Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A Whole Lotta Yumminess!

Now that I have a man home EVERY evening - I am cooking WAY more!!!

I love to cook and discovering new recipes!  But when it was just me home alone, I had no desire to prepare anything other than cereal or toast. 

It's been a few weeks now and I feel like a real wife with getting to plan out a menu for the week and making out a grocery list.  So fun!  It would be even more fun if I wasn't so dog-gone tired when I got home from a long day at work.  Geeez...

Anyway - had to share some of the fun recipes I've discovered!

First off - Chicken Club Pizza!!  YUMMMMY!!!!
This was fairly easy to make and tasted so freakin good!!!  For the recipe, go here.

Next up - Chicken Marsala with Spinach, Tangerine & Glazed Almonds Salad
I've had this recipe for a while and had just never got around to making it and I have no idea why I waited so dang long!!!  The chicken was so tender and flavorful and the mushrooms delish!  Next time I'm serving it over linguine though.   For the recipe go here.  And the salad recipe I don't actually have right now, its something Jason's grandmother passed along.

Another favorite we made - Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
I ADORE this soup.  It's so hearty and so flavorful and even good for you!!  I've made it a few times now and we eat leftovers for a few days after.  Just the best thing for cold stormy nights :-)  For the recipe go here.

For a little something quick & easy, we made - Turkey & Avocado Panini's
A fast-crunchy-melty-goodness sandwich. As a matter of fact, we're having them again tonight!  For the recipe, go here.

Excited to try out new ones the rest of this week!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Walking for Mulitple Sclerosis!

This Saturday, I'll be joining some friends to Walk for Multiple Sclerosis! I've never done anything like this before, and super excited at the chance to raise funds for such a great cause! AND it's not just a random fundraiser that I chose, I picked this one because my best friend Tina Frees was diagnosed 5 years ago with MS. From what I understand, thousands of people participate and join together for this amazing cause every year! I'm super pumped and already have met $125 of my $500 dollar goal!

Tina & I have been friends since the 2nd grade, no joke. And I know how blessed I am to have a friendship that's withstood years of trials, joys, tears, triumphs and adventure. And I would love nothing more to know that I'll have another 50 or so years left to experience even more with her! Please join me in supporting an amazing cause like this by making a small (or large!) donation to help with finding a cure for MS, so that friendships like mine aren't limited by time or ability ;-)

When I told Tina I wanted to do this on her behalf, she responded with this note:

"It's such an honor to have Kim doing this on my behalf. If you know me and if you don't, I was diagnosed with MS 1 month before my 30th Birthday (March 15, 2006). I feel blessed that I can still see, throw a baseball with my son, paint my daughters bedroom, laugh with my older daughter and travel with my husband. Not everybody does as well as I have done, and I know that at any point I could wake up and everything could change. But I don't worry about that.

MS is a crazy disease that has no cure and no known cause. There is a ton of great research going on right now and all the fundraising makes a huge difference. Not only does it go to helping find treatments and cures but it also helps with things like the summer camp my 2 younger kids get to attend this summer to meet other kids who watch their parents struggle like I do. They will get to play, learn, connect, and share with others what MS has meant to them. Your donations help pay for that. So thank you in advance for giving and helping Kim make her fundraising goals!"

You can donate by clicking here.