Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pink Saturday

With all of the cold weather and snow we have had lately here in Ohio, I am really starting to get Spring Fever. For this week's Pink Saturday, I wanted to share some of my favorite pink flowers:

Roses -- my all time favorite! I used to have a rose garden when I had a house and I loved cutting the roses and having them in vases in every room.

Peonies -- this is probably my second favorite. I also used to have a light pink peony bush in my garden. I would cut these as well and bring them into my home.

Hydrangeas -- I love all of the tiny little petals.

Geraniums -- These always remind me of my grandmother. I typically plant them in pots on my patio and I always get the hot pink ones. One time I also had some that were pink and white which was also fun.

Hibiscus -- This is just a fun and tropical plant. I always have one of these in a large pot on my patio every summer. It adds a fun tropical vibe to my patio.

Have a great weekend! For more of Pink Saturday, visit Beverly's blog

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hungry Girl - Hot Chick'n Salad

I recently purchased the Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 recipe book. It's 200 recipes under 200 calories. I wanted to share one of the recipes that I tried this weekend.

Hot Chick'n Salad -- This was pretty good, but I added a lot more hot sauce to it, and I added some salt to taste. I put this in a whole wheat pita pocket, but you could also scoop it up with some pita chips

Makes 2 servings:

PER SERVING (half of recipe, 3/4 cup): 142 calories, 2.25g fat, 600mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 25g protein

-6 ounces cooked lean skinless boneless chicken breast, cubed (I used the Tyson pre-cooked chicken in a pouch, it's the right amount of chicken)
-3 tablespoons fat-fee mayonnaise
-3 tablespoons chopped celery
-3 tablespoons chopped carrots
-2 teaspoons reduced-fat parmesan-style grated topping
-1 1/2 teaspoons Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
-1/2 teaspoon dry ranch dip/dressing seasoning mix

-In a small bowl, combine the mayo, Frank’s, and ranch mix. Stir well, and set aside.
-In a medium bowl, mix chicken, celery, and carrots. Add the saucy mayo, and stir. Sprinkle with parm topping, and stir again.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

All About Me

I saw this cute idea on Vineyard Vogue's blog, and thought it looked like fun!

1. What is your first name? Jennifer
2. What is your favorite food? Pasta
3. What high school did you attend? PHS
4. What is your favorite color? Lavender and green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Chance Crawford
6. Favorite wine? Pinot Grigio
7. Dream vacation? Greece
8. Favorite dessert? Chocolate chip cookies
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Mommy
10. What do you love most in life? My beagle
11. One word to describe you? Kind
12. Your Flickr name? I don’t have one, so I just used my blog name: bird in boots

Just type your answer to each of the above questions into Flickr’s search. Using only the images that appear on the first page, choose your favorite and copy and paste each of the URL’s into the Mosaic Maker (3 columns, 4 rows).

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

First post

Welcome to my blog and my first post. I have been reading a lot of fabulous blogs lately, and decided why not post my own. This will be a way for me to post things I love, things I am thinking about, and a way to record what's going on with me and my friends and family. Hope you enjoy!!