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Tasty Tuesday – Get Stuffed

I’ve tried two “stuffed” recipes recently that I want to share today.

The first is a Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken. It was super easy to make and so yummy. I was the biggest fan of it in my family. I love how pretty it was, add melted cheese, and I’m a fan. Apparently my husband isn’t into cheesy things.

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The second recipe was Crab Meat Stuffed Sole. I’ve never cooked with sole before, but I found some on sale so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s incredibly delicate and light. Colin and I really liked this recipe, but the boys, who usually love fish, weren’t really into it. I also have to confess that I went to the supermarket with the intention of buying some fresh crab meat, but when I saw the price, I couldn’t justify it and went with canned crab. It was still very tasty.

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It’s pretty hot in these here parts and I don’t have air conditioning so cooking isn’t heaps of fun at the moment. I am still trying to be creative and find fun, tasty summer recipes.

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Tasty Tuesday – Grilled Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Sandwich Loaf

We went camping the day that Jude got out of school this year. It’s likely that will be our only camping trip this year as the Summer is super busy and we have a big trip planned for later in the Summer.

I checked my Pinterest camping board when planning for the camping trip and wanted to try a couple of different recipes that I haven’t done before.

We were gone three nights – I chose hamburgers and hotdogs for our first night as we would be busy setting up camp. For the second evening I made the easiest recipe for Grilled Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Sandwich Loaf. It was a super hit. So easy and tasty and fun. I highly recommend it for your next camping trip.

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For our final night I made quesadillas which I make at home a lot, but have never made while camping. I used canned chili which made it easy and meant that we weren’t trying to keep meat cooled and safe that far into our trip. Again, everyone gobbled them up and enjoyed them.

I’m a bit sad that we probably won’t be camping anymore this Summer, but I’m excited for the other things we have in store. Looking forward to using these recipes and trying new ones next Summer!

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Fashion on Friday – July 5, 2013

We’re having some blessed relief from our recent heat wave. It’s lovely. Only 70F in our house.

It’s been a mostly shorts and t-shirts kind of week so I am pulling an outfit from before it got super hot.

I love the lace on this cardigan – the color, the design.

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Outfit details: Dress – Target, Cardigan – Ross, Shoes – Dollhouse, Necklace – Forever 21, Earrings – ?

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Tasty Tuesday – Roast Cauliflower and Zucchini Lasagna

OK, I have to admit, neither of these things is particularly appealing at the moment. Maybe if I didn’t have to cook them in my 80+F house I’d be into it. There are a few weeks out of the year when I long for air conditioning!

However, in the days before the heat wave, these were both lovely dishes.

I have always been a broccoli girl. I will eat cauliflower, but I haven’t really enjoyed it. Too bland. That all changed when I found a recipe for roasting it. Oh my. It is so good. The roasting gives it a bit a carmelization and heaps more flavor. We’ve had it several times this way and I don’t think I can go back to steaming. So tasty!

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I also recently made Zucchini Lasagna. I used to do a meatless meal once a week, but hadn’t done so for a while. The last few weeks, I’ve reinstituted the plan and it’s great. This lasagna was terrific. I wanted to try out some of the vegetarian fake meat so I used that instead of ground beef or turkey. It tasted good, but still has a surprising number of calories – in the future I will probably just stick with vegetables only or add real meat.

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The lasagna was rich and flavorful – I’ll definitely make it again.

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Now I just need how to feed my family without cooking for the rest of the summer!