Friday, February 24, 2012

Easter, already?

Happy Lenten season! I know, I can't believe Easter is so close! It feels like it gets earlier every year. Did you give up anything for lent? I'll be honest and say that I did not. Besides my phone I'm not really addicted to anything. Instead of giving up something I usually try and do better with something that I think I need to work on. This year it is my patience. I hate waiting and my patience is truly going to be put to the test this year as I am searching for a new job, wanting to purchase a house and will be getting married in less than 6 months. As a Catholic my family and I follow the no meat on Friday's rule. This is really hard for me as I am a true carnivore! However, Lent is a time for sacrifice and one day a week shouldn't be that hard of after 23 years of this, it has proven to be a true challenge since I do not eat seafood. I can hear the " WHAT!!!"'s and "your crazy" through the computer. So, after years of grilled cheeses and bowls of mac and cheese (note that all of my past meals were cheese based), I have decide to make my Friday's of Lent healthy and yummy! The first go at this was so incredibly yummy that i think my no meat Friday's are going easy breezy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Strawberry Bread

As I've said before, we are getting ready to move and moving food is not something I care to do (1 week left!). For the last few weeks we have come up with some very interesting dinners just to try and use up everything that we can. With around 5 lbs of strawberries still had left in the freezer I knew I had to come up with something yummy, especially since my mom is coming to visit this weekend! All I can say is thank you pinterest for getting my mind rolling with ideas! Yesterday I got busy in the kitchen and was able to use everything I already had on hand! I love free!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's not like take out... It's better!

The last couple of weeks have certainly been a whirlwind. Between going back and forth to Dallas for interviews, attempting to wrap up my current position and packing everything up to move, I'm exhausted! Stress and exhaustion combine usually adds up to eating badly but we are working hard on maintain our healthy eating habits even though a pint of  Blue Bell Moollenium Crunch found its way into the freezer (no, I didn't not get eaten in one sitting but it's not like it hasn't happened before).