Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Happy Chrismachanakwanzica

With so many of us celebrating our diversity and individual beliefs I didnt want to leave any on out! We have been very busy here. I promise to add my photos soon. Today I just wanted to wish you well. I hope today you do only what you want and what you must and that you enjoy those that you get to be with and dont miss too badly those that cant be there. I hope if you asked Santa for something special that you got it, or if you had something extra that you could share it with someone else in need.
I hope what ever meal graces your table that it is a meal you can be proud of.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Did I steal a post from YOUR blog

So often I enjoy finding great blogs and reading them. Is it becuase I can relate or because they make me feel normal, maybe they inspire me to go a little further???

This one just makes me laugh.. in a .. yeah me too isnt that funny sort of way. So I stole this from a great blog and here it is:

If I only have 30 seconds before I have to leave the house in the morning, and I have the choice of:
a. pouring a travel mug of coffee so I can function in my community
b. putting on makeup to hide the sagging bags under my eyes
c. making sure my kids are not dressed like orphans
d. making the beds

I'm choosing D hands down.
Now do you think I'm nuts? Huh? Now do ya?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

my meals cant keep up with my camera

Burnt cookies (set a timer why dont you!!)
How yould you like it if a house fell on you? (our trip to the Oz Museum in Kansas)
Natalie Decorating the dyed vegan sugar cookies... (Yes sadly the icing isnt vegan.. with the margarine in the background.. But the cookies were so awful we didnt mind wasting margarine to ice them.. they will just hang on the Christmas tree)
Susan doing the deco. She looks so big here. I cant wait to get a recipe we love and make this a new tradition!
the world famous vegan zucchini bread from ppk. I finally got a bundt pan and isnt it beautiful? I still had some uncooked parts, but it was dark and I didnt want it burnt. Any suggestion?

On to my regular rantings etc....
So this week (well five days) we have been hitting the gym everyday. It was kinda easy when Jerami was home on Mon Tues and Weds.. we went in the a.m. or early afternoon. I kinda got dependent on him to be there and do things like put the girls coats in the cubbies and get my towel.. so when I went in on friday I had to keep back tracking because I forgot everything. Its been a week of great work outs but I am so tired and sore.. honestly, it seems like so much work for such little reward. I will remind myself of this pity party once I go down a size or increase my weights for strength training!
Anyhow, we have been living on smoothies and steamed veggies and occasional salad. That is until tonight. We picked up our 20 pounds of apples and 25 pounds of carrots (for juicing) and had a wonderful spaghetti dinner and I had a FANTASTIC salad with the miso and tahini dressing from Veganomicon.. I will even post the recipe!!
1/4 c miso (light but I used dark)
1/4 c tahini
1/3 c warm water.... whisk and tada! It was so amazingly delicious. Maybe I was just starving.
I will be making the baby bok choy again this week and will have that posted. I have been busy with work, work outs.. and working on posting things on craigslist for sale.. that I apolgize about my posting and lack of... I have also missed reading your blogs.. I should get them delivered to my email!
Hope you are all doing fantastic, Melanie

Thursday, December 4, 2008

okay so I really AM still here

Just when I was really excited about blogging more and the fact that people were reading my blog.... I went into hiding..
Fear not, I will be back.. and with newer recipes for the juicing I am want to incorporate into my lifestyle and the grueling workouts that I have been subjected to.
I got the book I can not mention.. about being skinny.. and not very likeable??? That and Erik Marcus new book so I will write about them too... Plus all the photos to make you drool and want to cook some great meals with no guilt.. 
But as it is 3:14 am I need to get some sleep and no more blogging at this hour!