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So I did something BIG!  I signed up for a 27 week full body challenge.  I started my diet on January 1st and started the workout group on the 3 of January.  My weight was 158.8 on the 1st.  My goal is to gain strength, to tone my body and to be more healthy.  This challenge is called the Kick start challenge and it is being held at Team Hopkins Jiu-Jitsu  in Mobile, AL.  It is so convenient because it is only 2 blocks away from my house. This makes it harder to make excuses not to show up.  The first time I went to a class everyone welcomed me into the group with open arms.  They made me feel like I had been around from the very beginning.  There is a Facebook page for our group and it is full of support, encouragement and friendship. I hope to see some results by the end of my first month.  I will let you know how things are going.

Now on another note ,this post was supposed to go out a  week ago but my computer crashed!  I mean what the hell?   So I have no photos to post until I figure it out.  I am using an old laptop to get this to you now. So don’t forget about me and keep checking in because I will do my best to get this resolved as soon as possible.

Wish me Luck!!

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So yesterday afternoon I was able to take the time and make some Chicken N Dumplins.  Yes that is how we say it in the South.  I have a really easy recipe and it tastes soooo good.

First I boil about 6-8 chicken tenderloins in seasoned water. I use salt, and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb season.


Once the chicken is cooked I take it out of the broth to cool.  I then remove about 2 cups of the broth for later.


Now I add plain water back in to the pot to cook my dumplins.  You may have to add a little more season to taste.  The dumplins that I use are from Walmart.


When I am in a hurry and do not want to make my own dough and roll them out then have to cut them… I just buy these and go with it.

They are good, you can cut them to your desired size.


I put flour in a small container, salt and pepper it then I drop the dumplins in and make sure that they are covered in flour then drop them in the water to cook.


Once I get all of the dumplins into the broth and it is at a good boil, I turn the water down and then shred the chicken and put it in the broth with the dumplins.


I stir this often to make sure that it does not stick and let it cook away.

Now that it is cooking down I will use the broth I  put to the side to thin it out.


I just add a little bit at a time to make sure that it does not get to thin.

While I am going in and out of the kitchen to stir my Cauldron of goodness, I am watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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You gotta love it.  I mean, It’s just a jump to the Left!

This is one of my favorite costumes that I wear at Halloween!!

Well go forth and make chicken an dumplins and enjoy!

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So sorry that I have been MIA for a while.  I had a 3 1/2 day weekend for the Fourth Of July then last week I started feeling crappy and ended up with a Sinus infection.

I am feeling better now but still not 100%.
 So I want to get back to it and give you a great recipe for summer grilling season.  Grilled Corn on the Cob.

 This is so easy and ever so tasty.

OK so the ingredients are simple:





A hot grill

So first you get your corn and peel back the green husks. Don’t pull them off, just peel them back exposing the sweat corn.


Once you get them all peeled back you will remove the Silk from the corn.  Just pull it off.


Once you have finished this you will pull the husks back up around the corn.


Place the corn in a small container that has cool water in it. Make sure to salt the water Really Well! I mean it should be SALTY!


Make sure that the corn is completely  submerged. ( I rotate the corn every once in a while.)

I usually let the corn sit in the brine for a few hours.


When you are ready to cook, just get your grill going.  Put the corn on the grill and let it cook for about 35-45 minutes.

Make sure to rotate the corn every 15 minutes or so.  You can cook what ever meat you choose, at the same time if you like.  308832dd-75d5-4a42-80f2-b43ea7781b68

Take the corn off and test to see if it’s  softness.   Peel husks off, add a big pat of butter and dig in!



Although this is a small meal it is so yummy.  You should try the corn.  You wont be disappointed.

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Oh my goodness what a day.

We had a nice summer storm come through this afternoon and the electricity at work went out.

Then it took forever for the computers to come back on-line. Total chaos. But all the girls at the Desk hung in and we got all the Patients signed in and to the proper waiting areas.

I was so happy to get home today because I have put together a little recipe for Fried green tomatoes.

 I have looked online for a healthy alternative to flour batter and I took bits and pieces of a few different recipes and made my own.

So her ya go.

A  healthier twist on a Good Ole Southern Favorite.

(Banting) Fried Green Tomatoes


1 egg

1 tsp heavy whipping cream

2 cups almond flour/meal

1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning ( you can use salt and pep)

1 cup coconut oil

2 green tomatoes

In a shallow bowl I put the egg and cream and beat with a fork


In a separate bowl I put the flour and season and mixed it well


Slice the tomatoes (terrible photo)


Heat the oil in a medium frying pan ( don’t get the oil too hot as it will start to smoke)



Dip the tomatoes in the egg wash then in the flour mixture, making sure that they are coated completely.

Place them in the pan and repeat with other tomatoes.

Cook on each side about 3 minutes, until golden brown, watching them to make sure that they are not burning.


Take them out and place them on a plate that has a paper towel on it to help soak some of the grease.


Let cool a little and serve with rémoulade sauce!


Confession: I did not make my rémoulade sauce tonight! I got some pre made…

These were soooo delicious! I think that we could have gone with just cutting 1 tomatoes but hey, they did not last.

So I am off to grab a book and relax before bed. More deliciousness to come.

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