Archive | April, 2011

Weekly Tips for April 25, 2011

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, glad E. Bunny has come and gone.  He left those crazy Cadbury crunch eggs.  OD’d on them in less than 3 hours.  What candy did you enjoy this past weekend?

Looks like from the national weather reports that Spring has finally sprung! High heat in the south, warmer temps and less storms in the north and east and sunny skies in the west. Time to start focusing on summer, summer, summer!  What are your plans? Camps, vacations, pool parties or beach days? (more…)

Lentil Thia Chili

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 in Food

**Just a note to say I have not personally made this, but all the reviews and hoopla are it is majorly, SEVERELY delicious!! Everybody freakin LOVES it!** (more…)

Thursday Night Fun in Carlsbad, No. County San Diego

Posted on 24. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

Looking for some “free” entertainment for your kids.  Try the Dove Library in Carlsbad.  On Thursday, April 28th @ 6pm, they will be showing How To Train Your Dragon.  Sign ups/reservations are required: either going into the library’s reference desk or email darin.willamson@carlsbadca.gov.

Weekly Tips for April 18, 2011

Posted on 17. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

No matter where you live, a weekend of no plans and hanging with the family (at the park, beach, river or hiking) is so rejuvenating not only for Mamma, but the whole family, too.  No rushing, no divide and conquer, just “go with the flow”.  While you are perusing your multi-colored and post it note covered calendar to find that open weekend, here are the tips. (more…)

California Zucchini Bake with Veggie Burgers

Posted on 17. Apr, 2011 in Food

Meatless Monday- California Zucchini Bake.

This creamy, super-colorful casserole, made with Morningstar Farms® Garden Veggie Patties™ Veggie Burgers, will bring a little West Coast flair and flavor to your dinner table.

http://www.morningstarfarms.com/recipes_california-zucchini-bake.aspx (more…)

Free Games & Refreshments

Posted on 16. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

On Mondays, at the Dove Library  in Carlsbad from 3-4 pm, there are games, refreshments, hanging out and kicking back with friends in the Gowland Room.  Come on by on April 4, 11, 18 & 25.  And watch for Rock the Library in May.

Weekly Tips for April 11, 2011

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

For those returning from Spring Break, did your bundles of joy jump out of bed this morning ready to go back to school? Or did they drag, whine and ask to have another week?  Even my kindergartner, who adores school, asked if he could have one more week.  So, it is back to the grind for some and anticipation of your upcoming Spring Break.  How did/do you plan on spending the week?  Visiting family, vacation, at home or staycation?  While you are pondering this, here are the tips. (more…)

Spinach & Cheese Calzones

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 in Food

The combination of onions, mushrooms, and fresh spinach packs a serving of veggies into each of these easy, impressive calzones. We found that a pizza cutter works well for dividing the refrigerated dough into 4 equal portions.

Ingredients

1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust

Cooking spray

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups spinach leaves

8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion

1 1/3 cups sliced cremini or button mushrooms

3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°.

Unroll dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; cut into 4 quarters. Pat each quarter into a 6 x 5-inch rectangle. Sprinkle garlic evenly over rectangles. Top each rectangle with 1 cup spinach, 2 onion slices, 1/3 cup mushrooms, and 3 tablespoons cheese. Bring 2 opposite corners to center, pinching points to seal. Bring remaining 2 corners to center, pinching all points together to seal. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until golden.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving – This recipe makes 4 servings.

 Calories: 297

Calories from fat: 28%

Fat: 9.1g

Saturated fat: 4g

Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g

Polyunsaturated fat: 1g

Protein: 13.4g

Carbohydrate: 40.7g

Fiber: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 16mg

Iron: 3.8mg

Sodium: 818mg

Calcium: 180mg