Okay, I'll admit it. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed these days. I can't attribute it to any one thing, just several things, that when you bundle them all together, start messing with my psyche.
Makes me wish I was back at the ranch,
playing peek-a-boo with the deer,
or simply relaxing beside the campfire.
But that was last week.
I went down to help my SIL prepare for her son's wedding reception. He got married in Vermont last month and since Vermont is a bit of a drive from Texas, most of their friends weren't able to make it to the actual nuptials.
So, we celebrated them in Texas style.
Or maybe that should be Star Wars style.
Hans and Lea never looked so good.
These were made by a good friend.
Talk about cute!
But we also had real food that didn't come from a galaxy far, far away.
Things like ham, sweet potatoes, pumpkin bread and fruit salad.
And lest we forget dessert.
Apple quiche (must get the recipe), pecan tassies and lemon bars.
Makes me want to stuff myself silly.
Actually, I think I did.
So now it's back to the good stuff. I mean good for me stuff.
Low-carb, no carb and yummy in its own right.
I have a new quickie go-to lunch I want to share with you. And while it may seem a little strange, trust me when I say it tastes just like a taco salad, but without the guilt.
Lettuce, low-fat cottage cheese (3/4 cup), black beans (1/3 cup) and salsa (1/3 cup).
Mix it all together and dig in.
So simple. So tasty. So good for you.
Of course, it's getting difficult to think about salads when the temps are plummeting.
Ruthy, are getting gobs and gobs of snow? Jan?
Here it looks like we'll beat our average first freeze by a week. And it does appear that we're going to stay chilly for a while. Which means stews and soups will be appearing a lot at my house.
So long as I intersperse it with some chicken fried venison, my boys should survive.
What's up with them not liking soup, anyway?
Maybe if I made it something exotic like gator noodle soup, they'd be more interested.
Hmm... tastes like chicken, right?