Monday, January 16, 2012

Is it this time yet??

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's a pie filled weekend

This weekend was just like the many before. I had to work for most of the afternoon on Saturday and had a completely free day, for once, on Sunday! If you have read my blog before, you know I am a HUGE Pioneer Woman fan. She has a Saturday morning cooking show on the Food Network and yesterday was the first episode of Season 2! Of course I watched it when I was hungry and her flat apple pie looked amazing! I decided that it would make a great dessert that night. The dough was super easy to make and the filling was even easier.

Sunday, I thought I would make Tomato Pie for lunch but it ended up being a great side dish for dinner. Paired with some grilled chicken and Greek pasta salad, it was so yummy! I originally got this recipe from a Southern Living magazine.

First, make the dough. The ingredients are super simple. Stir together 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt together. Then add 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Fork until dough is combined. Put into a plastic bag and roll into small disk. Refrigerate 1-24 hours.

Once dough is chilled. you can assemble the pie! You will need to cut 2 large tomatoes  into 1/2 inch thick slices, place on paper towel and sprinkle with salt. Let them sit for 30 minutes.

Next, preheat the oven to 350 and roll the dough out to fit a pie plate. Fit the dough into the plate and cove all edges. Cook the dough for 5-8 minutes.

Once the crust comes out of the oven, sprinkle 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese on the bottom. Add slices of tomatoes. Finish with a mixture of 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 3 chopped green onions, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil and 3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan Cheese.

Cook for 30 minutes.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Porky the Peek A Poo

Lexie loves her cookies. I was holding her today and she saw a cookie on the chair and literally nose dived for it! She got it and then just sat on the chair with it in her mouth and wouldnt move. This went on for atleast 4 minutes. Then I had to put her on the ground because there was no way should could possibly put the cookie down to jump off.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wish List....

When it comes to buying things I really need or want, I have a very hard time spending the money! Lately, on my wish list are a few things...

  • Michigan Croakies for my workout sunglasses
  • New running shoes
  • A Sports Watch
  • My car detailed and washed :)
They are small but its hard to justify the small things when I am thinking of things like getting my oil changed, a hair cut, buying furniture for a house I havent even looked at yet, buying a house! Being an adult stinks!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ice Cold Coca - Cola

Last year one of my New Years Resolutions was to give up soda for 1 year! It was extremely hard to do but I did it! Sunday, I went to my favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch and enjoyed a nice cold Coca - Cola for the FIRST time in a YEAR! It was very good!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello New Year!

Happy New Year! Is it really 2012? I think that is the most common expression lately. As well as,  'Can you believe its already 2012?' 'I cant believe another year has gone!' 'Seems like New Years was just yesterday...' I actually cannot believe that it is already a new year but I am very excited for 2012! I have lots of big plans in store which only makes me more excited to get on with the year!

I have New Years Resolutions just like everyone else although, I know better than to make some crazy, off the wall, unattainable resolutions. Instead mine are quite simple. Last year I made one resolution: No Soda for ONE year. At first, it was very hard to not ask for a coke when eating my favorite Mexican food or filling up my drink at work with soda because I had no time to eat. My taste buds have even changed from no soda for a year! I use to be a Sweet Tea FANATIC! Now, all I can drink is UnSweet Tea. Since I made it through a long year of no soda, as simple as that seems. I know I can stick to other resolutions I set for myself.

My 2012 New Years Resolutions:

To Buy a Lottery Ticket Every Day! Some people would say that this would be a waste of money, but why not! With a chance every day to win money that would help my future, I say GO FOR IT! Let me know if I need to buy yours as well.

Blog More Often. I enjoy blogging but I found that its hard to turn my computer on when I get home from work or have a free clear moment during the day. I plan to blog about everything and anything at least 5 times a week. This way I can share all the funky, weird, quirky things that happen in my day to day life that no one would believe.

Go to a Synagogue at least Twice a Month: I feel like I don't know much about my religion except for the basics. I want to learn more, know more and connect more. I think this is also a great way to meet people and engage on a different level than work or friends.

Add more Physical Activity into my Daily Life: I have been lacking here for the last 6 months. I have given up because work has gotten in the way or social functions are more important. I want to go back to taking 'me' time and walking for an hour or exercising in the park. Too many excuses last year that will not be repeated.

I cannot wait to stick to these resolutions and see where it takes me!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tacky Sweater Contest

Next week at work, we are having a Tacky Sweater Contest. Here is my motivation to find the best....

And my personal favorite....