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Archive for June 23rd, 2009

Fire up the grill and get ready to feast on some fresh tasting, eye pleasing summer fresh veg.  Use what you like and enjoy the fruits of the land.   Here is a very easy dish that compliments the warm summer weather.

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  • 8 wooden skewers – soak in water for at least 10 minutes
  • 1 Bell Pepper – use green or red or orange…make it pretty. Chop into 16 chunks
  • 1/2 large onion – chopped into 8 large chunks
  • 1 yellow squash – chop into 24 – 32 chunks
  • 16 grape tomatoes
  • 8 Baby Bella or other Whole Mushroom
  • 2 – 3 TBS Your Favorite Italian Dressing

Heat grill on high.  After you have done all the chopping, assemble the skewers using 2 pieces of pepper, 1 piece of onion, 3 – 4 pieces of squash, 2 tomatoes, 1 mushroom.  Baste with your favorite dressing. When hot, the veggies can be placed right on the grill. Rotate about 4 times for a total of 8 to 10 minutes of cooking.   Picture show to follow….

Chopped and ready to assemble

Chopped and ready to assemble

 

 

 

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Assembled and awaiting dressing

Basted and ready for the grill

Basted and ready for the grill

The Grill Master did the job. Yes, they look a little "dark", but they were GOOD!

The Grill Master did the job. Yes, they look a little "dark", but they were GOOD!

It’s off to save the flowers from the heat of the day. A good watering will please them for sure.  Have a great night and make sure you let me know what you think of Grilled Veggie Skewers!
Update:
I received a wonderful phone call tonight from one of the “Pay-It-Forward” winners.  Carol received the prize sent to her from Apple Crumbles.  You have to check out her site (Carol Egbert) and be on the look out for her Pay It Forward giveaway.

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s going to be a beautiful day today and that just makes you feel good.

This morning was a good workout for legs beginning with 20 minutes of Elliptical Training while watching Tyler Florence on “How to Boil Water”.   Then straight into legs:  5 sets x 20 reps of leg presses. 5 sets x 12 reps of squats. 4 sets of the following, doing 12 to 20 repetitions of each:  Leg curls and dead lifts.  Leg extensions and Seated Calf raises.

Shane and I went for a run, 4.4 miles.  A very nice road crew worker stopped us to let us know that we should keep away from the yellow paint on the road curbs.  It was freshly painted and if it were to get on Shanes paws, the paint would ruin his pads as it would be very difficult to remove.  We listened to him and avoided anything remotely looking yellow and freshly painted.  The last time we encountered fresh road work was last year, running over a fresh, tar road surface.  Shane got the tar all over his under belly fur.  Ted and I were in the shower trying to remove it. What a chore!  The white rug in the spare room is still stained with brown paw prints.

Todays healthy eats…

Fruit for two: Strawberries, Kiwi, and Peaches

Fruit for two: Strawberries, Kiwi, and Peaches

 

 

Cream of Rice in the making: 1/4 cup Cream of Rice, Cinnamon, 1 TBS Quick Cinn/Apple Oats, Craisins

Cream of Rice in the making: 1/4 cup Cream of Rice, Cinnamon, 1 TBS Quick Cinn/Apple Oats, Craisins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a healthy protein shake:

Water (12 oz) + 3 small strawberries + A slice of Kiwi

Water (12 oz) + 3 small strawberries + A slice of Kiwi

Add the protein powder and L-Glutamine

Add the protein powder and L-Glutamine

Whip it all up

Whip it all up

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

The stampcrete is scheduled to be poured on the Apple Crumbles backyard walk way project.  Maybe we should put our hand and paw prints in the wet concrete?  Probably not since we have the permanent paw prints upstairs on our white rug.  
That’s our excitement for the day. Hope some happy excitement occurs at work today. When it’s sunny and warm, its really tough to sit behind that desk.  Guess those sunshine States wouldn’t be good for my work ethics.
Have a great day!

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