‘I seen’ make you sound like you are from the backwoods of Missouri or Arkansas or any other area of any other state that you make fun of in your area of the country.
‘I seen that yesterday.’ should be ‘I saw that yesterday.’
‘Did you see the news?’
‘I did not, but I have seen that before.’
As I watched my soon to be hubby pile two huge pieces of chocolate cake on a plate (sent home by a co-worker), I realized he wasn’t going to make this easy for me. He’s easily fifty pounds lighter than me soaking wet and could ingest theentirety of the McDonald’s menu in one sitting without gaining a pound.
“You don’t even like chocolate cake!” he tells me as I grumble. Its true, I don’t like choclate cake very much. However, I’m on day three of my pre-wedding diet and exercise plan that has my sweet tooth telling me even thyat chocolate cake will do!
It’s bad enough that I am surrounded by Girl Scout cookies. My resolve is just barely strong enough for that! And I am countingthe day until they are all out of my house and those cute little girls on the Peanut Butter Patties box stop calling my name.
That night was rough. Hell that day was rough. Lugging 2 half awake kids to the doctor, sitting and failing at entertaining them in the waiting room. Pause. Am I the only one on the face of the Earth that allows their baby to crawl at the doctor’s office? I mean, i know the floor isn’t clean but does everyone really wzant to hear my son scream for 45 mins while we wait (and I had an appt!) I never see anyone do it, is there a memo I missed about secret kiddie valium that keeps children in their parents laps? Unpause
Then running errands between school drop offs and pickups which is not my usual day. I did even manage to burn a whopping 1100 calories exercising on a day where time was elusive. And then there was the cake. Oh cake……
Starting a new Friday post as I try yummy new healthier recipes. Yay for my first Fabulous Food Friday!
Salmon, Kale and Broccoli Stir-fry
Original Recipe Yield 6 servings
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 6 salmon filets
- 7 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 head fresh broccoli, chopped
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut in thin strips
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp honey
- In a glass baking dish combine the honey and thyme. Add the salmon filets and toss to coat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat olive oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Stir in garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the salmon and continue to toss and cook for another 1 minute. Stir in broccoli; cook 1 minute. Add kale, and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes. Pour in lime juice, and season with salt to taste. Toss well.
- Serve over rice.
In the last few weeks, it become too clear that I have totally been slacking on this wedding thing. You know what I have done? I have a reception hall booked and a date and some flowers for centerpieces….that’s it! I do know what dress I want, that I want a dj and to make appetizers instead of dinner. I do know that I want my daughters as my wedding party and that the wedding colors are purple, green and blue. AND I DO know that my butt to way too big for that beautiful wedding dress I covet so badly.
So what is a girl to do?
I guess my first step is that diet and exercise I keep talking about. It’s not gonna be excessive, I’m okay if I lose 25 pounds and fit into a size smaller dress, but it needs to start. I have been counting points with Weight Watchers but I read a good article in Real Simple the other night about treating meat as a side dish. I think it would be good for me, the concept is being vegan until 6pm then you can have a nice portion of meat without ruining your diet. I will let you know how it goes…..also I will be starting a Fabulous Food Friday on my page and will be sharing a recipe every week. This week we are trying out different Shepherd’s Pie recipes.
Another thing is a dj, they are really the only other thing for me to book. I need one that is around $450 for four hours. That’s is more than I have paid before but it seems in the past two years dj’s prices went way up. Any suggestions for reasonable dj’s in KC?
What has your experience been?