Monday, July 11, 2011
So on the recommendation of my boss, who also lent me the movie, I watched Shawshank Redemption last weekend....wow, depressing much?! He said it was his all time favorite movie and I remember it was a big deal when it first came out. Guess I'm not really a big fan of that genre. I like the ending...yep, that's pretty much it.
On the subject of exercise, I walked the stairs twice at lunch time . Its a 7 floor building and the first time I made it to the 4th floor before I had to stop and catch my breath. That's the furthest yet! Yay! Second time...not quite so far, but I'm going to focus on the happy right now! Plus, I plan to go for a walk during my late break. I work next to a lovely park on the Spokane river where I can do about a 1.5 mile loop with my alotted time. I brought my camera with me today so I can take some pictures and share the beautiful Riverfront Park with my spark buddies! And lastly, upcoming dog show weekend! Saturday only in Coeur D'Alene. Should be fun!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I was listening to sports talk radio on my way to work this morning, and Colin Cowherd was asking the question ďWhat is too over the top?Ē If you were a billionaire what do you think would be too over the top? A personal petting zoo & amusement park?
A driver to take you to work? A private bowling alley and movie theater?
One caller said a personal chef was over the top. Iím telling youÖ.if I was rich, that would be the very first thing on my to do listÖ..hire personal chef, checkÖ.private gym & swimming pool, checkÖ.and yes, I do believe Iíd go for the home theater, check! But I think of a personal chef with longingÖI hate to cook! I like the food I cook, but hate to cook it. Especially after working an 11 hour day. 90% of the times I eat out are because I canít make myself cook. Wouldnít it be lovely to come home to a meal personally prepared just for me?
Ahhhhh wooonderfullll. Iím trying to retrain my brainÖ(you LOVE to cook, you LOVE to cook)Öbut mostly my brain says pffffft.
So Iím struggling a bit right now. I lost some weight and right now Iím fighting myself to keep it off, let alone lose more. I just havenít won the battle against fast food. Sigh. Maybe I could find a personal chef in training that would come cook for me for free!! Itís a thoughtÖ.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I do a nearly continuous search for new tuna recipes. It's one of my absolute favorite dinners! So low cal, filling and tasty!
If it wasn't so expensive I would have it way more often than I do. I was a little bit leary about this recipe...tarragon vinegar? Never even heard of it! But I decided to try it. So began the search for tarragon vinegar. It turned up in my local grocery store, so apparently it's not that rare! I did an overnight marinade and I have to say that this recipe was much more mellow than expected. I liked it and will have it again (after all, I now have a whole bottle of tarragon vinegar!). Was it supercalifragilistic? maybe not, but it's a good recipe to have in the rotation. Here it is:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna steaks
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, tarragon vinegar, dried tarragon and pepper.
Place tuna steaks into the mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
Grill tuna steaks 8 to 10 minutes per side, until the tuna flakes easily and is opaque in the center.
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