Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My 100th Post & Resolutions for 2009.

Wow! I made it. I didnt think I was going to make it this far. I am sure if I kept up with it, I would have met this goal long ago. To celebrate this goal I would like to share my resolutions.

Last year I made a list of resolutions for 2008. Let's revisit that list and see what was done.

1- Lose weight
(Lost 35 pounds)

2- Knit a pair of socks

3- Drink enough water everyday
(I bought myself a cool water bottle and I try my hardest to finish it before I leave work.)

4- Take my vitamins

5- 30 minutes of exercise of some sort everyday.
(Does chasing three kids count?)

6- Continue blogging.
(Trying my best)
7- Limited time of computer, come up with a schedule and stick to it.
(I have limit my time since the baby was born, but I haven't stuck with it on the weekends.)

8- Try a few new recipes
(Spiced Pecans, Lemoncello and Chocolate Almond Bark)

9- Learn to drive by 04/06/08
10- Reduce stress
(Hell No)

I guess I've done an okay job on my resolutions for 2008. Here is my list for 2009.

1- Lose more weight.

2- Continue blogging.

3- Make the perfect Shepard's Pie.

4- Reduce stress.

5- Take more pictures of everything.

6- Get closer to my niece and nephews.

7- Learn to drive.

8- Be a little more greener.

9- Read everyday with the kids.

10-Schedule me time at least once a month.

The picture included in this blog is a shot, again out the window of my job. Looking towards the Morrisana section of the Bronx.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

So stay indoors.
Vacation is the best. I love working for the Department of Education. I get the spent all my time with my loves. Awesomeness.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

I first learn this recipe back in 2005 and the first trails were...interesting. Here is the improved 2008 recipe.
Here's what you need:
Peppermint (Candy cane would do, but you can use any shape you'd like)
1 lbs Semi-sweet Chocolate
1/2 lb white chocolate
Wax paper
glass bowl
heat-proof spatula
Ziploc bags and something heavy to wack the peppermint with. 1- Wack the living day lights out of the peppermint in the Ziploc bags. 2- Separate the peppermint dust from the large chucks.

3- Place semi chocolate in microwave safe glass bowl. Follow directions on package for microwave melting. Or you are use the classic double boiler method.

4-Once chocolate has melted, add half of the peppermint dust.
5- Pour Chocolate in pan on the wax paper6- Melt white chocolate and add the rest of the peppermint dust.
7- Pour white chocolate over the dark chocolate in the pan.

8-Place peppermint chuck on the top of the white chocolate.
9- Allow to dry.

10- Break into chucks and serve.

Friday, December 19, 2008

No Love for My Blog!

I haven't given any love to my blog in some time. I've been bad again. Well maybe not bad, just busy. It felt like blinked and BAM! its Christmas time. All is well in the world of Mrs. G. I am pleased to say that Mr. G is home for the holidays. Big Bea is in El Salvador with her father celebrating the holidays there. Big Al and Little Al are chilling (more like frozen).

Today was the first big snow storm of the season. The pictures below shows just that. The first picture was taken at 10:00am and the second at Noon.
These pictures were taken out of the window of my job. I work on the 5th floor of an almost 100 year old, elementary school . On a clear today you can see the George Washington Bridge.
I did promise myself that I have to make it to my 100th post before the end of this year. So soon I'll be posting my latest projects and recipes. Stay tune.