Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Currently reviewing the new creed cd will let you know what I think..

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

How about 90 minutes of walking around stores yesterday. Though the eatting wasn't healthy at all.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Quick to Fix Turkey or chicken & Rice Soup
4 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
1/4 tsp dried Italian sasoning crushed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 10 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables (2 cups)
1 cup instant rice
2 cups chopped and cooked chicken or turkey (2 cans of canned chicken)
1 14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes undrained

1. In large saucepan or dutch over combine broth, water, Italain seasoning, & pepper. Bring to a boil.
2.Stir in mixed vegetables & rice. Return to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in turkey or chicken & undrained tomatoes heat throughly.

*note if using ground chicken or turkey, you must brown it until throughly cooked all the way through. If you using a crock pot or slow cooker dump all the ingridents in crock pot, set on low, high, meduim and let cook.

Credits for Recipe P. 24 Better Homes and Garden Simple Soups and Stews found at my local library.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

60 minutes of walking around Sam's club, Coscto's, Kohl's, and Bed Bath and Beyond (they are so over priced).

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Hee just cleaned yesterday. Meant to do more but the weather around here is crappy..

So, 2 hours of cleaning..

Monday Resturant Review

Since my Dh has been off. We have eatten out several places

McDonald's and Taco Bell but that is not unusual for us.

We ate the Boar's Head at the Hockey game. I have to stay its worth the over priced item you pay for. Yes, its a sub but its a fresh healthy sub. Dh and I usually spilt the sandwhich because we know one is too much for us to handle.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

It does pay to be the good guy in all situations. It pays to be respectful to all, and kind to all. It pays to be humble and not boastful.

Ask Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes. He has walked the straight and narrow for his career in the NHL. He received honor after honor from those he has played with, worked for, and loves. That's for being a shining an example for everyone.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

40 minutes in the store getting last minute items
120 minute for baking last night
180 for baking and starting stew in teh kitchen..

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Old Time Beef Stew from pg 63 of Better Homes and Gardens Simple Soups and Stews

1 1/2 pounds of boneless, beef stew meat, cut into cubes 1 in
2 tablespoons cooking oil or olive or grapeseed oil
4 cups of water
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced or preminced garlic equals 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons Worecestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon blackpepper
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1 bay leaf
6 medium carrotts peeled and bias-sliced into 3/4 chunks
4 meduim potatoes , cut into 1 inch chunks
1 pound small white onions peeled and halved
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup all purpose flour
snipped parsley (optional)

1. In an 8 quart Dutch oven (i will be using a stew pot or skillet) cook all the eat at once in hot oil over meduim-heat for 15-20 minutes or until the meat is brown, stirring occassionally. Drain fat. Add 4 cups water, sliced onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, allspice, and bay leaf to the dutch oven. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer, covered for two hours, stirring occassionally. i will be using a crock pot, so, in about four hours after combining all the ingridents it will be ready for stage 2.

2. Stir in the carrots, potatoes and halved onions. Return to boiling, reduce. Simmer, covered for 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bayleaf.
using crocket pot will take longer

3.In a large screw-top jar combine the 1/2 cup cold water and flour; cover and shake until smooth. Add flour mixture to stew. cook and stire over meduim heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon stew into bowls. If desired, sprinkle each serving with parsley.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

I will have several hours of cleaning today. I went on birthday strike and my kids took advantage of it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

I dare this company to ship this product for free and let me keep it for free. Informericals are so decieving sometimes. For $120.00 that I do not have and my DH will not spend on something. I want to see if it really does what it says, blends, food processor, and juice in one. Plus, holds up to my clans demands of an every day life around here.

I need all three units, I won't deny that. Expect I can get a food processor/blender combo for $40.00 at wal-mart and a juice for $30.00 there too. Why would I pay $50.00 more dollars plus shipping when Wal-mart will ship it to the store for free? Uh?

Bullet company...can you answer me that?

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

II didn't get to go for a run. Its suppose to be really cold this morning and raining. I am not making myself sick during the christmas holiday..won't work sorry everyone

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

cleanning, cooking, and playdates..5 hours

Monday Resturant Review

Bill's Pizza joint in Prescott, Arizona or is it Prescott Valley. I can't remember. The best dang pizza under the sun seriously. Everything is made fresh ..

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

Here are some wise sayings from fortune cookies...

Do not worry about holding a high position worry ratger about playing your proper role.

A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Put me down for two hours of grocery shopping and two hours of cleaning..

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

Put me down for about two hours, plus another two hours for Friday..

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

Put me down for being on my feet for four hours today. Yup, four hours of helping and hosting the christmas party in one of my kids class.

Healthy eatting, well, forgot it! Its a Christmas party.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

I haven't gotten any new discs to review yet.

Musicans or bands...feel free to send me something.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

I got my 10 krun in yesterday. I ran 5 miles and walked 1 mile. I thought I did good.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Looking for a good stew recipe

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

nothing yet over slept with an alarm going off.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

So, my family made this kit Saturday. The dough once cooked had a delicious flavor but getting the dough to roll out and form a shape didn't do so well. they are rather expensive cookies. I wouldn't want to make them again.DH and I found the kit at Wal-greens. go use your $10.00 bucks on sugar cookie dough instead.

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

60 minutes with running and cross training. Plotting my course for my birthday run...
yesterday minutes about 60 between going from bathroom, to hanging clothes up.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Let's start with unhealthy choices first.

Carl Jr's Burger joint...great burgers and fries by not healthy by any stretch though I truly wished I could try my friend's family burger shop in Utah. I think they would just totally blow everything else out of the water.

Domino's pizza: After receiving food poisoning to the utmost degree six years ago. We have stayed away from them in general. WE tried the one by our new house. It was delicious. If you haven't had the mushroom and cheese pizza. Its good.

Healthy choices:
A Place called the Anthem country club serves the best food the meat is generally very tender and their vegetables very fresh.

Paraside Bakery also has fresh made bread of all kinds, salads, soups, and the best tootin cookies around. Always, good food.

Shanghi chinese resturant: OMG the portions could feed the military with what they serve. its fresh and yummy. A definitely repeat place for us to eat. Now, their version of general tso chicken isn't at spicy as I am use to but their sweet and sour chicken and their chicken fried rice rocked out the world.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Okay, I am so full of rich food we don't typically eat. I don't know if I can move to make my stomach get rid of it by the time Christmas gets here.

Over the past three days, I have probably done at least 4-5 hours of shopping, walking, and errand running while my family was in town.

I will be posting my minutes later for today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

OMG... 30 minutes of walk/run
60 minutes cleaning

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch

Is an OMG experience if you like the taste of peppermint bark but without thick richness but with the smoothness of a junior mint.

Needless to say my box has been gone with in the hour this past weekend when I tried it.

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Nothing yet..fighting a cold I think thank goodness for having thyme, basil, and sage herbs in the house. Boy did they help with symptoms. plus, it finally stopped raining!

Yesterday three hours of cleaning and running errands while feeling sick.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

That will be next week after family leaves. We are suppose to eat out a lot..

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

60 minutes cleaning

40 minutes baking and cooking


100 minutes

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

If you are in a relationship, if your partner has quirks you think are abnormal then maybe you are the one that is abnormal.

Remember there is not true sense of normal unless you come from a part of the country that thinks that you must be identically thinking dressing and acting to be normal.

Each of us was giving a gift of free will, as long as the free will is not hurting someone physically or spirital, let that person go the destined path for then they can truly serve others with their experienced knowledge of love kindness and caring; not hatred or contempt.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Grocery shopping later and mopping will add the minutes then..

Friday, December 4, 2009

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

two hours christmas shopping with DH..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday Menu

I really don't have one because we will be eatting out a lot in the next week.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

give me 30 minutes for helping in the classroom

Thursday Motivating Music

Trans Siberain Orchestra!!!

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

20 minute run
15 minutes cleaning up
40 minutes at the school working on projects with kids
75 minutes

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

This Recipe is expensive to make but sure does look good. What is it with magazines that think we need the most expensive recipe to actually cook healthy?

Beefy Sweet Onion Soup by Southern Living
1/4 cup butter
6 meduim size sweet oinons thinly sliced
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 lb top sirlion sbeteak cut into 3/4 in. cubes
2 tbsp vegetable oil (use olive oil for a healhtier subtitue)
1/2 cup dry red wine
6 cups swanson beef broth (use 6 bullion cubes instead and make your own)
1 dutch oven or stew pot or crock pot once the onions and meat are cooked

melt butter in large dutch over or stew pot over medium high heat. Add onions and satue 20 to 24 minutes or until onions begin to carmelize and are very tender. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp flour, and stir gently. Remove from dutch oven or from stew pot. If from stew pot then place onions in crock pot.

Toss beef in remiain tbsp of flour. Cook beef in hot oil in dutch oven or in stew pot over meduim high heat for 6-to 8 minutes or until browned.

Add wine and broth, and stir to loosen particulars from bottom of dutch oven. If using crock pot /stew pot then add to stew pot then transfer to crock pot. add onions and any acculated juices to Dutch oven or switch to crock pot. Dutch oven bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Crock pot turn on high come back in about an hour or set on low and leave all day.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake bread slices on a jelly-roll pan to 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted. Serve with soup.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

60 minutes at strollerise class..boy does my butt hurt..
30 minutes cleaning up
10 minutes walking the kids back from school
10 minutes walking to brownies
20 minutes at teh library
130 minutes

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Essential Oils...what's the difference between the store bought and the ones you make yourself by either juicing the herb or boiling it?

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

three hours cleaning my house again
one hour shopping for literarily basic supplies
I believe its 240 minutes for yesterday..