Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Miles Update...

Cory and I have not been doing very good on our miles. I still have been working out but I have been doing alot of Zumba instead of the treadmill. I really enjoy the dancing rather then the same ol' same ol' that the treadmill offers....that being said I am at about 67 miles for this year and Cory is at 55 miles for this year. However, I am excited to report that I have gone down 10 pounds and one size so I think the zumba/eating right is helping out!! :) I am every excited about my progress in working out in general and learning how to eat more healthy.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Money In The Wallet Vs. Your Waist Line

I came across this article today on another blog and it really made me think. It is so hard to eat healthy on a's true...the processed crap you buy at the supermarket is much cheaper then the healthy outskirts of a supermarket..think veggies, fruit, etc. you really do get more bang for your buck if you eat the bad stuff....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Holy soreness...

You know the kinda of sore that hurts when you sit down, stand up, lay down, don't move kinda of sore...ya that's what I'm feeling after yesterdays Zumba's a good thing, I think.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Im hooked!

Yesterday I tried out a Zumba class and it was so much fun. It really made you feel like you were just having fun...not like how a workout feels when you are staring at the clock wondering if it is ever going to end. If you ever get the chance to take a Zumba class I highly recommend it, it is a great work out and so much fun!!!

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Slane's Recipe Archive

I made the chicken spaghetti last night and if I was a true blue food blogger I would have taken a picture of it and posted it....however...I forgot and I am not the best true food blogger...(if you are looking for some good ones I have a ton of links on my page go check em out! one of my faves is Annie Eats) (I wish I was however none of the recipes are my own so I don't know what that makes me) Anyways, it was ok. I will have to change it up when I make it again. Cory said there was to much onion so that scared him away...but overall I like it ;) Anyways tonight I am making a tried and true recipe that is delicious!!! I thought I would share it with you if you are looking for something to mix up chicken a bit...we have chicken 3-4 times a week so I really like finding new ways to cook it. This recipe is from Rachael Ray and it is Yum-o as she would say!

Pesto-Presto Italian Flag Chicken

5-6 leaves basil
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves (about a handful)
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1 block soft garlic and herb cheese, such as Boursin brand
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (about 2 handfuls), divided
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
PreparationPre-heat the oven to 450ºF.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the basil, parsley, pine nuts, soft cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmigiano Reggiano (about a handful) and some salt and pepper. Process into a smooth paste. Reserve.

Butterfly each of the chicken breasts and pound them out lightly in a plastic bag with a dash of water using a skillet or meat mallet. Season both sides of the chicken and divide the herb-cheese mixture between the four breasts, placing a scoop on one half of each breast. Fold the flap of chicken over to enclose the cheese mixture.

Transfer the chicken pockets to a baking sheet and lay three slices of tomato over each breast, overlapping them like shingles. Season with some salt and pepper, drizzle with about 2 tablespoons EVOO and sprinkle with the remaining Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (about a handful).

Bake the chicken pockets until cooked through and light golden brown, 20-25 minutes.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

110 Posts

I missed my 100th post milestone! I am so bummed...I can't believe I have posted 109 times, now 110......

Soooooo.... happy 110 post milestone ;)

What you cooking this week??

Every week I whip out my cookbooks and bazillions of printed out recipes and pick some newbies to try. I am excited this week with a ton of new recipes to try out on Cory. One recipe I am anxious to try is Chicken Spaghetti from The Pioneer Woman. I ran across this recipe in a magazine and since then have became an avid reader of her recipes and blog ;) Here is the recipe if you decide to try out a newbie this week :) If this isn't something you may like go check out her website there is bound to be something you will love~


* 2 cups Cooked Chicken
* 3 cups Dry Spaghetti, Broken Into Two Inch Pieces
* 2 cans Cream Of Mushroom Soup
* 2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
* ¼ cups Finely Diced Green Pepper
* ¼ cups Finely Diced Onion
* 1 jar (4 Ounce) Diced Pimentos, Drained
* 2 cups Reserved Chicken Broth From Pot
* 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
* ⅛ teaspoons (to 1/4 Teaspoon) Cayenne Pepper
* Salt And Pepper, to taste
* 1 cup Additional Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Cook 1 cut up fryer and pick out the meat to make two cups. Cook spaghetti in same chicken broth until al dente. Do not overcook. When spaghetti is cooked, combine with remaining ingredients except additional 1 cup sharp cheddar.

Place mixture in casserole pan and top with remaining sharp cheddar. Cover and freeze up to six months, cover and refrigerate up to two days, or bake immediately: 350 degrees for 45 minutes until bubbly. (If the cheese on top starts to get too cooked, cover with foil).

*** I will be changing a few things for our personal taste. I will be leaving out the green pepper because Cory CAN NOT STAND ANY TYPE OF BELL PEPPER and I will be making the chicken in the steamer because its easier and healthier...hey got to make it healthy in any small way I can (I also use whole wheat pasta, we actually prefer that now) ;)

Friday, March 5, 2010



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Monday, March 1, 2010

Feb Miles Update

Well this last month was not near as productive as we had hoped. With Cory having his surgery and my feet we hardly made a dent in our 500 mile goal...bummer...oh well...I am going to hop back on the track today and hopefully be way more productive this March ;)

Cassie: 50.55 miles/449.45 miles to go
Cory: 35.5 miles/464.5 miles to go