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I have started a new Wordpress blog I have whimsically titled "Beyond Beans 'n' Tators" where I will share recipes and my healthy eating journey, as well as post the random observations that blurt onto my keyboard (see above re: blog). Each post will have a low-fat or healthy recipe I have vetted and things I've found useful in getting healthy, active and losing weight.

If you'd be willing to check it out and maybe leave a comment on at least the inaugural post, especially if I have poured piles of squeeing feedback on your fic and kitten posts for years (haha, shameless emotional manipulation) I would greatly appreciate. However, if you hate food and awesome, I get that, too.

Beyond Beans and Tators: Hey Hey What Can I Do
crazydiamondsue: (Zombi)
Started Weight Watcher's last Saturday, lost 3.2 lbs the first week (and that included a 3-day visit from my brother which involved pizza, Cajun food, barbecue and eating at the zoo snack bar.) I, in a word, rule.

This Week's Menu & Recipes )


Saw Julie & Julia yesterday with Caza and my love for Meryl Streep never wanes, not matter how much of a no-brainer loving Meryl Streep is. There was a lovely bit that reminded me of meeting LJ friends in person for the first time, and I teared up a bit over Vinnie, Laura, Andrea, Anne, etc. And then there was butter and my soul was at peace. :)

Jonah's birthday party is this coming Saturday (I KNOW!) and I am doing a hot dog bar. Grilled, all-beef Nathan's hot dogs, with everything from mustard to cheese to sauerkraut to chili sauce to choose from. For a utility hot dog (movies, ball games, etc) I like simple mustard and relish on a plain bun. For a kicked-up at-home hot dog, though, I want mustard, relish, sauerkraut and onions on a whole-wheat bun.

Caza likes his with a slice of processed American cheese and ketchup. Yuck. Most people around here seem to like the "Texas" style dog with chili, cheddar cheese and jalapenos. In South Korea, they're coated with sugar. In Venezuela, street vendors sell "perros con todo" ("dogs with all") with chopped cabbage, potato chip crumbs, chopped onion, white cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and tomato sauce. My weirdo friend [livejournal.com profile] uberaeryn eats them cold out of the package and my friend Michele only likes them boiled on the stove top (ick.)

What about you guys? Are Tofu dogs edible? Are New Zealand hot dogs actually mullet in disguise? What do you want on your weinie??? And what do you call it? Hot dog? Frank? Coney? Tube steak?

I have two sleeping babies and about an hour to kill. Hit me.
crazydiamondsue: (SPN Tuna Casserole)
So my midwife said I could go back on Weight Watchers (the calorie watching, not necessarily the program) if I added an extra dairy a day. This is day two. Although I know I'm not actually hungry, I'm starting to wonder what keyboard tastes like. *sigh*

Happy belated birthday, [livejournal.com profile] dancetomato! I hope you had a lovely one. *dances for you*

Request:
Does anyone have a rice recipe (pilaf, risotto, etc - er, fake risotto, I don't have any orzo) they'd care to share with me? I have jasmine rice, white rice (instant) and brown rice but I've always been a potato person and I'm not sure what to do with it.

Our friends Jen & Cherie are having us over tonight to use their doppler so that Caza can hear the baby's heartbeat and I'm making them dinner in return. (Roasted Garlic-Lemon Chicken, Crunchy Asian Salad, Green Beans with Almonds and Lemon Cheese Pie...and rice of some kind. Feel free to drive in for dinner if you're close!) Thanks for any help!

Andrea? Vin? Want a phone call to hear the whooshing?
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I now interrupt my busy schedule of calling every English teacher/grad student/librarian I know (thank you, [livejournal.com profile] ladycat777, [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce, [livejournal.com profile] femmenerd and [livejournal.com profile] tkp) to whine about my first back-to-school paper (it's four pages and they want four external sources - wtf?) to point you toward this:

Scruffy, Pretty Things. Jared Padalecki owes me corneas.

And where the hell does Jensen Ackles buy his jeans? When did my life become a random series of sound effects, Chaucer incest and tracking down the exact denim wash Jensen Ackles is wearing in this post?

Guys, I squeezed my ass into a pair of size 6 jeans today. And it wasn't even, like, a sausage squeeze. There was wiggle room - I could have shoved a bong in my waistband and gone on tour with Kane - I'm going to kill [livejournal.com profile] adis723. She's totally ruined my brain.

But it's the little pleasures these days. Tom Welling with scruff, a pair of jeans I can't afford yet are five sizes smaller than the ones I was wearing in April, the fact that a light mocha frappucino (no whip) is only 3 Weight Watcher's points *and* we watched "Holy Grail" in my Chaucer class today...that's pure happiness, right there.

Wow. This post is so beyond esoteric it's...it's like I wrote it in Urdu and then ran it through BabelFish. Sorry! See what you're not missing? *g* God bless Texas.

Oh! *That's* What I Wanted to Talk About )

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