Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Miércoles mudo – ¿Te gusta el chocolate?

¿Cuál es lo que más le gusta, chocolate con leche o chocolate oscuro?

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WELLSLEY FARMS is the Answer to your everyday meals!!!

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Are you enjoying the beautiful day with the so blue sky and cool wind? It just seems to be right and we are wallowing in the lovely weather in Miami. I am so enjoying the fall weather, are you?

At the end of the day and thinking of the next family gathering, are you thinking of dinner and fretting already? Let's calm down and think of all the food parents cook. As a parent, I know that we choose to cook easy, healthy and affordable dinner for the family. It sure is a chore to figure out what's for dinner?
We are all  currently planning for the holiday and I will have some more insight in the next few weeks.
“What’s for Dinner?” drives you crazy? Parents try to cook a variety of easy, healthy and affordable dinner options, but figuring out dinner every night can become a hassle. 

BJ’s Wholesale Club is here to help make dinners easier with its exclusive brand Wellsley Farms hand-made fresh starters, entrees and sides that bake right in the packaging for convenient meal solution. Delicious items start at $5.99 and feed 4-6 family members. Here are some suggestions creating a dinner with one or two packages.

Mac N Cheese  $7.99 & Chicken Breast Asparagus wrapped in Bacon 

I enjoyed these meals as there is a wide variety of products and each is so flavorful. They are well blended and have some unique flavor teasing the taste buds and preparing us for the season of the year.

Mashed Potatoes - $6.99 & Pork Chops stuffed with Apples and Cinnamon

There are many more Wellsley Farms delicious and flavorful meal solution. 

Margarita Lasagna                                                           $9.99
Meatballs                                                                            $9.99
Chicken Noodle Soup                                                      $5.99
Turkey and Spinach Wraps                                             $9.99
Caprese Salad                                                                  $9.99
Roasted Butternut Squash and Grain Salad               $9.99
Meatloaf                                                                            $10.99

What I enjoyed most is that you can make more than one meal solution. I had the Chicken Breast Cordon Bleu and Red Skin Mashed Potatoes. It was a real treat for during the week dinner. It took approximately 30 minutes and the table was set and ready. But what was good about this is that I was able to make two dishes using the Mashed Potatoes as side. I did my Mushroom Sauce for vegetarian hubby and we had our scrumptious and flavorful dinner for the evening. 

This weekend for Halloween, I will be using the Lasagna and meatballs as side adding spaghetti and Turkey and Spinach Wraps for a nice get-together.
Additions will be made to the Wellsley Farms Fresh Prepared menu all year with traditional holiday sides in November and unique items to keep warm during the winter.  What are your choices?

Disclosure: Disclosure: I received a Gift Card to Shop at BJ's. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced by anyone.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Daylight Saving Time FINALLY: Sunday, November 2nd

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I almost forgot, did you remember that Sunday, November 2nd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. Come 2:00 AM, we will turn our clocks back an hour. Although we gain this extra time, this also means shorter, colder, winter days, which will make us all want to spend more time sleeping. OH, it surely will be like Heaven on earth, more time to sleep, YIPPEE!

I am aware that not everyone changes time in the country and in the world. I am not sure if it is fortunate or unfortunale but we do in Miami. Are you one of those people that awaits the changing of  time? I don't like the day it changes forward but I enjoy the day it changes backward, it is total BLISS! That time makes a great difference for me, lol! Sure hope it does for you too!

Let me share with you a few tips on how you can make sure you're getting the best night's sleep possible.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A side dish with colors of the season, what is your favorite for #FALL?


How are you and the family doing? Hope all is well and enjoy the best of the weather and good health. Are you enjoying all the vegetables with wonderful colors? Each is very important in our diet. How many colors do you eat for the day?

¿Cómo usted y su familia? Confío en que todo está bien y disfrute del mejor del tiempo y una buena salud. ¿Está disfrutando de las verduras con maravillosos colores? Cada uno es muy importante en nuestra dieta. ¿Cuántos colores come para el día?

How do you get energized? What do you eat? Do you eat some sugar or do you eat something delicious and healthy. What type of veggies are your favorite? I enjoy the lovely weather and enjoy the fabulous colors of the season: tomatoes, onions and avocados. 

¿Cómo se puede obtener energía? ¿Qué es lo que comemos? ¿Se come un poco de azúcar o lo que usted come es algo delicioso y sano? ¿Qué tipo de verduras son tus favoritos? Me gusta el buen tiempo y disfrutar de las fabulosas colores de frutas y verduras de la temporada: los tomates, la cebolla y el aguacate.

My dad used to tell me that an onion a day is just as good as an apple a day. Onions are great for women after menopause as it is good for the bone. It is also good to prevent cancer. It is not a favorite as it has an after smell but the health benefits are excellent.

Mi padre solía decirme que una cebolla al día es tan bueno como una manzana al día. Cebollas son ideales para las mujeres después de la menopausia ya que es bueno para los huesos. También es bueno prevenir el cáncer. No es uno de los favoritos ya que tiene un olor después pero los beneficios para la salud son excelentes.

I can remember one day, there was a super bump on one of my brother's leg and my dad sliced a tomato and wrapped it around my brother's leg for the day. Whatever happened, we were just amazed that at the end of the day, the leg was no longer swollen. Tomato is also one of the world's healthiest food, were you aware of that fact? It is filled with vitamin C and good for the heart, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. These are just a few good benefits. One important factor, tomato is not a vegetable but a citrus fruit.

Puedo recordar un día, había un súper golpe en una de la pierna de mi hermano y mi papá cortó un tomate y lo envolvió alrededor de la pierna de mi hermano para el día. Independientemente de pasó, nos asombramos sólo que al final de día, la pierna ya no se aumentara. ¿El tomate también es una de la comida del mundo más sana, era consciente de ese hecho? Está lleno de la vitamina C y bueno para el corazón, cáncer y enfermedad de Alzheimer. Éstas son sólo unas ventajas buenas. Un factor importante, el tomate no es una verdura, pero un fruta cítrico.

Hm- avocado, the green fruit it is not a vegetable is really a superfood. It is filled with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, along with an enormous amount of potassium and “healthy” fat. One factor I am aware of is that adding avocado to other food can improve your absorption of nutrients. It is good to reduce the signs of aging and eye health. This has many health benefits and is great in many desserts: ice cream and cake.

Hm- aguacate, la fruta verde no es un vegetal es realmente una súper comida. Está llena de vitaminas A, C, E, K, B6, junto con una enorme cantidad de potasio y "sana" grasa. Uno de los factores que conozco es que al añadir el aguacate a otros alimentos puede mejorar la absorción de nutrientes. Es bueno para reducir los signos del envejecimiento y salud del ojo. Esto tiene muchos beneficios para la salud y es muy bueno en muchos postres: helado y torta.

Sharing my side dish with colors of the season:

Avocado Bruschetta

1 pitted avocado diced
1 small onion minced
2 can tomato or
2 large tomato roasted
2 lemon juice
1 tsp brown sugar
Season to taste
Olive oil


Pit the avocado and diced. Place in dish. Minced onion and add to the dish.  You can use a large can of tomato. I use 2 large tomato. I wash and then add to a pot to roast or a comal. It really depends on the type of stove this is easy to do:). After roasting, you can blend and add to the dish with remaining ingredients. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and sugar to lessen the citric taste. Mix everything together and it is ready to add to any dish. Try it and let me know what you think? Enjoy!

Compartiendo mi plato al lado con los colores de la temporada: 

Bruschetta de Aguacate

1 aguacate picada en cubitos
1 cebolla pequeña picada 2 puede tomate o 2 grandes tomate asado jugo de limón 2 1 cucharadita de azúcar morena Condimentar a gusto Aceite de oliva
Método Pique el aguacate. Coloque en el plato. Cebolla picada y añadir al plato. Puedes usar una lata grande de tomate. Uso 2 tomate grande. Me lavo y luego añado a un pote para asarme o un comal. Realmente depende del tipo de estufa es fácil de hacer:). Después de asarse, puede mezclar y añadir al plato con los ingredientes restantes. Agregue el jugo de limón, aceite de oliva, sal y azúcar para disminuir el sabor cítrico. Mezcle todo y está listo para añadir a cualquier plato. ¿Pruebalo y dime lo que piensas? ¡ Disfrute!

For more information on these vegetables, have a look on these websites:

The World Healthiest Food

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