Category Archives: Random Ramblings

Detox!

As part of the whole “new year, new me” thing, I decided to do a detox last week.  This detox involved drinking a protein shake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I could have a few snacks during the day and could also eat a salad for lunch. All while taking a few supplements.  The detox went great, I will say that there were times that I just wanted to give up, but I didn’t, I pushed on towards the end.  I ended up losing 4lbs and 3ins!

Tomorrow I’ll be making some enchiladas for dinner and pork/cheese bites for the Packers/Cowboys game. (Go Pack Go!)

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New Year, New You

2015 watch out!

It’s a new year, as most people I like to make a few resolutions and really try to stick with them. Here are my goals

1. Post on here more! Yes, I really need to get back into it.  I cook all the time and really like sharing what I cook with my co-workers.  Why not share with everyone here!  I have a lot of recipes that I want to try out and I have a new camera coming!

2. Be more active!  I want to try to get a good workout in at least 3 times a week.  I already walk at least 15 minutes a day, but I want to do more.  I have a Jawbone UP24.  I’m hoping that it really helps.

3. Be healthier! I know this ties into being more active, but I want to really try to stay on track with taking vitamins and remembering to bring a lunch to work.  I really want to work on this as I know that it will help my wallet and waist line.

One way I’m going to keep myself accountable with these resolutions is by using my planner more.

What are your resolutions? How are you going to hold yourself accountable?

Duck Dynasty

It has been a long time since I posted, I have to blame being super busy with many different things.  Some of these things were having a Duck Dynasty day with my co-worker Emily and going to see the Woman of Duck Commander!!

One of the things that I really like is Duck Dynasty.  I love watching the show.  This past Christmas my roommate bought me Miss Kay’s cookbook.  I love it.  The recipes in there are all pretty easy to make.  A couple months ago my co-worker Emily ( Emily from Eco Friendly Emily) and I found out the Women of Duck Commander were going to be in town and we bought tickets right away.  We decided that sometime before the show we’d want to have a Duck Dynasty day.  A day where we make food from Miss Kay’s Cookbook (you can buy Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen book here) and watch old episodes of Duck Dynasty.

We decided to make Round Steak with White Sauce, Corn Casserole, and Melt-in-Your-Mouth Biscuits for dinner and Banana Nut Cake with Caramel Icing for dessert. Deciding on these items took a long time.  There were just so many recipes to choose from and so many of them sounded to good not to make for our ‘DD’ dinner.

Normally when I make a recipe for the first time I like to follow it exactly as it is printed.  We only actually followed the exact recipe for the biscuits.  For the steak, corn casserole and banana cake we did a couple of changes.

Emily made the cake ahead of time so we didn’t have to worry about it getting too late in the night.  She didn’t add the nuts to the cake as she couldn’t remember if I liked nuts or not in baked items.  She also decided that she wouldn’t frost it until after dinner.

We made the biscuits first.

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We than made the corn casserole.  The things that we changed with recipe are that we added diced green chilies and instead of canned corn we used a cup of frozen corn.

While the corn casserole and biscuits were baking in the oven, we popped Duck Dynasty into the DVD player.  When the biscuits were done baking in the oven, we just had to try them.  Oh My! They were to die for.  I will definitely be making these again. The corn casserole still had some time to go so, we sat back down on the couch to watch some more Duck Dynasty.  When the corn casserole was almost baking, we started to make the round steak.  The one thing we changed to the round steak with white sauce recipe was that we added Cajun seasoning to the white sauce instead of salt and pepper.

The whole meal together was amazing.  I was really happy with all of the things that we made for dinner.  I would make them all again.  After we ate dinner we decided to take Emily’s son to the park to burn off some energy.  When we got home, we were going to frost the cake, however, we were tired and decided to eat the cake without the icing.  It was great.

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The whole day was great and we had a lot of fun.

The week after we had the Duck Dynasty Food Day, I got to see the Woman of Duck Commander!  The ticket included seeing the women, hearing stories about their lives and a signed copy of their book!  I was supposed to go with my co-worker Emily, but she threw out her back and couldn’t go.  I ended up going with a friend that I’ve had since grade school.  We had so much fun, our seats were located in the second row!!

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The women were just like they are on the show.  I loved hearing all of their personal stories.  I can’t wait to read the book!

I am going to be cooking some new recipes this week so I’ll be able to post them later!

Organization in the Works!

This morning I spent most of my time organizing things for the blog.  I worked on my blog planner as it is in need of serious work.  It’s getting there, but it is still no where near what I would like it to look like in the end.

After organizing the blog planner for awhile, I decided to spruce up the blog.  I absolutely love when a food blog has a recipe index.  Since, I’m a huge fan it, I figured my readers would probably love it as well.

I found this super easy step by step guide posted by The Pajama Chef.  (You can find the step by step guide here) In following her steps, I was able to create my recipe index with ease.  I’m really glad that I decided to start this right away since it looks like it would have taken a really LONG time to do if I had more posts.

After sprucing up the blog I decided that the blog really needs more recipes!  I spent a good deal of time seating on the deck thinking of recipes.

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I really like being able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather.  I am very happy that it is FINALLY nice enough outside to sit out on the porch.  Even Brewer spent a great deal of time outside with me.  He loves the fresh air.

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Now time to go to the store and buy ingredients of new things to make!

I hope everyone enjoys this Memorial Day weekend, be safe and remember the reason we have Memorial Day!

Happy Thursday!!

I am in the process of writing my first recipe post.  It will be posted tomorrow!  I am super excited.

I have learned many things over my first week as a ‘blogger.’

1. Blogging takes a LOT of time.  I knew it took time going into blogging, but I never realized how much time, until I started actually doing it.

2. Research, research, research!  I have done a lot of researching on blogging.  I have read a bunch of different articles on what to do and what not to do.  Taking all of this information in is a bit overwhelming.  I am glad that my co-worker Emily is here for me to ask questions.  She has helped a lot.

3. You must prep.  One thing that Emily taught me is prepping.  Plan out your posts. I thought since today was such a nice day out, I’d plan out my post for tomorrow outside on the porch! (Don’t mind the Lime-A-Rita in the background :), it’s finally nice enough out to sit outside and enjoy a cocktail!)

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4. I really need to organize more.  I have some things organized, but I feel that I could have a much better ‘Blog Planner.’

 

Well, I have to get back to writing the post for tomorrow!  Super excited to share the first recipe!

Case of the Mondays

I’m sure we’ve all had them, a case of the Mondays.  I day that we really didn’t want to do anything.

For me it started right away in the morning.  My alarm clock went off and I just wanted to stay in bed.  I thought I heard my roommate in the shower so, I hit the snooze button.  A couple of minutes later, the alarm starts going off again and I know I have to get up or I’ll be late for work.  When I get up, I realize that my roommate is still sleeping and I didn’t hear the shower.

I got ready and headed to work.  I felt super sleepy at work and wanted some coffee, but I realized I left my cup at home.  I blame Monday morning brain.

The work day wasn’t too bad.  My co-worker Emily and I tried a new place for lunch.  We would have made it back on time if there wasn’t traffic.  Who would think that there would be traffic at 11:30 on Monday.  Darn construction.

The rest of the day wasn’t too bad either.  When I woke up this morning, I was dreading having a million phone calls. I feel that most people call on Mondays, but it wasn’t the case today.  Thankfully because I really didn’t want to answer the same questions over and over again.

I came home to my roommate’s cat waiting for me like always at the door.  He then proceeded to meow until I put everything down and pet him for a good 10 minutes.  After which he ignored me for the most part until he became hungry and wanted me to feed him.

I can’t wait to curl up and go to bed.

It’s Created!

I’ve been speaking with my co-worker Emily (find her here) for awhile now about starting a blog about food. Today I finally did it. I can’t help but feel a little giddy inside about being able to share my reviews with other people besides her.

I’m very thankful that Emily said she’d help me get this started and be here for me with any questions that I might have about the whole blogging thing. She might be regretting that after the first couple of weeks.

Here’s to the start of something new!