Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I highly recommend that you check it out & if you like what you see, enter to win their Shred giveaway! Then you can spend the next 30 days Shredding with Jillan and the Sisterhood. Perfect timing since summer is just around the corner.
FYI: If you don't know what Shred is, I will fill you in a little. It is an action-packed 20 minute DVD by Jillian of The Biggest Loser. There are three levels to advance through & if you do it for 30 days straight you should be looking fine for summer!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
WW Points Per Serving: 6
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Cut pork crosswise into 8 pieces. Place each pork piece between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle both sides of the pork with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl. Dredge pork in flour, turning to coat; shake off the excess flour. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pork, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pork mixture from pan, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining oil and pork. Return pork to pan. Add wine and broth; bring to a boil. Stir in olives and capers; cook 4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 medallions and 2 tablespoons sauce)
CALORIES 212 (34% from fat); FAT 8.1g (sat 1.8g,mono 5.1g,poly 0.9g); IRON 2.7mg; CHOLESTEROL 74mg; CALCIUM 30mg; CARBOHYDRATE 8.1g; SODIUM 894mg; PROTEIN 25.5g; FIBER 0.9g Cooking Light, JUNE 200
Here is the first:
WW Points Per Serving: 3
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 (16-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup Arborio rice or other short-grain rice
1/2 cup Champagne or white wine
2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Bring the first 3 ingredients to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 minutes. Add rice; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in Champagne; cook 1 minute or until the liquid is absorbed. Stir in 1 cup broth mixture; cook for 5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Stir in feta. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup risotto and 1 tablespoon Parmesan)CALORIES 331 (27% from fat); FAT 10.1g (sat 4.9g,mono 4.1g,poly 0.6g); IRON 2.6mg; CHOLESTEROL 24mg; CALCIUM 204mg; CARBOHYDRATE 45.8g; SODIUM 835mg; PROTEIN 12.4g; FIBER 1.5g Cooking Light, APRIL 2000
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Here is a slide show of pictures of the flooding throughout the region. http://bismarcktribune.com/shared-content/story_tools/slideshow/?type=slideshow&id=89
Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, & Side Salad
Tuesday: Crispy Chicken Fingers, Seasoned Potato Cubes, Side Salad
Wednesday: Pork Medallions with Olive Caper Sauce & Champagne-Feta Risotto
Thursday: Apple & Horseradish Glazed Salmon, Rice, & a veggie
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Oven Baked Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie
Sunday: Every Man For Himself
Monday: Beef Short Ribs w. JD Grilling Glaze &...Something else (I dislike ribs)
Tuesday: Creamy Italian Chicken, Rice, Veggie
Wednesday: Wasabi & Panko Crusted Pork & Gingered Soy Sauce, Rice, Veggie
Thursday: Parmesan Herb Tilapia
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The World's Best Cosmo
In a cocktail shaker, combine with ice:
2 oz vodka
1 oz Rose's lime juice
1 oz triple sec
anywhere from a splash to 2 oz cranberry juice, depending on your preference (I think 1 oz. is perfect)
Mix well and pour into a glass. Add a slice of lime for garnish and enjoy!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
His team, that had only been playing together for 1 week, took 3rd place in the tournament over the weekend. They played so well together. We also got to see my uncle Scotts son Casey play, which was fun. I sure wish I would have taken some pictures but I forgot my camera, of course. I better remember it for Grand Forks!
I also signed Gracie up for gymnastics today!! She is so excited! As we were walking out we ran into a mom of one of Kade's friends who commented on how she couldn't believe Gracie was in gymnastics already. She said, "She is so little!" When we got to the car Grace said, "She said I'm little!! I am not little! I am big!"
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Friday: Taco Night
Saturday: Spaghetti, Texas Toast Garlic Bread, & Side Salad
Sunday: Leftovers or Fend for yourself!
Monday: Cheeseburger Roll-up, Fries, Side Salad
Tuesday: White Chicken Chili (a meal from the freezer cooking night I recently had with girlfriends) & Beer Bread- Tony should be a be able to handle this it is a busy hockey night so I won't have time to cook
Wednesday: Kung Pao Pork, Rice, Egg Rolls w. Sweet & Sour, & Egg Drop Soup
Thursday: Halibut Fillets with Teriyaki Sauce, Some type of veggie, & Baked Potatoes with choice of toppers
Friday: Taco Night
Saturday: Pizza Calzone (another meal from my freezer cooking night, we will again be busy with hockey games)
Sunday: Leftovers or fend for yourself!
Monday: Lasagna & Garlic Bread (again, busy with hockey meal out of freezer)
Tuesday: Crispy Chicken Fingers, Seasoned Potato Cubes, & Side Salad
Wednesday: Pork Chops with Apples & Stuffing & Some Type of Veggie
Thursday: Saucy Shrimp, Rice, Broccoli
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Okay, I know it has been forever but I decided I would bite the bullet and post something. I think the winter blues may have gotten to me a bit & I just didn't feel like writing anything. As you can see, Quinn has discovered how fun it is to engage in princess dress up. He does make a beautiful princess, doesn't he?
During my blogging hiatus, Quinn celebrated his 6th Birthday. I can hardly believe he is so old already! He chose to have a swimming party complete with pizza & cake. It was alot of fun! We discovered that Sundays are a fantastic time to have B-day parties at hotels as we pretty much had the pool to ourselves! Unfortunately, our camera ran out of batteries (Bad mommy) and we didn't really get any good pics of our b-day boy.
Here is Kade with his edible community that he made for school. Nice job Kade!
So precious. Gracie fell asleep while cuddling with her big brother.
Gracie & Quinn are done with hockey and I never even got a chance to post the pictures of Gracie's first day of hockey. Bad mommy. Anyway, here they are & only 2 months late!