Sunday, September 18, 2016

Popcorn Sales

This cute thing and his momma will be selling popcorn this Saturday (September 24th) from 12 to 2 at Short Pump Kroger! Come see us!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Being the Sandwich!

Hello! I am 46 years old and I am sandwiched between two families.

Many of you know my mom. She is an amazing lady.  She was my inspiration to become a teacher!  I wrote about her the other day in class.
Getting Settled!

Bingo Boy!
Your brownish black hair sits neatly on your head, with piercing brown eyes that have high expectations of all who meet you. You carry a Godly love in your heart. As time has passed, you have aged gracefully under harsh circumstances, paving a right and narrow path for your daughter. You are my inspiration and I am beyond grateful to call you mom.

Since December, she has had two mini-strokes, and many falls.  The last one knocking herself unconscious and breaking her shoulder. She did a five-week stint in rehabilitation and it did no good.  She fell four more times while there, was in the hospital again, and then Medicare said, "No more please."  She is now in assisted living. It was probably one of the hardest decisions that dad and I had to make.  I cried.  I cried for a week and lost sleep many nights.  She is adjusting well and I visit her several times a week.  Being a teacher, and driving down from Gum Springs, can be quite taxing on both the heart, soul, and mind.  

While Mom was in rehabilitation, Dad decided it was time to get a blood clot in his leg.  It ran his ENTIRE right leg. The swelling is going down and it seems to be diminishing, but what a scare!  He stayed in HDH Forest for three days.  It was total fun while I was on summer break.  

I am now going back and forth taking care of Dad, visiting Mom, and trying to keep sanity in our own home with my sweet boy and husband.  Pray for our family, for peace, and most of all, love of each other.  What a rough road.....it will stop one of these days.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Healthy Chicken Salad

Ingredients

2 large, boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup celery, diced
1/3 cup apple, diced
1/3 cups of grapes, quartered
1/4 cup almonds, slivered

Directions
Diced cooked chicken and place in a bowl.  Mix in Greek yogurt until all chicken is evenly coated.  Add celery, grapes, apple, and almonds.  Store in fridge.

139 calories per serving, 4.4g fat, carbs 3.9g, fiber .3g, protein 19.8g

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Weight Watchers Meatball Pizza

Reference to Emily Bites, who continues to make low fat and scrumptious foods.

Ingredients
4 ounces of ground uncooked turkey
A pinch of garlic powder
4 teaspoons of dried Italian breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons of grated Parmesan cheese
1 3/4 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
1/4 cup of egg substitute
2 teaspoons of skim milk
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 Boboli 12" Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (I used original)
1/2 cup pizza sauce
3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (2 percent)

Directions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, garlic powder, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, 3/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, egg substitute, and milk.  Using spoon, mush all the ingredients together until well combined.  Mixture will be wet.  Roll meat into mini meatballs. (I made it into sausage).

In a large skillet, bring the olive oil over medium heat.  Add meat mixture to oil and cook until browned on all sides.  Set aside.

Spread pizza sauce evenly across the surface of pizza sauce.  Leave at least 1/2 inch around the outside.  Sprinkle meat mixture evenly over pizza, and spread Mozzarella cheese over pizza.  Finish pizza by sprinkling remaining seasoning over top.

Place pizza on oven stone or wire rack and bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 6 per slice
217 calories per slice