Monday, January 31, 2011
And let me tell you...I am sore!!!!
My friend Bridget was kind enough to invite me along on her family's ski trip up to Sunday River this past weekend, and we had a blast! I hadn't been skiing in over 3 years so I was a little hesitant about what I would be able to do on such a large mountain like Sunday River, but they had a lot of Julie-friendly slopes and after a couple of terrifying bouts with a Blue Trail or two, I stuck to my comfort Green Zones.
Bridget's dad rented a condo for us to stay in that was literally 100 yards from a ski-lift, so we could just wake up in the morning, put on our gear, and walk to the slopes! It was amazing. I owe a big thanks Bridget for letting me tag along, and for staying with me skiing on the bunny slopes for half the day :)
My Calves hurt, I can barely lift my right arm, and I feel like I will never again have enough sleep to function properly...but it was a Great Weekend!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I found it in the FoodNetwork.com healthy eating section. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not on any kind of crazy "I need to lose weight" kick! However, if you don't filter FoodNetwork.com, you end up getting all the creamy recipes that have butter as a main ingredient.
So with that filter on I found this Salmon Recipe that I will definitely be using again and wanted to share with you:
* 1 1/4 pound wild salmon, skin removed, cut into 4 pieces
* 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
* 2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Preheat oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit. Place salmon pieces on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper; roast for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine mustard, maple syrup, garlic and lemon juice. After the 10 minutes of cooking, brush salmon with mixture and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through.
I made this with slices of Zucchini and Squash that I seared in a pan and then baked in the oven, and a bit of white rice to even out the dish. It was one of the easiest dinners I've made, and one of the tastiest.
Tonight I'm having a friend over and planning to cook stuffed chicken breasts...
I do love food!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Every morning I get in my car, put my foot on the brake, and push the "Start" button and the car hums to life usually telling me that it is 58 degrees in my amazing parking garage. As I pull out of the garage and head to work Nissan slowly adjusts to the temperature outside and I watch the numbers tick down to give me outside's reading. Well on this wonderfully frigid Monday morning in January, that thermometer ticked itself all the way down to ZERO Degrees!!
As Bryan aptly quotes Ron White this morning, "'Hey Ron, what's the temperature outside?' 'Um, There isn't one!'"
That's cold people!!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
And they were good!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Today I am home, sitting on my couch, being a total bum, because I can't get to work. The snow is over a foot high out my window, and the driveway for my building has not been plowed.
I should be bringing the Christmas boxes down to storage. I should be switching the loads of laundry in my washing machine. I should be cleaning the bathrooms and straightening around the house. I should be catching up on some reading. I should be writing in my journal, but instead I'm watching TV and doing this:
And while not doing all of the things that I should be doing, this is the view out of my window:
So I hope everyone is having a happy and safe warm snow day in their own place.