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Busy in the Kitchen

Saturday, September 29, 2012

This week could have gone better for me food wise. I've managed to stick to my healthy eating goals but went over my maximum calories four days out of seven. Even though I've gone over my calories I'm going to take a look at the positives this week;

* I've made several new healthy recipes that I really enjoyed and now have a couple of frozen dinners on stand by for days I'm in a hurry.

* I reacquainted myself with aqua aerobics this week and really enjoyed it.

* Most of my meals have been healthy and home cooked.

Now, I've been really busy in the kitchen today! I've come up with a couple of recipes to suit the autumn evenings and introduce food that's in season. I don't usually eat traditional Irish recipes so beef stew with colcannon was a change from the norm for me. I've added the recipes to SparkRecipes so check them out if you'd like to try something different. For dinner I had a couple of scoops of colcannon with the stew poured over it. Delish! Really rich and full of flavour.

Beef Stew in a Red Wine Sauce

Clare's Colcannon

As I type my oatmeal cookies are baking away in the oven. The recipe is not my own, I got it from SparkRecipes and tweaked it a bit to suit my tastes. I left out the raisins and added dried cranberries and some shopped walnuts. Yum! The smell is wafting through the house.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/9/2012 1:08AM

    Everything sounds wonderful!

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MRSCLAUS46 10/8/2012 8:21PM

    emoticon Everything looks absolutely yummy--now I'm really hungry! LOL
Thanks for sharing.

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SISYPHUS_CLIMBS 9/30/2012 9:23PM

    Looks yummy, especially the beef stew!

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BLITZEN40 9/30/2012 6:41PM

    Your food looks great! Way to go with the water aerobics and healthy home cooked meals! Smart idea to cook ahead and freeze. It's so nice just to be able to grab something healthy and heat it up when you're hungry now. Thanks for sharing!

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AUTUMNBRZ 9/30/2012 7:29AM

    Beef stew for dinner tonight it is! :)

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MAEBEAR26 9/29/2012 3:48PM

    I'll be busy in the kitchen all day as well! I think I'll try your potato recipe some time too, looks great.

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LEANANDFREEAT23 9/29/2012 3:39PM

    This all looks and sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing (good thing it's my relaxed day, I'm feeling like baking some cookies too) :]

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