Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day Loves!

I thought I would spread the love to my co-workers on this lovely holiday.

A little sweet treat served in a cute little mason jar...
...whats not to love?

I first made all the mason jars.
I got doilies from the dollar store, the butcher twine from HomeGoods, and scrapbook paper from Michaels.
I glued the red heart onto the doily, and then wrapped the butcher twine around the mason jar and tied it in the back.

Cupid's Chex Mix

8 cups Rice Chex
4 cups broken Pretzels
2 cups M&Ms
2 cups peanuts
2 bags of white chocolate chips

Mix rice chex, pretzels, M&Ms and peanuts all together.  Melt white chocolate.  Pour white chocolate over the mixed dry ingredients in a bowl.  Completely coat the chex and spread out on wax paper to let cool.  Once cool, break into smaller pieces and serve.

I hope you have a wonderful valentines day!


So What Wednesdays

So What Wednesday

This week, I'm saying 
So What If....
... I have often been tempted to take in a picture of Keith Urban's hair color to my hairstylist, because I have total color envy of his hair!
... I cringe a little bit every time someone says the words... anywayS, irregardless {fyi, its not a word, and i didn't realize that until about 5 years ago}, and when someone pronounces picture as piTCHer.  Its a picture people, not something I drink out of
... I started using my fitness pal.  And seriously, she is a bitch, not my pal.  I eat pretty healthy, however after eating a banana, a bagged salad, an avocado, 2 energy bites, I had 416 calories for dinner.  I've decided that I'm not using it on the weekends, and not counting alcohol.  Thats the only way my fitness bitch and I will have a working relationship.
... I informed my mom that I know that I want rum cake for my birthday dinner.  And she said, what about your birthday meal? I said.. rum cake?!
... I left the drag show on Friday sounding more like a man than half of the guys on stage.  I'm sick again.wahh. {Im hoping to get that post up here shortly}
... I think I've gotten bronchitis more frequently lately because I imitate sweet brown way too often.  The smoke got up in my lungs, and I got bronchitis!

What are you saying "so what to"? Head on over to Shannon's blog and let us know!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Make Me A Meal-Asian Pork Tenderloin

You know those times when you think you have a scheduled post.. and it never does???

Well this was supposed to post last Tuesday....

{I really had HIGH hopes to write this during the Super Bowl so I could write a 
Make Me A Meal Monday post, however between the CK commercial, the black out, and the 49ers coming back and nearly defeating the Ravens, the laptop was never pulled out of the bag because I was so cued into the game!}

So without further adieu..

This has recently become one of our go to meals because it is absolutely delicious, pretty healthy, and beyond easy.

Ingredients Needed:

Pork Tenderloin
Trader Joes Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
1/2 Head of Cabbage
1/2 Carrot Shredded {I just buy pre-shredded carrots}
Red Bell Pepper
2 tablespoons of slivered Almonds
4 Green Onions
Oriental Flavored Ramen Noodles
1/2 cup EVOO
3 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Marinate the pork tenderloin over night in dressing
and then cook it on the grill until it is just a little pink on the inside
{please read as, I marinate the pork, hand the ziploc bag to Justin, and he grills it for me}

Asian Slaw

Toast your almonds on broil {I set my timer EVERY time so I don't burn them}
Shred your cabbage
Dice up Veggies
Break up Ramen Noodle package
Mix up dressing {EVOO, Balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, packet from the ramen noodles}, and whisk together

Mix everything together, and shortly before serving, add almonds to the salad.

Once I have mixed up the salad, I have let the pork rest for a few minutes, and cut it with the electric knife.  

I then serve the pork with a little bit of the vinaigrette poured over top.