Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This week, my picture have been slacking on the meals I have been preparing. I started a new job, finally on thursday! I was so happy to have obtained work in this state, I have been hunting since we moved in the last week of June. So yay! Now if I can just find a systematic routine I can sign up at the local gym and begin my serious weight loss routine. My eating was right on target today for my loss... I just feel like I have done more when I workout. I am just so tired, between work, school, the twins, making lucnhes, household chores. I am not super woman! Lol.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
We wanted to take the kids out for something, but it was so hot, I couldn't bare half of the things that Ion had laid out. So I went looking for alternatives. We located an indoor miniature golfing. I have to say it is loads of fun when you have little ones to run a muck and make you scream like a crazy person all the while looking for a runaway. Ha!
Here are a few pics of the adventure.
Chess telling us she is cheating. Lol.
For some reason they stayed at this whole for like 20 minutes.
Trying to get a pic with daddy.
Running a muck(as was mentioned earlier)
Breaking for the video games, per Eli.
An attempt at a together shot. These were easier to get not to long ago.
Pretending the shark bit him. Lol!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I wanted to see if I could make the tasty coconut shrimp minus the frying. So I tried to find a recipe to fit my needs, and didn't see one, so I just guessed.
3 egg whites
1/2 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. shredded coconut
salt & pepper to taste(optional)
I mixed the pepper and some morton's salt subsitiute in the cornstarch. I drenched the raw shrimp in cornstarch. Next I dipped the shrimp in the egg white, and followed up with the shredded coconut. I sprayed a foil lined pan with ALOT of cooking spray, to avoid sticking. Baked at 350 for about 10-12 mins until shrimp is cooked through.
I have to say this was delicous. Especially the dipping sauce I made.
I squeezed a few tbsp.'s of an orange into 2 tbsp of honey, tossed in a few coconut flakes. The whole family inhaled it. Served with last nights orzo.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I found this recipe in the Hungry girl book. I just added cherries in it.
2/3 c drained canned fruit cocktail
2/3 c regular oats
1/3 c pancake mix
1/4 c vanilla soymilk
1 tbsp sugar(splenda)
2 tbsp strawberry preserves
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
3/4 tsp baking powder
Mix all together, will be pancake like and lumpy consistency batter. put on pan like cookies. Bake at 425 degrees for about 12-14 minutes.
The kids ate them all, I however did not care for it, the fruit was mushy and unflavorful.
132 calories a biscuit, I would rather have a cookie. Lol.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I am 28 today. eek! Officially in the late 20's. It was a sad time reach it, but the day of was wonderful. I was gifted jewelry, shoes, flowers and of course money and a fabulous dinner a Pappadeux's. It was to dark to take pictures of the food, but I began with boudin as the appetizer and one frog leg from Ion's plate. The I had Australian Rock Tail lobster and filet mignon oscar. Yum!!! However, I ended up taking the whole filet mignon home. Lol.The desert was good too.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I decided to experiment with an omelette, and make a southwestern omelette! I am in New Mexico now and keep hearing about the 'green chiles' are suppose to be the best. So what better way than to try them in my breakfast. Iused one egg, and 4 eggwhites. Inside I put in some black beans, pico de gallo, and a little queso fresca(mexican cheese). On top I used half an avocado,green chiles, and some oikos FF greek yogurt(replaces sour cream). It was very yummy, but the chiles tasted just like the ones I had in California, so I still do not get the big deal made by the locals. I also have in the makes a pepperoni omelette! Lol! Tomorrow is my bday and I am excited! SO far I got new boots, a few dresses and a necklace!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
So I have been looking into making my own iced coffee's for a while. I occasionally make them but generally stick with starbucks, although I dont like SB Iced coffee as much as the hot version; as they sort of have an after taste of metal or pennies. The ones I make at home seem to be tastier to me, since relocating to ALbuquerque it is a little drive to a SB, so I have been making my own nearly every morning and have not missed SB like I expected. I wanted to know how much I was saving. So I added up the cost perserving for all my coffee goodies: lite cool whip, coffee, caramel sauce, creamer and stevia or sweet n lows. I was appalled to realize how much I had been wasting on my coffees and have now decided to boycott SB and make a savings of it. LoL! The result is $0.31 with whip, vs $4.65 each morning. Imagine that!!!!! Also, I found these awesome cups at Wal-Mart reusable which to me looked perfect for taking my morning iced coffee to go! The lid even screws on all for 5 bucks!! Check it out:
Sunday, August 1, 2010
A very interesting request from Ion out of the hungry girl cookbook.
I use egg whites, tossed in some mini turkey pepperonis and some shredded mozzerella on top, Ion had some marinara on top of his. It was definitely a keeper he said in the breakfast rotations. I sided mine with some sliced strawberries, blackerries and cherries.