Friday, March 25, 2011

I Completely Forgot

That I have a blog!

Not really.  Wow.  It's been a long time.  24 days to be exact since my last post.

Have you missed me?

I didn't think so.  But I know you've missed these two little sweet faces...



I don't even have an excuse like we've just been so busy.  I've been kind of busy, but mostly I just have a lot on my mind, and I haven't been taking many pictures.  Do you ever go through that?  Like your camera goes everywhere with you and then all of a sudden you don't bring it one time, and it feels really good to not be snapping pictures at everything so you don't bring it the next time, and before you know it, you have no pictures at all of the past 24 days?

No?

Well it happens to me. 

Honestly, I started this post about 4 days ago, and I've now deleted half of it, it was going to be one of those very long, drawn out posts that you get sleepy towards the end thinking I'm never going to stop rambling type of post.  Wow, run on sentence much?  So glad my blog doesn't get graded!

I've decided that instead of doing one long post that I should just get back into it a post at a time.  So, this first post is not about anything really.

First off, Tim and I got a new little gift for ourselves.  We've been Craigslist happy and I found this guy...

 

For 100 bucks!  Pretty good if you ask me since everything else I found was $250.00 and up.  Plus I got them to deliver!  Holla!  (I know, I'm not the type that can pull off holla, but I thought I'd give it a try)

Tim has been wanting a weight set.  He's trying to get pumped up, I'm not going to stop him.  And I want to get toned.  It's been so nice to have it and it works great.  I'm very happy with our find.

Plus, I hope you follow this, my brother is letting me borrow my Mom and Dad's treadmill that he had at his house while he is in San Diego, studying the law.



Do you think it would be against the law if I refuse to give it back?  I'll have to do a little research on that one.  But in the meantime, I'm pumping up my body guards, you know, in case someone tries to come and get the equipment back.



And in case you were wondering, yes, my girls live in dress up clothes.  Sometimes I don't even get them dressed because they just take their clothes off to put on something fancy.

One last thing before I go.  I found an awesome recipe.  It's by Giada.  I was not too sure about this recipe but Tim talked me into it one Sunday night.  I am so glad that he did.  This is probably the best Salmon I've ever had, and it's so easy.

First make your salsa.  This is the exact recipe.  The only thing different that I did was I just used a drizzle of olive oil.  You really don't need that much.  I think it tastes much more fresh with less oil.  Plus I'm on a health kick so I tried to keep it down on the points scale.  Oh yeah, and the second time I made this, I used mandarin oranges, and left out the mint.  And one more thing, I used much more red pepper, but if you remember correctly, I like things hot and spicy.

Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde

Salsa:




2 large oranges
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 scallions, finely sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


All you do for the salsa is free the membranes of the orange (this is the most time consuming part, which is why I used mandarins the next time around), throw them in a bowl along with all the other ingredients, season with salt and pepper.

Salmon:

Vegetable or canola oil, for oiling the grill
4 (4 to 5-ounce) center cut salmon fillets, skinned, each about 3-inches square
2 tablespoons amber agave nectar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salmon, you can grill it, but I cooked it in a grill pan.  Brush the pan/grill with oil (I just used olive because it's always out) to prevent sticking and brush both sides of the salmon with some of the agave nectar (found at Fresh N Easy I think, Tim did my shopping that day) and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook over medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Then let it rest for 5 minutes.



I made it with grilled veges and brown rice.  Yum.  It really was delicious and something that would be great in the summer to serve to guests.

Here is the link to the recipe on foodnetwork.

So, that is it for now, I have much to catch up on and I'm hoping to get it on here within the next couple of days.  Wish me luck!

Hope you all have a great weekend, I'm off to shower and get ready for Miguel's at Two Lakes.  The brother is in town and will be joining us.


 

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I'm Kristi, the wife of one very lucky and handsome husband, and mother to two beautiful little girls. I'm honest and sarcastic, funny and easy going. I love to eat and love to hate that I love butter. And wine. And did I mention butter? I'm always learning new things, happy to lend a hand, and love my life. This is a blog of my family and the day to day crazy that we call Rush Hour. I hope while you are here that you enjoy yourself and come back often!

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