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I love red blends.  The first time I tried “Crush” was because I was going to a DMB concert and Dreaming Tree wine was on the tailgate party menu!

It is not sweet or bitter.  It is what red blends are meant to be.

Try it out with a few DMB moments:

Crush –

Dreaming Tree Print

Dreaming Tree –

Last night we had convenience food.  Sandra’s Chicken and a gluten free mac and cheese.


Sandra’s is healthier than some of the stuff out there!


Tonight I made meatballs and polenta.  I will share the meatballs recipe later tonight.  Right now, I am treating myself to a birthday eve with Dave Matthews Band on a live webcast called “Legends on Letterman”.


They are easily my favorite live performers!  They will be in West Palm Beach on July 31 and August 1 and I already have tickets for both nights!

Sam Mills Pasta d'oro Gluten Free Corn Pasta

Ok, as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been in a funk and actually using some convenience foods and repeating meals! UGH! So, rather than not post something, I thought it a good time to review one of our favorite gluten free finds!

As with all gluten free noodles, though, be sure to cook a little longer than you think you should. My only complaint about this product is that it hardens up when you put the leftovers away in the fridge. I try to use up leftovers in a soup or something to soften them up again.

I’ll be back to recipes tomorrow, promise!!!

PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders, Gluten Free - Product Review

Better than any frozen chicken tenders I’ve had!  We had another of our make your own salad nights to use up leftovers, and these were a welcome addition!  The Perdue website has recipe ideas using their products.  These would be good in chicken parmesian or buffalo style in a wrap or dipped in ranch or blue cheese.

Only 180 calories for three tenders. There are seven in the bag. The sodium is 490 mg for three pieces, which is not as high as the other non gluten-free tenders my wheat eating kids were having.

The Perdue website lists the following ‘Features & Benefits’

Fully cooked and gluten free.
Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.
30% fewer calories and 50% less fat than USDA data for breaded fried boneless chicken.
No preservatives or fillers.
Made with only white meat chicken.

They only take 9-11 minutes to bake in a conventional oven.

I will watch for coupons and sales and buy these from time to time!

The kids said they prefer my homemade ones, so maybe I’ll experiment with cooking and freezing my own and report back!

For a convenience food, they are way above average.

The website lists the following:

INGREDIENTS: Boneless Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Water, Rice Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Yellow Corn Meal. CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF Salt, Corn Starch, Brown Sugar, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, White Pepper, Spices, Natural Extractives of Celery Seed.

Other nutritional info:

  • Total Fat 8g (12%)

  • Saturated Fat 1.5g (8%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 35mg (12%)

  • Sodium 490mg (20%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 14g (5%)

  • Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)

  • Sugars 1g

  • Protein 14g (28%)

  • Vitamin A 0%

  • Vitamin C 0%

  • Calcium 0%

  • Iron 4%



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