Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Love done right is perfect. Something that has taken me a long while to understand. I didn't have to be perfect. He didn't either. But the way in which we "loved" on ourselves and each other should have been. I'm thankful for and appreciate such an important lesson.
This go round I'm taking notes and my time. Taking my time loving on myself, connecting with the divine feminine and figuring out what I specifically want in my significant man. No relying on failed dating coaches, talk shows, magazine articles or crystal balls. 😂😂😂. Just me operating in, overflowing with, blessed and assured, under the heavens.
Enjoy your love day shenanigans. Meanwhile............
The Sassy Napturalista
Monday, February 13, 2023
I decided to add seafood mac and cheese to my game day menu. This mac and cheese was very flavorful, delicious and pleasing to the palate.
Ingredients & Plan
1 box of elbow macaroni
1 cup of shrimp (cut in halves)
1/2 cup crabmeat(chopped)
1/2 cup lobster meat( chopped)
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp heavy cream
1.5 cups milk
1 cup of shredded mac and cheese blend. Save other to mix in before placing in oven to bake.
Old bay, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika.
Boil elbow noodles, drain and set aside per package instructions.
Season and cook shrimp.Add lightly seasoned lobster and crab meat to pan.Remove and set aside.
Melt butter in a pan. Add flour and whisk. Next add milk and heavy cream continuously stirring. Also a tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp extra of old bay and black pepper. Add 1 cup shredded cheese and stir.
Add and stir in noodles and shrimp mixture.
Pour into dish and add in remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Set for 10 minutes and then it's ready to plate.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Ingredients & Plan
1/2 box Veggie Spaghetti
1 bag of medium cooked shrimp
1/2 cup onion and peppers
2 tsp garlic
2tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp parsley
Seasoning(Shrimp)- paprika, black pepper, old bay
Boil, drain and set aside Spaghetti noodles.
Melt butter and add olive oil to skillet. Then add garlic, onion and peppers to saute.Next pile in shrimp and saute as well. Add lemon juice, zest and cayenne. Mix in parmesan and Spaghetti well. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add parsley. Pair with nice serving of green vegetables.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Apple pie is one of my mom's favorite desserts so I decided to make one for tomorrow's dinner.
Ingredients and plan-
Pillsbury ready made pie shells (2 count)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp +1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a sauce pan melt butter and add cinnamon. Mix well.
Next add water, apples, lemon juice and sugar. Bring to boil up to 6 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch with 2 tbsp water . Add to pot with apples and mix well. Cook an additional five minutes, turn off. and let cool.
Fill one pie shell with the apple pie filling. Use the other shell to top pie.Cut off excess dough. Make several slits in top of pie.
Bake in oven for 40- 45 minutes, remove and let cool.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Brrrrrr. My very first thought stepping outside into the cold. Secondly, this is the exact type of weather for homemade chicken soup. I stopped at the grocers and was able to score a pack of chicken( a little under 2lbs) for less than five dollars.
Ingredients and plan
Chicken ( up to 2lbs)
1/2 cup onions and peppers
1/2 cup celery
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup carrots
3 small cut red potatoes
2 small cut sweet potatoes
3 tbsp flour
Herbs( a pinch of rosemary, thyme, chives, cilantro, oregano, basil and parsley).
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Cayenne
4 cups Vegetable broth
1 cup Mixed vegetables
1/2 cup kale
1/2 cup heavy cream
Rinse, dry and season chicken. Brown in pan of 2tbsp of canola oil and remove.
Add onion, peppers, garlic and celery to saute. Next carrots and flour.Pour in Vegetable broth and add herbs. Place chicken and 2 tbsp tomato paste. Cover and boil for thirty minutes.
Remove lid and add kale, mix vegetables and heavy cream. Boil for an additional thirty minutes. Turn off and lest rest 10-15 minutes before enjoying.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Lol. It's not what you think. I had to order
these really cute magnetic, space saving
racks from Amazon.com to store my cooking
herbs and spices . My cabinet was over
crowded with bottles so it became necessary
to get these lovely racks. Now I have room to
store other foods like pasta and sauces.
Mystozer 4 pack magnetic spice racks for $29.22.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Thinking about something warm and delicious to make for family dinner this evening prompted me to gather some ingredients to create a pot of chicken stew. See ingredient list, plan and pictures below.
2 lbs chicken( wings and small drumsticks)
3 cut small Red potatoes
3 cut small Sweet potatoes
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup mixed vegetables
1/2 cup Onions and peppers
3 tbsp of flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup sour cream
Seasonings for chicken and herbs for Stew. Chicken seasoning, black pepper, paprika, cayenne, chives, thyme, oregano, rosemary, cilantro.
Rinse, dry and season chicken.
Cut and seperate vegetables.
Place 2 tbsp of oil in pan and brown seasoned chicken, remove and set aside.
Add celery, onions, peppers and carrots to pan and saute. Then add flour and herbs.
Next add vegetable broth, browned chicken and tomato paste. Cover and bring to boil for thirty minutes. Remove lid and add mix vegetables and sour cream. Simmer for an additional twenty five minutes.
Serve with yellow rice and side of corn bread.
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