Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin Oatmeal & A Weekly Meal Plan

You know you live in Texas whenever it's 84 degrees
and you're already whipping out the pumpkin&gumbo!
But hey! I'm not complaining one bit! Bring on the Fall!

Pumpkin & Walnut Oatmeal

Calories: 230
1/2 Cup Of Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 Cup Of Skim Milk
Water To Get Desired Texture
Cinnamon To Taste
Pumpkin Pie Spice To Taste
~3 TBS Of Canned Pumpkin
4 Walnut Halves To Top

I followed my normal oatmeal recipe <-- click and
cooked it until I would normally be finished. Then,
after it was to the right consistency I wanted, I stirred in
the 3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin.  Definitely my new
 favorite oatmeal! Perfect for this weeks cooler Texas weather!
This weeks weekly meals are Chicken Salad & Italian Sausage!

Chicken Salad!

1 Can Of Tyson Pre Cooked Chicken
2 Celery Stalks
1 Cup Of Green Grapes
(I Usually Use Purple, But I Had Green)
A Handfull Of Walnuts
1 TBS Mustard
1 TBS Mayonaise
(I HATE Mayo, But It Needs The Texture!)

Italian Sausage With Onion & Bell Pepper


1 Package HEB Mild Italian Sausage
1 Onion
2 Bellpeppers

I cook my sausage on medium heat in a little bit of water
(a little less than halfway up) to help cook the insides as fast
as the outside. I definitely don't want any raw pork for dinner!
I let the sausage cook for about 15 minutes, or until the
water has all cooked out. Putting on a lid will help cook the
inside of the sausage too! After the water has cooked out I
like to turn up the heat to about 7 or 8 to get good, crisp outsides
on the Italian Sausage. After they are done I put my sliced onion
and bellpeppers into the little bit of grease left over from the sausages.
I just saute them until desired transparency.
Put it all on a bun and enjoy!

AL <3


  1. try using plain greek yogurt in your chicken salad instead of mayo!

    1. I love that too! Just didn't have any on hand! Thanks for the comment and advice!!

      <3 AL