Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
1 cup chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T paprika
1 T garlic powder
1 T poultry seasoning
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried basil
4 thick cut boneless pork chops
salt & pepper to taste
Place pork chops in crock pot.
Whisk together all other ingredients.
Cook on high for 4 hours. Baste periodically with the sauce.
Another really easy recipe. I'm sure you could cook it on low for longer but it did just fine on high. The pork chops were so tender that you didn't even need a knife!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Gallon of milk, 10-pack of gatorade, pint of buttermilk, 2 100-calorie snack packs (b1g1 free), shampoo & conditioner, parsley flakes, spaghetti, crushed tomatoes, 1 lb. ground beef, shaving cream, 2 packs of hot dogs, hot dog buns, Ritz Crackerfuls (free!), Kraft Homestyle mac 'n cheese (free!), small DiGiorno pizza (free!), toothpaste, 3 squash, Kool-aid Fun Fizz (free!), hand soap, toilet paper, p.j.'s for Shaylin (because she's a growing girl!), canteloupe, Duncan Heinz Warm Delights, Oscar Meyer deli meat (free!), 2 boxes of Suddenly Salad, Sunday's newspaper (for the comics & more coupons!) *not pictured: 24 pack Ozarka water bottles (because they were too heavy)
So I'm pretty proud of myself. I was trying to keep my grocery bill low this week since we're eating out a coupon times.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Tuesdays & Thursdays are cross-training days. I do things like squats, lunges, ab workouts, & use my 5 lb. weights. Nothing to "bulk up". Just trying to stay toned. I'd like to have abs again, too.
I've been losing baby weight & have only 4 pounds to get to my pre-pregnant weight. I'll be happy to have the weight off but mostly I'd just like to fit into my clothes again. Most things fit but are still snug.
So back to running . . .
My original goal was to run the marathon at a 10 min. pace. I'm not so sure this is possible by now so I'm just hoping to stay under a 12 min. pace now. This weekend I ran 9 miles & held my pace really well & ended with a 11:56 average. So I'm hopful that in 16 weeks this will improve a little.
But more than anything what's most important is finishing the race.
Friday, June 11, 2010
My sleeping angel
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 T Worcestershire sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T lemon juice
1/2 t black pepper
1 t vegetable oil
4 pork chops (I used the butterfly chops)
In a shallow dish, combine soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper, & oil. Add pork chops & turn to coat evenly. Cover & refridgerate for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Place marinated pork chops in roasting pan & bake for 35-40 minutes, basting often with marinade.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I wish I could say that I was happy when I saw that little + sign. It was the 7th time I'd seen it & every time before had ended with sadness.
I took the test at work (because I'm classy like that). I just had a feeling that something wasn't right. Right away I called Jeremy & let him know. Both of us were thinking "here we go again" & were prepared for the worst.
The next day I had bloodwork done to see what my beta HCG count was. In the past it had never been very good. Only 2 hours later my results were back & they were 2,275.
Hope had returned.