Daily Archives: June 14, 2013


It may not be hot wherever you are, but for us here in the desert southwest, Summer is upon us in full force. It’s HOT!  So what do we do? Well, there’s no beach to run to, so the next best thing is the pool, YEAH BABY! DH and I spend probably about 2-3 hours at our community’s pool and fitness center after breakfast most days. We try to get back home about lunch time and have something on the light side.


One of our favorite warm weather mid-day meal is Tyson Crispy Chicken strips and an array of chopped raw veggies. When our nephews (Heh Jake and Jack) were visiting with us last month, we bought the jumbo sized bag of Tyson Chicken Nuggets, which we still had left in the freezer, so I figured, same thing right?

Love that Hidden Valley Ranch

Now, I’m a dripper, I like to dunk my vegetables in some sort of creamy dressing, which drives my husband up a tree, it’s the smell that gets to him.

Noh Brand Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

Something else I like for dipping is Noh brand Hawaiian Barbeque Sauce, (yup, it’s from Hawaii) IT’S ONO~LICIOUS (really tasty)! It has this nice smoky, tangy, sweet, savory, plain `ole rock your mouth flavor. It’s great on the nuggets.

Sweet Chili Sauce

If you can find Sweet chili sauce in your area, try it, and not just as a dipping sauce. It makes a wonderful glaze on roast chicken!

Okay, so that’s three different dips that I put into small ramekins on my plate; for DH, NONE! That’s right, he likes his naked, no sauce, no condiments other than loads of freshly cracked black pepper, so that’s his plate you see above.