Friday, November 21, 2008
POTM Update & BSI Submission
SCHOOL THANKSGIVING FEAST
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast at school. There was vegetable soup, corn chowder, and cornbread. Last year I ate too much corn chowder and got sick so this year I stuck to the vegetable soup and had small sample corn chowder.
PROBAR #2 Apple Cinnamon Crunch
Hubby left for Nashville today. I sent him off with some treats, including an Apple Cinnamon PROBAR. Here is hubby’s review all the way from Nashville:
That is one thing I need to research, because I feel like there is A LOT of fat in these bars?
“It didn't taste like apple cinnamon, it tasted like cherry-something.Texture was good but still couldn't get over the cherry-ish flavor bar was big,so that was nice. But with the grams of fat being so high, I would have rather had a good-ol' Snicker bar which tastes exactly what a Snicker bar should tastelike.”
After work I had a bunch of errands to run before I take off tomorrow. When I finally got home, I blasted my Hairy Conick Jr. Home for the Holidays CD, and got to work on my BSI recipe. Because I am a big lover of Christmas music, I thought I would give you some of my best Christmas CD’s that I think everyone should own.
Amy Grant Home for Christmas
Unexpected Gifts 12 New Sounds of Christmas
Celine Dion These are the Special Times
Chris Rice The Living Room Sessions
Clay Aiken Christmas Album
Christmas with the Rat Pack (my all time fave)
Kenny G Miracles
LeeAnn Womack Season of Romance
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas
Chicago Christmas Album
Michel Buble Let it Snow
What are your favorite Christmas CD’s?
Thanks Lindsay for selecting Pumpkin for this week’s BSI . Well I love pumpkin, but hate pumpkin pie, I know it’s weird. I wanted to come up with something original and creative. It was hard because I felt like everyone else has already done everything I was trying to come up with. I like to use everything I already have on hand, so with out further ado here it is:
Chicken and Apple Pumpadillas ( yes a pumpkin quesadilla)
1 chicken breast
Dash of Chili powder
Dash of Cinnamon
¼ cup black beans
¼ cup sour cream
½ cup of pumpkin puree
¼ cup of shredded cheese
2 8inch whole wheat tortillas
1 sliced small apple
1,Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Coat a larger nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken. Cook chicken breast on both sides for about 5 minute on each side.
3.In a small bowl mash the beans, sour cream, chili powder, and cinnamon. In another bowl stir together pumpkin and cheese.
4.Spread the bean mixture on one of the tortillas, and the pumpkin mixture on the other. Then arrange the chicken and sliced apple on top of the bean mixture and then put the other on top to form a sandwich. Place on the baking sheet and bake until the tortillas are crisp, 5-6 minutes. Cut in to wedges and enjoy!!!
I know it looks weird but the cinnamon and chili pepper were a perfect match and so was the pumpkin and cheese!
OOO this was by far the best BSI meal I have come up with!!! I thought I would need salsa but not need!
PILE ON THE MILES SNEAK PEEK AND UPDATE
Ok so today after I finished my BSI recipe I stepped outside and found a very nice SURPRISE!!!! Thank you CAMELBACK!!!! I am so excited about all that they sent me, in support of the POTM. I will be doing a review on these bottles soon, and hosting a giveaway so keep your eyes peeled.
I have decided to offer a second and third place to the challenge as well. I think that this will give you all more of a push to run hard this last week!!!!! SO keep POTM! There are so many other great things I can’t wait to giveaway.
LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
I love plane rides and road trips. For me it’s a time to catch up on the things I NEVER have a lot of time to do. Read fiction novels, knit, sleep, and chill. Here are a few must haves in the bag:
I pod, New book Nicholas Sparks at First Site (have never read his stuff), scarf I am working on, and a few good magazines, Women’s Health and Running World.
What are some things you like to have with you on a road trip?
Alright it’s 10pm and I still HAVEN’T packed, hubby tells me it’s in the 30’s in TN, so I NEED to pack heavy. I don’t know what I am going to bring as far as running clothing because I HAVE NO WARM running gear! I will have to just layer it up. Have to get to bed at a somewhat decent hour I have spinning and weights in the morning. Good night Ya’ll, O' no hear comes the South out in me…lol….