Friday, December 19, 2014

Blue Apron: Beef on Weck Sandwiches with Heirloom Potato Salad

Earlier this month, my husband and I enjoyed several delicious Blue Apron meals. The Beef on Weck Sandwich and Heirloom Potato Salad had to be our all time favorite!

The tartness from the whole grain ground mustard and sherry vinegar, in the salad dressing, on the heirloom potatoes was amazing! And the horseradish-spiced mayonnaise and peppery arugula on the Beef on Weck Sandwiches had us humming, in delight.

I would definitely attempt to make this meal again.

Friday Dinner: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

When our son saw the size of the turkey breast he suggested I use the crockpot. Funny thing is I was thinking the same thing!

Using the Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe at Taste of Home and adding some fresh rosemary sprigs has the house smelling like Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What's Your Favorite Christmas Movies?

My all-time favorite Christmas movie is "The Preacher's Wife", starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. Besides being a beautiful story, several of the scenes were shot in my hometown, of Portland, Maine! It was wonderful to see so many of the familiar locations. The story and scenes brought me to tears!

Gwynnie Bee: BB Dakota Neeve Vest

When I saw the BB Dakota Neeve Vest on Gwynnie Bee, I knew I had to add it to my virutal closet ASAP! Temperatures are just right for this item. It kept me looking fashionable and warm while enjoying a cup of tea outside.

I think one could get plenty of looks. Just pair it with with a light neutral top, jeans, pencil skirt, leggings. And don't forget your favorite boots!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gwynnie Bee: Xtwo Vance Jacket

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you're probably seen my many Gwynnie Bee reviews. I truly love what this company has to offer to all plus size ladies, young and old.

Yes! Even 50 plus ladies, like me, can find pieces that will look terrific on them.

This Xtwo Vance Black Jacket is perfect for winter in Las Vegas. Just add a scarf and fun purse and you're ready for conquer your To-Do List!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas In The BerryMorin House

Major Depression..."Hear It Roar"!

Without going into details, my husband and I have been dealing with a family crisis that has been very crushing. Along with that, my Major Depression decided to advise me that it's time to be heard!

I woke up to overwhelming dark, cold and crashing waves that keep one treading, gasping for every breath. I had to remind myself that this feeling would pass but it helped to speak with my therapist and counselor, take my prescriptions, continue to eat healthy and pray daily.

Remembering to not be distance, my husband and I talked, cried and hugged each other tightly.

We're going to be fine. I'm going to be fine. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad made from ingredients and recipe from Blue Apron ~ I'm a huge fan of this Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad. I decided to add some goat cheese which really made this salad amazing!

The Chicken Schnitzel was good. I used salt and pepper to season. The chicken cutlets were dipped in Dijon Mustard and panko bread crumbs then pan-fried! Delish!

Blue Apron Is In The House!

Blue Apron describes itself as a "new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences. We offer a once-a-week subscription service where we deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make three meals, in exactly the right proportions. We've designed our service to teach you fun new recipes, save prep time and also reduce unnecessary waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, and for better prices."

To subscribe, you create your account, choose the type of plan you want (meat and seafood or vegetarian) and the number of people you want to feed. (2,4,6) You can skip meal deliveries, change servings but you can't pick your 3 recipes. Oh, and they only send you enough ingredients for that the recipe calls for.(no waste)

The cost includes priority shipping. So, for $9.99 per person, per meal, you can have a fun time making a delicious and healthy meal. For this order, we selected 3 meals, 2 people, at $59.94.

This Blue Apron box was delivered by OnTrac. The contents are packed well with dry ice. So, you don't have to worry about thawing. You can read about our previous Blue Aprons here

Shrimp & Mustard Green Laing with Jasmine Rice ~ We love Shrimp, Jasmine Rice and Mustard Greens! And to cook with this with together. It's a dinner out, at home!

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad~ I'm a fan of the Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad. I added some goat cheese which was amazing! The Chicken Schnitzel was good. I think the next time I make it I'll try different seasoning, as per my hubby's request.

Beef on Weck Sandwiches with Heirloom Potato Salad ~ My husband loves sandwiches. Yeck! I do too. We'll be enjoying this one during the weekend with a cold beer.

We Really Love This Car!

As a carfree family, we occasionally rent vehicles from Enterprise Rent A Car. Recently, my husband and I rented a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country Touring Van.

I wish I had taken more photos but we were having so much fun driving it!

The ParkView® Rear Back up Camera was truly a plus when pulling out of tight spots and busy parking lots. I still found myself checking my mirrors but the feature is definitely a huge plus!

When we picked up my husband's bicycle from the bike shop, we realized that the back seats folded down into the floor. Now that's wicked cool. And the deep well trunk gave us more comfort for putting our shopping bags in the van.

Hubby says, all we need now is a dog and he would buy this one!