Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Whats Cookin Good Lookin

Yay another first for me, a subject I have blogged about yet. COOKING!!! I love cooking almost as much as I love eating haha. I will be adding some recipes I have been making for years and new ones I come across. 'Iam always looking for great new recipes for my hungry family. Right now I'am currently on a new diet that has a strict 500 calorie a day plan. I'am limited to what meats, veggies, and fruit I can eat and how much. So I have been experimenting and making new dishes I can eat safely. So I will be adding some of these as well. I hope you enjoy all my Yummy Recipes.

My first recipe is something I whipped up today for my 500 calories diet:

I will call it Chicken, spinach stir fry with seasoned cherry toms and apples.

1. Cooked shreeded chicken breast (about3/4 a cup) I boil my chicken
2. 3 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves, rinsed, and tore a little.
3. 1/2 an apple sliced
4. 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half.

I took the wet spinach lettuce and put it in my wok on Med. Then tossed in the chicken. Add salt/pepper/onion powder/ and real garlic to your liking. I also shake in red chili powder, this has been a life saver for my with this diet, well that and garlic.

Toss and cook till spinch is soft. Season your tomatoes with salt/pepper/garlic salt/ and chili powder.
Serve and eat. This actually had alot more flavor than I though it would and filled me up.

Now to figure out what to do with chicken and some kind of veggie for dinner. Iam trying to chane it up so I dont want to quit my diet plan.

Cleaning Cures the Crazies

Hello lovely ladies, this is my first blog about cleaning things. I have a motto "Cleaning cures the Crazies" and it is so true for me. I get so crazy and mad when I cant find things, or just walking through a dirty house. Iam not saying my house is spotless all the time lol. NO WAY, that's true. But I know that once things that don't belong on the counter, floor, beds and such are put away. I feel much saner and feel good about doing other things that I actually want to do. This will be one out of the many cleaning techniques I have been doing for years and new ways of cleaning I have come across.
My first cleaning tip is a simple vinegar/baking soda cleanser for your microwave. Here's how I do it.


My sad microwave before:

What to do: Clean the microwave by boiling a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar until it steams up (time depends on your mic, mine is not so great so took about 10 mins I did a 5 checked it then another 5 mins). Wipe clean

After Cleaned:

Now you ask what is the baking soda for??? Its for those tough spots that don't want to wipe clean easily. I have a top cooker so that's what I used it for. I put a little water in a bowl with some shakes of the B.S. You want it wet but also a little gritty, it scrubs it off like comet but completely natural.