Friday, September 30, 2011

Baked Chicken

I made some baked chicken for dinner last night. Hubby loved it so it must have been good. He brought some of it for lunch today. Here are the ingredients:
1lb chicken cut into strips
1 small onion bulb sliced
1/2 cup red pepper cut into strips
3 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup broccoli
1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup carrots sliced
2 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup water
1 can mushroom condensed soup
1 can chicken condensed soup

Cooking Directions:
1. Boil chicken strips for 30mins or until tender and set aside.
2. Heat up pan and saute garlic, onion and red pepper.
3. Place the chicken strips and the vegetables.
4. Then place the mushroom and chicken condensed soup.
5. Mix and bring to boil.
6. Put in a pyrex bowl and bake for 300 degrees for 20-25 mins.
7. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top and put back into the oven for 10 minutes more.
8. Take out and cool for 10 minutes then serve. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Diet and Exercise

In my twenties I weighed around 98lbs can you believe that? I was so skinny. I look like stick and bones. Then when I had kids the baby fats never dissolved from my body. Now I weigh 150. Arghh... Will I ever loose weight again? So much for this fats I have to take it off. I have kids and I want to live longer to see them.

In my journey to losing weight I decided to have vegetable salad everyday. Lately I discovered that I love romaine lettuce so I bought two bags. This will be good for the whole week since I will make the salad good for four persons. I also bought some broccoli, red pepper, cranberry raisins and carrots. I also bought some mangoes to throw in to my salad. It is such a struggle to lose weight when it is not your way of life. Everyone in the family has to be involved. Slowly but surely I am getting there. I have my diet tracker on my phone on what I eat and the amount of calories I lose every time I exercise. Diet and exercise are married together and they are a perfect complement to each other. One without the other is not a good option. They are a perfect couple. And then I realize that I should be a vegetarian but it seem like a hard option yet I do wish someday I will be a vegetarian.;-) Im so used to eating food with some meat in it. I grew up eating vegetable but usually it's being cooked and made into soup. I am glad I am slowly learning how to eat raw vegetables which contains more vitamins and minerals. I also wanted to eat as much fruits as I can since it's a healthier option so I decided to get a blender. I make shakes for everyone and the kids love it. Strawberry banana shake, peach mango shake to name a few. I exercise an hour almost everyday and I keep track of the calories I take off. Lately I started sleeping early so I can wake up earlier to be able to exercise early in the morning. I feel better when I exercise early in the morning and that is what hubby is doing too. It is when I exercise that I get conscious with what I eat because it is not easy taking the calories off. That is why morning exercise is a way to go for me. How about you what motivates you to live healthy?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Credit Card for Household Bills

This guest post from Edgardo Rosa

My parents write checks for all of their bills. They have a credit card, but only use it for emergencies and buying things on-line. I think that the move to usin credit cards for rewards and paying everything on-line is a generational thing. I recently got a new service on the internet that uses company websites and pulls all of your bills onto one website. When it is time to pay your bills every month on-line, everything is in one place. I accidently left my credit card bill at my parent’s house the other day. My dad called me and sounded concern. He asked, “Why did you pay your bills , gas, and electricity bill with a credit card?” He was concerned that I was out of money. I tried to explain that I was not using my credit card because I had no money, but that I got two percent cash back if I used my credit card to pay household bills. I explained that I paid it off each month. He still did not understand the concept. So all I could do was to just assure him that I was fine and that I would let him know if I needed any money.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anniversary Dinner

We celebrated our 4th anniversary yesterday with a dinner. I chose Blue Fish Grill. We almost gave up looking for the place but good thing we didn't. It was located off the hi way making it a little bit hard to find. We found the pretty cool place. We had greek salad, rockefeller oysters, one appetizer he set on fire for us.;-) I had grilled mahi-mahi and for hubby he had stuffed salmon. They were really both to die for.
Great ambiance for the celebration. This calls for a martini darlin'.;-)