Monday, January 26, 2015

Week 55 Monday (1/26/15)

Recipe Review                              
Today’s Recipe and Location:     Resolution: Green Smoothie        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages:  4 - 5     Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 212 calories per serving, if 5 servings are made without the honey and 160 calories if 5 servings without honey. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

Here is some of the fruit - green grapes,
a pear, and a large banana

The blender was totally full

Had I added the Kale this would have been
bright green, but without Kale it
just turned a soft green color

This made five servings for me

         This is a really fruity smoothie. Think green fruits and they’re here. I have a lot of trouble getting in any fruits in the day, so this is a great way to solve my problem. I did skip two items in the recipe. I am allergic to the pineapple and kale is not okay either, so I left them out. I figured out the calories with the optional honey and without it. I really liked this smoothie, because it is sweet and light. I actually froze the extra servings, so I can have it a breakfast during the week. Low calorie, sweet, yummy, and ready to serve – what more can I ask for each day. It’s like eating sorbet for breakfast.

Random Reflections - Bucket List #43

         I want to be able to do something fun with each of my nieces and nephews individually. I wrote the word day, but I would settle for less. They are all busy and working, but I want to keep our close connection. When our family is all together, it is hard to hear all about where they are in life. So, I want time with each of them alone.

spend a fun day with each of my nieces/nephews
Take a formal cooking class
Organize and host a Christmas Caroling Party
Watch the IMBd list of the best 250 movies
Vacation in Colorado
create a list of home repairs
Prepare to teach a new course at Aurora University
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

Wants and Wishes

         I want to begin to create a list of places where I can volunteer after I retire. Of course, I would like it to be locally, if at all possible. I hope that I can locate choices that I am deeply interested in at this time.

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