Archive for February, 2010

Alyssa = State Champ!

After 10 hours of dance and cheer performances, my amazing little sister and her very talented dance team walked away champions! Today was the Silver State Dance & Cheer Competition at Carson High School. A bunch of schools from all across the state performed in a number of categories. Faith Lutheran was runner up in jazz and first place…aka STATE CHAMPS…in hip hop. They were awesome and much deserving of the win. Congrats girls!!

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Happy Friday!

Three weeks into the semester and I’m feeling burnt out already! I’ve given two presentations, wrote one 10-page research paper, started a blog and read three books. What have I gotten myself into?

Yesterday was my first day without school related work to do. I visited my dear friend Lindsay and her precious little baby and watched three episodes of Days of Our Lives on DVR. You would think I would have taken the opportunity to get some reading done, but no, relaxing sounded so much more appealing.

So now it’s Friday and I’ve procrastinated long enough. Here’s how I’m starting my day (at 11am!!)…

I borrowed a cookbook from Mama G last weekend, Vegetarian Meals for People on the Go by Vimala Rodgers. I’ve only made one recipe so far but I’m in love! Best oatmeal ever!! It’s like a less sweet version of an oatmeal cookie. I think everyone needs to start their day out with this an a nice cup of tea. Jimmy bought some Davidson’s Lemon Ginseng Green Tea the other day and it has hints of fruit loops…I’m not kidding!! So good!!!

OK, I know I said I was off recipes for a while, but make this one. It’s super simple and I promise you’ll love it.

Down-To-Earth Oatmeal (this would make a ton…I half the recipe for just 2)

4 cups water

2 cups rolled oats, uncooked

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (I’ve been using walnuts instead)

1 tsp vanilla

1 apple, cored and diced

1/2 cup raisins (I’ve been using dried cranberries)

Boil water, spices and oats together for a few seconds then add seeds, vanilla, apple chunks and raisins. Simmer for three minutes.

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