Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday quote

"More mud than blood here..

Coach Sean..

I see some much truth about life in this statement not just for a scrap upon the a knee during a soccer game. There are many times in life that its that it is just more mud than blood in a situation. Easily washed with soap and water if we choose to do so if a mental sorta a way.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

nothing yet.

Saturday Money Saving Tips

None..we had an emergancy..again..

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

none..see my main blog as to why..
1 hour walking during trick or treat

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday Menu

I can tell you that shake and bake chicken is on the menu, homemade macroni and cheese with tuna, and let's see what ever else I can come up with right n0w.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

Will post when I have some

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

30 minute run for 4 miler today..proud of myself

Thursday Motivating Music

Hmmm so much coming out right now..

I am looking for the trublood soundtrack but it is hard to find. You can buy single tracks via ipod store. I don't want individual soundtracks I the album..

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

This is always fun...
Remy's Macroni & Cheese from the disney cookbook

1 lb elbow macroni, cooked according to package directions
butter for greasing the dish
3 cups half & half or whole milk
12 to 18 slices of american or cheddar cheese
12 ritz crackers
salt & pepper & paprika to taste

Heat the oven to 350 degrees & grease 13 x9 baking pan or large cassarole dish

Spoon a third of the cooked macroni into the pan, then pour in 1 cup of half & half or milk, & cover everything with 4 to 6 slices of the cheese. Add to more layers of pasta, half & half or milk, & cheese.

Place the crackers in a ziplock baggie and crush. Add salt and pepper, an papricka then sprinkle the crumbs on top of the past & cheese. Bake until bubbly, about 35 to 45 minutes, Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

No excerise yet unless you count the minute it took to wait from my bedroom to the coffee maker this morning. I will have excerise minutes later promise..

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Cofee-mate seasonal creamers...

I got mine at my local wal-mart this past weekend. It was a $1.50 for a 16.0z. I have to say, it was wonderful to have a cup of coffee that didn't cost me all my limbs.

Its not as strong as the starbucks but it does hit the spot for me.

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Nothing yet...keep checking back today ..I definitely will have some

25 minute run close to 3 1/2-4 miles..slow run..

its so cold and dry here my nose burns...and runs

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Since we haven't eatten out due to illness...i'm going to review an article from Health magazine instead on page 142 called Health boosting herbs,

I found it intriguing..and yummy to say the least.

The next time I have annoying cough, i will try boiling thyme and then draining the herbs to have a tea for stop coughing..

Have you read this? Have you tried this? Does it really work?

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

25 minutes on the wii's gold's gym cardio workout

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

Listen to your will tell you when to rest and to be active.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Nothing in the past few days. Swine flu has plegged this house. Then Dh and I are exhaugsted from the lack of sleep. Today has to be clean up day. go ahead and post yours. I so need inspiration.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

There are two listed below. One for food and one for a vinegar based cleaner.

Gusteau's RAtatouille from Ratatouille-What's cooking in a cook book by Thomas Keller

1 large eggplant 4 small zucchini, chopped
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil, 1 onion thinly slice or chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped (alternative 1 can tomato paste, 1/4 cup ketuchup, and water mixed together until you have 2 cups)
Salt & Pepper to taste 1 red or green bell pepper chopped
1/3 cup basil (fresh chopped) or alternative dried season to taste
2-4 crush garlice cloves (alternative minced garlic 2-3 tablespoons)
Parmensan Cheese (shredded)

Salt Eggplant, drain in a colander for one hour and pat dry. Heat half of the oil in a large sauce pan or large skillet and briefly saute eggplant until brown, then add the onion and pepper. Next add the garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes. Cook until a soft stew has formed, about 15 to 30 minutes.

Add Salt and Pepper, and basil (I did this while it cooked not after). Sprinkle with the cheese and serve. You can freeze the left overs.

All Purpose Cleaner
one clean empty spray bottle
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tsp borax
hot water
few drops of dishsoap
essential oil optional (found at health food stores or trader joe's)

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

NOne here..we have the swine flu

Tuesday Product Review

Vinegar is my new best friend in cleaning just about anything. Seriously, ladies you don't need much of it to clean dishes by hand, use as jet dry in the dish washer, clean counters, and do windows. They never have looked so clean. i will post a recipe tomorrow for food and using vinegar. Plus, did you know that vinegar is known as a natural disinfectant. Unlike bleach base cleaners that germs get resistent too. The vinegar the germs aren't germ resistant because most people don't clean with it.

Try it...wash your dishes by hand, then fill the other sink with water and tablespoon of vinegar. When the dishes dry by air they will be streak free and sparkle.

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

I got 15 minutes in

four hours of cooking and cleanning in myhouse. DH still says it needs to be cleaned expect its not my crap..and I honestly don't know where to put it.

Sorry for not posting yesterday. I had a sick kid and still do!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

is from me this week.

Jealously is just not an emotion that presents itself like an unwanted facial pimple in your thirties. It is a way we treat others in our lives. I have learned a lot about this word, this emotion, and the way it makes us look in the eyes of those around us.

It makes us look ugly, fat, unwanted, unloved, unkind, uncaring, without intrigity, and most of all inability to face ourselves in the mirror. Everything we strive not to be.

The last few days have been hell on me with aspects of family relationships. I have turned to the book "think like a lady but act like a man" by steve harvey, the house of night series by p c cast and daughter, and Kerrelyn Sparks books. Instead of allowing myself to get sucked into the vortex of the other person's jealous outrage or yelling spree. I have walked away. I have waited for them to be in a better frame of mind, and of course Karma. Its a .....I'll let you fill in the blanks at this point.

Even when confronted in a better mood this person in my life is in denial like the river the nile. I have determined that life will remain unpleasant until the life lesson this person is suppose to learn is learned.

I have learned to speak up with I feel this way about anything. Not just my displeasure in the situation but the feelings I feel and way. It has helped reduce the fire that is being kindled on the other side.

thanks you gals and guys!

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Give me about 20 minutes of walking soccer fields and to the bathroom at the community center today.

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Take advantage of sales on fresh vegetables. Even if you don't need them, freeze them. They will be just as good a month from now to 6 months from now.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

45 minutes with strollerise. It was exactly what I need for not excerising for two weeks straight. I even managed to run.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Menu ...

working on it. Fry's has some skillet meals on sale this week $4.99 everything in it..I just have to read the labels ot ensure that there is no msg in it.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

40 minutes walking to and from the school-dropping kids off and signing in for volunteer
three hours walking around the school volunteering
40 minutes -picking up kids from school. I brought the wagon this time..they loved it.

260 minutes yesterday

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Enya..totally love her stuff while I am trying to relax at night and have family time with my family.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

About 4 hours on a field on a farm walking around with allergies going crazy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

will return next week when I am available..currently
getting ready for a field trip
going on a field trip
returning from a field trip

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

30 minute walk to and from the school in the am

Tuesday Product Review

In question...ducan hines new 100% whole grain muffin mixes that are out on the market.

Have you tried them? Did you know that they were out? Did they taste good? Where they easy to follow as in directions?

Talk to us about. I just found out they were out in a magazine called southern comfort or something like that..

What is it about my family that they have to infuse the southwestern area with southernbell oddities? It is not the 1800's any more. Its a new century and new way of thinking..keeping it real not hidden by a false facade.

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

24 minute walk this morning..

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Sorry no real resturants here to review. Since we have been sick. The smell of most resturants have made everyone sick to their stomach.
I do have to say while at the hockey game DH broke down and got boar's sandwich with sea salt chips. was the best roast beef sandwich i have had in a long time. DH earnes some more cookie points..unless you've read the book act like a lady think like a won't get the inside joke.

Thanks Steve harvey..

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Sorry over slept. No excuse I know. Though I spent some serious quality time with my DH and discovered he remembered to take out the trash to the trash can for me. Isn't he a sweetie..

Maybe later, I can hit the wii.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Sorry I haven't been able to excerise much this week. I have been too sick. Feel free to post your excerise minutes.

Sunday quotes

This sign says it all.

Watch your thoughts they become words.
Watch your words they become actions
Watch your actions they become habits.
Watch your habits they become your character.
Watch your character they become your destiny.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday Menu Day...

soup sandwiches lots of bland food

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

Nothing for yesterday..still dealing with catch up

Thursday Motivating Music

okay, so, I am seriously checking out some enya's for just chillin out not excerising. Anyone else listen to enya's stuff. Do you have some recommendations?

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

None yesterday..very sick my kid was home sick again

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Homemade chicken Soup by me...

1-2 cans of canned chicken
salt and pepper to your discretion for flavoring
4-6 cups of chicken broth
1 cup celery(diced really small)
1 cup carrotts (dice really small)
1 cup or can of mushrooms
1 box of pasta the non-egg noodle kind
olive oil

heat pasta pot or stew pot with olive oil, salt and pepper, vegetables just before they get tender 5-7 minutes, add chicken and continue sauting..until vegetables are tender. Add chicken broth your pot should be half full at this point.

Bring to a boil. Add pasta continue boil as directed on the box. Then let it simmer for approximately 20-30 stirring occassionally.

This receipe was created for a non-diary diet for my kid who can't have diary.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

3 mile run/walk with the running club approximately 40 minutes

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

I love the banana colda in the refresh selection..

do you drink this? What is your opinion?

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Yesterday wii gold's gym about 25 minutes

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

None since my oldest is on special diet for two weeks

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

15 minutes walking and kids riding their bike yesterday.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Still none..cause I haven't been able to get my tail out of bed from recovering from this..rain clouds in the distances doesn't help either.

To the two that answered my recipe questsion, this past week. Email me your address. You both get fresh rosemary.

Sunday Quotes..

It comes from the second book in the House of Night Series called Betrayed. From Page 33. I know this is a fictional book series but the authors have done such a good job at putting things in to words that I know that we all feel at sometime in our lives.
"Be authentic for air, faithful for fire, be wise for water, empathic for earth, and sincere for spirit"

I never thought that our actions could be associated to things around us. Its a refreshing prespective.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday Menu

no sales papers delivered again..will have to go to the store to get them.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

none again sick child exhaugsted mommy.

Thursday Motivating Music

I haven't had a chance to really find any this week.
I still need advice on the recipe still.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

Still none..sick kid and my body takes longer to heal from food poisoning..