Monday, May 7, 2012

An Engagement and Kale Chips

I am happy to announce that my SIL Shelly is engaged!  We are beyond excited for her and adore her boyfriend fiance.  He's been around since before Andy and I got married, but in the last couple years he really started coming around more.  I don't blame him for the slow start, he was just a teenager then and we are very overwhelming loving.  He came with us to a family wedding in Texas a few years ago and completely won me over.  After much discussion, we realized he reminds us of Ross from Friends.  And who doesn't love ROSS??  He gave our little Shelly a picture perfect proposal and the ring of her dreams.  We cannot wait!

I was not in the picture yet when the first 3 SILs were married so I am  pumped to be apart of the this magic from the beginning.  I've got 1000 ideas waiting for Shelly when she is ready for them!  ; )  This got Andy and I thinking, we've got to get in shape for this wedding. Wedding pictures last forever and with this being the last child getting married we have to make it count!  We have started to eat healthier.  It's been a rough week cause lets face it, eating healthy stinks.  I bought "Healthy in a Hurry" from WS and here are a few of our eats from our first attempt to cook better.  I will leave out the photos of the Taco Bell we ate in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and will not mention that with the health cookbook I also bought "Breakfast Comforts".  What can I say, we've got a long year ahead of us.

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon
Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

 So far Kale Chips has been the favorite recipe from Healthy in a Hurry.  Andy turned up his nose when he walked in to see a plate filled of what looked like crunchy fall leaves.  To everyones surprise they were good!  And when you know the benefits of eating them it makes them even better.  D loved them!  Served with my version of the Philly Cheese, with flank steak, peppers, onions on a wheat hot dog bun topped with low fat mozzarella.  

We pulled out all the stops in this attempt to eat better and planted my now 2nd annual pot garden!  A coworker gave me some chives and cilantro, and we purchased a basil and jalapeno starter plant from Lowe's.  Random I know, but you plant what you eat!  Still looking for my "Life's a garden - dig it" sign to go in my little garden.


1 comment:

  1. Good stuff Lori!!! Keep it coming - good luck with the healthy eating - it's tough to break bad habits!!