Thursday, May 26, 2011
If you aren't familiar with Pinterest, my friend Megan did a fabulous explanation and tutorial-of-sorts last week, so I'll let Megan fill you in.
Still not sure when I'll be back to blogging, but you can follow my pins. They're pretty pinteresting to me!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
BBQ Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Pizza Roll 'em Ups
(picture and recipe from Jenny Flake at Picky Palate)
I remembered seeing the awesome recipe above on Picky Palate one day so I printed it out before I left the office. I knew I had a roll of pizza crust in the fridge, and of course we always have shredded cheese. Ever the short-cutter, I figured I'd nix the ranch and use a tub of ready-to-eat shredded BBQ that I could pick up at the grocery store. I hoped to find pork or chicken, but my small neighborhood IGA only had BBQ beef, so beef it was.
It seriously took me about 5 minutes to prep it and get it in the oven. 20 minutes to bake, and that would leave us about 15 minutes to eat.
It was a HUGE hit! All the kids loved it, aside from WC who is a fruitatarian and doesn't count in the equation.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Open can of dough and press into rectangle. Spread meat on top then top with cheese. Starting at long end, roll dough into a log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1 inch pieces and place onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
You clear my mind. You relax me. You are my only "me" time and I you so much!
I tend to be quite an introvert and really value alone time..... I think that comes from being an only child and spending so much time entertaining myself growing up. So running is the perfect sport for me. No classes to rush to, to be late for. And it's such a variable exercise- feeling sluggish? Just take a slow jog and see how it goes. Feeling energetic? Go for a PR time! Just have a 30 minutes? Go for a quick 3 miler. Have a whole morning to yourself? Go for 12 miles- two hours of deliciousness!
Last week was a bit crazy and I did not get one. single. run in! It was terrible.
But I decided to do all I could to make this week better and carve out some me time. Both Sunday and Monday nights, after dinner, as the sun was going down, I set out and got 4 miles in.
It was fabulous! Made even better by the audiobook I checked our from the library Friday- Ree Drummond reading her book "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels".
I of course have read most of the story on her blog, but there is something about hearing her read it out loud- her fellow Okie twang just draws me in and makes me feel like a good friend is re-telling a story to me.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Girls can wear princess dresses or church dresses, and boys can wear
king/prince or superhero costumes.