Thursday, April 26, 2012

Late night & Cleaning

I woke up today after the rest of the pack.. Thanks Hubby!  D1 woke up at like 5:30 because she had to pee and hubby fielded that one.  Instead of putting her back to be, he decided to let her sleep with us.  That lasted about 30 mins.  He did it, why should I suffer.  Then ask D1 was excited to get the green light to go downstairs to start her day... she woke up D2.... ouch, double whammy daddy!!    HA!!  Daddy-0, kids-2.  Mommy wins.  I slept until 8.

Today was art class.  The BIL has his farming action in overdrive so hubby offered to go with the MIL.  Problem is that they only too D1.  I was planning to clean all day so things took twice as long with D2 around.  I would out her down in one room and she was crawl to the next... so I would move her again... it was quite frustrating.  Hubby got home by 2 so both girls could go to nap.. somehow I was STILL cleaning. 

At some point I decided it was a great time to break out the touchup paint.  Really?!?!?  Cleaning 10:30 am until 4pm and then, why not.. a fresh coat of paint. How do I do this to myself.

During all of this I keep thinking that I am running a 10 mile race on Saturday!!!  10 WHOLE MILES.  I have run since Saturday so I bet get hopping... so during nap I got a quick 2 miles in.  Now it was meeting time.

Had a nice board meeting with the club girls.  We discuss everything from business to kids and husbands. Its just really nice to be around women who 'get it'.  They are in the trenches with me and understand and offer hope & light.  I always feel so good when I leave. THANKS GIRLS!

I wanted to pass on last nights recipe...  apparently its from a 300 cal *and under) cookbook.  It was a bit spicy for me so I will cot the pepper paste next time but it was VERY good!!

Scallop Pad Thai



Scallop Pad Thai - From the under 300 calorie cookbook!! 
1 package (7oz) rice stick noodles
3 tbsps packed brown sugar
3 tbsps fish sauce
3 tbsps rice vinegar
1 tbsps soy sauce
1 tbsps chili puree with garlic
1 tsps paprika
1 lb bay scallops or shrimp or 1/2 lbs both
2 tsps canola oil
1/2 cup green onions
8 oz fresh bean sprouts
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsps dry roasted peanuts crushed
limes wedges

1) Fill 3 quart microwaveable bowl half full with water; add noodles. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 5 mins. Let stand 5 mins and drain
2) Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix brown sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, chili puree and paprika; set aside. Pat scallops or shrimp dry with paper towels. I added a little extra of all ingredients to the sauce to make a little more sauce, but its just whatever you like.
3) In 12 inch skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high. Add scallops and onions; cook about 4 mins, stirring frequently, until scallops are white and opaque. Stir in bean sprouts; cook 1 minute.
4) Stir fish sauce mixture and noodles into scallop mixture. Cook about 2 mins or until thoroughly heated and sprouts are no longer crisp.
5) Remove from heat. Toss scallop mixture with carrots and cilantro. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve with lime


Then they did finish the stairs on the right yesterday... Today was a mowing day so no one came... but they will be back bright and early in the AM.


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