We are heading to Mesa Falls today so look for the pictures in the next couple of days. And I need help! I am trying to be good and eat healthy, but due to my size and slow turtle like metabosim it is hard. I do well until dinner times then I don't cook at all or what I do cook is too heavey of a meal for dinner time. What do you do? Do you say "As long as I get on the tred mill in the morning I'm eating whatever." Or do you make your dinner the smallest meal of the day and how do you do that?
Okay, I am going to take a moment to whine. I realize that I didn't post for a really long time, but now I need gratification. I need to know people are reading the posts and thinking I am as funny as I think I am. Is this wrong of me? Maybe because as a mother I get no gratification and at work I only get it when I get paid or when I get off. I think we all need little cheerleaders that follow us around and tell us how awesome we are when we need to hear it.
So, I received 4 fresh artichokes in my Bountiful Basket on Saturday. I looked them over, patted them and put them on my counter while I pondered "Whaaaaat?" (Please say it in the way it is said on Despicable Me.) Anyway, I got on-line and looked up a couple of recipes. I didn't dislike them, but I didn't love them. In fact the dip was mostly thrown out because no one ate it at the Sunday dinner get together. However, my co-worked asked me to bring some to work and she liked it. So this recipe is for my awesome co-worker whom I esteem much and laugh with often.
Ingredients 1 can of artichoke hearts or 1 fresh artichoke that has been cooked a really long time. 10 whole black olives (or a whole can if you are like me) 8 ounces of cream cheese 1 cup of mayonnaise (stop thinking about the calories, it won't help) 1 whole egg 1/4 cup red onion diced (or whatever onion you have on hand) 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (again add more if you are like me) 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 5 to 8 times until mixture is combined but not totally liquefied. Stir and check seasonings, (I asked Chad to do it in case it was really nasty) then pour into a small casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Some of you may know that I did Judo for awhile when I was in college. I really liked it. I wasn't great at it, but still I found the formal instruction fascinating. I remember flexing in the mirror and being proud of my strength. 8 years and 2 kids later I will admit I don't flex much anymore and looking at my body in the mirror is a no-no. However, thanks to my fabulous daughter I am again taking a martial arts class. It is not Judo because I couldn't find one in town, but I am taking Tae Kwon Do. That first class was so hard. I knew I was walking into an unfamiliar situation and I was worried. McKayla reassured me that it would be fun and that I would love it. Easy for a 6 year old to say! I woke up sore after my first class. Not as sore as I have been in the past, but still sore. However, with the sore muscles I feel a pride in myself that I did it. I can be strong again and be proud of myself. I don't think I will ever be as driven or crazy about this sport as I was about Judo, but I still like it. I am stuck with it for the next 7 weeks, so I will let you know how I feel.
My Camera has been slowly breaking for some time. I liked the camera, but I told myself that I would get a really good one once this camera no longer worked. Of course I was also going to take a photography class too. Anyway, we bought a camera that cost as much as a small child and I can't take the class. Why you ask? Because I am working forty hours and I just signed miss Mckayla and myself up for Ti Kw on Do twice a week, that's why. So as soon as I get through the large manual and 5 instruction cds, be ready for really fabulous pictures.
This blog is about life. I think my life is very simple. I like it that way. I do similar things on a daily basis, yet my kids always like to throw in a few suprises. This blog is a small glimps into my world.