Thursday, August 12, 2010

Adventures in Cooking & Baking

Mike is still recovering from knee surgery and I have been super busy at work.  As a result. this past weekend our adventures in cooking were kept easy. Saturday Mike made this easy whole wheat pasta with fresh tomatoes and turkey sausage and a bit of Italian cheese and herbs. We paired it with a light Caesar salad mix from the produce section.

Have you seen all the new bagel thins and sandwich thins that are out in the grocery stores.  Mike cut up some of the bagel thins to make these bagel chips. Just a bit of cooking spray and a sprinkle of herb mixture with garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper.

For dinner Sunday I made my Mojito Melon Salad. It is just some chopped up honeydew melon, cantaloupe, mango and cucumber, with some torn mint a sprinkling of Splenda and juice from a lime.  

And to keep Sunday nights meal easy and make some leftovers for the week, Mike made our favorite crock pot fajitas.  We use steak strips we get from Costco, red and yellow peppers, and an onion. Throw it in the crock pot with a pack of fajita seasoning and a half a bottle of beer. Cook for 4-6 hours on low.

And I had been hearing about these Pretzel M&M's:

Mara always shares great recipes she has made on her blog.  She made Pretzel M&M Blondie's from a recipe she found at Bake at 350. So I gave them a try Sunday afternoon, and they were a hit.

I am taking a 4 day weekend this coming weekend to celebrate our 14 year wedding anniversary. So I am sure I will have a few more adventures to share next week.

Happy Thursday!


Kristii said...

mmmm....looks delish!!! I may have to give those a try!!! Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Rebecca said...

Mmm everything looks delicious! Beware of those M&Ms--they are SOOOO addictive! Or maybe I am just really weak willed lol. Happy Anniversary! Mine is this weekend too :)

ToneF said...

yummy! This is making me hungry ;)

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Happy Anniversary! Those crock pot fajitas look great. I'm always looking for new crock pot recipes!