Hey guys!  Again please forgive my absence!  A lot has happened in the last few weeks!  I signed up for a freaking FULL marathon.  Like a crazy person.  I'm still trying to watch what I eat and come up with healthier things to eat.  This is certainly a good one and I'll be using it again.  My favorite part is that it's a one-pan wonder (except for the pot you have to use for cooking the pasta...but the rest can all be done in a single frying pan).  Read on for the Verdict to see more about how much I liked this recipe, and how my co-workers liked it as well!

 
 
This is so easy I'm blogging about it from my phone. It was so tasty because all the produce was from the local farmers markets!

The Elements:
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
Zest from 1 lime
Zest from 1/2 lemon
Maldon salt
Fresh cracked pepper
Drizzle of olive oil

Procedure:
Put avocado slices on top of tomato slices
Zest lemon and lime over the avocados
Add maldon salt, pepper and then drizzle olive oil lightly over the avocado/tomato
Enjoy!
 
 
Hey guys!  Quick post this evening... Today was a lonnngggg day.  To tell you the truth, I felt like I was in 50 places at once today, so by the time 5 o'clock came around, I wasn't feeling much up to making dinner.  But, like a good housewife (yeah right lol), I texted Matt to see what he wanted for dinner.  To my pleasant surprise, he texted back that he was already making spaghetti and had made enough for me as well... what a keeper!   But for those of you who have read the blog before, you probably know how I feel about Matt's famous spaghetti with meat sauce

I figured I'd take the spaghetti and make something else to go on top, since I wasn't crazy about the idea of Ragu and ground beef (in Matt's defense, I had just read on twitter about some meat company that just recalled and insane amount of ground beef for salmonella...and even though it wasn't our brand, it was just kind of unappetizing).  SOOOO, I figured that I wanted to come up with something that I could just throw together in a jiffy so that I could pile it all in a bowl, curl up on the couch, and watch Stabler and Benson throw some perverts in jail.

 
 
Wow.  I'm astonished how long it has been since I have posted.  I have been so insanely busy that I barely have time to breathe, let alone cook and then BLOG about it.  Sometimes I just don't have the energy but usually it's more just because I'm not even at my computer.  So usually on days like that I just want to be able to come home and whip up something fast and simple.  I have made these turkey burgers about 4-5 times and I love them every time.  I started making them as a healthy alternative to a beef burger and also decided to make them sans bun!  I really like them and I think you will too!  So make some for yourself on a busy weeknight or even on a relaxed Sunday, but let me know how you like them!

 
 
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Well, it's almost the weekend!  Now that I have been working for a whole week, I feel like I kind of understand the whole TGIF thing.  I am definitely not a morning person and so this week, my breakfast has basically revolved around cereal and oatmeal.  So this weekend, I am looking forward to breaking out the eggs and having a real breakfast.  I made this frittata a couple of weeks ago but due to various things keeping me very busy, I have been terribly negligent about posting.  I won't take up too much of your time but I will tell you that this was definitely a fantastic breakfast and would make a great breakfast over the long weekend!
 
 
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Yesterday was Matt's birthday.  I won't tell you how old he is, but I will tell you that one of his absolute favorite meals is spaghetti with meat sauce.  He makes it multiple times per week.  Truth be told, this is actually why I started cooking.  I don't like to eat the same thing over and over again and I thought I could find new things that he would like.  So far, it has worked pretty well.  What I did tonight was his favorite, pasta with meat sauce, but with an upgrade (in my opinion).  Upgrade meaning that the sauce isn't Ragu and simmers for over an hour instead of being zapped in the microwave for 20 seconds (the pasta also isn't angel hair and the meat sauce involves more than just ground beef).  But if it makes him happy, he can eat pasta with meat sauce the way he wants, I just thought we should change it up.
 
 
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So I've been trying to figure out what my next post would be because, as I mentioned before, my GoogleDocs is starting to pile up with things I've been making lately, with the lack of time I have to post on here.  There is this 30 day challenge thing that is going around on twitter that a lot of food bloggers are participating in but which I didn't find out about until it had already started and let's face it, I already have a lot on my plate with this little thing called the Bar Exam.