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Saturday, April 30, 2011

This Is What You Should Have For Dinner

Pan seared tuna steaks with asparagus. A-a-amazing.
I bought these from frozen, thawed them, used Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal  mixed with Mrs. Dash Original as breading (because it is delicious and nutritious), put them in the pan, let them alone for five minutes, turned them over, and five minutes later turned them out on my plate. Wonderful and easy.

If you like your tuna prepared more rare, cook it for a shorter amount of time. This would probably be considered medium-well.

Incredibly easy, and filling. You should try it.

I am not a foodie, but I am aware that this may not technically be "seared". Get over it.

Crazy Animal Lady, At It Again

I realize that I am a crazy animal lady.

Yesterday, Joshua and I went to the lake just because. We found this little guy, even though he was trying to hide from us.
First, I thought it was a chipmunk.
Then I thought it was a rabbit. And then I determined it was a squirrel. Turns out it is a rabbit, but it's face looks very curiously like a squirrel. Interesting, no?
And here are some ducks from Rural King.

Random Puppy Picture

If this water gets any higher, I'll lose everything.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Random Puppy Pictures

 Today is perfect for a lazy afternoon nap.
Amico agrees.

More Spring Flowers

I just love when spring comes and the flowers start to bloom. I was distracted yesterday while folding clothes (super easy to do), because I looked out the window and saw that these flowers had bloomed.

So I filled up my bottle with water and went out to get me some.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Relaxing Vacation

I kind of have a thing for birds. I've always enjoyed checking them out, and we have a perfect window for doing so. This afternoon I was in our bedroom reading and Josh yelled at me to come check out this bird outside.

I'm pretty proud of how these turned out.

This book belonged to my grandparents, and I recently got it from their house.

And that is how I'm spending my vacation.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Listen Up, Ladies

SparkPeople knows where it's at.

I was just taking a weight loss quiz and got this absolutely correct piece of information. I was surprised because most places (I'm looking at YOU Women's Health Magazine) say the opposite because they want all the girls to keep reading their magazine.

I really can't say it any better than it's already written.

Believe it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pasta with Roasted Broccoli

Quite possibly, my new favorite meal. 

Pasta with Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Oil
4 servings
  • 8 oz high fiber or low carb pasta
  • 1 1/2 lbs broccoli florets
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano
Preheat oven to 450°. In a baking dish combine broccoli, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Roast broccoli about 20 minutes, tossing half way, until broccoli is browned and tender.

Meanwhile, boil salted water in a large pot. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Before draining, reserve 1 cup of the water from the pasta.  

Drain and toss pasta with broccoli. Add 1/2 cup reserved pasta water (or more if necessary), Pecorino Romano, salt and pepper to taste.

Left to right: calories, carbs, fat, protein.

Click on the nutrition for a larger view.


 My mother-in-law graduated from the school of the 70lb Easter Basket.
 Which is absolutely perfect for your dieting blogger.

Friday, April 22, 2011

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

Paint-huffing husband hauled to jail

Updated: Friday, 22 Apr 2011, 4:47 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 Apr 2011, 4:33 PM EDT
Myra McCain

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A Fort Wayne man was charged with inhaling toxic vapors for the 48th time after his wife called police and told them he was huffing paint in their apartment last Thursday. According to a Fort Wayne Police Department report, when an officer arrived at the 517 Lawton Place apartment, Elizabeth Gibson said she and her husband Kelly had been in an argument and he had gone upstairs to huff paint.

The report said since she was afraid to go inside, she handed the officer her keys and followed him up. When the officer opened the door, the entire apartment smelled of paint fumes and Kelly was found sitting on the couch with his shirt off, and his hands, mouth, nose and chin covered in silver paint. Police said Kelly had a can of silver spray paint in his right hand and a paint-covered plastic bag in his left. The officer said Kelly had a dazed, glassy-eyed look about him and was unsteady on his feet. Kelly was taken to the Allen County Jail and charged with inhaling toxic vapors. This incident was the 48th time Kelly was charged with inhaling since 1992.

Think I'm kidding? Check the source.

You can't make this stuff up. Go Indiana.

Do You Ever...

Give up on a book?

I usually never do. In fact, I've given up on four books in my whole reading life.

I am not one to force myself to read something I don't want to. If I'm not interested, I'm not interested.

These are the four I quit:

Needles & Pearls by Gil McNeil

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married by Marian Keyes
 The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean

Have you ever read any of these?
Do you think I should go back and try to finish them?
Let me know.

Where To Hang?

We don't have a front hall closet in our house, in fact, the first closet is past the living room on the way to the bedrooms. What tends to happen is that Joshua and I use the dining room chairs for coat racks. (This is a very old picture, but it is our dining room table and chairs, before we started hanging coats on it. I may not have even been living in our house when I took this picture.) Anyway, it sucked because it seemed like the house could never really look clean and I didn't have anywhere to hang our jackets. It seems silly to put them completely away when we're going to wear them tomorrow.
Problem solved.
Hanging mirror shelf: Target Pub Mirror. Click there to get your own.
Don't have it shipped though. I had bad luck with shipping a mirror from Target. Haha, get it? Bad luck. It broke.

Spring Rocks

Would you like a bazillion photos of my daffodils? You would? Wonderful! Here you go.


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