Happy Monday everyone. It’s a happy Monday for me because I am on VACATION this week!!!!
This weekend was fairly uneventful. Saturday was filled with household chores, I think I did 50 loads of laundry. I have no idea how two people can go through so many clothes. Sunday was the usual trip in town to visit the parents, with a quick trip to Dartmouth Crossing to spend some money (my favorite past time). Then home to relax on the deck with a book.
Here’s a look at some of my eats over the weekend.
I wanted a salad for lunch but was feeling the need for some extra protein, and tuna was the protein of choice. I had some black beans and pasta in the fridge, added some red onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice a pinch of cayenne to give it a kick and the secret ingredient Tzatziki. I tried this once in an attempt to decrease the calories and I like it much better than mayo. It’s much lighter tasting, not thick and heavy like with mayo. Served on a bed of mixed greens. It was very good, if I do say so myself.
I made a quick trip to the grocery store and they had Lean Ground Chicken on sale so I thought I would give chicken burgers another try. I’ve made chicken/turkey burgers many times but just didn’t find they ever had enough flavor for me.
In the mix
Extra lean ground chicken, salt, Pepper, squirt of lemon juice, garlic powder, a little EVOO, feta cheese and some fresh oregano, and parsley that I have growing on the deck. Nothing better than fresh herbs.
Ready for the BBQ.
Finished product I rarely have hamburger buns in the house so I schmeared some Tzatziki on a tortilla added some greens, red onions, and tomato slices. This attempt had much more flavor than previous attempts but could still use a little tweaking.
Hubby and I were visiting the NSLC a couple of weeks ago and they had these cans at the check out, and low and behold it was wine. Yes that’s right wine in a can classy, I know but I had to give it a try.
This was a Merlot but they also had Shiraz. I was pleasantly surprised, it was much better than I expected. Sometimes I just want a glass of wine but don’t want to open a bottle, so this would be good for that. Not too mention easy to take to an outdoor party, campfire etc.
Since this post is turning out to be longer than I planned I’ll cut it off now. Maybe I’ll do two posts tomorrow. I am on vacation after all so I should be able to find the time.