Monday, December 1, 2014

Week 47 Monday (12/1/14)

Recipe Review      

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Leftover Thanksgiving Panini        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages:  292 - 293     Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins         OR

I have no idea about the calories because it was a spoonful here and there.

         I had this dish for dinner. It was like a mini Thanksgiving in a sammy. I stacked it so high that it tilted as it cooked. I rarely mix my food, but I liked all of the flavors hitting me at the same time. I used her Basic Thanksgiving Dressing on this Panini, but I think I would have preferred the sausage apple better. The best stuffing I have ever had is a tie between my Grandmother’s sage dressing and Donna Dowd’s amazing one. I ate the leftover Dowd dressing for lunch, or this would have made the ultimate fabulous sandwich.

If you look closely you can see all of Thanksgiving dishes

Unfortunately, the Panini Maker made it lean and ooze.
It sure tasted like a million bucks

Random Reflections - Bucket List

         One of the things already on my bucket list is to write two books for my great-nephews. This item will help me achieve that goal. I will need to photograph zoo animals in order to accomplish that goal. So this seems to be part one or a two part goal.

Visit Brookfield Zoo and photograph the animals
Have absolutely no debt
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?

       Last week, I wrote an entry and today I have really nothing to say. This is because I just weighed myself after two weeks of not writing down my weight, or going to Curves, or counting my steps with my FitBit. Basically, I gave myself some time off from dwelling on this weight loss business.  I found out that I am okay.  I survived the Thanksgiving and conference weeks and still lost 0.5 of a pound. Maybe, there is hope in the world. 

Goal:            65.8  lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  +  0.5  lbs.           this two week’s loss
                    65.3  lbs.           lbs to go

         After constantly writing everything down, and being focused on it, I can say that this is a relief.

Wants and Wishes

         I want to remember to enjoy the Christmas lights that I saw so many people putting up on Saturday and Sunday. I don’t want to just drive home every night. I plan to take different routes and enjoy all off the lights and decorations that people have put up, and enjoy the spirit of the season.

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