Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The healthy way

We've been trying to eat healthy since the holidays and it seems to be working.  It's easier to eat healthier when your hubby eats that way too.  In fact, it's easy and it makes you want to strangle your hubby. 

On a lark, Hubby decided to eat like I was and see if he lost any weight.  Well, as of two days ago, Mr. H has lost twenty pounds.....TWENTY!  I'm stuck at 16 pounds lost.  It's an achievement but not as good as the ol' hubster.  Why is it so easy for guys to lose weight???!!! He said all he's been doing is cutting down on his amount of food.  He still eats a hamburger every couple of days for lunch, but with a small order of fries.  UGH! I haven't had a hamburger in 3 months!  Actually, I'd rather have enchiladas than a hamburger. Mexican food is the devil to me.  It calls me from a far!

One of the dishes the Hubs and I have fixed for a side dish at dinner is roasted vegetables.  The kids love them! Even when I sneak asparagus in with the potatoes and carrots.

It's super simple and so tasty.  The key ingredient is Cavender's Greek seasoning. This stuff is magical. It makes everything taste good.  We put it on all vegetables, hamburgers, pork roast, really any type of meat.

All you need to do is cut your favorite vegetables into medium size chunks, like potatoes, carrots, turnips, brussel sprouts and asparagus.  Coat the diced veggies in olive oil and liberally sprinkle the Cavender's all over the pan. 

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Roast veggies for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.  It's really up to you how long.  Some people prefer the veggies a little more browned than others.  I just test the carrots and when they are fork tender, your veggies are done.

Speaking of healthy, we are going to be super tempted to cheat on our diets in the next couple of weeks because I'm going to put out a candy dish full of M & M's for the boys.  

Don't you just love the new St. Patrick's Day dish I found at Hobby Lobby?! 

I also bought the cutest little signs to put out throughout the house.
Kiss me...I'm Irish!
We all need a little of this.....

And, I always want our friends and family to feel welcome at our home!
Do you see the difference in the wood color on my dining room table in the pic above?  That wonderful water mark is actually a steam mark from a pizza box. The pizza box that my hubby put on the dining room table and left there for 3 hours while I was gone one night.  You can imagine the reaction I had when I lifted up the box and there was a huge white mark on my table. My prized french country dining room table. 
All I can say is......
Thank you Lord for Sharpie wood stain markers.  It isn't a great fix but it makes the mark in the wood look less noticeable.  That was one night I wasn't thinking too healthy....I was thinking very unhealthy thoughts in my mind....like how to maim a pizza eating husband...HA!



VKT said...

Lol.....atoo funny!

valgae said...

Cute blog!!!! We LOVE Cavender's too, use it on everything!!