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Diet

This is circulating the internet…again…posting more for myself than anything else.

I find it to be that positive affirmations can do wonders for every aspect of your life.

Blessings.

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A Reminder

This past weekend I had the privilege of several discussions with our daughter about life in general.  This post came across my social media, and I instantly thought of her and our talks.

In reality, we don’t have to do anything for anyone…If we want to cook, shave, or wear pink – do it.  Just don’t change yourself for someone else.

They deserve you – all of you – just the way you are.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cheese · eggs · pasta · Uncategorized · WLS

Spaghetti Carbonara

Cravings can be a wonderful thing especially for me in the kitchen.  When it gets cold outside, I want to be in the kitchen.  Cooking makes me happy.  I enjoy it.  I was craving spaghetti carbonara.  Again, a pretty simple dish, and one that I normally have the items in either the pantry or the fridge.

Chop three to four cloves of garlic.Cook bacon, and keep the fat in the pan.  Remove the bacon from the pan, and coarsely chop.Barilla has this wonderful pasta that has 17 grams of protein so I can have some pasta and not feel as though I am cheating completely (because we all have those days).  Follow the directions on the pasta to al dente.  Drain, but reserve one or two cups of pasta water for later in the dish.Mix together two eggs and one cup of Parmesan.  You can add more eggs just make sure that you whip or blend it with the cheese thoroughly.Add the pasta to the pan (with the bacon), stir to coat. Quickly stir in the egg mixture, and add a generous amount of black pepper.img_5520Add some of the pasta water if it seems thick, but just continue to stir until the cheese mixture is fully coated on the pasta.Top with grated cheese and parsley if desired.This made my night!  It is rich and creamy, and completely satisfying.

Let me know if you try it.

Blessings.

2019 · accomplishment · Bucket List · Courage · dreams · encourage · Enough · goal · Goals · motivation · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized

Dreams

So I did a thing…

I applied and went to open casting for Masterchef this past Saturday in Atlanta. This has been a dream of mine for the past ten years. I applied and tried.

It was exciting, nerve wracking, and completely out of my comfort zone.

I made a Stacked Tuna Poke’. I will post the recipe later this week…but I did it. I signed up and tried. I didn’t make it past the first interview round but the two tasting chefs liked my dish, tasted it twice and even videotaped it. So there is that.

Lesson learned is simply go for it…if you don’t try you won’t succeed. Pretty simple I know but so worth it.

Go for your dreams…ya never know until you try.

Blessings my friends.

2019 · accomplishment · Affirmations · Beth Moore · encourage · Enough · Faith · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Strong · thankful · thoughts · Try · Uncategorized

Sunday Thoughts

“In Christ, you are enormously gifted. You have an unseen enemy who is after that gift.” -Beth Moore

“Protect that good thing entrusted to you through the Holy Spirit who lives in you.” 2 Timothy 1:14

I went after a dream using one of the gifts I have…

But the overall gift from the day was the experience.

Happy…grateful…thankful. More tomorrow.