Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Week 2 Tuesday (1/14/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Buttered Rosemary Rolls
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
Pages 228 - 229     Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

Calories vary depending on store brand of dinner rolls

         This recipe is by far the easiest thing so far!  It begins with a store bought item which makes it so fast to prepare. I love these rolls.  Rosemary is a spice that I have not used much in my cooking.  I have really learned an important lesson while cooking with Ree Drummond. Fresh spices are so important.  While they are in season I need to use them! The flavor and of course the butter make all of the difference.  I failed Brandy and Cory on these rolls.  When I took them out of the pan, I must have tipped the spatula because they didn’t have much rosemary.  I’ll do better next time Brandy.  Love ya, Aunt Rock, aka Becky.

Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Today’s Critics: The Serpico and Lehman Families
       The Serpico Family:  Everyone loved these rolls.  The rosemary was really good.  Gigi actually ate the fresh rosemary off the bottom of the pan.  Great job Gigi! Marisa even had some the next day.  Nicholas had several of them on the two occasions that I delivered them. A giant thumbs up for this yummy bread.

         The Lehman Family: Rosemary Rolls – “Good, but I didn't really taste the rosemary, It tasted more to me like a delicious buttery roll. Which was good, but I think I missed the point, Like I said, I didn't really taste any rosemary.”

Why Weight?

         The secret to my weight loss success is just doing what we all know we must do.  There is no magic formula, no pill (darn it) and no magic quick-fix diet, but just counting calories and exercising. It isn’t about will power but just about making a decision to change your life. There were a few things that helped me do so.
         This is the time I feel like I am Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, minus the ruby slippers, of course. I always had the power to change my life but either lacked the knowledge of what to do, the true desire, or the fear of what a change might bring. My best friend, Donna Dowd and I decided to put in for retirement, and we had to give five years notice. That was three and a half years ago. At the time I realized a few things. I was old (57 years). I was obese, and I had to be able to qualify for insurance of my own.
         Being a planner, I met with my fabulous attorney John Hosheit and we prepared my will and trust.  There is nothing more eye opening than planning for your own demise. I had to make many decisions but the hardest for me was what to do with Willow and Sage. That was life changing. It was plain and simple. I just needed to outlive them.  Now they are only five years old and shelties live until about 17. So, I decided that I have to do everything that I can do to live a minimum of 12 years, which for my paternal hereditary side is a long time. I do have the Scent bad heart and currently have a bad valve. So, I am going to have to be proactive to accomplish this one.
         So now you know the secret.  Count each calorie.  Exercise. Plan for your future, and make the ultimate decision to “just do it.”  No excuses.
         The End… for now.

My Gorgeous Girls

         This past December I totally procrastinated about my Christmas Cards. This is rare behavior for me because I am a “get it done” kind of girl.  I love sending these cards out, but for some reason I couldn’t get my act together to take or gather pictures.  By dear friend, Nicole came over and took several pictures. I decided to wait to send them in January as a New Year Card and also an announcement for this blog. 
         I love the picture so much that it is the header for this blog.
Who knew that procrastinating could pay off?

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