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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Yesterday morning, I was gathering up the information for our attorney when I glanced up and noticed a commercial on the television.  I’m not sure what the advertisement was for, but it involved topping chicken with cheese. This was excellent timing for us since my calendar read “chicken something” as that night’s scheduled dinner idea.  I’m soooo efficient. Yeah.  Make
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Pork Loin with Pear, Squash & Couscous

The posting might be a little spotty in the next week or so.  We’re out-of-town for a bit and I have a few other things I need to focus on. . .or at least things I SHOULD focus on. . .We’ll see.  Just know I’m not planning to blog slack indefinitely. . .Just trying to sneak in a few official
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Expodes: Black Bean Soup FAST

This is one of my favorite fastest soups EVER. I got the recipe from Real Simple magazine.  Original recipe here. HERE’S HOW I DO IT: 1.  Can of BLACK BEANS:  I don’t use canned beans.  They take up a lot of room in our cabinets.  So I started buying dry beans and soaking them.  I know you think this sounds
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Shrimp “Pot Pie”

Here’s something you can whip up relatively quickly but it feels like you might have put some effort into it. . . That’s a home-run in my book. I managed to get it together in about an hour in a 420 degree oven Sunday evening after a long day of birding.  Bonus?  The kid loved it. 1.  Preheat oven to
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Fast Chicken-less Cobb Salad

Yeah.  Another salad.  This one incorporates Chicken-less patties. We try not to eat too much “fake” meat.  They taste good but they have a decent amount of sodium and other unpronounceable ingredients.  However, once in a while, we’ll bust out a fake burger or dog. Here’s how you do this one: 1.  Start with a base of lettuce (and any
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You Can Accomplish This Before You Effing Head Explodes: Menu for a Week

I think I sufficiently bitched about my boredom with our dinners in this post.  Refreshed from that super-fab trip err vacation, and shamed into the hard-core realization that we ate mostly things that weren’t green or all that healthful, I returned home with a renewed interest in keeping our food fresh, interesting, simple, and fast. So I sat down and
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Roasted Veggies & Tilapia

Here’s a dinner my Husband is particularly fond of – Roasted Vegetables and Tilapia.  It’s very easy. 1.  Preheat the oven to 400. 2.  Chop up several yams and a red onion.  The pieces of yam should be similar in size so they cook uniformly.  Cut the onion in smaller slivers.  Toss the onions and yams with some olive oil,
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