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  1. I was just thinking this week “I wonder what Brenda is eating these days……wish she would put some of her recipes on her blog.” Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I’ll have to try that tuna recipe. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one that puts applesauce in her oatmeal! Or I often add Greek yogurt. They both add such a nice flavor.

    1. Yeah, I don’t know why one day I put applesauce in there. I usually slice fruit into oatmeal, but that day I didn’t have any.

  2. I don’t think applesauce in oatmeal sounds odd at all because I add peanut butter to my oatmeal. Can you please share a link for your countertop oven? I’ve been thinking about buying one, and I know you really like yours.

  3. I had typed out my comment, including a recipe for Crack Chicken, realized I needed to plug in my tablet, and it erased my whole message! LOL! So google Crack Chicken sometime. It’s good plain, over rice, or in soft tortillas. I haven’t tried freezing it. It would probably freeze well in a wrapped tortilla?

    The base of my comment was that this WWer think you’re eating healthfully. And eating similarly to us. You and my husband can keep the tuna casserole though! 😂

    1. This probably wouldn’t worked with the comment you wrote this time. But did you know that if your writing is deleted, if you immediately press Control and Z it brings the writing back? Can’t do anything in between or it won’t work.

  4. I am going to make that Taco Soup this week. It sounds delicious.
    I am a big fan of your Tuna Casserole recipe. I make it with a bag of riced cauliflower mixed in.

  5. Brenda, I think all of your meals sound delicious!
    Maybe you could find more meals to cook in your crockpot if you are looking for a little variety.
    I take chicken breast, put them in the crock pot add a jar of salsa verde or regular salsa and cook until the chicken is soft. Then I shred it and use it for tacos, rice bowls, etc.
    Another think I make is regular ground beef taco meat, serve it over air fried sweet potato chunks with toco fixings, its delicious.
    You might also like this recipe, we have made it several times and love it.
    Take care of yourself Brenda! Stay cool.

  6. I failed to mention that you should smash the pinto beans with a potato masher as you’re refrying them.

  7. So many fabulous ideas – thank you so much for sharing. I’m looking forward to trying most of them. Here’s a favorite of mine – put some cooking oil in a frying pan, add a spoonful of pinto beans (no liquid) and refry them to spread on a warm tortilla with shredded cheese on top. Make a burrito or taco. I have a friend who mixes in an egg, as well.

  8. Thanks. This is so helpful right now.
    I make an English pea salad when I make a tuna salad. They have most of the same ingredients.I will add those recipes tomorrow.

    1. I figured there must be other people out there trying to feed themselves when they can’t get around well.

  9. My daughter works late four days a week, it is just her and I so I’m always looking for meals to fix like these. Thank you Brenda.

    1. Sometimes it’s hard to find recipes for one or two people. There are bloggers out there who do write about that though. Just can’t think of them off the top of my head.

  10. Thanks Brenda, since my heart attack in May we’re making an effort to eat healthier. I just run out of ideas. These recipes sound great and we can convert to a healthier version.

    1. I love leftovers! Partly because I don’t have to cook again and partly because they taste good. Casseroles usually have leftovers. It’s good that you sit and prepare your meals. It seems like that would be the most helpful, if standing hurts your ankle. I’ve seen lots of recipes that can be made and enjoyed quickly. That’d be an advantage for you too. Those salads in a bag are great. And of course the crock pot idea is good too. Just throw all the ingredients in and walk away. They have those bags you can cook in with your crock pot, making clean up a breeze. Another time saver for your hurt ankle. That’s, of course, assuming it’s safe to cook with the plastic.

  11. I have a similar problem so I completely understand! FYI do you save the carcass of the rotisserie chicken? It make the most wonderful broth!

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