Monday, June 30, 2014

Motivation Monday

I needed this as a reminder.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tball season

G-man finished his first season on tball.

Headed to bat for the first time.

Talking to big bro was more interesting than playing the game.

Someone wasn't a happy camper at the last game.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Motivation Tuesday

I think this is probably one of the best reasons to keep working out.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chicken Sausage and Egg Breakfast Cups

I have never been a big breakfast eater but recently have been wanting it most mornings. I have had to stop on the way to work to pick up something. I went looking for something on Pinterest for breakfast items that will freeze well. I found a couple of them but decided to give this one a try first. Following the link from the pin I landed on Organize Yourself Skinny.  

1 pound parsley and cheese chicken sausage or a kind you prefer
12 eggs
1/4 c. milk
salt and pepper to taste (optional)
1/2 c. shredded cheddar 
Cooking spray

Remove chicken sausage from casings.  In a medium pan, cook sausage until no longer pink.  As they cook break sausage up with a spatula into small to medium size pieces.  If needed, drain slightly, and then dived sausage crumbles among 12 muffins tins sprayed with cooking spray.  
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.  Add a little salt and pepper if using.  Divide the egg mixture evenly over the chicken sausage in the 12 muffin cups.  Sprinkle with cheese evenly over muffin cups.
Carefully walk to place the muffin pan into the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes or until cooked completely.  Serve immediately or freeze.

Once they are completely cool they can be wrapped in plastic wrap to be frozen.  When ready warm them up minus the wrap for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes.

I could only find Johnsville chicken sausage which I couldn't get out of the casing.  I decided on the Chipotle Monterery Jack sausage.  But went with it anyways.  I also didn't see the temperature to use in the recipe so I went with 350ยบ for 25 minutes.

I had them for lunch a couple times this week and they turned out good.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coffe Kahlua Ice Cream

I was looking for a new ice cream recipe to try during Memorial Day weekend.  I found one that was coffee and Kahlua that I had cut out from Mississippi magazine and decided that would be perfect.  Sadly I didn't read it all completely because it was for a gallon of ice cream and I couldn't figure out how to take it down to fit into my 1 1/2 quart machine.  So I spent the last week searching for another coffee recipe and found one in of all places the manual for my machine.

Coffee Kahlua Ice Cream

1 c. milk, well chilled
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2-3 tbsp. instant espresso or coffee, to taste
2 c. heavy cream, well chilled
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to combine the milk, granulated sugar, and espresso powder until the sugar and espresso are dissolved, about 1-2 minutes on low speed.  Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.  Turn on the machine, pour the mixture into freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.  

I substituted the Kahlua for the vanilla extract.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Motivation Monday

Let's all get motivated for the new month.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Goals

I did well in May with my goals.  I say well because I never made it inside of the gym the whole month.  I really need to work on that this month.  I really don't have much of an excuse since classes ended on the 9th.    I managed to pull out a B in my class.  
I learned a lot by completing the Jessica Smith 30 days in May challenge.  I learned that yoga makes me sleepy and that isn't good when one of the workouts includes weights.  I also learned how uncoordinated I really am doing the kick boxing workout.  

June Goals

** Two morning workouts a week.

**  Two days in the gym a week.

** Two videos a week.

** Try two new recipes

**  Finish one cross stitch project

** Complete the 30 day thigh challenge.  

Anyone want to join me in the challenge?

I hope I can hit all of these goals.  I decided to buy the PacMan Wii game for my reward.