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3/24/13 10:46 A

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I've got another Budget Bytes recipe on my meal plan for this week so I think I'll do a review.

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OOPS! I didn't realize this was the end of the round. Will post it on the next round...

Edited by: -AMANDA79- at: 3/24/2013 (10:53)
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3/20/13 9:58 P

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Here's my review of the oven fajitas. They were good and I loved the method!

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3/19/13 12:00 A

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I ended up making my chicken chowder tonight instead of Sunday night as we didn't get back from our weekend trip til late. It was just OK. Review here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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3/17/13 10:10 P

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So many recipes, so little time!

Tonight I made the cheddar-stuffed black bean & mushroom burgers, & they were a smashing success! Here's my review:
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Again, the recipe itself is here on SP

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3/17/13 6:21 P

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Ooh, those fajitas look great. Can't wait to hear how they turn out!

I wasn't planning on doing another recipe so soon, but I made a Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe this evening that was so good, I just have to share. Here's a link to the recipe I used:

www.skinnytaste.com/2009/03/chicken-
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And here's my review:

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3/16/13 9:30 P

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Ugh! Been out of town this week for spring break. Eating out every meal kills my waistline and bank account. So ready to get back in the kitchen!

I've been dying to try this method for cooking fajitas in the oven. Have it on the menu for Wednesday night.

budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2013/02/ove
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3/15/13 10:21 P

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And here's a link to my review:

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This was really good--I'm already fantastisizing about having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow, lol!

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3/13/13 6:29 P

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I think I'll take a stab at this. I usually do stuffed peppers with beef, so the idea of using chicken instead intrigues me. I'll most likely use black beans instead of white, but will probably otherwise follow the recipe pretty closely:

www.skinnytaste.com/2010/08/chicken-
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3/13/13 4:52 P

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Oh man, I'm going to have to peruse that curry pot pie recipe--sounds irresistible!

I've looked through a bunch of recipes I've saved but not yet tried, & I think I'll go for this one (cheddar black bean burgers). Housemate is recovering from a stomach ailment, so it'll be best not to go for one of the super-spicy options:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Edited by: RUTHXG at: 3/13/2013 (23:46)
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3/13/13 4:41 P

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Someone in a previous round made a variation of this recipe. As tomorrow is March 14th, or pie day to some and my son has requested pie, I think I will make this, but with mashed potatoes instead of pie crust. Am sick today, but feeling somewhat better, so hope I feel up to it. Otherwise, it will have to wait and maybe we will have a frozen pizza pie with a store bought pie.

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3/11/13 2:40 P

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This month, I've been working on "budget cooking", which means, using what I have in my pantry or freezer or only buying things that are on extreme sale. I'm trying to only buy perishables like dairy or produce. I went way over my grocery budget last month and I have to pay taxes this year, so I needed to save some cash!

OK I edited out my previous post as I changed my mind since my other recipe was one I had made before. I'm going to make this Hearty Chicken Chowder on Sunday for dinner, and use the 2nd serving for my Monday lunch. ladolcivita.blogspot.com/2013/01/hea
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When I first saw this recipe I thought it looked great, but no way would it be healthy enough. But I was surprised to find that it's only 477 calories per serving (I am making it as 2 servings), and it has 37 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, so it's definitely "hearty" enough to eat as a whole meal. Most soups for me are not filling enough, but I think this one will be.

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3/11/13 9:08 A

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No suggestion this round. Make whatever you like!

Everyone is welcome to participate (or lurk!) and it's not necessary to take part every round. Join in when you can and sit it out when you can't!

I realize that one round every two weeks is a little slow for some of us, but a round every week would be a little quick and could become burdensome. If you are on a roll and want to do multiple recipes/blogs, have at it!!

Step 1 - Pick and post a recipe! (post by Monday 3/18 )
This can be a recipe from an online source, a cook book, or a magazine. Post the link here or if you are reproducing it from a paper source, do that here. The general idea is to try something new. This round can be any recipe you like. In other rounds we may do categories (beef, soup, dessert, etc.) Here are some great websites to browse...
www.sparkrecipes.com
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www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/
www.skinnytaste.com/
www.cookinglight.com/

Step 2 - Make recipe and EAT!! emoticon
My favorite step by far! This step will also include some prep work for your review. Ask your family (if applicable) what they thought of the recipe. Note any changes that you made or would make if you were to prepare the recipe again. Maybe even snap a pic of your delicious dish.

Step 3 - Review! (post by Monday 3/25)
On your sparkpeople blog, review your recipe. Include a link to your recipe for folks who aren't playing the game. Post the picture if you took one. Describe any changes you made or would make if you made it again. Was it a hit with the kids? Would the leftovers make a great lunch? Maybe it was a flop and you ended up throwing it all out. You get the gist. Come back to this thread and post a link to your blog so we all can "Ooooh and Aaaah" over your recipe! If the website that you got the recipe from has reviews, comment there so that even more folks can benefit from your awesomeness. Read other people's reviews and comment on their blogs. You never know, you might stumble across your new favorite recipe!


Let's have fun trying new recipes! If you have any questions, be sure to ask! You can ask here or sparkmail me.

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