Monday, October 26, 2009
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
After the little bit of rain/sprinkles that we're getting today (great for our new grass seed) maybe we can get back out and do a little more work.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday - Chicken and sesame noodles
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Alex on the other hand, loved the Batman costume (as though you can't tell from his super hero poses) and so we got it for him. Zachary is going to wear the soldier outfit (we got another one in his size) and he will be super cute too.
Monday was when I got my hair done after a weekend of suffering with the grey hairs. My hair is not too much different from before but it is a little lighter and better shaped up. I can still see those darn grey hairs though!
Thursday I started a 30 day challenge on my Wii Active. I have been neglecting my Wii exercises (or any at all!) and had fallen off the diet wagon. I'm back on track now and started the 30 day challenge to make myself do something. After only two days (today was a rest day) I am sore. The Wii Active is more exercise than the others and not really fun. It will make you run in place, and do lunge after lunge after lunge. Plus it's got a resistance band so you work out your arms too. Ouch! Hopefully by workout time tomorrow I won't be hobbling around and groaning when I sit and stand like I am today. I am down 16 pounds from when I started towards the end of June but I've got at least that more to go until I'm where I want to be. Wish me luck!
Oh, and the pool is fixed now. No more green and no more leak!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday - Lime garlic chicken with rice (in the crock pot) & Easy zucchini Parmesan (52 calories)
Tuesday - Apple & pork stir-fry (298 calories)
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Taco pizza
Friday - Crunchy onion chicken (331 calories) with baked potatoes
I also plan to make biscuit donuts for a snack for the kids (O.K., maybe for me too) sometime this week. If you've never had donuts like this you should really try it. They are super easy, cheap and oh so good.
One can of plain biscuits - I usually just get the cheapest can
Heat several inches of oil in a pot. Unwrap biscuits and poke holes in the center of each with a thimble (or whatever you've got). You could also just use your fingers but you won't get the yummy donut holes. Fry the donuts a few at a time in the oil making sure to flip them over when browned. It will only take a few minutes. Remove to a plate.
To top the donuts I usually make a glaze of milk and powdered sugar (add cocoa powder for a chocolate glaze). Dip the donut tops in the glaze. Another yummy topping would be to shake the donuts in a bag of sugar and cinnamon.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
one side and Superman on the other. Alex & Zachary (especially Alex) are really into super heros right now so I thought they'd love it. After Alex had worn it for awhile and gave it to Zachary to take a turn he said "I'm Wolverine". Uh oh. I don't think I can make a Wolverine outfit. I am planning to make another cape though so the boys don't have to share. I've got all the stuff...just have to find the time.
Last week hubby forgot to tell me that he'd be gone friday night so that meal is now set for tonight. Other than that I made all last weeks meal according to schedule. They were all new ones for us and they were all yummy. I never got around (again) to the homemade pop tarts but still want to try them. I'm counting calories still when I can but remember this is sometimes counted by me with my particular brand of ingredients so they could vary a little.
Monday - Italian turkey sausage manicotti (242 calories) & garlic bread
Tuesday - Nacho chicken (541 calories - yikes!) & corn
Wednesday - Crock pot peppercorn steak & butternut squash risotto
Thursday - Crispy ranch chicken (246 calories) & carrot souffle (209 calories)
Friday - Apple & pork stir-fry with rice
Crispy Ranch Chicken
4 boneless shinless chicken breasts
1 oz pkg ranch dressing mix (I use 1/2-3/4 pkg)
2 cups crispy rice cereal (they work better if you crush them a little)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 egg whites (beaten)
Mix rice cereal, ranch mix and parmesan cheese together in a bowl. Dip chicken in egg whites, then in the cereal mixture to coat evenly. Arrange chicken on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
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