Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Those last 10 pounds....

I have a goal of losing ten pounds by this summer. Is there anyone else out there that would like to lose ten pounds? Those last pounds are the hardest to lose but I am hoping if I can get a group together we can encourage each other.

-Join  www.MyFitnessPal.com 
-Set up your account or update your account
-Find me- MelindaFitnessPal
-Write down your goals
-Write down your rewards for yourself!
-Get started!!!!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

High Heeled Cupcakes

I love making cakes for parties. This is a cupcake from my niece's birthday party.  So cute!!

Me, the birthday girl, and Abi

This is Abi (mentioned above) and her story.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Olympics BINGO

Want to play a game while watching the Olympics tonight?  

The game starts at 7 pm your time. 
Print out your BINGO card.
Mark off every time you hear a word on your card.
Let us know here when you win!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Goodbye beard

Goodbye beard.
Phil had fun transforming his beard into fun shapes and styles.

Its good to have my husband back again, but I really did enjoy the beard!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Alton Brown Live!

My cheeks hurt from laughing! Alton Brown Live is so much fun!

My sister MeLissa, Mom, and me!

 For Christmas my sister MeLissa bought my Mom and I tickets to Alton Brown Live! We saw the Edible Inevitable Tour. 

Alton Brown did two experiments. He made carbonated ice cream in 10 seconds and also baked pizza under theater lights.

Here are 10 things he is pretty sure that he is sure about:
1-Chickens do not have fingers.
2-The most cruicial cooking skill is salt.
3- Trout does not belong in ice cream.
4-The best cook is....your wife.
5-The best ingredient to learn to cook with is....eggs.
6-The most important tool in the kitchen is....the kitchen table. 
(Without a place to break bread, its is all a bunch of poop in 12 hours!)
7-Wash mushrooms.
8-Eat American!
9-Raisins are always optional.
10-Never ever eat shrimp cocktail at an airport.

He also entertained us with his musical talents.

If you ever have the opportunity to go, I would recommend it as a date night (and maybe for older kids). Lots of laughing! He's quite the musician too (guitar, vocals, saxophone). He said that this show is his opportunity to talk about stuff he can't discuss on TV and also do experiments that should not be tried at home. An overall great time! --MeLissa Houdmann


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gluten Free Meal Plan


Use MELINDA as a coupon code at check out and you will get a free first month ($9 off three months). 

So remember all those times I have asked for your favorite comfort foods on FACEBOOK? This is why. I was hired to write recipes for GFMealPlan.com. They asked me to write Gluten Free and also Gluten Free/Dairy Free recipes. Here are a few of the dishes our group of writers came up with.

Lemon crusted salmon with asparagus
Use MELINDA as a coupon code at check out and you will get a free first month ($9 off). 
Just got this pic from one of our meal planners..."Gluten Free Southwest Chicken Quesadillas" ...makes a fork hungry...look for it soon in our plans!

Turkey sloppy joes, potato fries and cucumber salad. Had it for lunch today and it was amazing! Look for it on week one gluten free dinner plan.
Use MELINDA as a coupon code at check out and you will get a free first month ($9 off three months).

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Phil's BRONCO Beard

How's this for Bronco's spirit?
Phil quit shaving at the beginning of the season to cheer the Broncos into the playoffs.  Johannes loves bright hair colors and dyed it orange and blue this week to root for a Colorado Super Bowl Championship!

Before dying his beard.
Bleached lion.

Starting on the orange.
Madam Blueberry's hand!
Even the news channels enjoyed Phil's beard. Maybe we should invite them over to watch the big game!
Channel 13

Phil wanted the Broncos to win.

So he grew out the hair on his chin.

It blazed with orange and blues,

And even made the news.

He cheers for his team with a grin.

Channel 11

Channel 5