Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Delish Dish

It has been a long while since I have posted a recipe. Last week I got my new Real Simple magazine in the mail. While looking through it I saw a recipe that I thought I would try. I used it as inspiration and tweaked a few of the ingredients to make it my own. It was delish! I can't wait to cook it again. Here it is:

Linguine with chicken and asparagus
Serves 2

A couple handfuls of linguine (as much as you'll eat)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup blanched almonds (Real Simple's called for pine nuts)
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 lb asparagus (can be trimmed-I left mine full)
black pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan (shaved or grated)
4 chicken cutlets

Cook the pasta as it says on the box. Drain the pasta then put it back in the pot. While the pasta is cooking heat the oil in 2 pans on medium. One for the chicken and one for the other stuff. Cook the chicken until it reaches 165*/ white inside. In the other pan once the oil is hot add the almonds and garlic-cook, stirring frequently, until golden (1-2 minutes). Then, add the asparagus and cook, occasionally tossing, do this for about 2-4 minutes until its tender. 
Add the asparagus mixture into the pasta. Add salt and pepper to taste (1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper). Toss to combine. Cut the chicken into chunks and add in as well.  
Serve the dish onto the plate and sprinkle with Parmesan. 


Monday, March 29, 2010

A weekend of good deals!

This weekend my mom and I were out shopping. I suggested going to Macy's to find some cute new spring flats (not what I came home with!). While we were there they had all their boots 75% off. I thought I would just check out what they had. Next thing I knew I found the new loves of my life! Check out these new cowboy boots:

Steve Madden Gimbal Boots.

These retail for $150 (I've actaully seen them up to $170 online!). I got these babies for $49! I have so many ideas for these boots. I can't wait to wear them down  in Nashville for the CMA Fest  this summer, or with dresses and skirts, or with jeans! I'm in love!

My other great deal was this Polar F4 heart rate monitor watch
I bid on this on ebay with 3 hours left. I bid $46 (these retail for $80+) and went about my day thinking I wouldn't win. Well, I forgot I bid on it till about 9 night when I remembered and as it turns out I won it! I can't wait till this shows up on my door step! 

This week I am taking it easy because I'm off of work due to spring break. Today it's going to be rainy but the rest of the week's forecast...well, I'll let it speak for itself

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

three-leafed clover by Dina ♥.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Irish Blessing

 Get Lucky With An Irish Boy St. Patrick's Green Tee Shirt

Saturday, March 13, 2010

2010 Goals (check-in #2)

The goal I am talking about today is my getting fit goal. I have been going to the gym 4 days a week for 10 weeks now. I have been thinking about doing a 5k. The other day, (when it was 70* out!!) I decided to go for a run. I had a route in the summer that I'd run/walk. I remember getting to a point where I would tell myself I could walk. I would never run the full thing. So I loaded my phone up with songs and headed out. I was feeling good, never was out of breath, and best of all I never walked! I ran 2.7 miles! I was so proud of myself! I remembered to time myself and I ran it in 24 minutes. 
I talked to a friend of mine who had been running 5k's lately and we signed up for one in April! I can't wait! Now if only this rain would go away so I can get back out there! 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered! It was fun to do a giveaway!

And the lucky new owner of some Rachael Ray bakeware is......

Your tweet won it! Congrats! I sent an email your way!

Thanks again! 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Fun

This weekend, while the boys were helping my cousin tile, Lauren and I went to the mall. While we were there we saw that Mardy Gilyard was going to be there signing autographs. He was a wide receiver for the UC Bearcats. I admit I never watched UC football until this year because they were awesome. Mardy is said to be one of the top wide receivers for the 2010 draft for the NFL. We are crossing our fingers that he will be wearing the Bengals stripes on Sundays!

We also went to check out the new Red Robin that opened up in Florence, KY. They were having a trial run before the big grand opening so they needed people to come eat, drink and hangout to get to know the hang of everything. Everyone did a great job and our food was delicious! I mean who wouldn't love free food right?! We also got a free shake. I had never had one before and it was one of the best shakes I ever had!

Don't forget today is the last day to enter the giveaway!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blogiversary with a GIVEAWAY!

This month marks my 2 years blogiversary. I have come such a long way in those 2 years! The fabulous people at  CSN contacted me at the perfect time! Ever looked around their site? Well they have all sorts of things like bar stoolsshoeswine racks, and more! They have so many fun things like:
Blissliving Home Amelie Blush 12x16 Pillow - BL56275

or this

Uttermost Raindrops Round Mirror in Brushed Silver - 12533 P

                                                                      fabulous mirror

But on to the good stuff right? What do I get to giveaway??!
The Rachael Ray Bubble and Brown baker set.

I of course had to pick Bengals orange :) 
You could cook anything in these, like a ham, a casserole, or mac and cheese! So many choices!  If you win this item you  have to come back and tell me your first thing you cooked in them! 

Now how can you get in on this great giveaway? 
Well you have a few ways to enter:
Follow my blog (or are already following)-1 Entry
Tweet about this giveaway (come back and link to me)- 1 Entry
Blog about this giveaway (with a link back to me)-1 Entry

That is 3 entries that you can do to win! This contest will end Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 10pm EST. I will pick the winner using random.org and post the winer on Monday 3/8! Prize will be sent directly from CSN to the winner. Good luck! 

*I did not recieve a product nor any other form of compensation for writing this post.