Monthly Archive: March 2010

Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil

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This week mom and I are busy with doctor appointments and physical therapy. Mom is getting stronger and moving more every day! She got the staples out, set the walker aside and has started using a cane. Her surgeon told her he loves a show off! She is progressing nicely but to her it feels like a …

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Chicken and Pasta Bake with Basil

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Creamy, cheesy Alfredo sauce makes this dish stand out.     Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil 3 cups broccoli florets 4 cups hot cooked penne (about 8 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta) 3 cups chopped ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breasts (about 3 breasts) 2 cups hot Asiago Cheese Sauce (recipe follows) 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil …

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Chipotle Sloppy Joes

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What a nice change of flavors for a sloppy Joe sandwich. Chipotle Sloppy Joes Cooking spray 2 1/2 cups presliced Vidalia or other sweet onion 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce 1 pound ground sirloin 1/2 cup prechopped green bell pepper 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin …

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Chipotle Sloppy Joes & Slaw

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I have been at mom and dad’s for two weeks today, the time has gone by really fast. As I said earlier I am staying an extra week to help. Mom’s recovery from knee replacement is going well and she is improving each day. This happens to be a busy week with two doctors appointments …

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Mindful Eating and Weight Loss

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Time for an update regarding weight loss and my Invisalign aligners (invisible braces) for straightening my teeth. I have had the bottom aligner for 18 days. As I said before I have to take it out to eat and then brush and floss before putting the aligner back in. I need to wear the aligner for 21 …

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