Creamy Asparagus Soup

I get it, asparagus soup is not all that exciting compared to a cheesy pasta dish, a chocolate treat, or even a fat juicy burger, (sorry no burger as of yet)!  But since I am getting so much flack for not sharing my asparagus soup recipe I promised to blog about weeks ago, I thought I should get busy before I get banned from our next runners group gathering.

Red Snapper with Basil & Tomato Saffron Sauce

Happy Friday!   Or whatever day it is based on when you’re reading this.  Friday during lent season many families, whether they are Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, etc, possibly attend several fish fries throughout they’re neighborhood up until Easter.  In fact, I grew up never missing the Cedar Mills Fish Fry as a kid.

Thai Chicken Cashew Stir Fry

Tonight I am finally getting around to sharing what I made my husband for Valentine’s Day.  Better late than never right!  These remodeling projects have definitely turned my life upside down.

Pasta is definitely my husbands fave but Chinese is a close second!  When I surprised him with this Thai Chicken Stir Fry, he was more than pleased.  It’s probably not like anything we had in China, or as good as what my friend Tina makes, but authentic or not, it’s a dynamite stir-fry dish that is perfect for any weeknight dinner!

Crusty Baked Cauliflower & Pasta “Hot-Dish”

Do you enjoy a good casserole?  If you’re from Minnesota, we refer to them as hot dishes.  Well known fact, when my mom suggested making her delicious chicken noodle hot dish for family out East, they replied, “hot dish?  What’s a hot dish?”   I think they thought us Minnesotan’s were a bit odd?  Turns out, her hot dish was a big hit!  It was so good, it’s still requested and served with much love by my mom when they visit us here in Minnesota!

Celebrating New Years in Chicago

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

New Years Fun in Gurnee Illinois with my nieces!

What was your New Years like?  I am pleased to say mine was everything I had hoped for.  I did lots of my favorite things like run, workout, enjoy good food, and most importantly, spend time with family.  My hubby, mom and I packed up my car, headed out on the highway about noon on Friday December 3oth, and almost 7 1/2 hours later we arrived in Gurnee, Illinois.  We were tired, hungry but definitely excited!