Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Woo hoo! We have set a date for our pre-construction meeting!!!!! I know things like this and a road aren't a big deal to most people, but it is exhilarating if you are trying to build a house!!

I am pumped to get this meeting going. Once we have this meeting we will be signing off on the house and they can officially pour the foundation! Waaahoooooo!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fruit and Veggie Survival

Update from this:

I survived! I think I did pretty good. I didn't really know what I would getting myself into, but I just wanted to discipline myself and stick to it. Anybody can really do anything when they put their mind to it. 

My meals went something like this... I did eat shredded wheat with fat free milk in the mornings. I must have something to start the day. Throughout the day each day I only only fruit (cutie oranges) and one Trail Mix bar, the fruit and nut kind. Those bars tend to be high in sugar, but they're not too bad. I ate salads filled with cucumbers and carrots for lunch and a serving of grapes. In the afternoon I ate another cutie orange. I went to Target on day 2 and bought an almond, cashew and cranberry trail mix. It was really yummy. The nuts were unsalted so it was actually quite healthy and filled me up! I should have been eating more filling fruits like apples and bananas, but I forgot to by them at the store. For dinner I had a combo of steamed edamame, cucumbers and 2 saltine wheat crackers. I was dying for something crunchy and a carb! The next night I made a soup. It called for chicken, but I left it out and added a bullion cube for taste. I hate that those things are SO high in sodium though! The soup was supposed to be like a chowder, but I made it fat free milk so it was really more soup than chowder like. It also had corn, broccoli and onion in it. And the last day I had grilled squash, zucchini and onion and about 4 ounces of chicken. A reward of sorts. 

Overall I think I did pretty good. I guess I should have outlined my rules more, but they were my rules so I could just when necessary. I didn't eat just fruits and veggies, but that is really hard! There is NO way I could ever be a vegetarian! Haha. I am dying for a cheeseburger! 

The point was to discipline and I think I learned that. I wonder if I could tackle the Daniel Fast? 

Monday, February 6, 2012

He is...

"He is the Father of Jesus, your Savior; He is the God of compassion; and He is the God of all comfort. No matter your trouble. No matter your disease. No matter your hardship or problem or disappointment. No matter what makes you tremble inside. Only God can give a divine powerful comfort that comes to us from the depths of His character." - Brave by Angela Thomas

I needed to hear that tonight. I need to hear that a lot. Especially in the coming weeks. 


That's right, the best.chili.ever. Period. I have never been a big chili person, but this is delicious!!! 

For our B Group's Super Bowl party a couple of us are bringing chili and I knew I had to bring "Garrett's Recipe." Garrett is actually a guy I went to high school with who came up with this fantastic recipe and it was passed to my friend's brother, who gave it to my brother, who gave it to mom, who gave it to me. The recipe already has a long standing history and it's not even that old! 

So without further ado...The Best Chili Ever Recipe.

2 lbs. of Deer meat [I am sure hamburger beef would work too, we just always use deer. It's healthier :)]
1 onion
2 cans of Rotel Chili Fixins (Sometimes this can be hard to find, so substitute with Rotel Tomatoes and Chile)
2 cans of water (I just use the Rotel cans)
2 small cans of tomato paste
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 packs of Chili Seasoning
1/2 cup ketchup

  1. Brown meat and onions together. Drain.
  2. Put meat and onions in chili pot and add the remaining ingredients. 
  3. Cook on low for 30 minutes. 
THAT'S IT! I guess I forgot to mention it was also SUPER easy. I think what makes this chili so good it the sweetness of the sugar and ketchup. Yum, Yum. I also personally like it because it has no beans.

Whip up a side of corn bread or crumble some Fritos on top to complete the dish! 

If this recipe makes me famous, I promise I will give Garrett some of the profit. :)