Friday, November 30, 2007

Hodgepodge for Friday

Ahh....the weekend. I'm looking forward to this weekend as I actually have things planned to do! Tomorrow I will be baking with two wonderful friends; we are getting a big head start on our holiday baking! I hope our co-workers don't mind getting their gifts early as this weekend was the only one that we could really plan on doing it together. I have yet to hear anyone complain about free food, so I'm sure it will be a big hit at both of our offices! I just have to be careful and stay out of the finished goodies. I'm really trying to stay strong about eating healthy and losing weight. I decided to treat this week like my first week of Weight Watchers and do everything right. I am now one pound away from never being obese ever again and I'm itching to get that awesome title of 'overweight'. Is that sad or what?

I had a great dinner tonight that I wanted to share. I had made Meatloaf Muffins (recipe to follow) earlier this week, so I had that accompanied by some steamed broccoli, sauteed mushrooms, and 1/2 cup rice. Very yummy and filling!


Meatloaf Muffins
Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, finely diced
1/2 cup celery, finely diced
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 box Stovetop Stuffing mix, any flavor
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium sauce pan, cook onion, carrot, and celery until soft. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Divide mixture into 18 muffins cups (be sure to spray with non-stick cooking spray first)! Cook for 30 minutes or until no longer pink. Enjoy!

As for the rest of the week that just passed, here are a few projects I've been working on:

I love these pictures and I'm not sure the layout really showcases how beautiful they are. I think I need to look for some sort of background paper to relieve some of the starkness. Luckily I did not glue everything down yet. I did love using my new Cricut for the title!









And finally, a lovely card I made: I had a great time playing with this stamp set that I won at my cardmaking class. I love flowers and both sets I won that day were flower sets. Awesome, huh? :) I think some of us craft hoarders sometimes forget that not everyone in the world is as obsessed with pretty paper and supplies like we are.

And finally, what's a blog from me without a cat picture? Jason put the Christmas village down low this year and it has made a great cat bed! We catch them sleeping in it all the time. Here's Bailey from yesterday:

1 comment:

AJ said...

I love those cards, you did a great job!