Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wow. How considerate. The economy thanks you, Lauren. I think I can translate that statement for those of us who can't read Lauren's mind, like I can: "Like, I'm sooooo tired of having to go to like, a real job. It's soooooo not fun. I think I'm just going to shop all day, and like go to clubs, and just like chill, you know?" Economy my ass. Pffffftttttt!!!!!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
photos from newmoonthemovie.org
- 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground TURKEY (yes, turkey, my hamburger meat fans...you will be pleasantly surprised, so trust me on this and try it!)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tbs of olive oil
- Season All Salt
- salt and freshly ground black pepper (I prefer Kosher Salt because it has bigger granuels, and seems to taste better. Plus, I just like saying the word "kosher".)
- 1 can of Del Monte brand "Sloppy Joe: Original"
- 5 whole wheat hamburger buns (I prefer Mrs. Baird's wheat buns. Mrs. Baird's always seems to be the softest, and freshest bread.)
Using a medium pan, saute onion in olive oil until onion is soft, but not translucent. Add turkey meat and brown. Season to taste with Season All salt, kosher salt, and pepper. The original recipe calls for "fresh ground pepper," but you can use whichever kind of pepper you prefer. (Does anyone remember the SNL skit, "More fresh, ground pepp-ah?") Anywhoo, you shouldn't have much fat to drain (thanks to your choice of lean turkey over hamburger meat), but drain any fat from the pan. Return to stove and add the can of Sloppy Joe sauce. Cook on medium heat until sauce is warm and bubbly. Cook on low for five to ten minutes while you toast the wheat buns. On a cookie sheet, butter the buns and broil in the oven until toasted, which literally takes one to two minutes. We like mustard on our buns (ha!), but you may want ketchup. Scoop and serve on toasted buns!
Sloppy Joe sauce can be found in the same aisle that you would buy canned chili, or beans.
My favorite brand of bread is Mrs. Baird's! Delicious!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Last summer, I found this recipe in my US Weekly magazine that Kate Hudson's trainer posted to get "Bikini Ready" for summer. Even though I've never been, and probably never will be "Bikini Ready" without medical intervention, this smoothie is still a yummy and healthy breakfast treat! Here is the recipe that I altered a bit from the original:
You will need:
- 1 cup of almond milk (the vanilla almond milk, with no sweetener added is the best) Almond milk is in the cereal aisle at Walmart and United. I'm sure it is in the same vicinity for other grocery stores.
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (protein powder can be found in the vitamin and weight control section of Walmart...not sure about where to find it in United)
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 packet of Splenda or Truvia sweetener (The original recipe called for guava nectar, but it is very expensive for a small bottle. Yet, if you don't want the chemicals of artificial sweetener in your healthy shake, the aguave nectar is at United in the same aisle as the honey. I've never seen aguave nectar at Walmart.)
Using your blender, blend the almond milk and protein powder together first. Add the banana and blend until smooth. Gradually add the cup of frozen blueberries, blending until smooth. Add your strawberries slowly and gradually, so your blender will not become bogged down and burn out! Taste the smoothie, and if it is sweet enough for you, skip the Splenda or nectar. If you like your smoothies a bit more decadent, add the sweetener of your choice and enjoy!
Shawn Johnson Fan Charged With Stalking
Thursday March 26, 2009
ABC/KELSEY MCNEAL; Inside Edition
Shawn Johnson's fan Robert O'Ryan has been charged with one felony count of stalking and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
O'Ryan, 34, of Florida, was arrested Tuesday after he jumped a fence at CBS Studios in Los Angeles where Dancing With the Stars was filming. Police later found two loaded guns in the man's car, as well as duct tape and love letters to Johnson, 17.
See DWTS rehearsal photos
He is being held on $35,000 bail. Now that he has been charged, prosecutors will ask that bail be set at $220,000.
If convicted, O'Ryan faces up to four years in prison.
Check out photos of stars at court
A rep for Johnson tells Usmagazine.com: "It is currently an ongoing investigation and we are confident that it will be handled appropriately byall involved."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
“My Bella Bracelet Original” Features a vintage, twisted-rope, sterling silver chain that is available in three sizes. On one side a Genuine Swarovski Crystal represents the beautiful cold and hard Edward. On the other side a "custom cast" copper wolf charm represents the wild side of Jacob.
“My Bella Bracelet Deluxe” In addition to the charms of the Original, this Bracelet has three gems garnishing the rim. The Topaz represents Edwards eye’s after he hunts while the Black Onyx represents his eyes before he hunts. The Russett Crystal represents the color of Jacob when he is in his wolf form.
"But you know what, who cares!" she continues. "So what: I have a little cellulite. What curvy girl doesn't!?"
She went on: "How many people do you think are photoshopped? It happens all the time!
"...I'm proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect," she says before signing off "XO, Kim."
Bravo, Kim! As the teacher of 13 and 14 year old girls, I think girls need to see an image of a beautiful woman that is not 100% perfect! It would also make me feel a bit better about the "butt in the front" having two kids has left me in my belly area. Can some celebrity mom please take a picture grabbing two handfuls of extra skin for me, please????
“The books are all from Bella’s point of view,” she told me. “So there are things in New Moon that get talked about and are referred to, but don’t get described. Victoria spends all of New Moon trying to get to Bella. As a result, she fights werewolves and has encounters. They’ve basically tried to show more for the film. We want to keep the love triangle going, but we’ve kept more of the dark action, vampire-y stuff to keep those fans happy.”