Monday, November 10, 2014

Week 44 Monday (11/10/14)

Recipe Review       
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Pumpkin Pie  and Perfect Pie Crust
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                           Pages:        Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 477 calories per serving, if 12 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

These are the pie crusts I was defrosting.
You can make them ahead and pies take less time.

I wrapped the crust in foil to keep it from becoming too dark.

It was so gosh darn yummy!

Here are the two pies I made to
take to my Mom's house last week.

         This is a wonderful pie. I have always loved pumpkin pie and this one is no exception. The crust is absolutely amazing. I have made many pies using this recipe and they have all been a hit!  Try this one for your Thanksgiving dessert.

Random Reflections - Bucket List

         One of the things I would like to do after I retire is to spend a day in all of the nearby cities and investigate what is there to do. This area has grown so much, and not being a shopper, I don’t even know what shops and restaurants are in the area. I think it would also make a great blog weekly entry.

Set up a schedule for next summer to visit area cities
Organize and purge the basement
I am going to learn as much as I can about large animals
Make repairs in each and every room of my home to prepare to sell
Research Hadrian’s Wall for visit to Scotland
Enter a quilt in a local fair
Write a book about school for parents
Host a game party
Purchase a truck
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Why Weight?

This was a good week. I went to Curves on four days and spent some time with my family on Thursday. My Mom made the most wonderful lasagna. I had to estimate my calories because I have no idea how many were in the dinner. I was fortunate that Mom let me bring a pumpkin and caramel apple pie. I love knocking out two recipes in one night.

11/2                  Sunday                  ???      calories                  nothing                 
11/3                  Monday                 1,569  calories                  Curves                 
11/4                  Tuesday                1,639  calories                  Curves
11/5                  Wednesday           1,673  calories                  Curves
11/6                  Thursday       est. 1,986  calories                  nothing
11/7                  Friday                   2,504  calories                  Curves
11/8                  Saturday               1,698  calories                  nothing

Goal:             67.6  lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  -    3.5  lbs.         this week’s loss
                     64.1  lbs. lbs to go

Sun.                   11/2                  7,825 steps                  2,899 calories burned
Mon.                  11/3                  8,683 steps                  2,930 calories burned
Tues.                 11/4                  8,267 steps                  2,903 calories burned
Wed.`                11/5                  3,404 steps                  2,232 calories burned
Thurs.               11/6                   6,032 steps                 2,657 calories burned
Fri.                    11/7                   7,750 steps                 2,818 calories burned
Sat.                    11/8                  8 ,076steps                 2,810 calories burned

Wants and Wishes

         I want to finish this school year feeling like I did the best job teaching ever. I am really enjoying every day. I am not counting down or focusing on the future but just living in the moment. I can’t believe the school year is already a third over. I knew this last year would go quickly, but it is a little shocking.

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