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Slice of Life Sundays: 2-2-14


Hey there. Hope you’re having a great weekend. We’ve made it into February. It’s challenge time again and this month’s theme will be “Love”. I’m late as always. I just think it’s in my nature to procrastinate. I’m frantically trying to get my project done so I can share it with you this week. Hopefully early in the week rather than later.

I’m sure most of you will be watching the Super Bowl. I won’t be. I lost my love for football a long time ago. Not just football but basketball too. I may tune in to the halftime show because I love Bruno Mars but other than that I’m not watching.

I fell a little short this week on making dinners every night but I gave it a valiant effort. The muscle spasm in my shoulder is still flaring up off and on and when I’m not feeling well I just don’t want to do a thing. Hence the lateness with the challenge.

Here’s what I did manage to make:

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Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup聽

This soup was great. I was worried that my husband wouldn’t like it, because he gets funny about foods that have a cream sauce, but he loved it. In fact the next day he mentioned how much he really liked it and then a couple of days later he said “man that soup was good”. In my book it’s a winner. If my husband is happy then I’m happy.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Shrimp with lime & cilantro–enough said. So easy and good!

Skinny Tex Mex Casserole

I really enjoyed this meal. I only had medium Rotel on hand so it was a bit spicy for me. I didn’t notice when I went shopping that I picked up medium instead of mild. I’m a whimp these days with heat. I did cheat and add regular cheese on top so it lost some of it’s skinny but when it comes to cheese I need the real deal. The only other thing I would change, and this is totally personal preference, is to use less chili powder next time I make it. This was another winner with the hubby. What I consider winners are meals that he vocalizes more than once how much he liked them.

In case you missed it this is what I shared this week.

Transforming a Table & Chairs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This was my first time refinishing furniture and I’m really proud of how everything came out. It’s such an awesome feeling to sit at a table and know that you painted it and made it look the way it does.

That’s all I have for you this week. Keeping it short. I have cookies to work on.

Have a great week!

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  1. Melissa, I love all of your posts. Cookies, food, life, etc. You are so genuine and open. Thanks for being normal and real. Mary
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    • Thank you so much Mary! You don’t know how much that means to me. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to the wind and I’m not sure if I’m posting things that people care about but then I get a comment like yours and it reassures me to keep doing what I’m doing. 馃檪
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  2. Lord…how do yo work all day, and then have the energy to cook like that? You truly inspire me.
    Oh…and I have an idea for the Love Challenge, but it will be late…as usual…seems to be a trend with me. I have a month to link up…or at least until the 14th, right?
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  3. Melissa, I hope your shoulder starts feeling better very soon! That kind of stuff just puts you to a halt. So not fun.
    I’m not a football fan AT.ALL! But, we had fun with friends and family… and yummy food! All of these dishes look amazing! Have a great Monday!
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