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I get attacked by my blender

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


Out and about

I have just been out and about this weekend! Friday I shopped with a friend, yesterday we met up with some other friends, and today we’re going to a different church and some other friends’ home. Fun, but busy day.

Really, though, not too much is going on….I’ve been reading some blogs and saw this wonder ful looking muffin recipe here: http://www.snackingsquirrel.com/

You know that I now have to go and try to make some muffins of my own.

Speaking of baking, I tried the cake mix cookies found here: http://pbfingers.com/2010/04/11/cookie-sunday/. I ended up substituting 1/2 cup of applesauce for the oil and using 2 eggs instead of one. I used a lemon cake mix, and the cookies tasted like Jumbles….but fluffier. The whole house smelled lemony-fresh =D and, because I don’t want to serve anything less than wonderful to my family, I tried a cookie (or two….or four) straight out of the oven. YUM!!!!!

As for my attempt to gain weight in a healthy way to beat my eating disorder, a doctor suggested Ensure shakes. Each one has 250-350 calories and they are full of essential vitamins and minerals and fats. Even hospitals use them!!!! They also taste pretty good, the ones that I’ve tried so far are the dark chocolate and the cafe latte. They don’t taste like “health” shakes, and I’ve been instructed to drink at least 2 per day.

That’s about it for me…….gonna head off to church pretty soon….so I’ll catch up with ya’ll later!!!

A good weekend so far

This weekend has really been a good one. I got to spend time with my dad for the first time in 6 weeks, watch a couple of movies, visit with friends, go to church, and later today I will visit some family. It might sound boring to ya’ll, but I’ve really enjoyed it.

One thing that I’m a little less than excited about is our upcoming two-week trip. Don’t get me wrong, I really do want to see everyone that we will visit, I just REALLY don’t like road trips. Especially 2 week long ones. But, oh well, it’ll be a good experience, I guess.

I knew that we would be staying a little longer at church today so that my dad could see everyone, so I had a protein-packed breakfast! I scrambled an egg with some chopped tomatoes, onions and bell peppers. I then put the scramble into a flour tortilla and had a “breakfast burrito, Jen-style”. To drink, I had my first mocha protein shake in a while. It was sooo good and the entire meal kept me full until lunchtime.

My dad had been wanting to go to Wendy’s since he got here, so guess where we had lunch???? I ordered the Ultimate Chicken Grill with no honey mustard sauce(I usually like honey mustard, but not this sauce…strange, I know), with a side of mandarin oranges and a lemonade. It was a pretty darn good meal, if you ask me.  The protein from the chicken will keep me full during the one hour trip to my grandmother’s. =D

I know I usually don’t talk about snacks, but today I’m stuck between two.

1. Carmel Nut Brownie Luna Bar

2. Banana Bread Larabar

I’ve had the luna before, and I love it. I would like to try the larabar, but the 10g of fat and 230 cals. sort of threw me off. I know that it is healthy fat and the bar is made from natural food, but I also know that we are probably going to eat out again at dinner with my dad’s brother and his family. Both are good snack options, so I’m having a hard time choosing!

Which do you prefer, Luna Bars or Larabars?

I know that this is gonna sound rude, but I really have no idea what to talk about with my cousin. She is a year younger than me, but we are completely different. She talks about all of the different guys that she likes and stuff like that. If you’re homeschooled, like me, and don’t get out much, then you don’t deal with all of that. At least I don’t. So pray for me please! I really love her, but it just seems that we don’t really have a whole lot to talk about.

That’s about all I’ve got for now! Sorry for torturing you with this uber-long post! =D

I Love Mexican Food

I guess the title of this post gave away the type of food we ate last night, huh??

We haven’t had mexican in soooo long, we went to a little place called Mi Pueblo’s!!!!! I ordered some grilled shrimp served over rice (which might have had some cheese sauce on it =D, with pico and fresh veggies!! Soo good!! I ate almost EVERYTHING and it was an extremely large portion, so I was pretty stuffed.

This morning, I kept things simple with a peaches n’ cream shake and a bowl of grits. The shake had 1 serving of Aria vanilla protein powder (2 scoops), some water and milk, 1 peach yogurt and some frozen peach slices!! It was awesome!

Now, we’re just hangin’ out and enjoying the weekend. Next week we begin traveling, and things are going to get pretty crazy, so we want to relax and rest up now. Which is why I am now back in bed while writing this post.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

My poor, neglected blog

I’m sooooooooo sorry about not posting at all this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been out and about…don’t even remember what all I ate yesterday!

Soooo, I’ll start with breakfast today. It was pretty boring actually, a bowl of plain oatmeal and my mocha protein shake. The only difference was that the milk was bad so I just poured extra coffee into the shake and added a couple of peppermints to have a peppermint mocha. Not too bad, actually.

After that breakfast, we headed off to church, which was great. Then we had a girl’s day and went to Chili’s for lunch. I had the GG Classic Sirloin. It was a 7-ounce grilled sirloin served with pico de gallo on top and steamed broccoli and carrots on the side! I also got the Mango Iced tea and may have sneaked a couple of fries from my mom’s plate….soo good!

Then, we were home for a bit, and later this afternoon, off to help a friend organize clothes for a consignment sale. We just got home, and I had some chicken noodle soup (Progresso reduced sodium), crackers, half a purple tomato, some cottage cheese(I think I may be obsessed =P), a mini three musketeers and, randomly, a pickle. How a pickle fits into the meal, I don’t know. Come to think of it, nothing in my dinner actually went together, except for maybe the soup and saltines.

Tomorrow I have school. I’m so excited. Can’t you tell????

See you in the mornin’!!!

Why I didn’t post and a busy day(weekend)

I’m soooooo sorry that I didn’t post last night! My sister and I watched a movie (yes, another one) and I immediately crashed. I guess school had really stressed me out, even more than I realized.

But, last night’s dinner was sooo good that I have to at least mention it here. Mom bought us some shrimp, because she doesn’t like them herself, and I used some of them to make a shrimp burrito!! I spread some mashed-up black beans on a tortilla, put the shrimp (seasoned with spicy season-all) on next, spread a cottage cheese mixture (cc with fajita seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper) and then put some of the chopped veggies that I mentioned a couple days ago. It was soooo yummy! The rest of my shrimp I ate with just a little spicy season-all on them. I also ate an orange tomato with some more cottage cheese (just plain this time =D). I finished it all of with, yet another, three musketeers!!! whooooo!!! It was an awesome friday meal (or any other day for that matter)!!!!!!!

For today’s breakfast, I was craving something simple and familiar. I’ve been tryin’ out some new stuff (hello choc. pb oatmeal) which I’ve really liked, but just like yesterday with the string cheese, when my body tells me what it wants, I try to listen. Otherwise, I usually end up really grumpy. Does that happen to anyone else?

Anyhow, I made my favorite mocha protein shake, which I haven’t made in a while and ate a bowl of butter-flavored grits! Pretty simple, I’ll admit, but there was something comforting in its simplicity! Also, for the first time, I added just a dash of cinnamon to my shake, and it was pretty awesome!

We’re gonna be out and about pretty much all weekend! Goin’ to my grandmother’s this morning, then visiting my aunt (one of my mom’s sisters) later on. My aunt is watching one of my cousin’s kids, because the other one is having his tonsils out. Also, this cousin’s mom, my mom’s other sister, is with another one of her daughters in NJ, because that daughter is in the hospital. Soo a pretty complicated time for that side of the family….please be praying for them all!!!!! I sure hope that I made sense. =P

Tomorrow, we’re gonna help a friend of mine sort through some clothes that they’re gonna donate. Usually she does it alone,  but we decided to help her since we’re here anyway. Also, her family is gonna have a CRAZY week, because one of her siblings is having surgery. Please pray for them also!!!!

Guess what? My dad gets in this week!!! I’m soooo excited!!!! It has been 6 weeks since I last saw him!!!!! Can’t believe how time has flown. He arrives Thursday, and next Tuesday we set out on a 2 week road trip! Gotta visit lots of people! Then, we’ll spend 2 weeks here, and set out for yet another 2 weeks of traveling!

Well that’s about it for now……sorry again about not posting last night!

See ya’ sometime soon! I don’t know when I’ll be able to post next =(


Math test completed and random cravings

This is soooooooo like me:

I’ve been doing these HUGE 90-100 question math assignments since school started, and TODAY I found out that there were other 20 question assignments, that I was supposed to do instead!! ughhhh! Well, at least now I know………..

I have already taken the test…….got a 100!!!! whoop whoop! =P To congradulate myself, I made a big ol’ raspberry yogurt parfait with chex mix and granola! sooo good!!

For lunch, I had two slices of shaved pepper turkey on a Nature’s own sandwich round, along with some salsa verde, mustard, bell pepper, and onions. yummy! On the side, I had some boiled potatoes and, now for the random part, a pickle and a CowPals string cheese! I don’t even usually eat string cheese by itself…I use it to make microwave quesadillas! =P Well, it was good anyhow! =P

Now, all I have left for school is to read a couple of chapters out of a book and answer a few questions!!!!! Then, it’s officially the weekend, baby! whooohooo

Talk to ya’ later!!