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My Favorite Instant Pot Recipe is...Collab

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A big THANK YOU to Kim over at A Girl and Her Phone for putting together this collaboration!  This time we are doing our favorite Instant Pot recipe.  I will be honest and say that I have not made Fried Rice in the Instant Pot before but it is a family favorite!  I used this Easy Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice as my guide.  We had brown basmati rice that had already been cooked that I needed to use, as well as some shredded chicken that I had on hand.  Also, I used the veggies from a Stir Fry Teriyaki Kit but not the sauce.  This was definitely a good choice for my crew!  Looking forward to making this again!  
Here's how I modified the recipe to make it work for me:Sesame oil - 1TbspBragg Organic coconut liquid aminos - 3 TbspUnsalted butter - 1TbspEgg(s) - 4item(s)Stir fry vegetables without sauce - 9 cup(s)Cooked brown rice - 4 cup(s)Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s) - 8oz
I added the sesame oil, cooked down the onions and veggies.  Then added the butter and cooked the e…

What's Cooking Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Happy hump day friends!  Now that I have finally gotten an Instant Pot, I'm determined to use it more often.  I was craving Philly Cheese Steak so I hit up Pinterest and found this Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta.  It was pretty tasty!  Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef1 cup of onion - diced1/2 tablespoon garlic - minced1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 cup of bell pepper - chopped2 tablespoons ketchup2 cups beef broth8 oz pasta - ziti, penne, shell. It is not recommended to use egg noodles.6 oz provolone cheese - sliced
I had already browned my ground beef during meal prep so I didn't follow the recipe exactly.  The original recipe calls for Olive Oil, but I didn't use it and just sprayed my IP with Avocado Oil.  Put your already browned ground beef into the IP.  Add the onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and green peppers. Stir to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Stir in…

75 Day Challenge - MyWW Purple - Day 1, September 21, 2020

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Day 1, how did I do?  
Blue Dot? Yes!Water (112 oz)? Yes!Workout (90 min total)? Yes!  1 45 minute workout and 3 10 minute workouts and 1 15 minute workout.Read? I will be doing that in a few minutes  so I'm going to check that off!Photo? Yes! 

75 Day Challenge - MyWW Purple - Day 0, September 20, 2020

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When you get frustrated with how you are doing on your weight loss journey, you have big choices to make!  You have to make the decision to continue doing what you have been doing or make changes.  For me, I'm frustrated with my progress, or lack thereof, lately, so I decided I'm going to do a version of the 75 Day Challenge for myself.  I will not be following the Challenge as it's written, but I have some goals I will be striving for during the next 75 days.  

For the next 75 days, I will be focusing on:1. Blue Dots each day following MyWW.2. Drinking 4-28 oz. cups of water.3. Workouts for 90 minutes each day.  It may be broken up during the course of the day.4. Reading - 15 minutes per day.5. Progress Photos Daily.I've created a checklist based on my specifics.  I am excited because I tend to start strong and then it fizzles.  I think this will definitely help.  I'll be trying to blog to keep me accountable.  Care to join me?

Cook With Me: My Favorite Crock Pot Recipe, September 6, 2020

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Mom's Meatloaf, Crockpot Edition1 medium onion(s), Diced2 Egg(s)1 cup Panko15 oz Can Tomato Sauce1 cup Bell pepper(s) ( I think I did closer to 2 cups)20 oz. pkg of Kirkland Signature Organic ground beefMix all the ingredients together, except the tomato sauce. Place in the crockpot (I use a liner for easy removal). Cook on low for 8 hours.Green: 5 PointsBlue: 4 PountsPurple: 4 Points

What's Cookin Wednesday: InstantPot Edition, September 2nd

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Mexican Chicken Spaghetti2 chicken breasts approx 1 lbs., boneless, skinless, cut into cubes1 medium onion diced2 cans rotel2 cans cream of chicken soup8 oz spaghetti noodles uncooked, broken into thirds (basically half a box you'd find in the store)8 oz Cheddar Cheese, cubed1 c chicken brothAdd onions and cubed chicken into your pot, spread out across the bottom.  Use the Saute feature to cook the chicken a little (so that the outsides turn white).Pour 1 can of Rotel over this mixtureBreak your noodles into 3 equal parts (so they’re shorter) and sprinkle them on topdon’t throw in in big chunks because they’ll come out clumped too, sprinkleThen pour your 2nd can of Rotel over the noodlesIn a bowl whisk together cans of cream of chicken, mushroom, and broth until smoothCarefully pour into your potClose lid and steam valve and set to pressure cook, high for 8 minutesQuick releasing the pressure when done cooking the chicken and noodles is bestRemove the lid after cook time and steam…

Meal Planning Monday, May 25, 2020

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Happy Memorial Day friends!  Dinner plan for this week:

Monday: Burgers
Tuesday: Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
Wednesday: Lazy Man Lasagna and garlic bread
Thursday: Hamburger Stroganoff
Friday: Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole

Probably over the weekend, we'll have pizza or fish sticks, but we'll see.

Breakfasts are yet undecided.  I am toying with an idea for a new to me overnight oats recipe, so I may try that and maybe some more of the strawberry shortcake overnight oats.  Nice to have a variety.

Lunches, salads and sandwiches for me, most likely.

Hope everyone had a great week!