Monday, September 22, 2008


People have been asking about vitamins, here is what I take: from the chewable multi vitamin and the calcium citrate (a suck on it till it softens then chew it, comes in other flavors, the chocolate is the best I've found)

From walmart the b complex and sublingal (under yer tounge) b-12.

Friday, September 19, 2008

is anyone reading this blog?

no one has commented, is anyone reading this??????????????????????????????????????
maybe im still talking to myself LOL

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Recipes!


1 cup water
1 1/2 cups Nature Sweet crystals or powder OR Splenda
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon vanilla

In a saucepan whisk together the water, NS/Splenda, cocoa powder, and salt. Bring to a
boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 3-4 minutes until thick. Remove from
heat and stir in vanilla. Makes 10 servings.

Per Serving: 32 Cal; 2 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 5 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 0 mg Sodium

Banana Caramel Protein Shake
1 1/2 cups vanilla or banana protein shake (made with powder and water)*
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar free Banana syrup* - or to taste
1 tablespoon sugar free Caramel syrup* - or to taste
3-4 ice cubes
Garnish - Drizzle of sugar free Caramel sauce*

Pulse in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Garnish with a drizzle of caramel that will slowly sink to the bottom!


4 eggs
1/2 cup ricotta
4 tablespoons flour
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk

In a medium bowl beat the Ricotta with the eggs. Beat in the flour, salt, and milk. Allow
to sit for 15 minutes. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Coat with
vegetable cooking spray when hot. Pour in 2 tablespoons of batter and swirl the pan to
coat the entire surface in a thin layer. Allow to cook, without turning, until completely
done. The top should be no longer shiny and when you touch it it's not wet. The bottom
will be have a very slight golden color. If it's too dark, lower the heat. (These are
impossible to flip and they don't need to be, so don't try!) Gently loosen the edges with
a spatula and slide out of the pan onto a plate. Very lightly spray the top with
vegetable spray - this way you can stack them on top of each other.

Lightly coat the pan with cooking spray before each crepe. Proceed with above directions
until batter is gone. Allow the crepes to cool to room temperature and then wrap the
plate tightly with plastic wrap. These keep well in the fridge - unfilled - for several

3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/2 cup shredded carrots
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoons Splenda
Dash grated fresh nutmeg
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup ff half & half
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 cups diced or shredded, cooked chicken

Melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots, and slowly cook until
soft, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for one minute. Add salt, pepper, sage,
thyme, Splenda, and nutmeg. Whisk in chicken broth and cream. Cook until bubbly and boil
for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in peas and chicken. Cook
for one minute to heat through. Makes six 2-crepe servings. (Some post ops may only be
able to eat one filled crepe.)

Per Serving: 297 Cal; 26 g Protein; 14 g Tot Fat; 17 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 588 mg
Per Half a serving: 150 Cal; 13 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 8 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar;
290 mg Sodium

**From the gal who posted this recipe: I use a little 8 inch non-stick skillet and HEAT it over medium-low till completely hot.
THEN spray it with PAM , a good amount, - even up the sides. (Heating the pan before
spraying or adding oil, butter, whatever, keeps things from sticking.)

Pour in two tablespoons and swirl to coat just the bottom. Don't touch until the top is
completely dry. Then run a butter knife gently around the edges. You SHOULD have to only
do this with the first one. And my first one almost always breaks apart. That first one
is really just a pan-seasoner!!

Spray the pan each time...even the sides and let it get hot again before adding the
batter. When it is dry on the top, shake the pan like you are making popcorn....the crepe
should just slide around freely. I then dump it or slide it out of the pan...don't use a
spatula or anything.

I also spray each one very lightly after they are cooked, if I'm stacking them up.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

the wedding was a blast--ive got allergies :(

the wedding was sooo much fun! here's a pic of me and the bride...near the cake! cake and i get along too well but i tossed the rest of it that was here in my fridge. i haven't been eating well this past couple of weeks--my own fault for not sticking with what i KNOW i should eat and not eat. 

You can see some of the pictures from the wedding here. They are in the folder with the bride :)

i think i have allergies :( i had Tina take all the wedding flowers up to their apartment, as i went to the flower store and it seemed worse when i got back from there so i figured, try to eliminate the flowers and see if thats the problem.

not going to doxiefest on friday/sat, just don't feel good and now the lovely suburban is acting up so she's going in on thursday. something with the radiator/coolant system, apparently you need fluid in there? lol the temp spiked and was bouncing from 0 to 260 while i was driving up to appleton on monday, we put water in and it was back to midline where it should be but its been leaking and im not driving out of state with it like that. its way overdue for an oil change as well.

i danced more than i thought i would and had such fun! Tina said it was the best day of her life, she was beaming and there were no major problems, just minor ones like there wasn't a way for us mothers of the couple to light the candles during the cermony then when pastor got me the lighter, i couldn't figure it out and at the reception during the song Forever Young by Rod Stewart, that I had everyone sing to and stand and dedicate to the couple, i dropped one of the lyric sheets on one of the candles at our table and it started on fire. Mark quickly put it out LOL I was having issues with fire that day--couldn't start one and then had too much fire! Mark of course saved that paper and showed EVERYONE and its on my new bulletin board/prayer board in the bedroom next to my desk, yes it will be scrapbooked! 

I am glad all the hustle and bustle is over, but i think my not feeling well is all of it catching up with me. Im starting my new temp job this week, the computer and equipment for it are here, just need to connect with the company for passwords and then i can get working on learning the system. found some page protectors for my manual i printed out yesterday. I am looking forward to the new job!

Friday, September 5, 2008

daughter getting married today

our daughter Krystina is getting married today. I am hoping to pack my cooler and have enough protein on hand for the day. when things get busy sometimes i forget to drink my fluids. will make up 3 or 4 protein shakes and when we pop home after being done at church, i'll restock.

Weather looks good and i got up at 5:30 couldn't sleep anymore. will post a link to pictures as soon as i can. Have a great day all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ready to eat muffin

here is the muffin ready to eat. i think i had to much pb in it. but yummy and i could not eat it all!

Pics of the muffin in a mug

Here are some pictures of yesterday's muffin in a mug:

ingredients -- i did not put cinnamon in this one with the pb and j.

looks a bit odd b4 you mix it all up!

after cooking for 1 minute. let it rest for another minute before you plop it out.