Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

Cooking, I absolutely love it, but I find that I don't do it enough. And when I do, I tend to gravitate back to my recipes I have been making for a while. I also have a thing for cookbooks, I love to own them, put them on my shelf, look through them occasionally, but I don't actually make the recipes in them very often.

This week at work someone handed me a magazine called :Cuisine Lite" from Cuisine At Home and I had to try a few of the Italian dishes. I made some Chicken Scaloppine (rather than the pork the recipe) called for last night and I'm going to give the Vegetarian Manicotti a try tonight. What I really liked about last night's recipe was that it got me to break out my broiler. I know that sounds crazy, but I haven't used the broiler since we got this stove a few years ago. Maybe I have a broiler-phobia. Well, the chicken (pounded with this) came out great with the Panko breading and quick spray of Pam, I'll be adding more of it tonight!

I did give another recipe a try this week, Chicken Saag with Chickpeas from the latest Whole Foods Meals for 4 under $10. It was good, but I had to cook it down A LOT after adding the extra can of water it called for. I liked it, but next time I'll add Paneer and not the can of water.

So, I'm adding "use my cookbooks!" to my list of to-dos for 2012. I'm going to delve into the latest offering from Weight Watchers, "Best Darn Food Ever!" No links to it, but the subtitle is "140 Comfort Classics You CAN Eat on Plan" and these look GREAT!  I'm going to shoot for 3 recipes from it next week.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012

Woke up to our first snow of the year this morning... fortunately, it warmed up enough for it all to melt away. I'm not really heartbroken that we haven't had snow since Halloween 2011.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

January 8, 2012

This morning I saw a number that I hadn't seen in about 10 years on the scale - and that makes me happy! So happy that I set out to see just how far I can run in 60 minutes. Today, that would be 4.75 miles. My next goal is to make that 5 miles. We'll see...

Thursday, January 05, 2012

January 5, 2012

Today was a blur, first "real day" at my new job. Yup, that's it for now, back to watching the Bruins destroy the Calgary Flames (beginning of the 3rd period and it's 7-0 Bruins).

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

January 4, 2012

My horoscope this morning (from the iPhone app DailyHoroscope): You may have a few problems to resolve that are left over from 2011, Aquarius, but they needn't be a burden on your life. Don't look at any past issues or transgressions as though they are holding you back from enjoying happiness in this new year. Your attitude is everything now, and if you look at any continuing problems as minor and manageable, you will have the right outlook to accomplish quite a bit in the months ahead. Work on being actively positive, and the universe will respond with wonderful rewards. Love that last line!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

January 3, 2012

First, good news - I went to Weight Watchers yesterday afternoon and lost 2 pounds! Love it when that happens and you aren't expecting it.

The tree came down today. Next project is to do something with the Christmas cards. I have been doing layouts for the last few years with the pictures and I think I'll do that again this week.

Monday, January 02, 2012

January 2, 2012

Well, hello again gym! I haven't been there since December 16th and I'm happy to be back. 4 miles today, going towards the Women Run 50 Miles in January challenge. I have to say that I love my iPod Nano and Nike+ - it motivates me and reminds me when I have and haven't worked out. Since I have finished listening to The Hunger Games trilogy, I'm back to listening to Wicked. It's not that I don't like listening to music, but I really enjoy the audiobooks thing when I'm on the treadmill or using the machines. I'm off to Weight Watchers shortly, I don't usually like to go in the evening if I can help it, but I have a weird schedule this week and really don't want to wait until Saturday (especially the first Saturday of the year when all of the newbies and folks who have "taken a break" come back!)