Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
- I participated in many different types of exercise as a child/teen. I was in gymnastics class twice, ballet for a few months, played in the city basketball league, did sports camp at our gym, completed IronKids triathlon twice, played basketball in elementary, middle and high school, was on a swim team at the age of 6 and swam 4 years of varsity in high school, played water polo for two years in high school. You would think I would still be in good shape, huh?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 12 tbsp unsalted butter (1.5 sticks) -- melted + cooled until warm 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 larg egg + 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions + heat oven to 325 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.
3. Either by hand or with electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Beat in egg, yolk + vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients + beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chips.
4. Spoon about 1/4 cup balls of dough onto cookie sheets, leaving 2.5" between balls. Bake 15-18 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool cookies on sheets. When cooled, peel cookies from parchment.
Side note: the cookies don't have to be HUGE like it says in step 4. 1/4 ball of dough is a lot. I made mine smaller and they turn out fine. I usually can get around 20 cookies per batter. You can always make them and then freeze them. I do that all the time and just bake them when I want some fresh cookies.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
-Is it okay to use flag napkins or flag paper plates?
No. Section 8i of the Flag Code reads: "It should not be ... printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard."
-Is it appropriate to use mints wrapped in a flag print wrapper at a banquet? The flag is not a decoration, it is the symbol of a living nation. It is not to be trivialized by well-meaning but thoughtless uses, such as being used as mint wrappers. For more information about the flag code, click here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I'll stick to running, thanks.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
I had been buying the Smart Ones Three Cheese Ziti Marinara. 320 calories is a decent sized lunch when you add on a 60 calorie yogurt. The pasta is pretty good and the sauce and cheese provides great flavor. But when this isn't on sale at the store, $2.50 seems like a lot to pay.
In the same freezer area, I saw this alternative. I had purchased these in the past and while not great, they weren't too bad. Since these were on sale for $1 each, I snapped up three of them to carry me through the week of quick and easy lunches if I had no leftovers to eat.
Bad decision. You get what you pay for. The Michelina's was gross. The pasta was rubbery, the sauce evaporated in the microwave and the cheese melted into the cardboard box. I've learned my lesson.
I'm off to pop my popcorn for lunch.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I have a slight addiction to the treats pictured above. Lately, they are all I want. I have been indulging too often and I need to stop.
These "foods" and drinks will not give me the long term energy and health benefits that I need to complete 13.1 miles of running.
But I can't stop myself. The cravings are too strong.
Any advice for a candy-a-holic/soda-a-holic like myself?