BTW - My floors don't normally look like this, it was hard to contain kids and food last night! LOL! And my photos are blurry - sorry, I've never found a point and shoot as good as my real gear that I sold. Im so sad. LOL
Muffulettas (Thanks Stacey)


Olive Tampenade
Salami Lunch Meat
Ham Lunch Meat
Provolone Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Kaiser Sandwich Rolls


*Spread a layer of olive tampenade onto one side of the bun, then swiss, then ham, then olive then provolone, then salami, then olive, then bun.
*Wrap in foil and place into preheated oven 350 for 15 minutes. 

Pretzel Bites (Thanks Kayla!)

Small pretzels
Rolos Candy
Pecan (or other nut of your choosing)


*Place the pretzels in one layer on the cookie sheet, then place rolos on top of each one. Then put into an oven at 350 and watch closely for melting, then pull out and immediatly top with nuts of your choice. 

Olive and Garlic Appetizers:

All you need are olives of your choice (shown are normal black pitted olives) and pickled garlic (shown is bread and butter), and just layer onto a tooth pick and serve on a cute plate! 

And the shots were the Jolly Rancher infused vodka! Yummy!

There will be more photos added later on when Kayla gets them uploaded! We all participated in the post drinking Yoga! LOL
I just consumed a pound of steamed asparagus all by myself ... whoa....I poached 4 quail egg for topping, and then used low cal hollandaise sauce as a drizzle, and garnished with rosemary (I love rosemary). 
This is my itty-bitty deviled quail egg. It's super duper cute, and tasted yummy. I had 17 more to fill and after doing this one decided that deviled quail eggs are HIGHLY over-rated. And that the payoff kinda sucks for the effort put forth - so we just ate the others whole!:)
I found a neat site the other day discussing the health benefits of Quail eggs vs. Chicken and here are some of the points they touched on! These are VERY impressive if you keep in mind that quail eggs are only 1/4 the size of a regular chicken egg and yet they still beat out the larger egg!

*Their nutritional value is 3-4 times higher than a chicken egg.

*They have 13% protein while chicken eggs have only 11% (and chicken eggs are BIGGER!)

*They have 140 of vitamin B1 where as chicken eggs have a mere 50.

*They contain TWICE as much vitamin A and B2 as a chicken egg

*They contain 5 TIMES as much iron, and potassium than chicken eggs

*Richer in calcium and phosphorus than a chicken egg

*They do NOT have BAD cholesterol, but have the GOOD HDL, where as chicken eggs cannot claim the same

*If children eat at least 2 quail eggs daily, they grow better, and are less prone to infectious diseases.

BTW - You can raise quail quite easily. I raise them, (though currently we are re-doing our set up so we don't have them right now), and they are cheap and productive. It's much cheaper to raise and eat their eggs (and then eventually THEM) than to buy them at a store.


1lb Medium Cooked Shrimp (deveined with tails off)2 Large Avocados1/2 large yellow onion2 cloves garlic, mincedV8 Low Sodium (I use Spicy!)2 large limes1 dash of Liquid Smoke (I use Calgon brand for 0 sodium)1 dash of Worcheschire SauceSalt and Pepper to Taste

Put thawed shrimp into large bowl. Peel and chop into 1/2-1 inch cubes, the Avocado. Chop the onion about the same size. Add garlic, and juice the limes into the bowl. Add your dashes (1-2tsp each) of the Liquid Smoke and Worcheschire Sauce. Then fill with V8 until everything is just covered in the bowl. Stir and serve cold!
I personally like my food super spicy and since my kidlet will not eat this meal - I add Tabasco to my already "spicy" V8, and sometimes some Mrs. Dash "Extra Spicy" blend (I think it's mostly cayenne and crushed red pepper.)
And of course - I serve it in my festive Cactus Margarita Glass!:)

This is not only full of LEAN protein, but also has healthy fats in the Avocado, it's all low sodium, and the V8 is veggie juice! The onions are even good, for they are believed to have antibacterial and antiviral properties!I kid you not - I ate this all day for 3 days last week and lost 4lbs. By all day I mean - I ate 6 times a day probably....I was NOT hungry at all - and wasn't intentionally trying to lose, but it'ssoooooo yummy!