Archive for January 12th, 2009

Yippee! FINALLY, our dishwasher is fixed! It was so great to finish lunch and just lazily put my dirty dishes and utensils in the dishwasher. How spoiled I am!  

Nothing tragic at the Vets today. Shane got his shot like a good boy so now if he bites any one… it’s okay?!!!! 😉

I looked forward to lunch since there was no time for snacking this morning.  I had the left over

Wholesome Vegetable Soup with Black Eyed Peas

Wholesome Vegetable Soup with Black Eyed Peas

Wholesome Vegetable Soup

Added some broccoli slaw and a Veggie Burger.

Wholesome Veg Soup, Broc. Slaw and a Veggie Burger

Wholesome Veg Soup, Broc. Slaw and a Veggie Burger

Later this afternoon, hunger struck and since I didn’t have time for the morning snack of all good things.. I had it at 2:30pm.   Stonyfield Farm Fat Free French Vanilla Yogurt plus some nuts and raisins.

A healthy yogurt snack

A healthy yogurt snack

The menu for tonight is Broiled Salmon.

  • Sprinkle salmon all over with lemon juice
  • Mix together 1 TBS each Soy Sauce + Honey Mustard.
  • Add just one shake of Hot Sauce to the Soy and Mustard.
  • Mix up those 3 ingredients and pour over salmon. Let sit while you prepare your veggies to go with the meal.
  • Preheat broiler (on high). When ready, broil about 4 minutes* per side depending on thickness of fish.

Oven roasted vegetable suggestion: 

  • Chopped Eggplant = Peel eggplant and chop into even pcs. Salt and let sit while preparing parsnips and zucchini.
  • chopped parsnips = peel and chop evenly. Heat water to boiling, drop in parsnips and boil for about 3-4 minutes.*
  • chopped zucchini. 
  • 1 chopped plum tomato (for color)
  • Rinse eggplant and pat dry.
  • Put all veg in a foil lined pan.
  • Drizzle with a little infused EVOO (remember I made my oil on Sat. with a sun dried tomato, fresh dill, and smashed garlic clove).  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roast in a 425 deg. oven for about 40 minutes*, covered. Uncover drizzle oil on top* and roast another 10 minutes.


Broiled Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

Broiled Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

Oh la la!  chef

 *All these little “*’s” mean I made changes to how I cooked it. 1. I cooked the salmon 5 min/side …too long. 2. I didn’t boil the parsnips first and they were hard PLUS 3. I only cooked the veg 35 min + 10 uncovered. Undercooked. 4.They didn’t brown so I would drizzle a little extra EVOO on top when uncovering.  I made the respective changes that I think will make the dinner turn out a lot more tasty.  Any comments would be welcomed from all you Master Chefs out there.

Now we have some bad news.  Nancy’s mom had a fall a week ago and had major surgery on her arm. BUT… the GREAT news is, she was joking around with the Dr’s and has now been moved from Syracuse back to Utica for rehab of her arm.  It’ll only take her a couple of weeks, we’re sure because she’s one tough little lady. Good luck Nancy, Bob and especially Gertrude. Keep that smile going… and good luck organizing your Bridge group!


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Update: There are new pics on “Nicholas Page” for family. Check out the new jockey!

 It’s a run around Monday. I have to get Shane to the Vet for an annual rabies vaccination so he will go to work with me, we’ll break for the Vet around 9AM.  I’ll drop him off and get back to work to finish up the morning.  If all goes well, while we’re gone, the dishwasher repair guy will come and fix that thing once and for all.  Then we have to focus on getting the vacuum fixed.

To start the day, I had a VMX shake.  Worked through 30 minutes on the treadmill. Had a good chest and bicep workout. Shane and I went 2.36 miles and he found a wonderful soccer ball that he carried all the way home.

  • Using the cable machine for chest today: Incline bench chest presses. 4 sets 20-18-15-12 reps.
  • Incline bench flies for 4: 18 – 15- 12- 12
  • After each set of the first 2 chest exercises I did concentration curls for biceps 10 to 12 reps. Total 8 reps
  • Standing Pec Crossovers for4: 15-15-12-12
  • Standing Chest Press for 4: 15-15-12-12
  • After each set of the 3rd and 4th chest exercise, I did hammer curls 10 – 12 reps. total 8 reps
  • Standing Flies for 4: 15-12-12-12
  • After the flies, I did ball crunches. 4 sets for 15 reps. each set.
  • Finishing with 4 sets x 12 push ups.
Thick oats a Shake and grapefruit

Thick oats a Shake and grapefruit


  • 1 scoop VMX
  • 2 oz (20) raspberries
  • 1 TBS vanilla yogurt
  • splash FUZE
  • lots of ice and water
  • 1/3 cup Silver Palate Thick oats
  • 1 TBS Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 grapefruit


I better get a move on.

Have a great day!

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