Today’s post is a potpourri of goodies that I have to share. While shopping at Sam’s club earlier this week I spotted a fruit that I had never seen before. Of course curiosity got the best of me and I couldn’t wait to get home and try these little gems.
They taste just like a kiwi with out the brown skin. The softer the fruit the sweeter the taste. Just rinse and pop them in your mouth. Fun and refreshing. The growing season in Oregon is three short months, September, October & November. I wish they were available all year long as they would be awesome in a fruit salad.
They are a low calorie snack!
So many of you have left me comments letting me know that the Sausage Cheese Egg Muffins have been a big hit at your house. Many husbands around the country have been enjoying these for breakfast! I have made 4 batches of these since I posted about them. Yesterday I realized that the family had devoured the last batch I made. I set about mixing up some more and realized I didn’t have any more sausage crumbles. I did have a nice piece of uncured ham (about 6-7 ounces) so it was diced up and tossed in. It didn’t take up as much volume as the sausage does, so in went another 1/4 cup of Heart Smart Bisquick. They puffed up nicely and Katy and David enjoyed having them hot out of the oven. After experimenting with different proportions I like using half eggs and half egg beaters the best. Remember that the recipe I posted lends itself to many different variations. Katy wants me to try a batch with some shredded potatoes added – that would be delicious! Sorry for the dark photo but there was no natural light at 5:30 AM!
We have memberships at both Sam’s Club and Costco. They carry different products and I have favorites that can only be purchased at each one. Hubby Tom calls them the $200 stores! When I saw the electric heated throw blankets at Costco I knew Katy and I each had to have one so I took her there the other day to select her color. They are soft, cozy and have three adjustable heat settings and an auto 3 hour shut off. Perfect for TV watching this Winter!
So many new people have left comments lately and I am thrilled to know you are reading my blog and finding the recipes and product reviews helpful. Thank you for your support!
There have been some suggestions for future posts as well and I love getting that kind of feedback. One request is for ideas on packing lunches. I am working on that one and hope to post it next week. Another is how to eat healthy without breaking the bank. I have a few ideas to share and I would like to spend less money on food too!
Please feel free to email me or leave a request in the comment section if there is something you would like me to post about or feel free to ask me a question.
We might be cooking a turkey this weekend. I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet but we are hosting this year. Hubby Tom wants to make a turkey on his new Traeger grill/smoker and he thought it would be a good idea to test it first to see just how long it really takes. Not a bad idea. It’s frustrating when the whole meal doesn’t get done at the same time! Today I have to go see if I can find a turkey. I can always freeze the leftover turkey meat and use it in a variety of ways later.
Edited to add that I had a great on plan day yesterday! I didn’t get the exercise ball or weight work out done but I accomplished everything else so I consider it a successful day. My sciatica feels better if I don’t sit at the computer for very long so I am spending less time working on the blog, reading other blogs and leaving comments. You gotta do what you gotta do to feel better!
Enjoy your weekend!
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