Monday, January 31, 2011


So I am kind of excited about this huge storm that is supposed to be hitting our country tonight through through tomorrow. I want lots of snow! (plus a snow day or two would be nice for those of us in school :) I would just like one more final storm and then I will be satisfied with winter weather and ready for spring to creep up.

Otherwise today was just an ordinary Monday. It definitely came too fast and went by too slow, but I guess that's too be expected for the beginning of the week, right? I did have an awesome dinner though tonight that I would highly recommend to any fans of mexican cuisine. I kinda just eye-balled the recipe so I'll just list the ingredients and you can add them to your liking.

Mexican Pumpkin Black Bean Dish
1) Mix Refried or Mashed Black Beans with some canned pumpkin in a casserole dish.
2) Top the mixture with a layer of salsa ( I used pineapple salsa)
3) Top the salsa with a layer of cheese ( I used a lf cheddar blend)
4) Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15-20 min (or until thoroughly heated)
5) Top with some sliced avocados or guacamole
6) Eat and enjoy with tortilla chips (I used the blue corn kind)

On another note I think it is time for bed. My snow day is not guaranteed yet and if it decides not to show then tomorrow will be a busy day!

PS. So proud :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

If time would slow down just a little....

I would love if the weekend would slow down just a little. I could use a few more hours before I need to turn it in for the night to start off another busy week. Mondays are so hard sometimes. Here is a quote for some motivation, because I know I need it:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
--Marianne Williamson

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thesis Topic.

I am currently attending graduate school to get my Master's in Nutrition. I am at the point where I start need to pick a topic that I can use for my thesis. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions for a nutrition thesis topic??

Also, on the food front it's been a little on the on exciting side. Hopefully I'll have some good recipes coming up in the very near future.

Right now here is what my diet consists of:
1) Hummus (I have chipotle in my fridge right now)
2) Eggs
3) Fresh Spinach
4) English Muffins
5) Oatmeal
6) Bananas

These are basically my staples and the foods I always have on hand. Any good recipes using these ingredients??

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Return.

Ok. I'm back. It's been way too long. However, sometimes I feel like I just blink and then the next thing I know it's a whole month later. I've been back at school for about a month now so that's been keeping me pretty busy. I have part of my dietetic internship at a Veteran's Hospital which has been pretty interesting so far. They use a cook-chill system, which is really quite rare around here but definitely interesting to learn about and see in action. Last week I had to run a taste panel and see if the residents would like a new salmon burger added to their menu. Overall the consensus seems to be that they liked it so I think it will be a new meal item for them. I tried it myself and I have to say I thought it was pretty good.

I'm so glad the week is done though and the weekend has arrived. I really need some time to take a break and relax and get caught up on some work.


ps. I really want a goldendoodle.