April 30, 2017

Pasta with Kale, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This recipe from Cooking Light was so quick it caught me off guard!  
I used bacon that was leftover from breakfast which sped up the prep a bit.  
Very good and loved by everyone.  
The kids were disappointed that there are no leftovers for their school lunch tomorrow. 
Served with a side salad.  Yum! 
13 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Pancake Soufflé with Caramelized Apples

This Cooking Light recipe turned out beautiful and delicious despite 
the fact that I only added the two eggs and completely forgot the two additional egg whites!  
12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 1/4 of the recipe.

April 24, 2017

Chicken Tinga Tacos

where have you been my whole life? 
This is the official Favorite Taco Recipe in my family now! 
So much flavor! 
Recipe from Cooking Light
11 Weight Watchers Smart Points for two tacos.

April 23, 2017

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Another homemade pizza from Cooking Light!
Sauteed onions and peppers and a yummy cheese sauce
made this taste just like a Philly cheesesteak sandwich!
6 Weight Watchers Smart Points per slice.

April 22, 2017

Miso Chicken

This quick and easy recipe from Cooking Light
had a delicious tangy/sweet/spicy taste.
Served with herbed rice and grilled green beans.
7 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Coconut Pancakes with Orange-Mango Compote

This was a delicious Cooking Light recipe! 
It wasn't that coconut-y considering it had 
coconut flour and coconut milk in it 
but it was still an amazing pancake recipe! 
If I made the the size recommended by Cooking Light 
they would have been much lower in points! 
16 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2.

April 21, 2017

Grilled Chicken Sliders and Apricot Chutney Spread

These little sliders were delicious, quick, and easy!
The whole family loved them.
next time I will double the recipe so we can have 
leftovers for lunch the next day!
Served with grilled green beans
Recipe from Cooking Light.
13 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

April 20, 2017

Mongolian Beef

This is probably my all-time favorite
Asian-inspired Cooking Light recipe.
So delicious!
Thanks to this recipe we eat Chinese food
at home instead of going out.
Served on steamed brown rice.
9 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

April 19, 2017

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto

Another quick, easy, and delicious Cooking Light recipe! 
I was pleasantly surprised that my kids liked this! 
Served with a side salad.
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

April 14, 2017

Day 93: Shine

Capture Your 365 Day 93: Shine.
As I was taking a picture of the reflection of the sky 
and plants shining on the creek two Great Egrets flew by.

San Joaquin County reposted this picture on their Instagram page!

Day 92: Morning

Capture Your 365 Day 92: Morning.
Every Sunday morning I make a special brunch. 
and homemade breakfast sausages.

April 13, 2017

Day 90: New Growth

Capture Your 365 Day 90: New Growth.
There's a lot of new growth happening in my small town.

Day 91: Humorous

Capture Your 365 Day 91: Humorous.
When you're trying to take a serious food picture 
and a certain cat with white paws thinks 
it's humorous to steal your broccoli.

April 12, 2017

Day 89: Black and White

Capture Your 365 Day 89: Black and White. 
The Wicklund Gazebo at night.

Day 88: Phone Art

Capture Your 365 Day 88: Phone Art.

The original:

April 11, 2017

Day 87: Arranged

Capture Your 365 Day 87: Arranged.
cookbook collection, arranged by year.

Day 86: Listen

Capture Your 365 Day 86: Listen.
There's nothing out there to see, she likes to listen anyway.

April 10, 2017

Grilled Chicken with Chorizo Confetti

Delicious, quick, and easy! 
My family thought this would also be delicious
served in a tortilla with some cheese and sour cream.
Recipe from Cooking Light
12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 85: My Style

Capture Your 365 Day 85: My Style.
My style includes many cardigans 
and I have them in every color. 
Here are a few from my collection.

Day 84: Green

Capture Your 365 Day 84: Green.
The beautiful green Mt. Diablo Foothills.

April 9, 2017

Tennessee Burger with Bourbon and BBQ Sauce

Beef patty, homemade bourbon BBQ sauce,
bacon, cheese, and red onions caramelized in a bourbon sauce.
Hands down the best Cooking Light burger!
12 Weight Watchers Smart Points.

Day 83: Just a Hint

Capture Your 365 Day 83: Just a Hint.
Just a hint of my late night treat!

Day 82: Open

Capture Your 365 Day 82: Open.
My cat, with her mouth open, telling me to open the door.

April 8, 2017

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Wasabi Mayo

This was very good! 
The wasabi mayo wasn't as hot as I was expecting 
but we all felt it in our sinuses! 
Served with Grilled Green Beans
my new favorite way to cook vegetables! 
Recipes from Cooking Light
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 81: Vibrant

Capture Your 365 Day 81: Vibrant.
Having fun with water droplet refraction.

Day 80: Contrast

Capture Your 365 Day 80: Contrast.
in Golden Gate Park.

Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples with Caramel-Apple Sauce

Sunday Brunch: 
Absolutely delicious! 
Recipes from Cooking Light
14 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

April 7, 2017

Day 79: A Favorite

Capture Your 365 Day 79: A Favorite.
Euro Star Cafe is a favorite place 
for me and my daughter to get a 
delicious latte or cappuccino and a sweet treat.

Sausage, Fennel, and Ricotta Pizza

Yes, another delicious homemade pizza!
Yes, I eat a lot of pizza and still lose weight!
Recipe from Cooking Light.
16 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2 large pieces.

April 6, 2017

Parm-Style Chicken Sliders

This fantastic recipe is from Cooking Light
It's a chicken patty topped with mozzarella cheese, 
fresh basil, and marinara. 
I couldn't find slider buns so I used a ciabatta bun 
and one patty per serving instead. 
Served with a side salad. 
15 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

#1day12pics: April 1, 2017

I'm participating in the A Year With My Camera workshop. 
Saturday's theme was '1 Day, 12 Pics'. 
Here are my 12 pictures: 

We started the day with a neighborhood walk:

Then off to Los Vaqueros Reservoir for a hike:

Our picnic lunch included 

More hiking.....

A stop at Menchie's for a sweet treat on the way home:

Day 78: Purpose

Capture Your 365 Day 78: Purpose.
According to my cat, the sole purpose of this faucet 
is to provide her with fresh running water whenever she desires it.

April 5, 2017

Summer Veggie Pizza

This pizza was delicious!
When my 13-year-old meat-loving kid saw it
he said "This looks good"!
There's all the proof you need 
that this is an excellent pizza!
Recipe from Cooking Light
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2 pieces.

Day 77: One

Capture Your 365 Day 77: One.
One lone windmill. 
This was taken as a passenger in a car going 
75 mph on Interstate 580 down the Altamont Pass!

Day 76: Where I Stand

Capture Your 365 Day 76: Where I Stand.
At the entryway to Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

April 4, 2017

Potato, Poblano, and Chorizo Tacos

Recipe from Cooking Light
This is my favorite taco recipe 
Served with a side salad. 
12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 75: Stitched

Capture Your 365 Day 75: Stitched.
My daughter stitched this in her art class. 
She said she used a 'really cool automatic sew-er' 
that did the stitching for her. 
Can you tell she has never seen a sewing machine before?