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Sunday, June 7, 2015

What's For Dinner?

Here's what we've had for dinner lately...









  1. Spinach salad with grilled chicken and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. 
  2. A Chicken Florentine inspired dish served on spaghetti squash.
  3. Grilled Salmon.
  4. Garlicky chicken and mushrooms on rice.
  5. Grilled burgers with a side of red potatoes and fresh green beans tossed in sauteed bacon.
No recipes...just inspired by looking in the fridge.
Except the strawberry dressing, which is on yesterday's post.
It was yummy, btw!  Tonight we're trying it as a chicken marinade.
If I sit down as soon as I plate up the food, The Mister has started
to say, "Don't you want to take a picture before we start?" ha.

36 comments:

  1. Gosh . . . what a lot of healthy food . . . no wonder you all look so young . . . (except The Mister of course . . . .rofl) . . . : I jest of course :)

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  2. I can't believe I am first (and second) . . . lol

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    1. And even last! haha...apparently everyone is still in the garden!

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    2. Yes you posted quite early . . :)

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  3. wonderful meals you have been creating!

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    1. I do love to cook....good thing..since I like to eat. lol...

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  4. We here in the Mother Country are given the impression by the media the you folks in the Colonies tend to live on McDonalds food and pizza takeaways, and don't eat a healthy diet, and they usual accompany these articles with pictures and/or videos of obese people! Why they do this is beyond me, because when I see those lovely meals you create out of virtually thin air, and your bulging fridge, I know this is not true (well, in Cedarville certainly!)

    Can I come to dinner tomorrow? My fridge is empty at the moment . . . . . . . . just asking.

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    1. Well, that is true for a great portion of our country....many obese people...I forget the statistic but it's over half I am sure.
      Yes, please come for dinner tomorrow! You bring the wine. :)
      ps...I marinated chicken in that strawberry salad dressing I made yesterday...it was the juiciest chicken we've ever eaten.
      Maybe I'll make it again tomorrow just for you!

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    2. The UK is only very slightly behind the US in terms of obesity and when I lived there off and on over the last few decades everything was battered and/or fried. One was hard-pressed to find a salad or fresh veggies on a restaurant menu. Canada has its issues too... I need to cook at home more often!

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    3. It's much easier to find healthy things on menus these days, isn't it? But when I go out to eat, I think of it as indulging and usually get something I don't make myself....or seldom do...what's the fun of counting calories when you're in a restaurant? ha. I'd rather do that at home and just enjoy myself while out.

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    4. Exactly. I tended to eat out a fair amount when my lifestyle was far more chaotic, but not as much now. I try to be conscious of the fact that I don't need an appetizer, main course and dessert with every meal I have! But you guys eat out far more infrequently and yes, who wants to be counting calories when you're enjoying time out of the kitchen. Guess what I found in Toronto a few days ago? A Five Guys Burgers and Fries! I didn't know we had it here. I will have to try them at some point.

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  5. It's a good thing we all don't live close, the line would be long!

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    1. ha...wouldn't that be fun? Well, once in a while, anyway. lol....

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  6. lol funny how he waits for the pic
    Making sure you get the click
    chicken in three
    That works for me

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    1. Married to a blogger, you know.
      They know the camera is always in tow.
      Chicken even outs the occasional burger
      as well as all the yummy sugar. ha.

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    2. lol I'm still in the clear
      No one knows they'll be used for blog fodder by my rhyming rear

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  7. Wonderful colorful creations Betsy, I'm drooling as I comment :)
    ~Jo

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    1. I'm very fortunate that the mister isn't a picky eater....he's very fun to cook for!

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  8. All your dishes look so yummy! I can't decide which looks the yummiest. Maybe the salmon.

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    1. Salmon is one of my all time favorites...so yummy!

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  9. At least your guy can wait!

    Love everything. You must love to cook or you wouldn't be so creative. :)

    Jane x

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    1. yes..love to cook! And I let him go ahead and start while I snap a pic of mine! :)

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  10. Your food pics make me drool. These all look so yummy AND healthy. Smiling at the Mister mentioning the pics. I can just see your cats getting in on the act thinking, "Sure you don't want to take a picture of me being cute before I run and hide?" :-) They must be very used to the camera!

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    1. It's actually more fun to photograph food...it doesn't move, change expression or walk out of frame! haha...

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  11. I love the grilled salmon!
    We ate saumon yesterday at lunch!
    Is delicious!!

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    1. Yes, it is delicious...one of my all time favorites!

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  12. I'll be over for dinner later this week :)

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    1. Well, I would love that, of course!

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  13. What a pretty salad, Betsy. I love 'salad season' when you have more choices of fresh fruits and lettuce and spinach from the garden.
    I smiled..my hubby always wonders if I need a photo before he digs in.

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    1. We love salads, too....so versatile! You could have one every night and not repeat the flavors. Yum.

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  14. You should take photos - each dish is as much a masterpiece as any painting or sculpture - just shorter-lived!

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