Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam. I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out. It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…
In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days. The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards! Have you exercised lately? With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again. If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it. Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal. The Read the full post…
There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…
Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten. It's time for a health reality check. First of all, how is your health lately? If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful? Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…
I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart. Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation? If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect. But Read the full post…
Here we are right in the middle of summer and we have a wonderful weekend ahead -so enjoy it. Take advantage of all summer has to offer in the way of water sports, the beautiful outdoors and good food and friends. Just remember to take it easy in the heat and wear sunscreen and a hat.
I plan to put the family to work for a bit this weekend, doing some cleaning up around the yard but then we’ll hit the pool and relax the rest of the weekend. But before all that, the whole family will attend the last Harry Potter movie. Surprisingly, I don’t have a Harry Potter themed party planned. We won’t be having butter beer or treacle tart, whatever that is. My kids will be attending the midnight showing tonight but the older set is waiting for a better hour.
Then there is the good food part. This weekend, I plan to make a mushroom risotto so cross your fingers for me. I’ve made risotto before with good results but I’m hoping for something really special. Grilling is one of the best ways to cook in the summer not only because of the taste but because it keeps the house cool. A friend shared the following recipe with me recently and once again, the whole family approved. I approve because it took me very little time to put together and then my husband cooked it. Truly a win/win situation. Serve with the following green salad that’s bursting with summer’s goodness.
Pork Tenderloin With Basil and Feta
1 package pork tenderloin
1 4 oz. package crumbled feta
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
several leaves of fresh basil
Mix the mayonnaise and feta together in a small bowl. Spread one of the flatter sides of the pork tenderloin with the feta mixture. Cover the top with the basil leaves. Place the other tenderloin on top and secure with cooking twine. Heat grill to medium and cook 1 to 1/2 hours or until the meat registers 160 on a meat thermometer, turning once.
Green Salad With Blueberries and Strawberries
1 package mixed salad greens
1 pint blueberries, washed
1 pint strawberries, washed
1 cup lightly toasted sliced almonds
3 tbsp. Brianna’s Blush Wine Vinaigrette
Place salad greens in a bowl. Top with blueberries, strawberries and almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss gently.
I hope you have a great weekend and do something fun!
Upadated on July 14, 2011
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