Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Friday!

It's Friday!


Hey guys! I pray you all made it through the week with out too much stress. It's been a hectic, but productive week on my end. Christmas shopping, home maintenance, school activities among other things. I had our plumbing inspected the other day. They came out and cleaned a few things as well as check for any leaks. The young gentleman was so patient with me as I asked question after question. I learned a lot. Being a homeowner for the first time and having to be responsible for anything that breaks down in your house can be overwhelming and scary. Preventive upkeep on your investment is vital. 

Today was the boys last day of school for 2015. Christmas break has officially begun. Ha! My oldest says "finally I get a break where I don't have to do anything". Lol, to be a kid again.  

The infamous gym selfie. #FlexFriday

I hit the gym right after dropping of the little one for a intense quad and glute focused workout. I performed deep squats with no weight, leg extensions, leg press, step ups, and sumo squats. In between sets I did mountain climbers and high knees to keep my heart rate and intensity high. I will definitely be soaking in some epsom salt over the weekend. I'm no spring chicken so I like to take extra care when it comes to recovery. 


Really?

My oldest son left this in the refrigerator. This is just enough to piss you off. Sigh...

One Samson's favorite spots.

I can't believe how bigs he's gotten. Heck I can't believe I own a dog. It's been a lot of fun so far. Poodles are very easy going family friendly dogs. Training is going really well. He's spoiled rotten. I bought him a cute doggy sweater for our Christmas picture. I can't wait to put it on him.

Cabbage and Kielbasa

Cabbage is super cheap and plentiful right now so I've been taking advantage. I love steaming it in chicken or vegetable broth, but today I decided to cook it with turkey kielbasa. I remember when I was a little girl our neighbor would make this dish for us with onions and peppers. It was so good. Cooking this dish brought back a nostalgic feeling of my childhood.

I browsed a few recipes online before setting out to cook it myself. I sort of took bits and pieces from what I found and made it my own. 

Ingredients:
1 14 oz fully cooked Hillshire Farm turkey polska kielbasa sliced thin
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or butter
1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 large yellow onion, cut into large pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoons dijon or brown grainy mustard (optional)

Directions:
1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high and add kielbasa. Cook, without stirring for 1 minute. Then stir occasionally for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. 

2. In the same pan with some of the rendered kielbasa fat, add the cabbage, onion, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and cook for about 10 minutes or until desired done-ness, stirring occasionally.

3. Mix in the vinegar and mustard; add the sausage back to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes to heat through. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

4. Serve immediately on its own or over jasmine rice. You can also use brown rice, quinoa, or mashed potatoes. 

Have fun with the recipe adding your own spin to it.

Love and Basketball

Enjoying some ice cream and taking in a few basketball games with my love on this cold friday evening. My Miami Heat lost to Toronto. Boo! 

Have a great weekend guys. 

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