Bluebird Down

The pursuit of domestic bliss, one glorious debacle at a time.

March Eats March 4, 2012

Filed under: Cooking,Food — Teri @ 7:32 pm

I hate to keep beating up on February, but included on it’s list of offenses was lazy, indulgent eating practices. We practically ate out every night — which fattens your waistline and makes your wallet skinny. Not the effect I’m going for in March. Most recipes are from the March 2012 edition of Cooking Light, unless otherwise noted. And I’m very excited to put my hours on Pinterest to good use this month — those are the links toward the end of the month. I had to weed through a lot of martini recipes, so enjoy!



Considering eating shamrocks this month for extra luck.



March 5 — Potato, Mushroom & Leek Croquettes with sauteed spinach
March 6 — Chicken & Sausage Stew
March 7 — Crispy Herbed Sprimp with asparagus
March 8 — Grilled Sirloin with Broccoli Rabe
March 9 — Cheesy Pigs in Blankets
March 10 — Cheesy Pasta Bake
March 11 — All American Meat Loaf with Potato & Root Vegetable Mashers and broccoli

March 12 — Dinner out for Z’s birthday
March 13 — Hamburgers with Creamy Potato Salad
March 14 — Tempeh and Broccolini Stirfry
March 15 — Tarragon Chicken Salad with salad greens and biscuits while wearing a toga [Southern Living, March 2012]
March 16 — Roadtrippin’ with P to see the Penguins play the NJ Devils
March 17 — Saint Patrick’s Day in NYC [Squee!!!!]
March 18 — Bloody Marys. Lots and lots of Bloody Marys.

March 19 — Mushroom & Manchego Panini
March 20 — Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin with Zucchini & Eggplant
March 21 — Cheesesteak with Oven Fries
March 22 — Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables [Southern Living, March 2012]
March 23 — Baked Chicken Nuggets
March 24 — Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili
March 25 — Spinach & Artichoke Baked Pasta

March 26 — Steak House Mac & Cheese with salad
March 27 — Smoky Chicken Panini [Southern Living, March 2012]
March 28 — Kale, Sausage & Lentil Skillet
March 29 — Chicken & Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce with Baked Rice and Peas
March 30 — Pan-seared Scallops with spinach
March 31 — Chicken, Avocado & Bacon Quesadillas
April 1 — Spinach Lasagna Rolls


Are You Feeling Lucky? March 1, 2012

Filed under: Lucky List — Teri @ 8:04 pm

Happy March! I’ve never been so happy to see the turn of the calendar page. For as rotten as February was, March is going to be epic in it’s awesomeness. Welcome to the debut of the Lucky List, All Things I’m Lucky To Love:


Nothing lifts the spirits like clear skies and warm temperatures. Let’s just keep it under 90, fellas.


How cool are these little lunch containers that I picked up at Target? Love the measurements on the sides. I’m too lazy to actually measure out 1/2 cup of brown rice. They come with ice packs too, so your blueberries will stay nice and cool.



I know I just said it’s warm, but this hot chocolate is a-mazzzzing. Amazing. It will change your life. But go easy, because it will also change your waistline at a whooping 150 calories a pack [not counting the milk].



I predicted a Pens shootout win against the Dallas Stars last night. How much more evidence does the NHL need that I am simply incredible?
[Pictured from left to right: Fleury, Malkin, Crosby and Engelland.]



Do you know about Birchbox? If you don’t, you need to get hip. For ten bucks a month, you get a cute little package with fun beauty samples. It’s great for replenishing your road trip bag. [And if you don’t have a road trip bag, this is a great reason to start one!] It sounds a little on the pricey side, but I say we are all worth it.

So what’s bringing you luck this month?