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I’ve been putting off grocery shopping like it’s my job, which is forcing me to get creative with the little amount of food that we have.

Here’s what was concocted last night:

Buffalo “Chik’n” Salad

Yields 2 salads

What You’ll Need:

– 1 block extra firm tofu

– Buffalo or wing sauce

– Romaine lettuce

– Spinach

– Onion

– Cucumber

– Celery

What You’ll Do:

– Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain and blot tofu with paper towels until most of the water is out.

I know some of my readers are completely freaked out when I talk about tofu, so if you’ve never seen it before, here’s what a block looks like:

While we’re on the topic, a lot of people ask me what tofu tastes like. That’s the awesome thing about tofu – it tastes like anything you want it to! Whatever you season it with is exactly what it will taste like. The texture depends on how you cook it.

– Cut tofu into small chunks and transfer to a small mixing bowl

– Mix with a generous amount of buffalo or wing sauce. I chose Cookies Wings-n-Things sauce (a local brand).

I bet Speed never thought his Wings-n-Things sauce would be used for tofu!

-Transfer cubes to a small baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.

While the tofu was baking, I made a homemade “ranch” dressing to top it all off with by mixing 1 cup of plain greek yogurt with cilantro, parsley, chives & cajun spice.

– After your dressing is made, chop all your veggies and mix it all together.

Ta-da!

If you’re hesitant about tofu, try this. Baking the tofu gives it the perfect consistency – nice & crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Such a filling meal, it put us all to sleep.

Let’s Talk.

Have you used tofu? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?

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Happy Monday, er…Tuesday! I hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!

Aside from BBQ’s and breakfasts with friends, we had a pretty lax weekend.

Before the weekend festivities, we tok Kya to a local swimming pool for “Gone With the Dogs.” When the public pools close for the summer, dogs and their owners are invited out for a dip. It was packed and Kya LOVED it.

She would have swam around all night if we would have let her…

This weekend (September 5, to be exact) also marked 1 year since we adopted Kya. So, we took her to the dog park to celebrate (& so she could tell all of her friends ;)).

Later that night we sat out by the fire, drank red wine & ate Reese’s smores. It was a perfect fall evening.

Our neighbor’s pup came out to visit for a bit. Irresistible, I know.

Have a wonderful 4-day week! I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe we thought up all on our own!

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Who’s life has been all over the place lately and has ignoring her blog? This girl. 🙂

No worries, though, I promise to step it up this week!

After a few weeks of racking up the miles on our car, we finally had a weekend here at home. There were no big events, but the weekend did include such things as hanging out with our neighbor friends, a dog park visit, open-housing around Sioux Falls and a leisurely Sunday night walk with the pup. And, I cannot forget a date with my hubby, which may have included a sangria and an enormous half-baked chocolate chip cookie topped with melty vanilla ice cream.

Here’s some of what I managed to capture of our weekend at home.

Love.

This weekend we’re looking forward to heading back to our hometown (a 6 hour drive!) – we haven’t been back since Christmas! High school friends of ours are tying the knot, so not only will it be a good weekend to see our family, we’ll get to see friends we haven’t seen in years!

Have a great week!

-Lindsey

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