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Faux Ice Cream!

I saw this recipe for Strawberry Banana “Soft Serve” and have been dying to try it. It just so happened that I had strawberries and bananas so I threw some (not literally) in the ninja (blender) and made some. I added unsweetened coconut because I love it! It really was just like soft serve ice cream! I sat on my couch during the kids naptime and ate my “ice cream” while reading a John Grisham book… was awesome and a RARE TREAT! 🙂

No pic because I had to eat it before the kids woke up! No sharing here! 


Weekly Meal Plan 2/20-2/26

I was able to find some great deals on fruit and veggies this week! Each week I check all the local store ads, then I make a list of items on sale. I make sure to include the item name, price and where it is on sale.  Finally, I take my list to Was-Mart and I PRICE MATCH! I love Wal-Mart’s price matching policy!! It allows me to score some amazing deals without having to drive all over Kingdom Come! 🙂

Okay, I am going to TRY to post my weekly meal plan each week. If you want a recipe just leave a comment! 🙂 I am only going to list our dinners here. Also, we do eat potatoes on workout days. The kids usually have fruit for dessert.

Monday 2/20- Lazy Busy Mama’s Chops, Hot Crash Potatoes and oven roasted carrots

Tuesday 2/21- Sticky Chicken and World’s Best Braised Cabbage

Wednesday– 2/22-Pepperocini Pork topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers

Thursday 2/23- Lasagna with zucchini “noodles” and salad

Friday 2/24-Baked Ham, Southern Collard Greens and sweet potato fries

Saturday 2/25- Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

Sunday 2/26- leftovers! Yay, no cooking! 🙂

Berry Swirl Cake

Maisie turned 3! I went back and forth on what to do about a cake. Should I order one or make one? Gluten free or regular? So many choices! In the end I decided to go with gluten free. I just couldn’t  justify making something for my kids that could make them sick. I tried a gluten free baking mix and it was GROSS! I scoured the internet and came across one that looked good. I whipped up a test version and everyone gobbled it down! Owen begged me to make one for his birthday, which is 7 months away. I wanted something that would taste good to the non-paleo eaters at the party. I think I succeeded! Clayton said it was good and I know he wouldn’t lie to me! 🙂 Cael and Owen said it was awesome and the birthday girl slowed down enough to get a few bites. I thought it was good. It has a lot of almond flour so I probably would only make it occasionally. The non-paleo eaters said it was really good, hopefully they weren’t lying just to spare my feelings! 🙂

The first time I made it I used strawberries and the second time I used blueberries.


Food Pics

This is the Caribbean Jerk Rib recipe that I posted here from PaleOMG.

This is a sweet potato pie from Paleo Comfort Foods. Great cookbook. You can get it on amazon. The book not the pie.

These are Kale Chips.

1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon coconut oil or bacon grease
1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

Today is Thanksgiving……right?

Ok, not really! BUT since we are supposed to be thankful everyday we can technically call it Thanksgiving!


Eat your heart out, Martha!

I will post my recipes later.


So as the turkey was getting done I began to take its temperature with a meat thermometer. When the thermometer stated the temperature of the turkey was a safe 170ish, I foolishly believed it. The mashed potatoes, gravy,and sweet potato pie were all done and waiting patiently to be devoured. The broccoli was in the oven getting roasted to perfection. Clayton (the husband) began to cut into the perfectly golden, juicy bird. He carved one side…mmmmm it smelled (and looked) heavenly. As he cut into the 2nd side he began to look slightly worried. Instead of cutting with confidence he was staring at the bird with a look of anguish.


We examined the meat we thought was done but couldn’t come to a conclusion as to whether it was fully cooked. We decide that even though it’s fun to live dangerously, eating raw poultry was not the way. Sooooooo we stuck it back in the oven with the roasting broccoli to finish cooking. One problem though, you don’t cook a turkey at the same temperature you roast broccoli at…..

By this time we were all starving. We had fluffy potatoes, rich gravy, a mouth-watering sweet potato pie, broccoli roasted to perfection and partially raw, partially burnt turkey.

So we sat down for a Paleo nightmare…..a meatless meal. We ate our sides (that were awesome, by the way) and waited for the turkey to be done. The whole time we ate I kept replaying the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where they are all chewing the over cooked turkey. If you’ve seen it you know what I mean and if you haven’t, shame on you, it’s a classic!

By the time we took the turkey out of the oven the kids had moved on but Clayton and I faithfully ate our dry turkey, covered it gravy, of course!

Moral of the story: A meat thermometer might not be the best item to skimp on.

I am just happy to say that I kept my cool during the entire fiasco. There were no tears, foot stomping or yelling at all. However, please do not ask my husband to confirm the last statement….

Recipes to be shared later but don’t worry I will not be instructing anyone on how to cook a turkey.

Caribbean Jerk Crockpot Beef via PaleOMG!!

Three words for you BEST. RIBS.EVER!

I used pork ribs but other than that I kept everything the same. I used homemade turkey stock. I served these with oven roasted Brussels sprouts.


The rib recipe can be found at

Paleo Caribbean Jerk Crockpot Beef Ribs

2-3lbs beef back ribs
1 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth (or water!)
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons salt and pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
This is simple. I’m trusting you to not eff this up. If you do, you fail at life. Not even kidding.
Put ribs and chopped onions in crockpot.
Add broth or water.
Mix spices together and add directly to the crockpot, being sure to coat the ribs.
Put crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
Eat. Be careful pulling the ribs out of the crockpot, the meat comes off the bone pretty easily!

The Brussels sprout recipe was really hard so pay close attention!

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Cover cookie sheet with foil.

3.Dump fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts onto pan.

4. Drizzle with bacon grease.

5. Place pan in oven. 

6. Cook for about 25 min or until sprouts get crispy, stirring about halfway through cooking time.

7. Eat, constantly checking to see if you are actually eating Brussels sprouts. Surely you are not, these taste to good.