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Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Dec. 15, 2013 9:34 pm 
Updated: Dec. 18, 2013 7:33 pm
It's my 47th birthday. I had to do the math to determine how old I am today.  On Wednesday, December 11th I decided to eliminate sugar in our diet because:It is the single best thing we can do for our health!We want to clean up our dietWe want to drop a few pounds and maintain a brilliant body… MORE
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Oct. 3, 2012 10:00 pm 
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwiches tonight on toasted onion rolls.  Delightfully delicious.  Cooked the bacon in the oven which took longer than I thought it would and the directions called for but the clean up was easy and worth the wait.   A little anxious now that the anniversary… MORE
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Sep. 26, 2012 8:12 pm 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2012 2:29 pm
I got home late tonight and almost fell into the old habit of picking up take-out on my way home because I was dreading the time, effort and mess of making something at home. Alas - I love that I created my menu over the weekend and did my grocery shopping for the essentials on Sunday.  I… MORE
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Sep. 25, 2012 8:56 pm 
Updated: Sep. 26, 2012 7:58 pm
Today is Week 1 Day 2 of the Couch to 5K program (C25K).  I walked / ran 2.66 miles.  As soon as I came home, I changed clothes and headed out to just do it!  I'm learning if I don't do it right away, I get distracted with other things and then it gets put off until tomorrow.  We ate… MORE
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Sep. 23, 2012 7:48 pm 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2012 9:47 pm
Today is my husband's last sailboat race of the summer and we celebrate with a potluck with the friends and families of the crew.   Because I don't cook - very often or very well, we always bring Albertsons fried chicken, but this year I decided to also bring a sesame seed noodle salad using a… MORE
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Sep. 22, 2012 7:24 pm 
Updated: Sep. 26, 2012 3:31 pm
I started my morning with a plan.   After waking early and walking the dogs, I went to Cash & Carry to price food for my parents 50th wedding anniversary - which is going to be at our house on October 20th.  My menu includes Kalua pork, rice, rolls, cole slaw, potato macaroni salad, fruit… MORE
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Sep. 21, 2012 12:14 pm 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2012 7:33 pm
I've decided to try and use and the tools it provides to ensure my husband and I have homecooked meals on a regular basis.  When we were dating and first married, we ate out three to four times a week, sometimes more. I then started to bring take-out home a couple of nights… MORE
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I like to consider myself a free spirit in a do gooder body. I've never been much of a cook, actually dread trying to come up with something for dinner each night.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have any favorite things at this time. Easy, healthy and quick are usually my recipes of choice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The men in my family have always cooked. My dad and brother are fabulous in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I brought home a blue ribbon from the Lane County fair this year in the plum preserves special categories using my Nana's recipe for an Asian / Hawaiian snack "prune mui". I called it dried plum mui because some people just don't like prunes. I have never canned before and out of the six jars, only four sealed properly. I only needed two for the fair. Fun, fabulous experience. I'm already thinking about what to make next year.
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