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101 Kellie Dr


Smithfield, NC 27577



919 938-3749


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Kids Care Pediatrics 101 Kellie Drive Smithfield, NC 27577 222 Mast Drive Garner, NC 27529
Kids Care Pediatrics101 Kellie Drive Smithfield, NC 27577 222 Mast Drive Garner, NC 27529

Everyone wants to be the perfect mom, but the truth is, perfection is not attainable.  So you have to choose what you will compromise on and what you won't.  OK, so what do I choose to be great at and what do I let slide?  Well, the most important thing to my family is eating TOGETHER at breakfast and dinner.  So how do I do it?  Truthfully, it is a team effort, but one that I think impacts all areas of your family life.  Families that sit down at the table to eat dinner together have children with fewer school problems and less obesity.  That means no TV during dinner and everyone sits down at the kitchen table to eat at the same time!


In our house we start on Saturday night.  Each of us has input on what the meals for the week should be.  I have a notebook filled with quick (30-40 minutes to prepare) recipes that I pull out to help plan the meals.  Then I just fill in the calendar for the week.  Sunday dinner is a special meal at our house and we pull out all the stops for it.  I have a special section of my recipe notebook just for Sunday dinner.  (This past Sunday we had Gnocchi Gratin, spinach, peaches and ice cream for dessert.)


On Sunday after church we hit the grocery store for all the things we need for the meals we planned for the week.  Then we head home and relax.  Every night we have the plan for the meal and either myself OR my husband starts dinner!  (Team effort :) ) 




Pepper Jack, Chicken Quesadillas and Mixed Citrus Salad with Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing



So I got a new Cooking Light Recipe Calendar from my good friend Diane.  This was the first recipe I made!  It is quick and easy and my boys tell me I need to make sure we have this salad weekly!


For the Quesadillas:

Flour Tortillas


3/4 cup shredded Monterey-Pepper Jack Cheese (or use plain Monterey Jack if your kids don't like spicy cheese)


1 cup chopped rotisserie chicken from the deli


Chopped Cilantro


1. Place tortilla flat on a work surface.  Sprinkle cheese over half of each tortilla; tope each tortilla with chicken and cilantro.  Fold tortillas in half.


I then spray mine with cooking spray and broil them,turning over when browned; but you can also place them in a non-stick skillet and brown them that way.


I serve mine with Salsa, but you can also serve with light sour cream.


Citrus Green Salad


2 (5 ounce) bags of your favorite salad greens (we like the Spring Mix)


1 (11 ounce) can of Mandarin oranges, drained


1 (8 ounce) jar of red grapefruit, drained


21 walnut halves, toasted


Orange-poppy seed dressing (recipe follows)


1. Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl.  Arrange some salad on each plate and drizzle some Orange-Poppy Seed dressing on each salad.  Top with walnuts.


Orange Poppy Seed Dressing


1/2 Cup fresh orange juice


1/4 Cup honey


1/4 Cup Canola Oil


2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar


1/8 teaspoon salt


1 teaspoon poppy seeds


1.  Place first 5 ingredients in a blender; process until blended.  Add poppy seeds and pulse once.  Cover and refrigerate.


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