Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunshine in a glass and Fly on the Wall - April

This past month I have been writing  typing down things as they come to mind, so I would not forget to share them with you all.
Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 12 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

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Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                          Baking In A Tornado                                  The Rowdy Baker                                Just A Little Nutty                                          The Momisodes                          Spatulas on Parade                                   The Sadder But Wiser Girl                          Follow me home . . .                 Stacy Sews and Schools                            Someone Else’s Genius                                Impoverished Vegan                             Juicebox Confession                                         Go Mama O
I can not help but laugh every time I hear "You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille" Kenny Rogers, when I was young I thought, Dang skippy she left! 400 children and I'd leave too.
Song: You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille,
with 4 hungry children
and a crop in the field
I thought he said 400 children, ROTFL

My cousin was little when I was going into my teen years and I was singing and dancing with my radio on. Yes a little red transistor AM/FM radio. Loved that thing. Anyway, later that day, we're in the car with my mom and Chris starts singing "muh muh muh mice are rolling"
We are cracking up, WHAT?
It's MY Sharona!

Little Man is calling his kitten "meow" because that's what the cat says. It is so funny. You say "B where is the kitten. He answers "meow" and the kitten runs to him.

At 16 months old, he has become a magpie. Everything you say he repeats, except "I love you" he shakes his head no.

It warms my heart, when "Little Man" gets home in the evening he runs to Nema first, then looks for meow, next he runs to the front door (which is glass) and starts hitting it and yelling DAWN DAWN DAWN. awww makes me smile and warms my heart. I do so love this little guy! If I have not gone over by 8 p.m. someone is the house is calling or texting me and saying "B is driving us crazy, will you come over here."
Funny thing is, when we moved here four months ago, the kid would not come near me for over 2 weeks. Now he's my little buddy.

I'm at the grocery store (this was several years ago) and at the time I was vegan. I bought a 25 lb bag of organic carrots a week and juiced them. So I go EVERY week to buy these carrots, only one store in town carried them. I'm at the check out and the bag boy says "wow you must have a lot of rabbits."
Me: ugh no I juice them
Bag boy: you what
Me: I juice them, I put them in a machine that squeezes the juice out and I drink it.
Bag boy: WHY
Me: Because it is healthy and I like it.
Bag boy: man that's weird. What's it taste like?
Me: chocolate (idiot what do you think)
He looks all confused, I laughed and said "carrots"
He looks disappointed and says "oh"

My husbands aunt, her daughter, grand daughter and great grandson "little man" live across the street from us. I'm helping keep "little man" one morning and cousin A is getting ready for work. She can't find her earrings, she is looking all over, I start to help. Nope can't find them anywhere, then I find them on her dresser. Where she has looked 3 times! We laugh, she gets ready and leaves. Flip to the next morning, same thing, this time I can't find them, she can't. She even says "I remember last night when I took them off I said I'd put them here so I wouldn't forget where they are, now I don't know where "HERE" is." We laugh, she leaves for work.
Later she calls, "guess what"
I don't know, what.
A: I'm outside smoking and see myself in the door, there's something in my hair, I move my hair and feel to see what it is, (now she's laughing) it's my earrings! I had them on!"
Me: WHAT?! (now I'm cracking up) I said, YEP this is going on the blog! Okay confession: I did really well and went 3 whole months with NO chocolate, candy, cake, pie, or cookies oh and no ice cream. The last 2 weeks I've had some ice cream AND a candy bar. I feel like yuck! But it was good. Down 44 lbs and the scale is not moving :( guess I need to amp up my exercise. Shoot
Weighed this morning, down 2 more! WOOT

My FIL was in the hospital just last week in ICU as most of you know,our youngest son came home from TX to visit. It was the best and worst week combined. We did manage a few moments of peace at my SIL house. My DIL caught the only fish of the day! It was funny to me, and it was a big one! Even more funny because she did not grow up fishing and is only 4 feet 11 inches tall.

There are a LOT of stories I could tell you from this month, but I'll save some for later! Thanks for stopping by and remember to take time to make memories. Because one day you might have grandchildren and who better to tell these funny stories to than them, even better if it's about their parents. (wink)

Sunshine in a glass
2 small mango's, peeled and cut up
2 small frozen bananas
3 pineapple rings, chopped
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop pea powder protein

All items into the Vita-Mix or blender and hit liquify. You end up with a gorgeous yellow glass full of sunshine and energy!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tilapia Roulade

I've been on the quest this week for a new, different recipe. I've been taxing my brain, combining ingredients and thinking of what to do.

I get bored, so being a food blogger is perfect for me. Something new everyday. I don't do: Monday - meatless, Tuesday - spaghetti, type of menus well. I like different EVERY day. Once in a great while I will repeat a recipe, but very rarely. I know that is odd, but that is just the way I work. haha

So last night I made this new dish. I'll be honest, this was NOT my best dish. Oh, don't get me wrong, it wasn't "bad" but it wasn't fabulous and I like fabulous anything less and I feel I failed. I most likely will do this one again and change it up but for now, I wanted to share my dish with you.

It was easy, it was tasty but weird. Have you ever ate something and thought , "wow, this is weird" but could not stop eating it? That was last night. My husband kept saying "okay this is weird, not bad, but weird" and kept right on eating it.

Being as we have an empty nest, I have the freedom to do weird dishes, my boys would not have ever touched this. They love shrimp and crabs but not fish (when they were growing up) and 2 of the 3 have always been a very picky eaters. My husband however will eat dirt, so I can try anything and not worry about it going to waste.

Tilapia Roulade
6 Tilapia fillets
6 slices of bacon (cooked)
6 dill pickle spears
grainy mustard
smoked paprika
cracked pepper
sea salt

First fry your bacon and set it aside. Next take your fillet, spread grainy mustard on, place a slice of bacon and pickle, now roll it up and secure with a tooth pick. Sprinkle the roll with smoked paprika, fresh cracked pepper and a dash of sea salt. Continue until you have all six 6 complete. Now place in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Serve with a nice roll, salad and side dish.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fruit Nachos

Hey howdy hey it is Wednesday! Yeah yeah I know, corny. That's what happens when my sinus' go crazy and my head is stopped up, I can't think as clearly.

How is your week going? Mine is soooooooooooo much better than last week, let me tell you!

During last week and the busy schedule, I did not always get my workout in and my protein smoothie. What I did do, was make sure I had something healthy each morning.

One day I made these great fruit nachos. Quick easy and it was super filling, here is what I did:

Fruit Nachos
1 apple cored and sliced
1 banana, peeled and sliced
4 strawberries sliced
Arrange on a plate, visually appealing food always taste better.
Protein sauce: 1 TBSP WOWbutter, 1 TBSP raw applesauce, 1 tsp raw honey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, stir well and drop/drizzle on top.
Sprinkle with chopped nuts (I used cashew and pecan)
Melted dark chocolate drizzled on top as well, you can omit this if you want.

I may not be lovely but it was really good, filling and healthy. Great as an afternoon snack, post workout or breakfast meal.

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