We’re still having “fun”,

and I’m losing my battle to stick to a menu plan.
We’re dealing with the uncertainty of Michael’s mother’s nursing home stay, the death of her dog, and Lizzie’s recent diagnosis of a heart problem. None of this is any worse than what others have to deal with every day, but it does complicate things. Luckily, we have a lot of “emergency food” at our disposal. A bowl of homemade soup or a BLT may not be much in the way of a gourmet diet, but it’s better than stopping for a fast food fix.
Sunday’s Stuffed Pork Tenderloin just didn’t happen. Although the pork was not out of date, it was definately spoiled. I had been craving Red Robin’s Tavern Burger, and that bad piece of meat was all the excuse I needed.
I did manage to make a batch of Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms for Meatless Monday.
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Blueberry Baby Galettes in a Lemonade Crust were easy to prepare and made good use of some of our blueberry crop.  These little individual desserts aren’t all that pretty, but they are deliciously convenient, Just grab and go.
We did eat freezer food and sandwiches until Friday, when I made  Tequila Lime Chicken and Shrimp with Avocado Cream. Lesson learned: always measure ingredients that have a strong flavor, like lime juice. I didn’t this time, and the lime overpowered the delicate chicken and shrimp,  nearly ruining the dish.
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Saturday we finally got to smoke those ribs that I had planned for the 4th of July.  Don’t worry,they were safely stored in the freezer until I thawed them and seasoned them on Friday. Smoked Ribs aren’t probably our best choice when it comes to a heart healthy diet, but I do enjoy them anyway!  It’s been a long week and I can be good tomorrow.
Be thankful for what life gives you.


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