Thursday, April 21, 2016

143.0...Brie Saute with Green Onions

 My annual swap party was last night. Just in case you’re not sure what a swap party is…you bring all your clothes/shoes/accessories that you don’t want or wear anymore and let everyone have at it! No rules….just take what you want. New clothes for free! :)

Besides clothes, I also have everyone bring a heavy appetizer to share. After I had Brie Sauté with Green Onions in cooking class recently, I knew then that that’s what I wanted to make for my party. 

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Brie Sauté with Green Onions (Serves 4-6)

Recipe from Phillis Carey


1 (8 ounce) round Brie

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided use

1/2 cup chopped green onion tops

1 small bread baguette, sliced


1. Dip the cheese in egg and then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat on second side. Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat in a small nonstick skillet. Add the green onions and toss briefly.

2. Add remaining butter to skillet. When foamy, add the breaded cheese. Brown well on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is warm.

3. Place cheese on a serving platter. Pour butter and green onions over top of cheese and serve immediately with bread slices.

Printable Recipe

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I may have overcooked the onions a bit but it was still outstanding!! 

For Tuesday’s dinner, I pulled some leftover Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole out of the freezer to reheat. I made a Caesar salad to go with it. Easy!

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Breakfast on Wednesday:

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I took the kids to school then went to the grocery store to get stuff for my swap party. I grabbed some sushi for lunch.

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It was time for the swap party to start! Everyone bought their clothes and we had a great time “shopping”, eating and enjoying some wine.

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For dessert I made another cooking class winner: Blueberry Lemon Bars with a Shortbread Crust (recipe coming).

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While I was enjoying all the delicious eats, Silvana made out like a bandit! 

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Today’s breakfast: 

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I got to sleep in because the kids are officially on spring break! Yes!!

I was able to get some sushi for lunch with Alicia  at Love Boat. Miso soup:

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Tuna Nigiri:

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Salmon and yellowtail nigiri: 

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Marine Boy Roll:

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Wasabi Roll:

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I think I could eat sushi every day and not get sick of it.

When’s the last time you cleaned out your closet?

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

144.4...Enchanting Bunco

We took my mom to Burger Night at our club on Sunday night. It wasn’t just any Burger Night, it was called “Burger Bash” and they were grilling the burgers outside to order. The rest of the sides and toppings were served buffet style.  

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While it was good, I prefer regular burger night better. I was definitely missing my favorite aioli and sweet potato fries!

They did have a fabulous berry cobbler for dessert though!

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Monday’s breakfast:

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I took the kids to school, then it was off to Hardline class at the gym. We had a substitute and he kicked our butts. I guess I deserved it.

I came home to quickly change and head out the door to chaperone my son’s field trip. I didn’t have time to eat a proper lunch so I ate some trail mix in the car.

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This wasn’t just any field trip. We went to see our high school baseball team play against a nearby high school’s team at Petco Park! 

You gotta have a hot dog at a baseball game right!?!

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Last night was Bunco at Darci’s house. 

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Everything was SO beautiful. Her backyard looked like an enchanted garden!

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The food was delicious and gorgeous to look at it.

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Thank you Darci for a perfect evening!! xoxo

Today’s breakfast: 

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I’m lucky I got out of the door on time. My alarm somehow got turned down and I never heard it go off. I jumped out of bed when I realized I was late and it just isn’t the way I liked to start my day. I felt off all day.  I don’t do well when I have to rush.

After I took the kids to school, I went to Cardio Strength class at the gym. I changed and headed to Phillis Carey’s cooking class at the La Jolla Community Center. Today’s class was called “Wine Country Cuisine."

The first recipe was Grilled Asparagus, Strawberry and Melon Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Crispy Prosciutto:

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Now, you know I don’t like fruit with my food but if you eat each bite separately, the fruit really isn’t “with my food” right? In all seriousness, the presentation of this salad was so pretty. I did enjoy it.

The second recipe was Pistachio Crusted Salmon Cakes with Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce:

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Outstanding. Loved this!

The third recipe was Chicken Veronique with Red Grapes and Tarragon with Wild Rice Orange Pilaf:

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Minus the grapes, I really liked this. The chicken was so tender! The rice was delicious and unique. 

Next up was Wine Country Steaks with Red Wine, Mushroom and Mustard Sauce:

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Another winner!! 

Dessert was Almond and Cherry Torte with Lemon-Scented Sweet Cream:

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Enjoyed this too. I always love Phillis’ recipes!!

After class, I went to an event for my son’s class, then to Starbucks for a iced skinny vanilla latte. 

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I’m hoping it gets me out of this funk I’m in! Here’s to a more calm morning tomorrow!

How often do you oversleep? 

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