Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I Zumba'd!

I got a call from a friend today. She said there was a new class being previewed at the Y tonight. Zumba.


She said something dancing and aerobics and fun. I dug out my workout clothes and tagged along.

An hour later, I was sweating, out of breath and my legs were jello.

I had So. Much. Fun! I didn't get all the moves, but the music was great, the instructor was friendly and I danced (a bit) of my bum off.

I may just have to go back and try this again.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Have I mentioned this site before?

So, have you ever wanted to bake cookies but your tried and true recipe calls for two eggs and you only have one? Ever have a hankering for Ethiopian food but don't know what the heck teff is? Want to know if you can sub sour cream for buttermilk in your favourite muffin recipe???

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The moving truck comes in 11 days, 10 hours, and 37 minutes. I am only buying the bare minimum groceries right now--fresh fruit and milk, mostly. I am digging deep and shopping my pantry so I don't have to move as much. I found a lonesome can of lentils I bought before I knew the true depth of Hubby's dislike of them--I made chili and ended up passing the leftovers along to his Mom who eats anything. I discovered that sticky sushi rice makes absolutely fantastic rice pudding.

Anyone have ideas for an acorn squash? For some reason I bought two. Last night we ate one roasted with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon (YUM!) I need something new to do with his friend.

Why aren't I packing right now????

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Helloooooo out there!

Wow, it's been a month since I have posted here! Time flies. If you read my other blog, you will know that things are changing very quickly here. As I am typing, I am surrounded by boxes. We move to a new house in two weeks.

How is the weight loss? Stalled at 159 lbs. Not too bad. I dropped three chasing Matthew at camp a couple of weeks ago and that is where the scale has stopped moving. I have noticed not having my kids home has changed how I eat. My bad habit is eating off the kid's plates when they are finished. I need to figure out how to really stop doing that when they get home in a couple of days.

Hubby and I have enjoyed eating grownup food for the past week--I bought the ingredients for California Rolls one day and then decided I didn't want to fiddle with rolling sushi. It turns out that tossing the ingredients (minus the rice and nori) in a crusty bun with sliced tomatoes and lettuce plucked from the garden makes a delicious sandwich perfect for eating on a hot summer evening.

My CSA box has me eating wonderful fresh vegetables every night. I cannot keep up with the zucchini, though. I have SEVEN in my kitchen right now!!!! I think I need to give this Zucchini Streusel a try...I don't know if I will try to pass it off as apple crisp though. Hubby still doesn't trust me after I served him potato salad made from cauliflower. (It did fool him, by the way!)

When we move I will be saying goodbye to my very productive apple trees. I canned 16 pounds of crababbles yesterday and have eight more in the freezer. This morning I plan on making a Dutch Baby pancake and topping it with some of the pie filling I made yesterday. Yum!

I hope you try some of the recipes I linked to! I will be sitting here counting down until I get to start cooking in my sunny new kitchen! What should I make to break it in???