Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I started jogging today! It was only half a block but it's a start. I haven't jogged, no joke, since Jr. High athletics! Let's just say that I was feeling it even after just that little bit. I'm now only 27 pounds away from goal and I feel that jogging will help me get there even faster. I'm pretty proud about this little step because 55 pounds ago there would have been no way I would have been able to jog even if I wanted too!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Crustless Spinach Quiche
This is an adapted recipe from allrecipes.com:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
5 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add veggies and cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheeses, salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared deep dish pie pan.
Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 35-45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
This quiche is very customizable. You could add or take away anything you'd like. I didn't use a deep dish pie pan because I didn't have one handy and because of that some of the egg mixture ran over so I would really suggest using a deep dish pie pan.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This last one reminds me of my friend Jessica and her blog!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I'm trying out new cupcake flavors so I decided to make some cupcakes for Jay to take to work. I used the chocolate cupcake recipe from joyofbaking.com but I added 1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract. I also used the vanilla buttercream recipe but I added 1 1/2 tablespoon mint extract and some kelly green food coloring paste, on top I added mini chocolate chips! They were super good and very minty!!
I got the cupcake liners and icing tip from bakeitpretty.com