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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Blueberry, Banana, Pecan Muffins


1 C white flour
1 C wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon fine salt
1/3 C brown sugar
2 tablespoons oats
Mix thoroughly

1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
3/4 C milk (more it the mix is to thick)
1 beaten egg
1 banana  (Put banana in a bowl. Use a fork to squish it up)
1 C fresh blueberries
1/4 crushed pecans (toast ahead if you like)

Spoon into muffin pan. Cook at 400 degrees for 22 minutes.

If you wanted to sweeten this up a bit combine: powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mixture should be thick. Drizzle it over the muffins.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gyro Time

We love our Gyros. I use lamb only, no beef.

1-3 nights before make the Tzatziki Sauce.

Grate 1/3 English cucumber (less seeds), 1-2 cloves of grated garlic, 1/2 C Greek yogurt, squeeze of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon dill, and salt and pepper to taste. If it is to thick when you use it you can thin it out with milk.

Saute onions in olive and some butter until light brown. Add grilled or cooked lamb (lamb and beef if you prefer).

Warm pita bread or good flour tortilla.
Add: meat and onions, lettuce, tomato, Tzatziki Sauce, and Feta Cheese.
 Eat it like a burrito. Pull the bottom up and close the sides. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Three Day Weekend

Thank you Governor Abbot for the extra day off. I took this opportunity to complete all my chores I normally do on Saturday. This made Saturday, Fourth of July, an a actual day off. Time to watch Wimbledon Tennis matches and BBQ some burger/corn/squash.
It was a hot one today. With the air conditioning going our TinCan stayed about 79 most of the day.
Tomorrow I will make a fruit salad, tuna salad (for sandwiches), and chicken pasta salad for next weeks lunches. This time of the year hubby is to hot to eat anything heavy for lunch. Fruit and veggies with some pasta salad is good enough for him along with LOTS of water.

Dinner was a burger cooked on the BBQ with a slice of tomato, bacon, and guacamole slathered on both insides of the bun rather than mayo.  Along with the burger we had corn on the cob (very sweet), and grilled yellow squash.
Dessert was strawberries with home made whipped cream.

 Later, with my wine, I did Wine Aerobics.