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Easter Dinner, FwE style.

Holidays are hectic in my family.  This Easter, Brad and I celebrated together.  There was relaxation!  There was no running around like a chicken with your head cut off!  It was great!

I came up with a pretty good and simple menu.

  • turnip greens
  • mashed potatoes
  • green beans
  • ham steaks with pineapple, sweet potato and marshmallow
  • biscuits
  • strawberries and whipped cream for dessert

The ham steaks was the easiest (and yummiest) part.

Place a ham steak in a piece of tin foil.  Top with pineapple, mashed sweet potatoes and brown sugar.  Wrap up and put in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.  Remove the steak and top with mini marshmallows.  Do not seal back up!  Pop back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are brown.

Turnip greens were quite yummy.  Cook some bacon and sauteed the onions in the bacon fat.  Add the turnip greens and wilt.   Serve warm!

Easter dinner success!

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sweet potato quesadilla

The past few days I’ve been ordering food.  Well, we ordered pizza & wings on Wednesday which was then my lunch and dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday.  I ordered out with my friend Friday night and then we had a huge snow storm!!!!  After braving the roads I made it home in the afternoon.  Today I’m definitely staying in.   So for lunch i had sweet potato quesadillas.  While I’m not a fan of Rachel Ray (and many people say I look like her) I do like her magazine.  I got this recipe from it.


1/2 sweet potato, mashed
1/3 cup black beans
1/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded chicken (I didn’t use it today – the quesadilla is tasty with or with out the chicken)
2 flour tortillas (i use the high fiber tortillas)

Microwave the sweet potato and cut length wise.  Scoop out the inside into a bowl and mash.  Smear half of the smashed potato onto a tortilla.  Add the black beans on top of the sweet potato and mash lightly.  Add the cheese and put the other tortilla on top.

Heat a non-stick pan (preferably bigger than your tortilla) to medium heat.  Place the quesadilla on the pan and warm until it gets crispy; flip and repeat on the other side.

Cut with a serrated knife into quarters and enjoy!

I do not dip this quesadilla in anything but you can dip it in whatever you’d like.

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