Friday, January 25, 2008

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Lee Ann Womack I hope you dance

Lovely message.

Snackalicious Super Snacks

Ready for the snacks?  Join all enthusiasts for the game.
This dip is one I've been asked many times to bring to school for
my kids.

Put everything in layers on large round platter.  
1st layer) 1 large can bean dip, spread 1/2 inch thick.
2nd layer) 2 avocadoes mashed up with 1 tblsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 tblsp. mayo, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. onion salt.
3rd layer) 1 pint sour cream.
4th layer) 1 small jar picante sauce.
5th layer) 2 bunches green onions, chopped.
6th layer) 1 can black olives, chopped.
7th layer) 2 medium tomatoes, chopped.
8th layer) 1 pound cheddar cheese, grated.
Chill before serving and eat with Mexican style chips
or corn chips.

Here is another simple recipe:

16 oz. ham slices
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
bunch green onion stems
Spread ham slices with cream cheese; place onion stems in center;
Roll up tightly and place in freezer for about 30 minutes.
Cut each rolled-up ham slice in about 1/2-inch slices.

And just for a refreshing different kind of drink:

2 cups cold brewed tea
2 cups chilled raspberry or cranberry-raspberry juice
2 cups chilled sparkling water
Raspberries, lime slices or lemon slices, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired
Mix tea, juice and sparkling water.  Serve over ice.
Garnish with raspberries and mint.

Martha Stewart Body + Soul Challenge

I am taking the Martha Stewart Body+Soul Challenge.  It started January 23, 2008, but it's not too late for anyone to get started.  They are just now getting going with exercise and food tips.  You can comment on their blog and get responses back from Dr. Brent and the fitness expert and others.  I need something to motivate me to eat healthier and exercise.  I am looking for a gym near me to participate in aerobics and weights.  I have to get out of the house and pay money to make myself work at exercise.  There is a Fitness For Her about 20 miles away and another gym 20 miles in another town too.  I hate to drive that far but I need to get out to get started.  The school has built a new gymnasium and are allowing people to use it for a couple of hours a morning to walk.  I may try that out too.  I have a treadmill and stairstepper at home, lots of weights and dvd's on pilates, ballet, and aerobics.  I think if I can get back in shape, then I can stay at home and do the rest once more.  I need to do this.  Yes!