Sooo sorry about not posting anything yesterday…….I went out with my dad for lunch at McAlister’s!!!!!! Soo yummy! My absolute favorite thing to get there is the Chicken Tortilla Soup Breadbowl. It is heavenly! =D I also went and bought a journal so that I can practice my writing skillz. =P
Then, last night, dad took us out for ice cream, or in my case, a smoothie!!! I got Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Very Berry Green Tea, at least I think that’s the name. It had acai, blueberries, strawberries, and matcha green tea. It was yummy!!!!!!
Also, I recently recieved a bamboo steamer, which I had the opportunity to try out last night. I steamed zuchinni, squash, onion, and bell peppers. I then mixed garlic, salt, and pepper into the veggies. They went on my dinner sandwich along with some turkey, cottage cheese, tomato, basil, and salsa. The sandwich was so huge that I had to eat it open-faced!!!!
This morning, I tried yet another new strength training workout. Today’s was Exercise TV’s Incredible Abs 2, which I found on youtube. =P It was pretty intense. I think that I would do it again sometime, but not every day.
Tonight is my sister’s half-year birthday. Since we won’t be in the country for her actual birthday, I decided to take her out to her favorite mexican restaurant tonight instead!!!!!! I can hardly keep from spilling it to her!!!! It’s gonna be a late dinner though, because we’re trying out Zumba for the first time tonight. Classes are being given at our church from 6:15 to 7:15. I’m pretty excited about that too!!!!!!!
Well, I have to get back to school!!!!
I’ve got another busy day ahead of me!! Going to lunch with my pastor, getting my hair cut!, and going to dinner with some family. Oh, and school. =P
I woke up bright n’ early this morning and had an extremely boring breakfast. Grits and orange juice. Exciting, no? It was tasty, nonetheless. Then, I did a 20 min strength routine that included tons of squats, lunges, pushups, crunches and all of that fun stuff.
Got right down to work, and I’ve almost finished everything that I had to do for school today!!!!! Sooooo happy!!!!!!!
That’s about all I’ve got for now, see ya’ll later
I honestly own the most ornery blender in the world. Today, I was making a coffee protein shake and, even though the blender lid was tightly closed, somehow air pressure or something raised it up and I got bathed in coffee. That’s one way to start the day. =D
This weekend was suuuper fun….. after church, we spent all yesterday afternoon at a friend’s, cooking out, swimming, and just having tons of fun. I was sad when it was time to come home. =P
Now, I’m just doing my school work, and trying to do some extra work today so that I can have a “lighter” rest of the week.
I’ve got tons of recipes that I want to try, from Julia Child’s ratatouille to spaghetti squash to shrimp creole. I also have a stack of good cookbooks to look through. Am I the only one who truly gets a kick out of reading cookbooks? I just think that it’s sooo much fun. =P I’ll keep ya’ll posted on how the cooking is going this week!!!! I’m soooo excited about all of my new recipes!!!!!!!!!
Do you have any recipes that you want to share? If so, just post ’em in the comments section! I looooove cooking and want to try out new things!!!!!
Well, sorry about the quick post, but I have to get back to studying!!!!
Buh-bye now! =D
Guess what I had for breakfast???? Hmmmm
If you said Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, you’re right!!!!! Now how on earth did you guess?? hahaha
Anywho, I didn’t happen to have any yogurt this morning, so I pulled out a package of instant apple cinnamon irish oatmeal! It was soooo good!!!!! When, I made it, the whole house filled with its yummy aroma!!!! I think I could write a poem about it…..nah, I’ll spare you that one! Along with my bowl’o oats, I had my first mocha protein shake in over 2 weeks!!!!! I made this one a little differently though, with 2 scoops of Aria vanilla protein powder, a heaping tablespoon of jell-o chocolate pudding mix and coffee. It was amazing, if I do say so myself!!!!!!
Now, I’m both doing school work and blogging. How is that possible you ask? I’m supposed to be researching for a History paper, but I took some time off! =P Don’t worry, it is not due until Friday, and it’s actually pretty easy! Oh and before I forget, I just had the chocolate chip brownie larabar!!!!! It is wonderful! I definitely reccommend it to anyone who likes Larabars!!!!!!!
On a sad note, a good friend of my family’s passed away recently, and we’re going to the funeral later on today. Pray for his family and friends please!!!!!
Well, I guess I should actually do my research………se ya’ll later!!!
Heeey!! I’m soooo sorry its been so long since I posted!!!! You know how it is….hours in the car w/ no internet access, then a whirlwind tour of whatever city you’re in…fun, but doesn’t allow a whole lot of free time! Well……..I’m baaaaaack!!!! =D
I would l=just like to stop and dedicate a small portion of this post to the wonderful creation that is greek yogurt! I just recently tried it, and have ALREADY fallen in love! =D
Also, because we’ve been on the cost for most of this trip, I’ve had the opportunity to experiment lots of seafood dishes!!!!! yummy!!! I’ve had cajun tilapia, mahi mahi with mango salsa, and my favorite, shrimp creole. If you have never had shrimp creole, you must!!!!! It’s shrimp simmered in a spicy tomato sauce with tons of veggies, served over rice or pasta. When I ordered it at a Cajun restaurant, I may or may have not eaten an ENTIRE platter of it……..whoops! =D Another new passion is strawberry italian ice!!! It is soooo refreshing!!
As for school, I attempted to cram two weeks in to one so that I could take this past week off. Talk about fun =P. It payed off though, because I got to spend hours swimming and tanning at the pool and the beach, spending time with my family and meeting new people. It’s been a great trip, but now I’m pretty tired and looking forward to getting home tomorrow. Of course, I have already started back to school in full force….which is probably good, because at least I’ll have something to do in the car =D.
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That’s about it for now, I’ll post either tonight or tomorrow evening!!!!!!
Happy Labor Day, everyone!!
I’m sooooo excited!!!!!! I’m making oats for the FIRST time ever!!! I saw the recipe on pbfingers.com and have been wanting to try it since. I’ll repost the original recipe. Julie, apparently, actually cooks the oatmeal and puts it in the fridge overnight, mixing in yogurt in the morning, instead of letting raw oatmeal soak in yogurt overnight. That idea sounded better to me, so it’s what I tried. It will be perfect because my dad wants to leave at 7 AM tomorrow, so I needed something that would be super quick!!!!!
Here’s what I put in it:
Tomorrow morning I will add:
Chocolate protein powder
Pretty complete quick breakfast, eh? I can’t wait!!!!
Mom and my sister went out tonight, so dad and I stayed home and watched Teen Wolf!! Such a cute movie! I cannot believe that Hollywood is thinking of remaking it! No one can replace Michael J. Fox!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, I guess I’m more tired than I thought.
Anyhow, I would just like to say that I have overcome my fear of Larabars and have become fully addicted to them! The cherry pie flavor is amazing! I think I like fruit flavors best, and will stick to luna bars or pria bars for the chocolatey ones!!!! =D I’ve been feeling a whole lot better about myself lately, so that’s really good!!!!!
I’m gonna go before I bore you all to death with my random musings about food!
See ya sometime tomorrow (hopefully)
I got started on school suuuuper early today, so that I could spend the afternoon getting ready to leave tomorrow. I’ve already done all of my work AND exercised!!!!! I’m a little nervous about the trip, though…
Breakfast was boring oatmeal, sooo I’m gonna skip to lunch!!!!
Lunch was wonderful!!! I made mini pizzas on both halves of a sandwich thin. I put marinara, bell pepper, onion, chicken and mozzarella on each. I ate them with some cucumber slices, a pickle and a fig newton! Sooo good!!!!!!
Just now, I decided to use the can of chickpeas that has been sitting in the cabinet. No, I did not make hummus, because I’m too lazy. =D I washed the chickpeas and then mixed them with some cumin, garlic salt, spicy season-all and pepper. Then, I put them on a skillet sprayed with cooking spray and roasted them for a few minutes. Sooo simple, yet sooo tasty!!!! I’m gonna use them in snack bags for tomorrow!!!!
Here’s the more exact recipe:
1 can of chickpeas
.25 tsp of garlic salt, pepper, cumin, season-all or to taste
After draining and rinsing the chickpeas, put them in a bowl and add the seasonings. If you want, you can change up the amounts or the seasonings themselves, depending on what you like. Then, put the chikpeas in a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray or with a tsp of oil. Cover and roast the chickpeas on med-high until they start to make popcorn noises, or for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!!!!!
That’s about all that I’ve got for now….