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Our Trip to NYC
Some New Recipes

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Hi everybody!  It's good to be back!
I hope you missed me.  ;-)
We took the entire family to New York City this past week, so my son
could play in a baseball tournament and my daughter could take
advantage of a dance scholarship.
We combined "business" with pleasure and saw some sights.  As usual,
NYC was bustling and energetic and fun on a grand scale.
We visited Ground Zero for the first time since 9/11, and I must say I was
surprised by how moving it is, even with all the construction going on.  If
you have a chance to visit NYC, make sure you pop into St. Paul's
Chapel right across from the street where the towers stood.  It has
several exhibits from those very sad days, and you will be inspired to
take a few quiet moments out of your busy world to remember that life
is indeed precious.
Here are some of the pics:
One of the other highlights (besides learning that there is, indeed, a
Starbucks on every corner) was the food.  In the past, we'd always
stuck to safe options, like McD's and the occasional deli.  (When you've
got kids in tow, McNuggets always work.)
We took the advice of friends and visited Carmine's off Times Square
for family-style Italian.  The kids declared:  "best food in the world"!
We also tried John's Pizzeria near Times Square.  If you like thin crust
with delectable sauce and perfectly melted cheese cooked in a 
traditional brick oven, you'll love this stuff.  The kids declared:  "best
pizza in the world"!
If you ever go to NYC, definitely ask the locals where they eat.  We're
glad we did.
In the spirit of sharing good food, let me share a couple great recipes with
you that my family has been enjoying recently.  They're not only tasty,
they're good for your waistline, too.
If you're using "Real People Don't Diet" to lose weight, stick these recipes into your meal rotation and enjoy eating like a "real" person.
(If you don't have the book, you can get it at
Zesty Bow-Ties
extra virgin olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves
1/4 red onion
fresh or frozen broccoli florets, in smaller pieces
1 package natural chicken sausage (we like sweet Italian), sliced
1 lb. bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
zesty Italian dressing
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Cover the bottom of a skillet with olive oil and saute garlic and onion until soft.  Add broccoli and saute 2-3 minutes, then add sausage.  Drizzle Italian dressing over mixture to taste; continue to saute and stir until broccoli is cooked.  Add mixture to bow-tie pasta and toss with cheese.  Add more Italian dressing, if desired.  Serve hot!
Mouth-Watering Chicken and Veggies
(This is our favorite for a cool or rainy day--your mouth will water as it cooks.)
6-8 frozen chicken tenderloins
1 large can cream of chicken soup
1 envelope onion soup mix
3 cups frozen carrots
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1 lb. wheat penne (we prefer Barilla)
Place tenderloins in bottom of 4-quart slow cooker.  In a separate bowl,
mix remaining ingredients.  Pour over chicken.  Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
Serve over cooked and drained pasta.  Terrific with a side salad of baby
Romaine and spinach.
You can get more of our family recipes in the special cookbook bonus to
"Real People Don't Diet", available at
Of course, as I get new meal ideas, I'll keep sharing them with you, my
virtual friends...

Have a great week!


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