I managed to catch my son’s cold. Usually I am the one in the family who can fight off a cold, or get a mild version of it. Not this time! My 8 year old was sick for a day and a half. I am on day 3, and still lacking energy. Thankfully my husband has helped out with dinner the last couple nights, so I could just relax. I am ready to start feeling better and have more energy though, because I have some baking and dinner ideas I want to try!
Ok, the name for this probably sounds a little bit like an oxymoron. But stay with me here, will you? Cheesecake is normally super rich, creamy, heavy, and full of fat and calories, right? Well this cheesecake is still creamy and rich, but not full of all the fat and calories. And because we saved some calories with the cheesecake, we can afford to add in a few peanut butter cups.
I think sometimes we all struggle with quick and easy dinners during the week. Most of us are working, and have kids schedules to deal with as well. So finding time to actually make a meal, and sit down as a family can be hard. These spiced chicken thighs are kind of a game changer though. They are done so quickly, and have so much flavor.
Happy Monday! Are you ready for another week? I trust that everyone had a great weekend. Our weekend was filled with family and lots of baseball. My parents are here visiting, my son had the last 2 games of his baseball season, and we went to a minor league baseball game in town. Today my parents are taking my 8 year old for a couple days to go to Colorado Springs. They will have lots of fun together, and my husband and I get a couple nights at home alone!
I am happy to report that jury duty yesterday lasted about two hours. I got there to check in at 8:00, and I was home by 10:00. The case that I was going to be considered for was going to be a 2 week fraud trial. Thankfully, it was settled outside of court Sunday evening. The man is now in jail, and will be there for quite a few years. I am really glad I didn’t have to sit through a 2 week trial, but the thought of actually saying someone would have to go to jail is kind of scary. That is a lot of responsibility! I am just hoping it is going to be a long time before I get called again.
Happy Memorial Day!! Do you have any fun plans for this unofficial kick off to summer? When I planned my calendar for May, I totally didn’t realize that I put muffins down for today. I should have been more on top of things! I did give you Frozen Key Lime Margarita Squares and Blue Vodka Lemonade last week though, both of those would be great additions to your get together today.
Are you ready for Monday? I have a really busy week, so I kind of wish the weekend would have stuck around a little longer. Unfortunately, time doesn’t listen to me, and Monday is here. So how can you make Monday better? Healthy pizza, of course!
Weeknights are all about easy dinners around here. I am sure most of you are the same. You have a busy day at work, all you want to do is get dinner on the table for your family. Something that everyone will like, and something that is healthy, and you can feel good about giving them. This is where stir-frys come in for me. You can use whatever you have on hand, and they are ready in minutes!
Today we are joining together to help raise awareness for Heart Disease. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic lost her Mom to heart disease when her mother was 47, and Kim was 15. Each year on the day her Mom passed she shares stories and photos of her Mom. This year she joined forces with Jen of Juanita’s Cocina, whose life was also touched by heart disease when her Stepfather had a heart attack. Jen’s Stepfather is alive and well more than a decade later, and for that, Jen is thankful every day. The ladies got in touch with other bloggers to ask them to share their own stories about how heart disease has touched their lives. So today we share stories and recipes from our hearts to yours, in memory and honour of Momzie, Kim’s Mom. We hope you will share your stories with us today as well.