Thursday, February 25, 2010

HELP - I Need Some Recipes!

JOKE: In the Fire Station

Little Jimmy's preschool class went on a field trip to the fire station. The firefighter giving the presentation held up a smoke detector and asked the class: "Does anyone know what this is?"

Little Jimmy's hand shot up and the firefighter called on him.

Little Jimmy replied: "That's how Mommy knows supper is ready!"

I'm not quite that bad in the kitchen...anymore, but when I first got married, I must confess that I barely knew how to boil water. We survived the first year of our marriage
solely because we used the outdoor grill my uncles & aunts gave us for a wedding present (I guess they knew in advance and had pity on my husband).

Now, I can cook very well and everyone raves about my wonderful dishes. Mainly because the entire world is on a diet and I was still cooking like Paula Dean with tons of butter and entire bags of cheddar cheese! No wonder people liked my meals, until they asked for the recipe and found out how many calories they'd just consumed in one sitting. What can you expect? - I cook the way I grew up watching my mom and my grandma cook.

So, now that I am TRYING to eat healthy...I am at a complete block as to what to cook. I know I have a HUGE selection of websites I could pull up healthy recipes, but for some reason, none of them sound good to me. I want someone to actually make something healthy and let me taste how good it is, and THEN find out what was in it. Most of the time, these healthy recipes call for ingredients I can't even pronounce. One cookbook I looked in the other day that was supposed to have "foods that help your body burn fat", and one of the suggested snacks was Seaweed. Come on, really?

If you have a healthy recipe, that has NORMAL ingredients that I don't have to go to the "organic market" to acquire...and if they are family-taste tested and approved,
please email me a copy to I would love to have some ideas. Keep in mind that I'm not real big on veggies. I usually only eat them if they are covered with melted cheese or hidden somewhere deep in a dip or casserole. I don't know if that will hinder your recipes, but I thought you should know.

Thanks for your help. My husband thanks you, I thank you, my kids...probably won't thank you, but you can't please everyone.


  1. Girl I need some recipe help too. So if you get any good them.

  2. We try to eat mostly organic now.
    Hugs, andrea

  3. We're big veggie people. I could give you an awesome kale soup recipe...but it has the kale (a veggie) floating everywhere. If you want it, I'll send. Totally awesome and easy--uses Italian turkey sausage links (good for you).

  4. Well, sadly... or wonderfully (from my viewpoint)... my 18 year old son LOVES to cook and he does 99% of it in this house. I still do his laundry and will until he moves out if he keeps on a'cookin! I love it!

    Our favorite easy meal is the $6 salmon that you can get in Wal-Mart's frozen fish freezer. It's one big long fillet packaged in a 1 1/2 foot package. It feeds all four of us just perfectly and no matter WHAT my son does to it, it turns out yummy EVERY time! Wraps it in foil, adds seasonings and lemon juice and throws it in the oven. Great with scalloped or mashed potatoes. Mmmm! Even the kids love it. Heart healthy too!