Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Week 58 Tuesday (2/17/15)

Recipe Review      
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Chili Potato Skins
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Page: 38      Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 157 calories per half potato serving.  (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         OMG I love this potato. The mixture of the potato and chili and cilantro just makes me smile. This is one hearty meal for me and I loved every bite. I did freeze them separately so I can have a half or whole depending on my mood and calorie count for the day.

You can just see all of the goodness. The chili was
excellent. but the cilantro really did the trick!

Trivial Triffles
         President’s Day was a whirlwind for me. I began by running the girls to the Vet and Groomer in Sandwich. I left there, and headed straight for Delnor Hospital where I was having an Echocardiogram. I had a little time free to make my grocery list and then ran to Warrenville to get my taxes prepared. From there I went to the store to pick up a few things I need for this week’s cooking. Afterwards, I made the return journey west to pick up my sweet girls. Whew!!!! I am tired just thinking about all of the things I cram into every day off. Just imagine what life will be like when there is no real daily schedule.  Wow – that will be so amazing!

Not my typical type of bracelet

My Gorgeous Girls

         Yesterday, the girls spent the day at the Vet/Groomer. I dropped them off at 7:30 and picked them up 3:45. So much for President’s Day off of school. It was a long day for them because they had to begin fasting the night before. Sage had nine tests and Willow seven. These were done because it is the end of the PAW Plan for the year. I wanted to get all of the tests done. You know – get my money’s worth. They also were groomed. This was just about it for both of them.  They practically pulled me to the car in a dead run.
         I took a photo of my bill because it is filled with zeros under the price column until you to get to grooming and 12 months worth of flea and heart worm prevention. The total bill for the day was $401.00. Whhhhhaaaaaaatttt?  So much for the zeros. It was my choice to buy 12 months worth because I get a $50.00 rebate when I buy in quantities of 12.

The greatest Vets on Earth are here

$401.00 Wow!
The $20.00 was Robin's tip.

         Without the PAW Plan, the bill would have been $960.00, for a total savings of $559.00.  The most important part of the bill for me is that my girls have been thoroughly checked and are in great shape.
         Their weight is finally back to normal.  Sage weighs 19.6 lbs. and Willow 21.4 lbs. (decimals may be a little off). They are just where they should be.  I am one happy camper.  I LOVE the Sandwich Veterinary Hospital!

Here's where the money went!
Of course- we received many boxes of each.
No one ever said having a dog is cheap.

My sweet little Willow is drained.

Sage is annoyed that I am bothering her

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