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Sloppy Joes, or something like that.

I have Hashimoto’s Disease, which means my thyroid doesn’t make enough hormones to regulate my body. There’s several dietary changes I’ve been told I should make, and gluten/grain free is one of them.

That’s HARD! I love bread!

I try to limit my bread intake, but I have a soft spot for Hawaiian Rolls. We made sloppy joes for dinner, and I allowed myself one Hawaiian Roll sandwich. For the rest of my meal, I baked a couple of hash brown patties, put my sloppy joe stuff on them, and topped them with red onion and dill pickle. Pretty good!


Oh, Arby’s…

I think that Arby’s is trying to capture my heart.

They are brilliant for offering these items, even if only for a limited time. (I think they should have them on the menu permanently, just sayin’.)

Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast

So dang good!

First, a little treat.

Set IP to Saute, toss in a little olive oil, and brown your loin.

Once browned, take loin out and place on rack. Place back in IP and slowly add a cup and a half of water and seasonings. I use onion powder, garlic powder, adobo seasoning and lemon pepper.

Seal up your IP and set it to 60 minutes on meat setting.

After 30 minutes, preheat the oven for crescent rolls. Bake according to instructions.

At 5 minutes to go, nuke the corn for 3 minutes.

Then the potatoes, as per instructions.

Aha! IP is done!

Crescent rolls should be done too!

Sorry, I was so hungry that I forgot to take the after photos. Trust me, it was outstanding. Here’s a way after photo, once I remembered that I forgot to take pics.

Easy Dinner Idea

You will need:

1 package frozen meatballs (meat type/flavor of your choice)

1 package frozen potatoes (diced or some larger-type chunks work best)

Chopped onion to taste, if desired.


Fry the ingredients together in a large skillet using olive oil to keep food from sticking to the pan if need be.

We like Aidell’s meatballs. They have many different types and flavors, and we’ve yet to find one we didn’t like.

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In Case You Haven’t Heard…

The Instant Pot is pretty amazing.

Though, I haven’t experimented with crazy-elaborate recipes yet, I really like being able to make a pork roast in an hour.

Some photos:

Small photo 1: Right after releasing pressure, post-cooking

Small photo 2: Look how tender!

Small photo 3: To add veggies, de-pressurize the Instant Pot about 10 minutes prior to the meat being done, add your veggies, reseal, and continue cooking about 5-10 minutes, until the meat’s done.

My first attempt at Red Curry Chicken & Vegetables

I took 2 Tablespoons Red Curry Paste and added it to 1 can of Coconut Milk (lite) and brought it to a boil.  I reduced the heat to a simmer, and started chopping carrots, peppers, onion, zucchini.  I put the veggies in the steamer with a can of water chestnuts, and a can of baby corn, both drained.  I tossed in a handful of snowpeas too, then started the steamer.  I went back to stirring the curry and coconut milk. I placed enough rice in the rice cooker, then went back to the curry sauce.  I added some cooked chicken (fajita sliced) and kept stirring until the vegetables and rice were done steaming.  I shut off the heat on the stove, grabbed my plate.  I placed a bed of rice on my plate, scooped out some veggies and covered them with the curry sauce and chicken mixture.  It was a very good meal, but next time I will double the coconut milk and add more curry paste.  I had too much meat and veggies and not quite enough sauce.  Here is a picture of my plate:


Boy Scout Dinners – a simple, mess-free way to grill up a quick dinner.

We used sliced polska kielbasa, sliced potatoes, sliced carrots, diced bell pepper, diced red onion, and a can of corn. Wrap in foil that has been sprayed with canola oil, grill on medium high for about 25-35 minutes or until veggies are tender. Top with cheese before serving if desired. (You can use canned veggies to speed up cooking time. Canned veggies usually take 20 minutes.)

Grill up some YUM!
Grill up some YUM!

Turkey Bacon Bagel Sandwiches

You will need:

1 package turkey bacon

1 package bagels

spreadable cream cheese

shredded lettuce


What you do:

Cook bacon as you normally would, set aside.

(I attempted once to multitask and cook bacon and toast bagels simultaneously… didn’t work out so well for me.)

Toast bagels to your liking.

Spread cream cheese on both bagel  halves.

Place bacon and shredded lettuce on half, and top with other  half.