Archive for August 19th, 2008


Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Things have been taking a healthy turn around here… Matt is eating healthier and I’m working my hiney off to make sure I make healthy meals for him… Not only to drop some weight, but to be healthier and live longer :).

I bought marinated salmon to grill (melody had recommended some at Sam’s). I grilled it for him this weekend and he loved it. I won’t touch it! bleck.

This week we’ll grill a lot again. But I have a recipe or two to try.

Tonight I am going to grill chicken for me and the kids, and make Matt salmon. Some baked potatoes, roasted broccoli on the grill (I did it yesterday and it was delish. I just put the cut fresh broccoli in a pie plate (foil) and sprinkled a little EVOO and kosher salt. Covered with heavy duty foil and put it on the top rack). I’ll make a spinach salad too!

Tuesday I want to make this recipe for honey lime chicken enchiladas I saw over at Karen’s blog who saw it at Kim’s food blog. She said it was yummy and it sure looks good. This is not diet food. I will either make an alternative for matt, or try to make it lower cal by cutting the cream or replacing it… we’ll see. I’ll serve salad and veggies on the side.

Wednesday I’ll grill some lean burgers and serve them with baby spinach on top… pretzels on the side!

Thursday I’m making a batch of black beans to replenish the black bean burritos I’ve been making and freezing for Matt to have for lunch. We’ll have black beans over rice with fresh salsa for dinner.

Friday it’s back to the grill… more salmon for matt because it’s good for him (I wish I liked it) and either chicken or steak for the rest of us. Some roasted potatoes and salad.


gift cards

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Do you love the olympics or what??? It’s been so much fun watching everyday! Now for a limited time you can get a collectible 2008 Olympic visa gift card. Gift Card Lab is the premier provider of Visa Gift Cards. Now you can show your Olympic team spirit by giving someone a Michael Phelps 2008 Olympic visa gift card. Cool huh? The gift cards are great for birthdays, employees, customer appreciation or just to show someone you care!

monday morning meme

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008



1. You have a huge final project that is due in six weeks. When will you actually begin it? In other words, are you the sort of person who gets things done right away, or do you wait until the last minute? Why is this?

I pretty much wait until the last minute. There are usually so many things to do at the time that I have to make time to do something else!

2. How often do you clean your house? (Be honest!) Do you think you’re a good housekeeper? Does your significant other think you’re a good housekeeper? Does your significant other ever thank you for cleaning house? No one likes to clean, but what is the one thing you don’t mind cleaning?

Daily. I try to get all the beds made in the morning and do any laundry. I think I’m a good housekeeper, especially considering all the people running around making messes all day! Matt thinks I’m a great housekeeper… and gets a little tired of hearing, “put your clothes in the hamper,” or “take your plate to the sink.” He doesn’t really thank me, but he is thankful. I like to clean things out… like closets or drawers… I love to throw things away and organize. I hate to mop!

3. Fill in the blank: I can’t believe you _______________! Now tell us the story behind this sentence (WHY did you fill it in the way you did?)

said that! I am amazed at the things people assume and say. It astounds me that they think they know whats going on when they just don’t. AND it amazes me that they say such hurtful things and just put it out there. Use some discretion and compassion! HELLO!

4. Be honest, how many times do you hit the snooze button? What time do you get up during week days? What time do you typically get up on the weekends? Are you a good sleeper? If so, why? If not, why not?

None. The alarm clock is on matt’s side of the bed. He usually is up before it goes off at 5:00 a.m. I get up when I hear the shower in our bathroom turn on. It’s my alarm and it means I have to get busy! We usually get up about 8 on saturdays and 7 on sundays. I sleep like a rock from the time my head hits the pillow until the very last minute possible!


beach vacation…

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Have you ever been to New Jersey? If so, have you visited Morey’s Piers? This is a great place to vacation if you find yourself in New Jersey. I mean, really, who doesn’t love a family beach vacation? Our time spent on the beach was unforgettable and I can’t wait to do it again. At Morey’s Piers there are many special offers like… MAGICAL MONDAYS where Radio Disney artists perform live for free; and TUES “DAY” TIME SPECIAL – $20 where you get the best deal on all you can ride wristbands; XTREME RIDE WEDNESDAYS – $30; THIRTY DOLLAR THURSDAYS you just buy a 3 Pier All-You-Can-Ride Daytime Wristband (amusement only, waterparks not included) good until 6pm for only $30 and you get a FREE All-You-Can-Eat buffet with tacos, hot dogs, all the fixins, salad, dessert and drinks, served from 5pm-7pm in the beachfront Picnic Pavilion next to Raging Waters on Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier. There’s also a piñata and other games!; FRIDAY SPLASHTACULAR – $30 and FIRED UP FRIDAY NIGHTS – $20! So many special offers to choose from. Not to mention other New Jersey attractions to check out while you’re there.  I’ve never visited Morey’s Piers. Have you?