Sunday, July 31, 2011

Today's Outfit

Thrifted Items:  Black skirt, golden yellow top, floral scarf, sandals, red purse.
Ring = Target

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Outlaws of Love - New Adam Lambert Song

Adam Lambert sang this song at his Quebec concert last night.  It will be on his new cd which is to be released later this year.

Dinner - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Cauliflower

I know....this is a lot of "white" food. haha  But I had some leftover cauliflower that needed to be eaten.

Today's Outfit (from Thurs. 7/28/11)

My computer crashed and this is the first chance I've had to post.  This was meant to be posted on Thursday.  

Thrifted Items:  Tank top, red purse
Earrings gifted from my mom.  Necklace gifted from my husband.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dinner - Oven Fried Chicken Strips, Sweet Potato, Peas w/ Mushrooms

Today's Outfit - New Thrifted Nine West Purse

I had been on the lookout for the past weeks, if not months, for a brown purse.  I really did not like the one that I had, even though I purchased it not that long ago.  The construction of it was so stiff that it was difficult to get anything in or out of it.  I was waiting until just the right thing caught my eye.  This (above) was it!  I love it.  I paid a little more than I usually do for thrifted purses, but it was so worth it.  Now I get to re-donate my other one for a discount off my next shopping purchase.  Yay!

Thrifted Items:  Brown Nine West Purse $13, skirt, top, shoes, necklaces.
Earrings = Dress Barn for about $5.70.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dinner - Sweet Italian Sausage Bow Tie Pasta

Hubby John and I really like this.
Boil pasta as per directions.
Remove casings from sausage then crumble and brown in sprayed skillet w/ 1 T marg.  Add chopped red pepper and saute.  Add chopped onion and fresh mushrooms.  Season w/ italian seasoning, basil, garlic powder/salt, red chile pepper flakes, salt, pepper.  I stirred in half a jar of Safeway brand Tomato Alfredo sauce.  Drain pasta and mix all together.   Top w/ diced tomatoes and parmesan.

Today's Outfit

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, top, scarf, sandals, black leather Nine West purse, bracelet.
Ring = Big Lots

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dinner - Grilled Steak, Steamed Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce

The asparagus w/hollandaise sauce was inspired by  So simple, tasty, and very few calories.
I took Dr. Collins' tip and stored the leftover sauce in separate snack size baggies in the freezer, so I can just take one out next time I need it for any veggies I might want to put it on.  Excellent idea!

Today's Outfit

Thrifted Items:  Brown skirt, cranberry colored top, crocheted sweater ($3), floral scarf, necklace, bracelet, shoes, Nine West purse ($8).
Ring and earrings = Target

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dessert - Low Cal Strawberry Crepes

These were very good for a low cal dessert.  Hubby had his with ice cream.  I got the basics for this recipe at  She has many recipes that look wonderful and easy and I will be trying them out soon. 
I did just a couple of slight modifications to the original recipe.

1/2 cup egg whites (3 eggs)
1 1/2 T flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 packages Equal
1/3 cup Low-Fat Ricotta cheese
1 Tablespoon fat free cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoon sugar free strawberry preserves
1 cup of sliced strawberries
1/2 Tablespoon chopped walnuts
4 T whipped, canned, pressurized, Fat-Free Reddi Whip
Slice one cup of strawberries, and combine with 2 pkg Equal and 1 T preserves.
Chop 1 tablespoon of walnuts.  Set aside.
Spray small skillet with nonstick coating.
Place on medium high heat.
Combine egg whites, flour, cinnamon and 2 pkgs Equal.
Whip together well...just until frothy.
Pour 1/2 mixture into small heated skillet to make a crepe.
Let it set on one side and then flip. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.
Once cooked, remove from heat and lay it flat in a plate.
Cook other crepe.
Mix cream cheese, ricotta cheese, 1 Tablespoon strawberry preserves and 2 pkg Equal together.
Spread each crepe with one-half of this mixture.
Place strawberry mixture into each crepe and roll it up. Top each crepe with remaining strawberries.
Sprinkle one-half the walnuts over the top of each crepe.
Just before eating, Spray 2 T of Fat-Free Redi Whip on each crepe.
This recipe makes 2 servings.
1 serving is approx. 200 calories.

Dinner - Teriyaki Chicken Pasta

This was the first time I made this and it was simple and good.
Cook pasta per directions.  Saute chicken in small amount of olive oil.  Steam veggies.  Season with garlic salt/powder, salt, pepper.  Toss together with a several tablespoons sweet teriyaki sauce.   Next time I will mix the teriyaki with a 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken the sauce slightly.

Today's Outfit

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, green top, scarf, shoes, Nine West purse, earrings, bracelets.
Ring = Target

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today's Outfit - Anniversary Dinner Date

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, top (I loved the emerald green color and details), necklaces, shoes, Coldwater Creek black shawl $5.

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary

Our anniversary was yesterday and my sweet husband got me beautiful pink roses and a lovely card.  I adore him.
Tonight we'll be going out for a celebratory dinner.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tonight's Dinner - Cream of Broccoli Soup, Open Faced Sandwich

The sandwich is made with toasted bread spread with mayo and sprinkled with basil then topped with sliced tomato, avocado, bacon, cheese and broiled till cheese melts.