recipes! Wow yummy soup! My kitchen smelled so good! The aluminum pan has Penne Pasta meal! I see some yummy meals in my future!

Have a great week friends!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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Last Day Vacation…

Today is the last day of my vacation, back to work tomorrow. I made a blueberry breakfast cake! Looks fabulous!

My Gizmo has such a personality, here is her pose when she shows me she does not want me to trip up on her fur or trim her toenails! She gets this sad look like mom see my sad face, don’t trimmies on me! tee hee!

Have a great week friends!
Hugz Blondie and Gizmo

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