Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How Easily I crack myself up, how could I not be a new Hedgehog owner... I love the little fellows. You have your hobbies and I have mine. :-)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh It's all new.

Well it's all new, everything. I had this thought as I was folding clothes today, no more uniforms for either of us. That's quite nice. Kel can wear whatever he wants to work, and he does. I started today at the bank and most of my clothes are perfectly perfect for the job. I start training at the WalMart branch tomorrow. That won't be permanent, I'll be at a new branch as soon as it opens which will be nice since I hate WalMart and working there forevers would be... suckity.

Our house will be ready on November 14, I can't wait until it's ready, there will be so much to do when we get in. Decorating and landscaping (next spring though) and all sorts of other things.

And for those who don't already know, I am pregnant and expecting a bebe, who we call bebe next spring... probably like June 1. I have my first visit to the doctor on Nov 3, it was supposed to be this Thurs but insurance doesn't click in until Nov 1 so, Nov 3 it is!

Things are alright right now, I just feel inbetween with the house thing, but that's minimal.

We had a fantastic weekend with the Hensons, I love them, they are simply wonderful. I feel at home when I am over there and it's just such a peaceful reflaxing breeze. This weekend was also Kel's birthday and it was wonderful to be with friends and family over tasty food, when tasty food feels good in my tummy, and it doesn't always feel that way.

Well that is my random update.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Great new breakfast recipe

Alright, this may be strange but I would like to integrate some recipes I love into my blog. Because I love cooking and healthy eating and sharing is good stuff. I came up with this because I had some left over Neufchatel Cream Cheese from a pasta primavera we made Tuesday. And I bought two packages of flat out wraps this week because I had a coupon. Also I can't stand always having just ceral every day, I've got to mix it up. If you have not yet tried the flat out wraps I highly recommend them. They are generally displayed somewhere in your deli area. They have a significant amount of fiber and protein and are very soft. So I got creative and this is what I came up with, they were VERY tasty. Sorry, Jill I already realize this is not for the lactose intolerant :-(

Breakfast Apple Wraps (serves 2)
This recipe can very obviously be doubled, etc to fit the number you are feeding
2 Whole Grain Flat out wraps (or other whole wheat tortilla)
1 Apple, thinly sliced (your favorite type)
4 Tbsp Neufchatel Cream Cheese (or other low fat Cream Cheese)
2 Tbsp Chopped Walnuts
2 Tsp of Cinnamon Sugar mix

Cut up your apple into thin slices, peel the slices and set aside. Spread the soft cheese onto the wraps, 1 Tbsp on each leave the bottom inch bare. Add your apples evenly to each wrap. Sprinkle your cinnamon sugar mixture onto each wrap over the apples. Sprinkle on your walnuts and wrap each wrap up carefully by first folding up the left side and then rolling from bottom to top. You often need to tuck in a little excess wrap when you get to the top.

Serve immediately.
Calories 300
Protein 14g
Fiber 10g 55% DRV
Fat 18g 25% DRV

I did a basic caloric analysis on this recipe and it's low in calories for a full breakfast and fairly balanced giving you one grain, 1/2 fruit, and a good amount of fiber and protein right away in the morning. It does seem to be a lot of fat but most of that comes from the walnuts with is a healthy source of fat.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A big purchase

Well Guys, it may seem quick but we bought a house! We we are in Contract to buy it we don't close until Nov 14 but we are excited about the process. It is not yet finished, we get to pick out all the details ourselves, flooring and tile and wall color etc. It's pretty stinking exciting! It's on the outskirts of town on Homer Road and sits on a little over a half acre with a pond and some trees! I'm excited and ready to move in like yesterday. I am so happy to have a place to call permanent home for a while. To put down some roots and familiarize myself with its nooks and crannies, to sit on the back porch and watch the sunset and enjoy marshmallows over perhaps a chiminea? Plant a garden and flowers and watch the years grow them. Dear Lord bless our new home and all the exciting things that these new walls will see.

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