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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Individual Baked Apple Pie Dessert

Super yummy and quick dessert that the whole family will love.  

You'll need one roll of Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Roll Dough (yes, you can use the regular triangle ones, you'll just need to press them together real good to form a seal).  One can of Apple Pie filling.  Cinnamon Sugar.  Butter.

Unroll the package of dough and cut into 6 squares.  Put them into the cups of a cupcake pan making little pockets (spray it of course with non-stick cooking spray first).  Fill the dough pockets with the pie filling.  Pinch the corners of the dough together over the top of the pie filling.  Give it a little twist if needed.  Spread a little butter across the top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  That's it, you're ready to toss them into the oven.  Follow the crescent roll baking directions.  Remove from the oven when just starting to turn golden brown.  Eat warm or cooled.  Great with a side of vanilla ice cream.

Before Baking

After baking - YUM

Note:  We do not have 6 people in our home, so we had leftovers.  You can microwave these later if you like them warm.  Just put them in for one minute on high.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Loving this pretend Winter

So this Winter without ice, sleet, or snow, or even freezing cold days, has just been terrific for me and my puppies.  It's meant 4-5 walks a week.  I feel so fortunate.  They LOVE it, and I do too.  It's great to get outside and walk almost everyday.  And I love that we have several walking trails in our town so it keeps things interesting.  We're all going to shed some pounds this Winter!  Sweet!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hawaiian Chicken - Crock Pot Meal

So this is the easiest meal ever.  Hawaiian Chicken.  You'll need a bag of frozen chicken breasts (4-6 breasts).  You need one can of pineapple (20 ounces) - drained.  And you need one jar of Target's Archer Farms brand of Hawaiian-style Barbecue Sauce.  Put the 3 ingredients in your crock pot for 4-6 hours on low (you can put the chicken in frozen).  Use a spoon to chunk up the chicken - it should be tender enough, it will just cut right thru and fall apart.  Do this while it's still in the crock pot.  Not only will you have one less dish to wash, but it will help coat the chicken in the sauce.  Serve over white (or brown) rice.  We did a side of steamed broccoli.  You could also add chopped up green & yellow peppers or onions to the chicken mixture.  Totally up to you.  It's yummy - I promise.

60 Days - No pennies spent out to eat

So in the middle of January we went on the Scentsy Leadership Retreat in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  It was beautiful and all inclusive and super posh (hot tub for two in my room overlooking the balcony overlooking the ocean).  Couldn't ask for much more.  But of course, Scentsy always gives more.  And one of their trainers that they brought in for us was Chris Locurto, who is this finance trainer that went from being severely in debt to being a millionaire in about 5 years.  Scentsy not only wants us to make a lot of money with the company, but they want us to have the skills to keep it and to turn it into even more money on our own.  So they provided us with the absolute best personal financial training out there.

Now, what in the world does financial training have to do with a Weight Loss blog, right?!!?  I know you're wondering.  Well, here's how it ties in.  My husband and I challenged ourselves that when we got home from Mexico to do 60 days of no spending money eating out.  We have a few groupons and gift certificates to use up, but no actual spending of money.  Not only will we save about $1000 bucks (because we do eat out a lot) in the 2 month time period, but we'll be a lot healtier just cooking at home.

So today, Feb. 4th, we're 18 days into the challenge.  I did buy one coffee drink out - bad me.  But other than that, we're doing great.  We've saved a crap load of money and we're both down a few pounds.  Cooking whatever we want, but cooking it at home.  Healtier than our old eating out most of the week.

So starting today, I'm going to try to share with you a recipe a day.  Now sometimes we are eating leftovers or we just have salads or soup from a can or something.  But if we cook something, I'm going to try to post it.  I will not promise that all of these recipes will be healthy, but they will be yummy - in fact they will be yummier than going to a restaurant.  And that alone can help you shed some pounds!