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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Home from Nebraska


These were my welcome home flowers from hubby. I had a great business trip in Lincoln Nebraska, but by the end of the week I was definitely echoing Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like, home... There's no place like home." 

Besides the successful business part of the trip... there were some nice places to walk downtown. Below is a few of the pictures I took. I love the brick buildings. 






Two of my favorite meals out were at The Dish and Misty's. They were so delicious. What do you think?

Salmon, scallops, quinoa, and steamed broccoli
(The Disk)

Prime rib and a backed potato
(Misty's)

I came home yesterday afternoon after traveling most of the day. Although my accommodations were great, it felt so good to sleep in my own bed. Had a good morning too with the Sunday paper and yummy steel cut oats. Nice getting back to my home routine today. Had a fun zumba class, did a little grocery shopping, and getting the laundry done. Just have to get lunch and clothes ready for work tomorrow and I then can spend time relaxing with hubby and the doxies.

Home sweet home. :)
Natalie 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Corned beef and Cabbage, Sunning Doxie, and More


What a great Sunday it turned out to be today. It was one of those days where I got a bunch of things accomplished. I was going to go to the gym or Zumba this morning, but I had so much motivation to do things around the house, I figured I better roll with it. :)

Before I started anything, I got the crock pot and put the corn beef in to slow cook through the day. The aroma was pretty amazing. You can see the results in my picture above. It was very good along with little red potatoes. 

My first project, and probably the biggest of the day was tackling my closet. It's not a huge closet, so I really need to change around the clothes for the season, and not just throw all kinds of things in there. I also have been getting more clothes because I have been losing weight... Quick side track... I have been going to Weight Watchers for over a year now, and I have finally gotten back to my goal weight. I lost just under 64 lbs. and feel great!.... With that lost I went down several sizes, so I had to purge some clothes that just don't fit any more. Along with my closet I also went through my dresser clothing. So after 3 hours and 3 packed trash bags of clothing for charity, I have an awesome clean closet and I can see everything in there. And with spring coming, I have so many dresses I can wear that I haven't worn for a few years.

After the closet tasks , I had some lunch and got some laundry going. I ended up doing about 4 loads through the course of the day. I also did some dusting and taking trash out. At one point I looked out the back window and noticed the bird feeders were very empty. So I took care of filling up a couple feeders and realized I was out of seed. I hoped in the car and went to the local hardware store for more seed... Love going there, the people who work there are so nice and friendly... I brought home three bags of seed and finished the feeders (only needed  about a half a bag, but now I have back-up seed). I also put out some suet. A couple hours later the birds were chowing down.

I took a little break after these chores and before dinner. While I was sitting on the recliner, I just had to take a photo of my Bradley. He looked so cozy and happy laying in the sun.



Well, the supper dishes are done. My lunch is made and and my clothes are ready for work tomorrow. It's time to catch a little news and maybe watch Funniest Home Videos. 

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Blessings, 
Natalie

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stuffed Peppers... It's what's for supper!


There is nothing like Sunday night with the family around the dinner table. Tonight's we had stuffed peppers and it was so good. 

10 peppers, cored and washed
3 lbs. lean chicken burger
3 cups cooked brown rice
1 sauteed onion
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 jar Ragu spaghetti sauce- no sugar added

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix chicken burger, rice, onions, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stuff peppers with chicken burger mix. Place stuffed peppers in roasting pan that has been prepared with oil or spray oil. Pour diced tomatoes and Ragu sauce over peppers. Cover with lid or foil. Back in over for 60-70 minutes. 

You can add your own special touch. Add chili powder for some heat, add some shredded cheese, use ground beef or turkey, etc. Most importantly, enjoy with your loved ones!

Blessings,
Natalie