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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wed. June 13th

Tomato Mozzarella Basil Salad with Eggs for Lunch!

Daily Tidbit:  Blueberries are in season!  This is reason to celebrate in my house.  We are lucky to have a fantastic Farmer’s Market nearby where I load up on all our fruits and veggies for an amazingly low price all year long.  We also get all our eggs, milk and beef there too.  It is a wonderful thing to visit the market and see the very cows which provide your milk and ice cream just hanging out and munching on fresh green grass a few feet away.  We wave to the beef cattle munching on grass in the next field too.  This is one of the benefits of living in Pennsylvania farm country! 

Here is a site to find all the Farmer’s Markets near your home:

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Walnuts & Fresh NJ Blueberries
½ cup plain Oatmeal, cooked with Fat Free Milk, in microwave
2 tbsp of plain Walnuts
½ cup Fresh Blueberries
Plain Cinnamon sprinkled on top
5 oz. glass of OJ
Regular Coffee, black

Lunch: Eggs with Tomato Mozzarella Basil Salad
2 Eggs cooked Over-Easy
I smeared some of the Spinach Bean Dip from yesterday (Recipe on June 11 post) all over the plate and then covered it with:
Tomato slices
Mozzarella balls, sliced
Basil Chiffonade (3 leaves)
Topped the whole dish with 1 tsp of EVOO
Water with Lemon
Regular Coffee, black

Snack:  ¼ cup dry roasted lightly salted Peanuts, Fat Free Milk

Just 1 of these White Fish Fillets made for a great Snack!

Snack:  1 Breaded Fish Fillet (uncooked white fish from freezer section of Target), Fat Free Milk

Slow Cooker Beef with Sour Cherries for Dinner!

Dinner:  Slow Cooker Beef with Sour Cherries

So I bought a jar of sour cherries last week and have wanted to try them in a slow cooked meal with beef.  I did an online search and found this recipe below. 

The following ingredients went into my Slow Cooker:

1 pound Beef Cubes
1 cup of low sodium Chicken Stock
1 cup sour Cherries
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 sweet Onion, sliced
4 cloves of Garlic
Salt/ Pepper
1 tsp Red Pepper Flake

I cooked it for 8 hours on low and then served it with steamed Broccoli & fresh cut Scallions
Red Wine

Note:  We really enjoyed this dish,however, I felt it was more of a winter time meal.  Very comforting and yummy in a “its snowing outside” kind of way.  Perhaps next time, a little vinegar or fresh lime juice would help perk it up!

Dessert:  Gala Apple, Water 

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