Friday, July 8, 2011

Feeling a lil Fishy! (Susie Homemaker Edition 2)

That RARE feeling has hit me yet again....I wanna get in the kitchen and make something! I had to find something somewhat low in calories and fat....low carbs would be great too but hey its my bday weekend (so I dont care!)! Since I've been craving seafood, I decided on Crawfish Soup (similar to a bisque but NO flour!) Took about 10-15min! 3 steps and I was done!!!!

Ingredients used
Coconut oil                  Green Pepper
Stewed Tomatos          Diced Tomato
Onions                         Garlic cloves
Crawfish tails               Chicken Broth or H20
Low fat Cream Cheese

Old Bay                       Cayenne Pepper
Sea Salt                       Creole Seasoning
Pepper                         Garlic Powder

Don't have specific amounts used (ie. 1 cup, tbsp, etc) because I was just winging it...literally throwing stuff in a pot.

1st I put a little coconut oil in a pot and added my onion, peppers, diced tomatoes, & garlic and let it a sauté a bit...

2nd Add the crawfish tails, cook for about 5-8min, and season (til' your heart fills happy!)...

3rd Add your chicken broth or water (I didn't add too much because I wanted a chunkier soup) stewed tomatoes, and then add the cream cheese, then cover and let it simmer for a little while so it can thicken.... and WALAH! FINISHED!


Fill in the Blank FRIDAY!!!

yep...its that time again!!

{the delicious sweet biscuits @ Tasty n Sons}
1.   My plans this summer include     celebrating my b-day tomorrow (yay!!), family reunion the week after, and then preparing to move to Atlanta.

2.  The best summer I ever had was   probably the summer after I graduated college...I studied and passed my board exams and relaxed with friends all summer! I found a job quickly and moved to S. Fla....then the bills came and I was forced to grow up! lol

3.  Summer is   fun, relaxing, time spent w/ family and loved ones, and vacations.

4.  My favorite summer food is   anything at a cookout!! Although, I have to admit, this summer has been ALL about the seafood (I'm preparing a seafood soup right now).

5.  The best way to quench a summer thirst is with     water! Pretty lame huh? lol

6.  My summer uniform consists of       scrubs and dresses...

7.  The best thing about summer is       that I always take time off of work around my birthday to just chill and enjoy life....ya know, its the little things

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Oh I Almost Forgot..... JULY 9th is THIS WEEKEND!

I turn a quarter of a century in 2 days! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!

Happy Birthday to ME!

A Scrubby Situation... Weight Loss Update!!

So yep....I'm still working at this healthy life transition thing and although I am hungry ALOT of the time (like right now lol)....I do feel better and I'm appreciating the results that are coming (slowly but surely!)

So here's my "scrubby" situation....I work at a scrubs no longer fit! I'm looking all frumpy and the cheapness in me refuses to purchase new ones (ONLY because I'm only going to be at this job for about a month then I'm moving) I feel like thats a pointless expense.
Soooo.... guys, just pray that my pants don't fall down while running to a code blue....(i can't pull that look off, i ain't skinny yet! lol)

scrubs that were tight a few months ago....

scrubs in the mirror at work.....

pulling the scrubs on one side looking for some type of shape!

40lbs down...

pray for me guys....this is difficult!