Wednesday, December 7, 2011
1 package ( 1+ lb) of stew meat
1 can of Campbells condensed Cream of Mushroom
1/4 c. onion
1/4 c. celery
1 1/4 c. water
1/2 c. red wine (I used Merlot)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 small package of baby carrots
1 small bag of baby yellow potatoes (halved)
salt & pepper
1. Combine the water, wine, and cream of mushroom soup in the crock.
2. Add all other ingredients, stirring to combine.
3. Cook on low for 10-12 hrs. (Yours may take a shorter amount of time. I had it on for 12 hrs while at work)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Or so I thought.... I pre-ordered JM's latest DVD over a month ago. Today was the release date and supposed delivery date. Amazon has failed me. I'm choosing not to hate because they have treated me so well in the past ...and also because I really don't have time tonight to try it out.
My bestie and G are coming over for dinner!! I found a recipe on the Skinny Crockpot site for a beef roast... modified it slightly for beef stew. If it comes out good (which it better since I was up late chopping and crying over an onion), I'll post my version later...
Wish me luck today. I'm gonna need it. I'm extremely tired after Ripped Week 3, a 30 day Shred bonus, chopping (and crying), 5 hrs of sleep, and Ab Ripper X this morning.... oh and I get to stay up late tonight to watch the bf play soccer at 11:10 pm. It's gonna take a lot of coffee (maybe a lil crack) to keep me awake.
Monday, December 5, 2011
You see your greys glaring back at you in the reflection of the microwave door.
Although the first clue should've been when the bf was playing with my hair and I caught him looking more closely, eyebrows furrowed.
Yep, I'll be getting a hair cut and touch up immediately after work. #shouldvewornahattoday
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Carolers when you first walk in:
Ahhh Christmas tree magically appears going up the escalator:
Today I checked out the Macy's Holiday Light Show. Apparently it's a big deal and has been an ongoing tradition since 1956. Who knew?! Not I. It was pretty cool!
Next up was the Dicken's Village on the 3rd floor....Little background: this has been a tradition for the past 20 years and consists of a 6,000 square foot village that reenacts the classic, A Christmas Carol.
Special birthday wishes to my baby girl, Lulu! Mama loves you! You entered my life when I needed you the most and have been my lil shadow for 13 months. You know when I need to laugh and when I just want to cuddle.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Um, let's start with food.... I've finally mastered the pork chop as best as I can. I've been at it for over a year now, and I finally feel that I've gotten as good at it as I will ever be. Marinated for 24 hrs and baked at 350 for 1 hour then broiled for about 5 minutes on each side. Along with the most savory, orgasmic classic risotto I've ever placed in my mouth.