Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Smothered Squash

Before we talk squash, let's talk spam! Fix your settings to moderate all comments that are over two days old. This keeps about 99% of the evil spam from being published on your beloved blog. It also negates the necessity of having that confounded {insert cuss words here} Word Verification control on. Now . . . on with the recipe:

Smothered Squash

6 medium-small yellow squash cut in 1/4-inch rounds 
1 medium white or Vidalia onion cut in thin rings
Olive or coconut oil 
1 tsp. sugar of half a packet of sweetener 

Saute onions in oil for about 10 minutes or until they turn clear. Add in squash and stir. Season with sea salt, black pepper and a sprinkle of garlic powder to taste. Cover and simmer on medium low for about 20 minutes or until squash is "fall apart" tender. Serves 6. 

Easy, quick, delicious! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's Two-fer Tasty Tuesday! Grab a Plate.

We're eating healthier and getting in some exercise in the Ledbetter household, and that extends to the S.O.'s of said family. Last week, daughter's sweet boyfriend cooked this chicken for us, and it was deeeee-licious! 

Bubba's Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

1 package chicken breasts (cut into strips) 
Cornflakes (fill large Ziplock 2/3 full and crush up)
8-oz. reduced fat shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 packets dry Ranch dip
Egg whites for dredging

Coat chicken strips in egg white, then put into cornflakes. Shake well to coat. Spray cookie sheet well with non-stick spray and add coated chicken strips. Bake on 350 for 45 minutes or until brown and crispy. 

**To complete the meal, we added baked sweet potato fries; asparagus, squash & zucchini medley (recipe below); fresh green beans, and corn. A great and filling supper! 

Grilled Veggie Trio

1 bunch fresh asparagus 
2 zucchini and 2 yellow squash (cleaned & cut into strips) 
2 T. pure coconut oil (or olive oil) 
Sea salt, pepper, minced or squeeze garlic to taste 
Juice from one lemon or concentrate 
1 1/2 T. dry ranch dressing 
Parmesan cheese 

Saute veggies in a large pan in oil of your choice, stirring to mix in all other seasonings, and until done but still crisp. **The coconut oil is great for your "good cholesterol" and adds great flavor. Cover with lid and simmer on low for @ 15 minutes, continuing to stir. Serve hot for a healthy and tasty side dish. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Funnies - Blonde Goes Postal

Yay, it's Friday! Hope you have a few laughs this weekend. :D Here's a little humor to get you started right ~~~

A blonde needs some stamps for Easter cards she's mailing out, so goes to the post office for her purchase. 

She asks the clerk, "May I have 50 Easter stamps with cute little bunnies or pretty flowers on them, please?" 

The clerk asks, "What denomination?" 

The blonde swings her long hair, digs a calculator out of her purse and starts calculating. Finally she says in a snide voice, "Well! Has it come to this? Give me 22 Catholics, 12 Presbyterian, 10 Lutheran, and 6 Baptists." 

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