Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SIMPLE MEALS CAN BE THE BEST

 So after a long day at work, doing something simple for dinner can fill you up just as easily as something elaborate.  

Meat and Cheese dinner plate
We threw together a plate of sliced cheeses, some summer sausage, bacon jerky with Sriracha (from Trader Joe's), crackers, carrots, a bowl of dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and some rolled up lavash flatbread with hummus...

Berries and whipped cream
...and for dessert I took some fresh strawberries, blueberries and a couple of raspberries and layered them in wine glasses with whipped cream.  The pretty presentation made it seem like a fancy dessert but it couldn't have been easier.

Sometimes, simple is best!

THURSDAY UPDATE: Having some blogger issues, I updated software on my computer and now blogger is acting weird when I try to create a new post or reply to comments.  I hope to have it fixed Thursday evening.


29 comments:

  1. this is the best, the very best!!!

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  2. This looks sooo delicious! Yep, simple is good.

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  3. Looks good to me.

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  4. I'm too full, so I will just have a couple of desserts. Seriously, just bring dessert out for me.

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  5. Looks delish! Especially the berries in the middle of winter!

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  6. Now that is my kind of meal!

    We went to a berry farm last week & picked an assortment of berries so there are quite a lot in the freezer.

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    1. It's so nice having berries in Winter. Great to keep them in the freezer for 'emergencies', lol.

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  7. Looks good, but a lot of calories I think !

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  8. I think blogger must be looking for terrorists. My reading list has been gone for a week now and nothing I can do has brought it back.

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    1. It's been doing weird things lately. I'm not sure WHAT is going on. I think we're back up and fixed at least on this end but who knows what tomorrow will bring. Hang in there!!

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  9. 1st Man,

    That's how we role several nights a week in our home!!!

    Looks yummy!!!!

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    1. I love that! And it's just so quick and easy...snacking is good, ha. Thanks!!

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  10. Perfect in so many ways! I'm jealous of all of the talk on blogs about Trader Joe's. I'm not aware of any in our area of Ohio. I see so many unique food items discussed which were purchased there. Blueberries, yes indeed!

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    1. You know, we haven't had one until about 2 years ago or so. We were jealous of the other talk too. I never really knew what the excitement was all about but they are a really wonderful store. Lots of really high quality good food.

      Aren't blueberries wonderful? One of my favorites.

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    2. Janice one in Kenwood Ohio not sure if that is near you!
      Natalie from KY

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    3. Thanks for the Kenwood information. I've never heard of that area so it's probably not nearby my home. I found a few in CLE and I might make a special trip up there just to investigate. Sounds like a city destination to me.

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    4. Thanks for the help Natalie!! Janice, hope you have fun on your adventure!

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  11. Just had to say "YUM" .... No further comment needed.

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  12. I tried the bacon jerky with siracha. I love siracha, and then to put it on bacon? Can life get any better??

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    1. Oh my gosh, isn't it wonderful? We had never had it until recently. Someone in the store said it was good and so we tried it. Bacon? Sriracha? Heaven!

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