Now this is not to be confused with my soon-to-be-released cowboy book, "Back in the Saddle"...
No, this is the 'back in the healthy saddle' of eating healthy... and avoiding senseless calories.
Now foamed milk in coffee does not count as senseless caloric intake. It's considered "lifeblood" up here in Western New York, so don't even think of callin' me out on that!
After an amazing holiday time when all of my children, spouses, girlfriend and grandkids were here for the post-Christmas weekend, and so much wonderful food....
it was time to think first... eat second again. I'm 5'2 1/2" tall. It's real easy for short people in sedentary jobs (writing is pretty sedentary!!!) to pile on weight... So the think-first-then-choose is crucial.
And here's a fun, amazingly delicious stir fry I threw together with holiday veggie tray leftovers and farm-fresh eggs:
I grabbed the last of the broccoli, some grape tomatoes, sliced in half, fresh sliced mushrooms, and sharp cheddar cheese from a bag of the same name. :)
I whisked up three eggs, tossed in all the veggies, and stirred, then threw it all into a hot frying pan with a hint of oil.... (This is my favorite omelet when I'm in Lower Manhattan and have breakfast at the Pearl Diner on Pearl Street, an old-fashioned, tiny diner tucked between the pillars of financial wealth... I have to eat there, it's like a CIVIC DUTY!!!!)
Stir quickly, letting the eggs cook while the veggies get more of a stir-fry treatment.
Top with some cheese....
A five minute meal that's good for us, low-carb, and crazy healthy and delicious.
It's even better on a pretty plate! But what isn't???
And here are some fun (well, fun for me, you're most likely YAWNING... but hang in there with me, and I'll make youse coffee in a minute!)
The New York boys were back in town: Finance Boy, Lawyer Boy and the lawyer's beautiful girlfriend Erin... This is the second time she's dared a major family function.
Clearly brave. :)
Our oldest son-in-law Otto cuddling our youngest grandchild, Laney... She's got a story to tell, that's for certain, and he was happy to listen!!!
And from beautiful daughter-in-law Lacey, a cool decal for the brave, Blodgett family mixer!!!
How cool is that???? I love it!
And then there's this: Another Lacey idea, Pinterest inspired.... All fourteen kids handprints or footprints to remind me of how very important my littlest customers are when I'm baking! Adorable, right????
You heard that right.
I'm so glad you stopped by today, we love chattin' with youse and servin' up coffee, hot and good.
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Multi-published, best-selling author Ruth Logan Herne loves to chat with people, mostly because she talks too much and has no "off" switch. She loves God, her country, her crazy, sprawling family and is living her dream of writing sweet books to make hearts and souls feel just plain good... because we can overcome anything with faith, hope and love!
And one last shot of grandkids, putting together Lego sets from Uncle Seth and Aunt Lacey... #happykids