Thursday, March 20, 2014

Last post and attempting to merge

So it has almost been a year since I last posted on here. This was not for lack on wanting to, but I just was so darn busy!  Working full time and going to grad school full time, besides being a wife and mom full time, really took up all my time.  Plus add on the fact that I changed jobs, had not one, but 2 surgeries at the beginning of this year, and bought a house, whew! I am exhausted writing all that!  So, now that I am settled (kinda) in my new house, I have decided that to start with our homestead plans. We have moved into a neighborhood, but there are no HOAs, and we have almost an acre of land, perfect for us!  I decided I want to merge this blog with our new homestead blog.  www.OurHodgepodgeHomestead.blogspot.com
There is nothing there just yet, but give me a month or so and there will be so join me there!  You will get to see me fumble and bumble with our new ducks and chicks and learning how to garden on our land!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sisu 4 health

Yup, that is what I have named my soon (maybe) to be facebook page.  Blogs are hard to keep up with but facebook is so much easier.  A little blurp here, a little blurp there.  A quick update via phone. So much easier.  My life needs easy right now.

Now, I have not fully made up my mind on this.  However, I have been trying to find a blog that started at the beginning of the fitness challenge of a person. All the blogs I have read have been started AFTER a person has reached their goal. They try to backtrack but it just isnt the same.  I was especially interested in reading a blog about a person who has transformed their health while having a chronic illness.

Well, why not start one, I thought.

So, considering I have this blog already going, I will just tag along some posts here, but facebook will probably be the main place I post.

Ready for some fitness updates?!?  I hope I can keep this up!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Buffalo Turkey (or chicken) Dip

This was a great way to use up that leftover turkey!!  Normally we end up throwing out the turkey or freezing it and then wondering what the heck to do with it later or what the heck is even in the bag!

Not anymore! This year's turkey was gone the next day!  A record in our family!

The Butterball website posted the recipe and it was wonderful!  I have also used mozzarella cheese in place of the cheddar with good results.

We have made it several times with chicken since Thanksgiving.  I have even put some in a hotdog bun to eat on the way to work...yum!!

Roast beef sandwich

This was so good, I think I have made it about 3-4 times in less than a month.

Yes, it is that good.

And everyone, but the picky girl, LOVES it.  EVERYONE, including friends.

Here is the recipes, thanks to Betty Crocker.  Gotta love good ol Betty.  She has some good recipes!

This can be changed up a bit. I added diced green, red, yellow peppers that were frozen.  You can even change out the meat.  Make it with ham and swiss cheese and broccoli and cauliflour, or even turkey and cheddar.  I haven't changed it up yet.  When I do, I am going to have to update.

This would be great with side dishes of mac n cheese or macaroni salad (which is what we did when our friends came over).  Normally the two pie crusts made enough for us for the meal without sides.  I just piled on the veggies so we get our serving's worth.

Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

I have been seeing a theme with my recipes...quinoa. 

YUM!!  Another here is another one....

Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This was posted just a week or so ago on the $5 dinners website.  She has been posting some healthy meals lately, I am going to have to sit down and go through the site and find some more.

We all (well, not the girl, she is very picky) liked this recipe.  The only thing I changed was that I added more bacon, of course.

Definitely a make again!

...and the beat goes on....

Yeah, that phrase just came in my head.  No reason, really.  Hmm..maybe one of the boys hummed...who knows?

I have been trying out new recipes lately.  I was thinking, "How in the world am I going to keep track of all the ones I like?"  and "How will I be able to write notes about what I did different if I just simply bookmark?"

I have been posting them to my personal facebook page, but then I have to scroll down and try to find them.  It isn't easy.  Then it occurred to me to do a post about the recipe. Considering I am the only one who reads this blog, why not??  I can then provide a link to the recipe and also describe what we all liked about it and what I may have done different or what I need to do different in the future.

Yup, that is what I am going to do.  It is not like I do anything else with the blog right now since I work and go to school and have kids still in school.

I am sure I will post my random vents and such, you know, in between the recipes and all.

Such as...my frustration with learning the autonomic nervous system and the drugs that go mimic or alter it.  ARGH!!!

Warm winter quinoa salad

I hate salads.

Really, I do.

Except for chicken salad...and tuna salad....and fruit salad. Maybe Taco salad...if I am in the mood.

All the other ones, YUCK!  Just something about them I just do not like...the crunch maybe??

Anyway, I found another salad I do like.  There is not crunch.  It is warm.  It is yummy.

It is Food Babe's Winter Warm Quinoa Salad

It has arugula.  It has Quinoa.  It has tomato sauce.  And a few other things.  This is one that is a keeper.

Try it.  Even my husband, who can get picky, says "it is a make again, just not right away".  That means it is good.