Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year !!!!

Happy New Year to you and yours! I want to thank everyone for the well wishes for Tony. He is doing much better! He just needs to get rid of his nasty cough!

I tried a recipe from one of my new cookbooks last night and it was awesome. It was a very simple recipe, which is what I like. I made the Heavenly Hashbrowns from How it all Vegan. I wanted to make some kind of potatoes, but really wanted to try a recipe from one of my new cookbooks, since I haven't done so yet. So, I decided on this simple hashbrown recipe that consisted of onion, potatoes, mushrooms, bell pepper, dried dill, salt, pepper and olive oil. Let me tell ya....it was GOOD! I sauteed some asparagus in a little olive oil then sprinkled some herbamare on them (yummy), and cooked a can of organic three beans (kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans).

For some reason the coloring of the photo turned out weird, but maybe you can tell a little bit about it. I went back to using my "old" camera instead of Tony's "new" one. I think I need to go back to using his. His camera takes a better quality picture.


We both need to eat more fruit, so I whipped up a simple fruit salad that consisted of: 1 banana, 1 pear, 1apple, and 2 oranges. I've been lacking on my fruit intake since winter time is here. There's just something about having to peel oranges that I just don't like. My sister gave us a box of fresh fruit for Christmas that is starting to go bad, so I decided to suck it up and peel a couple of oranges. :o) I made one big juicy mess too! It was worth it though, because it sure was nice to have some fresh fruit.

Do you have New Years resolutions or goals? I am working on mine. I'm trying to make realistic goals this year, so I will be more likely to stick with them. I am off work Monday, so I have a 3 day weekend....Yay! With that being said, I am going to take a few days off to enjoy the long weekend with my husband. When I come back, I will share with you some of my New Years goals. Maybe if I put them on my blog for you to see, I will have you guys to help me stick to them. :o)

Happy New Year!


~Peace~Love~Happiness~

13 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, and peace, love, and happiness to all!

    Those hash browns do sound good. Hooray for the 3-day weekend. Enjoy!

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  2. oh that fruit salad looks great!

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  3. Food looks great! My goal for 2011 is to try 12 different things this year - Things that I would not ordinarily do. That's one per month. So far I've signed up for a kickboxing class - nervous but excited.

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  4. Happy new year! Glad to hear hes doing better-what a scare you must have had!

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  5. I'm taking a three day weekend too...just because. I loooove oranges; I've always wanted someone to give me a citrus fruit of the month present or something. I understand the peeling can get messy but I love peeling them and smelling like an orange for the rest of the day! It makes me happy.
    Anyway, happy new year!

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  6. I just caught up on your last two posts - hope Tony is even better by now!

    I hear you on peeling oranges. But this time of year I love clementines, the skin is thinner and the citrus smell doesn't linger on my fingers for hours. Your fruit looks good, though.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. I think I know what my new years resolutions will be.

    I also have been lacking in fresh fruit intake. I mean, I make smoothies at least ever other day with fruit in them. I love fresh fruit though! I had blackberries and kiwi this morning :)

    Happy New Year!

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  8. I'm glad to hear that Tony is doing better! I need to start eating more fruit, too. It's so hard to get decent produce here this time of year, though. We've made the heavenly hashbrown recipe before. It's really good!

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  9. Fruit salad is so refreshing. Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year, Michelle! Have a great weekend :-)

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  11. I think sharing your resolutions with other people is a really good idea for accountability. I'm working on my list, too!

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  12. Happy New Year to you, glad to know that Tony is better :-)

    XXX
    A.

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  13. I am glad Tony is feeling better. Congratulations on having Monday off.

    You already know my goals since I blogged them. Getting more knowledge about exercise is my biggest one.

    Ali

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