Fish & Cheesy Jalepeno Grits Tostado

Yesterday I made halibut in parchment for dinner, over cheese jalapeño grits. It was delicious. I had some leftovers. I thought a tostado sounded perfect.

I put a flour tortilla in the oven to heat up, instead of frying it. IMG_0087

At 400% for 4 minutes each side, turns out crunchy and cooked through. Then I took the grits and cut a grit cake and fried it.


Then, I put on some baby spinach and baby arugula and some gorgeous tomatoes…


I made a dressing out of sour cream and some salsa, put on the halibut and dressed it.


It doesn’t look great dressed but man did it taste great!

Rotisserie Chicken

The beauty of the Rotisserie Chicken is all you can get out of it. UnknownYou buy it for dinner, chicken with a side and salad.

The Next Day: Now the fun part, pull all of the rest of the chicken off the bone. Put the bones and skin in a dutch oven and start cleaning out the fridge. I added leftover onions, and peppers, broccoli stems, celery, carrots, the liquid I used in steaming veggies from the week and you will need add some water too. . This needs to cook for hours. while this is cooking make a salad for lunch with some baby spinach and arugula and top with some of the chicken with a light avocado/ ranch dressing.

Strain the broth, for dinner, use some of the broth with carrots and celery and orzo and some more of the pulled chicken. Delicious.

Now I have some leftover soup. Broth in the freezer and refrigerator.  I still can make a chicken salad tomorrow. That’s a lot of meals out of one chicken!



Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday, so I headed over to the Halal Guys! images This chain was started in New York, on a push cart. They now have stores all over the world. We are lucky enough to have one in Atlanta, Chamblee to be exact. You can see by their logo they serve Gyro and Chicken, but they also have a great falafel. Unknown-1 You can order a sandwich or platter, I enjoy the sandwich on pita. UnknownThis is the gyro pita, the best part is the two sauces you can get, one is a white sauce and the other is hot, really HOT, but oh so good. Their hummus is super great too!images-2

Coop’s New Buddy

They have only met once, but they are destined to be best buddies! This is Bodhi…IMG_0072

Look at that face! Don’t you want to eat it up. My neighbor, Josi, has adopted a new dog and he is so sweet and smart!53989619598__EFE64500-7F90-416A-95F3-4C20C53C25CA

Loves to roll! Love this dog!

(Yes they moved but only about 10 minutes away!)

Meatless Monday…

Yes, it was yesterday but I had to tell you about something I ate. I was craving a caesar salad. I went to Eataly, an Italian restaurant near my house. I had a really bad experience there but it had been a while, so, I thought I would give them another try. Okay, I got in and ordered a cup of the pasta fagioli and the margherita pizza. Not a caesar salad I know but look…IMG_0073

Words cannot tell you how great this pizza is. The crust is perfect, just a little sweet and salty! Really fresh smooth mozzarella cheese, the basil is what makes it though.


I know people think a pizza can’t be great without pepperoni or some other meat, but just try it. I promise it is great!