Category Archives: The Foodie In Me

#MyLastOf2012 …

What are your ‘lasts of 2012’??? …Last Meal, Drink, Weigh-In, Shower, Joke, Show, Check, Job, Bill, Gift, Dress, Tweez, Kiss, Laugh, Date, Shoe, Floss, Nap, Outfit, Love! Share your answer using #MyLastOf2012.

Here is my last meal of 2012… Grilled portabella mushroom, asparagus, baked potato, & a delicious steak. #MyLastOf2012

Last1Meal2012     Last2Meal2012

In staying in the realm of “”, I must confess that I bought the asparagus and the portabella mushrooms from the 99c Store. Yes, they have FRESH, namebrand veggies.  ‘Greeeeeen Giant’, sing along with me. There is no excuse for you to still be cooking carbs from a box. Just make sure you check the date on ALL foods from ANY store. The steak and potatoes where normally priced.

Portabella       Cheese

Before putting on the grill, I put a mixture Trader Joe’s “Chevre goat cheese with kalamata olives” & Kraft mozzarella cheese on the mushrooms. I tossed the asparagus with olive oil, salt, garlic powder (I usually use real garlic but didn’t want to spend the time), and fresh lemon juice then placed on the grill.

Such a delicious gourmet meal at an inexpensive price. Winning!!!

Happy New Year ‘s!!! Love Bless with much Success!!!

Los Angeles’ POP’s

Day After Labor Day BBQ

So I spent my actual Labor Day doing nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. I did tons of blog work, joke writing, and other computer-related jobs. Needless to say, what I did not do is attend a BBQ or more importantly eat any BBQ (1 of my favorite foods) or really, eat anyting at all.

So I made up for it today. This will probably gross out all vegans, vegetarians, members of PETA, and all around animal lovers. I am a self-proclaimed carnivore and decided to share my glorious, fullfilling “Day After Labor Day BBQ” meal. When viewing pics keep in mind that I was starving!

– BBQ’d chicken, steak, pork, couple of ribs my guy made, and sliders

Potatoe salad

– Fried white corn

Deviled eggs

I hope all my carnivorous friends enjoy the view as much as I enjoyed the plate. I was going to make a green salad but… where would I put it?

 Okay, this is my boyfriends plate, not mine.

  Here’s mine, lol, not much better.

Don’t worry, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. We both left more than half of our plates full. They will be cleaned at a later time. Like in a couple of hours ;-).

I hope you all had a very lovely Labor Day!

Shrimp Tacos

Easy, light, fresh, and won’t break your budget.


Corn Tortillas

Raw Shrimp (you can get as much or as less as you need, 1/4lb will feed 2 ppl. Even @ $8/lb, that’s only $2 for your tacos :-). I also split them lengthwise before cooking)

Cilantro (I used as lettuce but you can also add shredded lettuce or cabbage)

Tomatoes, chopped

Fresh lime, squeeze on taco

Onion, chopped (optional)

Crumbled El Mexicano Queso Casero cheese (but any type will do)

Cilantro lime dressing, sour cream or my new ‘light’ favorite, plain yogurt (tastes the same and less calories)

Sautee shrimp in pan w/ a lil olive oil, Old Bay Seasoning, and fresh lemon or lime juice. Basically, season to your taste. If you like garlic…add it, you’re eating it. Shrimp cooks quickly so as soon as it turns pink get ready to take it off the stove. While sauteeing, warm tortillas in microwave or one-by-one on a gas burner, flipping once. That’s it! Fill warm tortillas with all ingredients and enjoy. Serve with warmed tortilla chips and guacamole if you have it.


Hey guys, thanks for stopping by. I HATE (a word my parents never allowed us to use) to pay full price for anything. So, I thought I’d share all the ways that I avoid it. Hopefully I can inspire you and show that paying full price is NOT the business. Let’s ball on a budget!!!