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Sunday musings

We had a lovely weekend, so much so that I broke my streak blogging, but I’m ok with that. I didn’t take many pictures, but I have to say I love our weekends.

We’ve not had manicures or pedicures since the pandemic started. Since my husband had drill duty this weekend, I took my youngest for a spa day, yesterday followed by lunch and consignment shopping. It was such a fun day.

Today we relaxed by the pool, ready and recharged for the week.

We’re ready for a new week!

How was your weekend?




Chicken sausage and spinach stuffed mushrooms

Happy Thursday!!

In efforts to try and lose the five lbs I’ve gained this summer, eating all the food and drinking all the drinks, I decided to come up with a healthier version of stuffed mushrooms.

Chicken sausage, spinach and kale stuffed mushrooms:
-four large Portobello mushroom caps
-one package of Italian chicken/Turkey sausage
-one package of fresh baby spinach/kale
-one large shallot-minced
-4 cloves of garlic-minced
-2 tablespoons of low fat cream cheese
-freshly grated Parmesan cheese
-salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
-avocado oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and heat a non stick skillet to medium on the stovetop. Drizzle mushroom caps with avocado oil, both sides, and season both sides with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (spray with non stick cooking spray), and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes.

While the mushrooms are roasting, add avocado oil to the preheated non stick skillet, and sauté the shallots and garlic until softened. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Next, add in the chicken sausage and let brown for about 10 minutes. Add in the two tablespoons of cream cheese and stir until creamy. Lastly, add in the spinach and let wilt. Salt and pepper to taste.

Take the mushroom caps out of the oven, and scoop in the mixture into the caps. Top with Parmesan cheese, and return to the oven. Set oven to broil, and let cook until golden brown.

What’s your favorite recipe?

Cheers! Enjoy!!


moving forward

Happy Friday!!!

Happy Friday, everyone!! More storms coming through today in west central Florida, and that always seems to give me terrible headaches so I skipped my cardio today. I did light weights, core and my daily plank though-and finished the evening off with two of my favorite ladies enjoying a wonderful meal and conversation. How was your day?

One of my best friends and my younger daughter.
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