Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weekly Winners Sunday 7/27/08


Weekly Winners, hosted by Lotus.

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  • The first three pictures are the evolution of a new fave based on a conversation that started on Plurk. See, Amanda from Shamelessly Sassy mentioned that she loves macaroni and tomatoes; it sounded simple enough, cheap enough and yummy enough that I *had* to try it. In the right proportions, it's even healthy enough that I can easily work it into my daily nutrition goals, even as evolved into more deliciousness. I'm totally addicted now.
  1. Day One: Macaroni, a can of diced tomatoes, and I added a little Italian seasoning and some Italian blend cheese.
  2. Day Two: Added one of those little breaded beef patties (6 for $1.38 at my cheap store!), and some additional Italian blend cheese.
  3. Day Three: All as above but with the beef patty under the broiler a bit longer and about 1 tablespoon reduced fat sour cream mixed into the pasta. Oh my.
  4. Day Four: Total addict.
  • Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas - my favorite recipe for these, but done healthier using reduced fat sour cream and cheese, whole wheat tortillas and canned chicken breast and stopping at just one but having it with yummy Easy Corn Fritters and already super low fat canned refried beans.

  • The whole bike thing - shortly after visiting all the Weekly Winners last Sunday, I went and bought a granny bike, and I am totally smitten.

36 comments:

  1. I like all your pictures, but the food ones on top - oh my! I want to eat my screen!

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  2. Wow maggie! Every week I come here and I am amazed, in awe and I leave with good food ideas.

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  3. I love the bike photos. I can't comment on the food because I could gain 5 lbs just by looking at them closely.

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  4. Oh, great pictures! I loved the flowers, even those that are wilting.

    Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week!

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  5. Amazing photos Maggie and as always, I'm hungry after visiting your site.

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  6. Okay, you sold me on the Macaroni. I'm totally making it tomorrow...

    But on a different note: is there a secret trick to getting your photos to appear like that? Can you learn me, please?

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  7. It's midnight but that food looks amazing! Super photos this week!

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  8. I really like the ALmost Evil Funkiness ones...what are those?
    And the food made me hungry, as usual...I'm flying solo this weekend so I might just go and try some tomatoes and macaroni one night....it looks awesome.

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  9. Great shots, you! I love the bike series and when I saw the bell I thought, I'm gonna comment with "You can ring my bell, anytime!", and then I saw what the title was.

    <3

    Food blog? You could do!

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  10. Wonderful photography. But that BELL!! It looks too much like Big Bird - and Big Bird always kinda creeped me out.

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  11. Love your bell! And what are those dead flower things? They're quite appealing, says the Morticia in me ;-)

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  12. Love all the flowers. Almost Evil Funkiness is really cool!

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  13. Those food shots, yum!
    And the others... way cool, Maggie!

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  14. That macaroni dish looks so yummy, and very simple!

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  15. Love the middle one of the bike! Very cool!!

    Don't forget to come by and enter in my very first giveaway!!

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  16. Hey I love the new header, really rocks!

    Your bike pictures are awesome, very fave for sure.

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  17. man all of those sound deeelish! I can't see the pics on my phone - only the text- but I suspect it looks as yummy as it sounds. at the beach now, blogging, because why wouldn't I be??? haha! hope you're having a great weekend!

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  18. About the Almost Evil Funkiness? I really wish I knew what the heck those are, but I don't... If anyone does know, please share!

    I answered Zoeyjane by email, but if you wonder about getting the pictures into mosaic, please go here. It's crazy easy, and there are lots of options. Have fun!

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  19. Gorgeous, and unique shots.
    And may I say that I adore your blog's look? Too cute!!

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  20. Ok, I just ate lunch, but now looking at your pictures, I'm ready to go eat again. Yum!

    I'm glad you are enjoying your bike! I should dust mine off and actually ride it one of these days...

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  21. Macaroni and tomatoes - a hated dish from my childhood - ironically a well-loved one, now. I don't know when it was I 'got over' cooked tomatoes, but I sure do love them now. :)

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  22. Those bike shots are way cool!

    Also, the flowers... I <3 flowers! The kind of evil ones (seed pods, those) and the bluish-purple are the same plant, called love-in-a-mist. My dad grows huge spaces full of just those in that color, also pink, and white. It's one of my very favorite flowers!

    And that simple lunch and I are having a love affair. I'm graving avocados and tomato now! ;-)

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  23. Yeah...those macaroni dishes look so good.
    BUT, what are the ones that look like jellyfish? Dead flowers, I'm assuming, but what kind???

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  24. Yeah...those macaroni dishes look so good.
    BUT, what are the ones that look like jellyfish? Dead flowers, I'm assuming, but what kind???

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  25. The bike collage is really interesting. Such a different perspective - never would have looked at gears like that.

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  26. **AND NOW WE KNOW**

    For those asking about the "Almost Evil Funkiness" shots, Lotus has given them their proper name a few comments up.

    They are the seed pods of a flower called love-in-a-mist, which is the same flower as the bluish-purple one that I loved. You can find more here.

    Thanks, Lotus!

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  27. Great shots. I loved the wilting flowers.

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  28. I love love love the granny bike!!! I need to get one, with a bug attached to the back for my son!!! How fun would that be!

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  29. Oh YUM! The food shots... talk about making me hungry!! :)

    I love the pink flower!

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  30. But what happened to those flowers? But the food looks great Maggie!

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  31. Macaroni and tomatoes! My favorite! I make make the same thing, only I add a little sugar to make it sweet. Yum!

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  32. Okay, STARVING NOW! Macaroni and tomatoes? 2 of my favorite things. I'll have to try this one out too!

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  33. Oh man!! Those meals look delicious and the evolution of the macaroni was fantastic.

    Bookmarked!

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