Aug 22, 2011
Tonight's dinner is Portobello mushrooms with a side of summer squash and baked potatoes. It took about 20 minutes - less if your grill doesn't run out of gas!
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 4 portobello mushrooms
- 1/2 cup Fresh & Easy Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup Fresh & Easy Burgundy Wine Simmer Sauce
- 1 package summer squash
- 4 Yukon Gold potatoes
Grilled portobello mushrooms are delicious, but our grill was out of gas and it was too hot to broil. I made due with the griddle.
- Lightly oil with olive oil, then spoon either the balsamic vinaigrette or burgundy wine simmer sauce over the mushrooms until soft, turning at least once. If grilling, marinate the mushrooms for a few minutes.
- Saute the summer squash to desired tenderness.
- Serve with a baked potato.
Aug 21, 2011
2 cups whole wheat flour (I use Gold Medal)
1 cup Coach's Oats
1tsp baking soda
2tsp baking powder
1/4 sugar in the raw (honey can be substituted)
2 eggs (flaxseed can be substituted)
1.5 cups milk (coconut or almond milk can be substituted)
1 cup water
Pecans, dried or frozen berries
Combine dry ingredients. Mix liquid ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to dry. Mix well. Let sit while you heat your griddle. Batter will appear watery, but any thicker and you will have *really * thick pancakes.
Pour out batter in 1/4 cup increments. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
*posted using the blogger app, sorry about the formatting
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Check out the demo. See if you want to hangout. Make sure that Skype is not in use. I had issues with my first hangout because Skype had control of my mic and speakers, though oddly enough not my webcam. Pants are optional.
Still need work, but I find blog posts and articles that I wouldn't otherwise come across on the topics that I am interested in. Especially Android and recipes. Bonus, I don't have to clutter up my already overloaded Google Reader with more blogs.
Are the new Group.Me or Beluga -- if you have the app (also available for i-devices).
Texting is great, but not when you’re trying to get six different people to decide on a movie. Huddle turns all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page all at once. Your thumbs will thank you.
Aug 16, 2011
Moments like this are when I miss being a stay-at-home mom. Ideally, I would have a work from home job for that elusive, mythical "work life balance".
In the meantime, I'll enjoy the small moments that I do get. Tomorrow I rejoin the ranks of the working class.
Aug 15, 2011
Overall, I'm not too upset. Being an overachiever I want to see that 2lb/week loss, but I know that is unrealistic. I'm still being careful of my back and not overdoing anything, which sometimes means not pushing myself as hard as I could. I've noticed that in spin class after a certain level of exertion my body thinks I'm having an anxiety attack, but I just slow down and concentrate on breathing until I try again. Getting through the mental barriers is so much harder than the physical ones.
The Hunk and I are spinning 3x/week and light weights in between. I'm exhausted most days. My muscles are definitely confused, as in "What the hell!?! You haven't used me in 10 years and now you want me to work?!??" type of confused.
I finally earned my gym rat Foursquare badge :-). I've been able to be consistent because I've been unemployed and my daughter was with her dad. This week I go back to work, school started, and so did soccer practice. I'm hoping I can keep it up. Taking care of myself is the first thing to go when our school -year schedule starts getting full.
Aug 12, 2011
Starting July 8, EDD will begin distributing 10,000 cards a day to unemployment claimants, a phasing-in transition from check to card that will take a couple of months to complete. Last year at the height of the recession, EDD issued approximately 41.2 million unemployment checks, a record number.
Benefits of the EDD Debit Cards include:
- No check cashing fees for customers without a personal bank account.
- Transfer options for customers who do have their own bank accounts.
- No fees with careful use of the card.
- Stability in the event of a disaster, avoiding mail disruptions that can occur with checks.
So, if you are currently unemployed in CA, and haven't used up your 99 weeks, have you gotten the debit card yet? Is it as easy as the video claims?
I'm still waiting for my next check ... the cupboards are looking pretty bare.
Aug 11, 2011
I've noticed I tend to practically pass out at the end of spin class if I only have a light breakfast or a protein bar. This morning I plan on going on a fairly full stomach.
I like to mix things up a bit with breakfast. Including oatmeal. Food should be fun, even when you're trying to lose weight.
Cook time: 4 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
- 1/3 cup Coach's Oats
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 tsp. rum extract
- Cook oatmeal according to directions. Add coconut, pineapple, rum extract and nuke for 30 seconds or until pineapple is no longer frozen.