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Food Journal – January

January 1:  New Year’s Day Brunch:   3 Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls Lunch:     Polar Bear Plunge Party (potluck) – chili, meatballs, pull pork slider, olive and cream cheese penguins, crackers with dip, polar bear cake pop, sugar cookie, and tangerine sparkler Dinner:     Macaroni and cheese with pull pork and a meatball Exercise: 3 […]

Vegetable Stuffing

This is a lighter and less fancy version of Thanksgiving stuffing: simply vegetables and bread cubes.  Because there is significantly less butter, this recipe is healthier than the original. Ingredients 1 box Mrs. Cubbison’s stuffing 1/2 onion finely chopped 1 carrot finely chopped 2 celery stalks chopped 1 T butter 2-3 cups chicken broth   […]

Creamed Spinach

This is the recipe I usually make for Thanksgiving.  It is lighter because I omit the cheese, but it still delivers on flavor.  Spinach is the first vegetable I was able to get Rich to eat.   Ingredients 10 oz. Package frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed 1- can cream of celery 6 green onions chopped […]

Tangerine Juice Drinks

Tangerine Juice I acquired two bags of Cuties tangerines for Christmas.  Although I like tangerines, this is too many to eat before they go bad, so I decided to juice them. One whole bag made just 2 cups of fresh squeezed tangerine juice.  The juice was thick, delicious, and sweet.  Although it was tempting to […]

Polar Bear Cake Pops

Who would have thought cake pops would be so difficult to make?   Mix cake and frosting, dip in chocolate coating and done, right?  Well, maybe if you are lucky.  I attempted to make cake pops once before.  Apparently, I added too much frosting because the ball would not stay on the stick and fell through. […]