Healthy Hearts

Valentine’s Day is a holiday of chocolate, decadence, and indulgences. But romance doesn’t have to make you feel sluggish.


This morning I sliced red potatoes into hearts. Tossed in olive oil and Mrs. Dash salt free garlic mix, baked at 350° for roughly 30 mins.


Crispy, satisfying little crunchy bites.


Eggs scrambled with some honey-maple ham and red peppers. Sliced strawberry hearts.

I’ve got red, sweet, salty, crunchy, and hearts. What more does Valentine’s Day breakfast need?


Snow Casserole

There’s snow on the ground and a casserole in the oven.

Actually on the stove, cooling just enough to be eaten.


Ham, potato, cheese casserole.

-3 potatoes thinly sliced
-small onion thinly sliced
-cheddar cheese
-shredded parmesan cheese
-shredded leftover ham found in the freezer

For the “sauce”; about 2 cups water, chicken bouillon, flour, butter, garlic powder, curry powder, thyme (whisk together until smooth).

Butter the casserole dish, layer potatoes/onion/ham with sauce and cheese. Top with parmesan.

Bake in the oven at 350°, covered with foil for about 30 mins. Uncover and cook until top is crispy, about 20-30 more mins (or my oven is bad, a plausible option)

Tonight it snows, anxiety builds, tomorrow I move. Monday is a new job, new place, new routine. So for tonight, there is a warm casserole, crowded couch, and a lot of reflection.