Friday, January 30, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

All Time Low

At a recent dinner with my friends, I was made fun of for shortening everything. I know I do this to an extent but I hadn't realized how often I do this. Am I lazy? Cannot I finish an entire word?
Here is a sample of some of the words I shorten on a daily business (most of the time without realizing):

OMG = Oh my gosh - sometimes I hate that I use this. But in reality it makes im'ing and texting waaay easier. But lately I've said it out loud…not okay.
Fab = fabulous
Whatev = whatever
Old gris = Old Grist Mill Bakery

There are lots more but I can't remember right now…of course.

I was just chatting with my friend Amy and was talking to her about my plans for after work. It wasn't until after I typed it that I realized I'd hit an all time low. I'd told her I was heading to 'robics after work. 'robics? instead of aerobics. Seriously?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ode to the Crock Pot

Bless the person who invented this amazing appliance. Last week we had a scrumptious meal created by our crock pot almost every night. Bless her.
It's been awesome because I work all day, Fred's at school, and when we both get home we're hungry and I do not want to have to cook and then wait for it to be ready. So last week was deemed 'crock pot week'.

Monday: Taco Soup
Tuesday: Mile-High Enchiladas
Wednesday: Italian Chicken (and rice)
Thursday: pancake in the oven (not a crock pot meal was just as easy and delicious!)
Friday: Shredded pork burritos

We might keep this up. On this week's menu: Turkey tacos, Bean soup,Mexican Chicken Soup, and Turkey Chili…who wants to join us for dinner?
Don't know what to make for dinner tonight? How about this?
Salsa Crock Pot Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( frozen)
1 cup salsa
1 package reduced sodium taco seasoning
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup (condensed) or cream of chicken soup. (I used cream of chicken)
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

Add chicken to slow cooker.
Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken.
Pour salsa and soup over chicken.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
Serve with rice or tortilla.

Servings: 4-6
Recipe stolen from: Simply Chic

**also- blogger hasn't been cooperating lately and won't finish uploading the post page...hence no posting. Pray for my blogger account. Thanks.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

How many times can you say that you've kept a New Years resolution? If I answered this question I think my answer would be "um. like never. maybe?"

This year one of my resolutions not make resolutions.
So I'm a huge tv junkie. love it.

While in college, my roommates and I may have been obsessed with One Tree Hill (One Gay Hill as Fred calls it). So in one of the episodes, Haley and Lucas talk about their tradition of making predictions at the beginning of every school year (because all high school students do that). Yeah it was cheesy but...I liked it.

A couple of years ago, My sister Erin and I did the same thing. Kind of. We both wrote down a list of goals and a separate list of predictions for the 2007. We sealed them in an envelope and put them in my durable kid safe (next to my YW's medallions and every school picture anyone ever gave me). Yeah maybe it was a little dorky and I shouldn't admit that we got the idea off of a tv show but at the end of the year it was so funny to look back and read what we thought would happen and what our goals were for the year.

It was also much more fun than resolutions. To me resolutions are a bit...lame. Yeah I make them every year...but they are also broken by about February.

This year I'm going to create a list of predictions and goals and seal them like I did a couple of years ago - and i'm going to make "stuff" happen.
Do you make resolutions? Do they stick?

This is how we celebrated New Years (we were together...the pictures make us seem like we didn't):