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I got some chicken from one of the farmers at the farmer’s market downtown last weekend, and wanted to think of a new way to cook it up.  I did some searching for chicken recipes and decided that I wanted to try apples with chicken and bacon.  Tonight was really a night of experimenting and using what I had to make supper 🙂  It was fun, and it even tastes good!

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I am unabashedly posting a recipe that the man sent me from another site – here’s the recipe:  TLC

Here’s my finished product:

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This is the all-time favorite dessert in our house 🙂  The best part about it is that it’s soooo easy!  Although we have gone through a few blenders in the last couple of years.  It just doesn’t seem like they’re built as well as they used to be.

We use:  frozen fruit, milk (or water if the man is making it), and ice

The girl is the lucky one who got the make these smoothies 🙂

Here’s step one – Frozen fruit in the blender – Step two – add milk

Step three – blend, and add ice if needed

Step four (for little brothers) – distract Mom by playing with fireworks

Step five – pour into cups and enjoy 🙂

The man’s one request for supper last week was cheesy broccoli.  He didn’t care what else I made, but he wanted that.  Here’s how it turned out:

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In case you hadn’t noticed from some of my previous posts, it’s been a little busy around our house the past few weeks with running all over trying to make it to ball games!  The man has been a HUGE help the last couple of game nights and cooked supper for us while I was running around getting the kids and getting home after work.  This one is a carry over from when we ate bread that has really adapted itself well 🙂

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A few days ago, we were searching through the kitchen trying to figure out something to eat for supper, and decided on omelets.  I love making them, but don’t always like eating them.  To me, it really depends on the fillings!  This one that I made for the man is, I still think, the best ever:

We had some leftover pepperoni from a salad night last week (I love pepperoni, I really do), and some ham that the kids have been making sandwiches with for lunch. The man picked it up at Sam’s Club, and it really tastes like ham 🙂  (I know, it’s ham, but most lunch meat doesn’t taste all that great, in my opinion)

So, I beat together some eggs, melted some butter in my egg pan (a Pampered Chef pan that I’ve had for years – one of these years, I’ll have to replace it, I don’t know what I would cook eggs in otherwise!), and added some Italian seasoning to the eggs instead of just salt and pepper.  I also had some fresh basil on hand from Common Good Farm, so I minced two leaves and threw them in there, too.

After the bottom was set, I flipped the eggs over, and layered on some mozzarella cheese, a few pieces of pepperoni, and a chopped up piece of lunch meat.  I tossed on a few more seasonings, and added about two spoons full of chopped canned tomatoes.  I covered the pan and let it sit until the cheese was melted (a great trick – I use this all the time to speed up cooking times!) and took it out and enjoyed 🙂

I promise, my stir fry isn’t always as bad as it was on my last stir-fry post 🙂  Here’s a better picture:

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