Workout Wednesday

Fasted Cardio before breakfast!

Fasted Cardio before breakfast!

Pandora's New Orleans Bounce got me through my workout!

Pandora’s New Orleans Bounce got me through my workout!

 

Be Kurlylicious!

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Tasty Tuesday – 2 Crockpots at the same damn time!

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My Monday was spent being very busy! I had to travel yesterday for the next 9 days, so trying to be the Good Wife, I prepared my husband a couple of meals to carry him through the week. I was so busy, doing laundry, packing and I had 2 Crockpots going at the same damn time and failed to get a picture. Just believe me, I got a lot done before heading to the airport. For the 2 meals, I prepared  my Mother-in-Love’s Okra and Sausage recipe that my husband LOVES! (I’ll update this post later with the recipe) I decided to prepare that for the soup/gumbo aspect, because after cutting the grass Saturday, my husband has not been feeling his best. I left a pot on the stove with a bag of rice and told him how to cook it, that’s the Trainer in me! lol

The next meal I crocked for my boo, is 3 Packet/Envelope Chicken. Very simple to make and he can just grab a bag of frozen veggies out the freezer and steam in the microwave to complete his meal. Easy breezy! His favorite meal is Hamburger Helper and Green Beans, that bachelor life was grand wasn’t it? lol I had planned to cook that too, but ran out of time, but he can prepare that himself, so he should be good until I return next Wednesday, and has a variety of options!

What are you doing on this Tasty Tuesday? I’m searching for Dinner as soon as I get out of this class!

Bon Appetit!

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Happy Birthday Sister!

Yesterday was my baby sister’s birthday and literally at the end of the day my middle sister text me and said let’s meet at PF Chang’s at 5. I don’t get off until 5 and I didn’t read the text until 12 minutes after she sent it. I snuck out of the office 15 minutes early, only to realize I had left my groceries in my office and had to run back in. I also didn’t have a gift, mind you, but I had Birthday cards in my desk drawer! Score! And as luck would have it, the traffic GODS were on my side because I got off the exit within 10 minutes of leaving work and that’s a record. I did a quick drive-thru of the ATM because we all love cash and made it to the restaurant with them having drinks. We realized it was Happy Hour and just opted to take part of that and ordered several appetizers.

Birthdays are so special and we have to embrace them and cherish time with family! A fun time was had by all!

Happy Hour Tapas!

Happy Hour Tapas!

I got all my Sisters with me! #wearefamily

I got all my Sisters with me! #wearefamily

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Tasty Tuesday – Everyday Meatloaf

I know it’s been a while, but I’m back with a new recipe and it’s something that I don’t normally eat. Just the thought of Meatloaf actually puts a frown on my face! I think the last time I ate Meatloaf, I was probably a little girl and I had to eat it for nourishment because you know you ate whatever Mama cooked lol. To me Meatloaf was just a dressed up hamburger cooked in a loaf pan, which by the way, I didn’t even own one lol, with tomato paste/sauce on it and sorry, that just didn’t appeal to me in the least. I think then was when I just developed an attitude against said Meatloaf. Well, that brings us to last week, I saw my girl, SmartNSassyMom’s tweet of an Everyday Meatloaf and I was so curious because it seemed so easy to make and was not like the traditional Meatloaf with Tomato Paste on top that I grew up eating. It actually seemed appetizing and appealing to my palette lol. Check out the recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion $
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground sirloin $
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)

Preparation

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; stir gently to combine. Spread beef mixture evenly in a 9 1/2-inch microwave-safe loaf dish coated with cooking spray; do not pack beef mixture into dish. Loosely cover with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Sprinkle meat loaf with cheese; broil 3 minutes or until browned.

Take a look at how my Everyday Meatloaf faired:

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Everyday Meatloaf!

It was seriously, just that simple!  My husband was curious how was I going to make Meatloaf that fast, but it was served to him in a jiffy. We try to eat low carb/clean during the week, so I just served it with steamed Squash, Zucchini and Onions.

Verdict: It was a hit in my house and I will definitely make it again.

Mods: I was too lazy to cut up any onions, so I just used the about 4 tablespoons of Tomato Trinity = Tomatoes, Onions and Bell Pepper.

If you like Meatloaf, you should definitely give it a whirl!

Bon Appetit!

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