Month: March 2012

ENDS APRIL 20 Gorton’s Seafood Fisherman’s Friday Review and Giveaway 3 WINNERS

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TGIF! What a long week I’ve had. Thankfully on this dreary (from the rain moving in) Friday in Georgia, I get to serve something delicious and quick from Gorton’s Seafood for supper.

I Love Gorton’s products and we eat seafood twice a week or more at my house. The main reason I serve it so often is because of my back injuries (it helps control arthritis, inflammation and pain) and there are many other health benefits to it including anti-aging perks. I’ve discovered that what you eat can seriously accelerate or slow down the ageing process. I have been trying to incorporate more anti-aging foods in our diet to help slow the anti-aging. Thankfully some of the foods actually help reverse some forms of anti-aging. When I find the right balance for me you will be the first to know. In the meantime, join me by eating seafood twice a week and turning your ordinary Fridays into Gorton’s  Seafood Fisherman’s Fridays.  I love being inventive in the kitchen so having a new Friday meal planning invention to look forward to all week is right up my alley.

We also eat it because it’s so delicious. Even the grand-kids love it and think I’m the best Mimi in the world when I fix them anything that has Gorton’s Seafood in it. I want to be the best Mimi in the world. Of course I want to share that equally with their other Mimi’s.

I’m going to share with you two recipes today that I believe you will love out of some of the products you could select if you are one of the three winners in this giveaway. Get ready to droll my dears.

Sizzling Grilled Shrimp Stir Fry
This is one of the most delicious and quick Friday meals you could ever serve.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2

Sizzling Grilled Shrimp Stir Fry

16-19 Gorton’s Classic Grilled Shrimp
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 Anaheim chile, thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped (optional)

This sizzling, spicy recipe will have your family gathering around the table and asking for more!

1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.

2. Sauté Gorton’s Classic Grilled Shrimp for 2 minutes in skillet, stirring constantly, add peppers, onions and sauté for 4 minutes.

3. Combine garlic with shrimp/pepper mixture, continue to sauté until shrimp are pink and opaque, remove from heat, top with cilantro and serve immediately.

Quick, easy and healthy dinner for 2. Viola! Done.

Gorton’s Grilled Salmon Wrap with Fat-Free Tzatziki Sauce
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Gorton's Grilled Salmon Wrap with Fat-Free Tzatziki Sauce

A fresh take on the classic Greek gyro. Just add salmon and stuff with your choice of vegetables and some delicious Tzatziki sauce for a light meal you’ll love.

For the Tzatziki sauce:
3 cups fat-free Greek plain yogurt
1 English hothouse cucumber, diced
2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste
For the wrap:
2 (6.3-oz) package Gorton’s Classic Grilled Salmon Fillets
4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas
2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
8 kalamata, pitted and sliced
Recipe developed for Gorton’s by Chef Jon Ashton, executive Chef of Relish Magazine

1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for Tzatziki sauce until thoroughly mixed. Sauce may be made up to 2 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

2. Cook Gorton’s Grilled Salmon Fillets according to package instructions. Slice cooked fish into bite size, set aside.

3. Warm pitas in microwave oven. Place one pita on a plate and spread 1/2 cup of the lettuce and sliced salmon on top. Sprinkle each of a little chopped tomato, onion, Feta cheese and olives. Spoon about 3 Tbsp of the tzatziki sauce and fold in edges of pita.

4. Wrap sandwich in parchment paper for serving. Repeat with remaining pitas. Serve immediately.

Now how is that for a healthy and easy meal that you can prepare in 30 minutes? At the end of the week we not only want something fast to prepare but it’s always good to have something healthy & tasty that your entire family will love.

I have sitting on my desk 3 envelopes with 2 FREE coupons in each one for any size any products from Gorton’s Seafood.

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The winners will be selected at random on April the 20th.

Be sure to snag some Gorton’s coupons from their website!

I received Gorton’s products to review in exchange for an honest opinion of the products and I was also given items for 3 of my readers to win in a Gorton’s sponsored Giveaway. Thank you Gorton’s.

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I’m Pregnant, I’m Up, And I’m Dressed. What More Do You Want?


We have a family member that is going to be a dad. I haven’t seen him or mom to be since the start of her pregnancy but Abby see’s mom to be often when her mom takes her over there. Of course Abby don’t want to feel left out of anything. Today she announced that she wants me to put her in my belly so she can be a baby. She named everything she wanted when she is a baby, baby bed, baby swing, baby pacifier, baby carrier, high chair and oh so much more. After she rambled on a good 30 minutes I tried to explain to her I didn’t know how to put her in my belly so she would have to remain a big girl. Her response? MIMI you do know how to put me in your belly, let me show you… uh? What the L?…

She turned around and around and around then told me all I had to do next was to jump and she would be in my belly. So… let me get this right, I turn in a circle 3 times and jump and I’m pregnant?


i'm pregnant, I'm up, and I'm dressed. What more do you want?



Lets not panic here, what goes in must come out, RIGHT?

So… Abby (who has decided when she comes out of my belly her name will be Shelly AND she will have a pretty bow on her head) how do I get you out of my belly?

Oh mimi you’re so silly. You have to drink the water. Clearly, I’m missing something here… So and so said aunt XXXX is having a baby because there must be something in the drinking water. So you can make me come out of your belly by drinking water. I see… (and I know what saying she is referring to, she pays attention more than people realize)… So… Abby AKA Shelley, if I drink water I can have you? That’s all I have to do and you will be a baby and come out of my belly with a bow on? YES MIMI. *EYE ROLLS*


Thank God that is all it took. I don’t think I could stand to be in labor more than a day at my age.

I'm pregnant

I wonder what’s on the agenda for tomorrow.

Dearest Abby, Mimi’s big little girl,
One day either when I’m still alive to witness my great grand-childs birth or when I’m walking with Jesus, I hope you are fortunate enough to be a mommy. Honey, this isn’t exactly (but close) to how you will discover a new life in your little belly. However, having your new bundle of joy may cause a little more discomfort than it did for mimi today so I suggest you ask for medication. Lots and lots of medication.
I know you will be a great mommy just like you are to all of your little dolls. Love your children, take them to church, make sure they know Jesus and always put them first.
I love you Abby.

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Saturday From Hell…

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Saturday From Hell…

What a horrible Saturday I had. In fact it was worse than horrible, much worse. The devil obviously had a bone to pick with me.

Saturday from hell...

Firstly, I’ve been wanting to turn one of the rooms into an office and I thought yesterday would be a good day to start. This great idea including taking furniture out of the room which was going to Tiffany’s new house. LARGE furniture. That was a disaster.
I won’t get into specifics but lets just say my office won’t be ready anytime soon and will require some repairs first. That’s all I have to say about that. I do thank everyone for their help. Again, that’s all I have to say about that.

Secondly, one of the bathrooms was leaking. EVERYWHERE. Water was and is still everywhere. I’m sure the floor will have to be redone now so it don’t smell like mildew in the future. How long it had been leaking is unknown, from the looks of it, A.W.H.I.L.E. Obviously I never go in there.

Thirdly, the fridge/freezer died and went to appliance heaven. We’ve had some pretty bad storms lately. Something happened, I don’t know what. Something. I had a fridge FULL and freezer FULL of un-thawed food that had to be thrown away. That was NOT fun. Again, I didn’t notice they weren’t working, a day, days? who knows… I now have a new fridge. The only thing that did get accomplished yesterday.

My house is a wreck. A FREAKIN TRAIN WRECK and I’m food-less until I go shopping which won’t be today. All I want to do is go back to bed and pretend yesterday didn’t happen but no, I’ll be spending my day trying to keep Abby from making things worse than they are.

Living alone isn’t turning out to be all that fun. Why on earth did I think it would be?
It’s sooooooooooooooooooooo much work. Uggggggggggh……..
If that is ever repeated I will hurt you. I will pull each strand of hair out of your head, strand by strand. I will!

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Things I’ve Learned This Week And Want To Pass On To You!…

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Things I've learned this week and want to pass on to you!.

1. When everything is going wrong, drink lots of coffee, you will tinkle often and not have time to think about anything else. Don’t stop drinking. Just don’t stop. Everything’s better with coffee, right?

2. It might be a good idea to check every room in the house for leaks and check appliances to make sure they are working. I’m not sure how often. I guess before everything goes haywire. Homes don’t self check themselves, who knew?

3. If an opportunity opens up for a nap. Take it. You will need it for #1. Coffee, bathroom, no sleep.

4. If anyone wants to help with anything take them up on it. It might not get done right or right away but you will have something to laugh about later. MUCH LATER. Oh yeah and it will end up costing you twice as much money in the long run, or three times as much, but who’s counting?…

5. Don’t try to do everything there is to do on the one day a week you have a break. REST. REST. REST. REST. It will all be there tomorrow. The world will not come to an end.

WOW, I’ve only learned 5 things this week. Slow week :) !

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