Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Dinner: Flank Steak au Jus with Roasted Dijon Cauliflower, Pickled Baby Turnips & Watercress

This recipe and ingredients was purchased from Blue Apron.

I think this is the second time I've had turnips and they were delicious! Actually, the entire meal was wonderful. This would be perfect for company or a special family dinner!

Wednesday Dinner: Bloody Mary Shrimp With Rice And Wilted Arugula

This recipe and ingredients were purchased from Plated! I really enjoyed preparing the shrimp and sauce. The Tabasco and seasonings were perfectly balanced. Another delicious meal for a hot summer day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gwynnie Bee: Johnny Was Wonderland Blouse

This Johnny Was Wonderland Blouse has a scoop neck, half-button front, crinkled material. I think it would be perfect with shorts, jeans and even a long skirt.

It could even be used as a coverup! I love versatile pieces. Don't you?

Check out Gwynnie Bee They are still offer a free trial 30 days!

Thursday Dinner: Steak And Zucchini Gyros

This recipe and ingredients was purchased from Plated. When I saw this dish on their website, I immediately ordered it. We weren't disappointed!

This meal was enjoyed with a beautiful summer evening and a beer! Delish!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday Dinner: Chicken Tsukune Spring Ramen

My husband's bowl shows the dish best! Plenty of ramen. While in the second bowl, since I'm under the weather I preferred to go light on the ramen. The dish was still very delicious, light and refreshing!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Flowers Definitely Brighten Up My Day!

I've been fighting a recent infection, been under the weather and was completely surprised when our son presented me with this beautiful flower bouquet! Thank you Marcus. They certainly do brighten up my day.

Hubby's Walnut Brownies Were A Big Hit!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Starbucks Offers Workers Free Online College Degree

Have you heard the latest Starbucks news? It appears that Starbucks will be offering free online university degree with a partnered school. They also stated that participants are not required to stay with the company once they graduate nor pay back Starbucks if they decide to leave.

Boston Globe: I Don't Feel Your Pain

I'm thrilled to see more studies being done for chronic pain. The study results will give us more pain management options and perhaps, one day, lead to cures. But according to a recent Boston Globe article, some of the findings aren't being widely discussed.

"But as pain rises on the agenda for clinicians and patients, research is uncovering some unsettling facts about how it really affects people. First, not everyone experiences pain similarly. In experiments, women and black people have frequently shown lower pain tolerance when asked to do things like hold their hands in ice water. Gender differences in pain prevalence and intensity emerge in adolescence, and for reasons not fully understood, women are particularly vulnerable to conditions including migraines, back pain, and Fibromyalgia. Low-income Americans, too, are more likely to suffer pain than their high-income peers: They are likelier to be engaged in manual labor, to eat poorly, and to go to the doctor less often, to name just a few causes. Among pain patients, blacks and Hispanics are likelier to report their pain is severe."

You can read the entire article at Boston Globe's website.

Menu Plan Monday ~ June 16, 2014

I hope all the amazing dads had a wonderful Father's Day this weekend! In our house, we celebrated all weekend, starting with renting a car, heading to Red Rock Casino and Hotel for a coffee, and surprising him with a new watch!

But you can't always plan every moment because I woke up with terrible pain on Saturday. It seems my Hidradenitis Suppurativa decided to act up! So, hubby took me to Urgent Care, where I received an antibiotic injection and a prescription.

Since I'm on bedrest, our son and my husband spent the weekend, taking scenic drives and hanging out. Now that I think about it, that's a great Father's Day weekend!

Organizing Junkie

Steak and Zucchini Gyros ~ Plated

Bloody Mary Shrimp with Rice and Wilted Arugula ~ Plated

Flank Steak au Jus with Roasted Dijon Cauliflower, Pickled Baby Turnips & Watercress ~ Blue Apron

Chicken Tsukune Spring Ramen ~ Blue Apron

Catfish & Jicama Slaw with Amaranth & Watermelon Radish ~ Blue Apron

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Las Vegas Hearts Are Heavy

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck's funeral was this weekend. And as a local, I don't think one could go throughout their day thinking of the family and loved ones. Flags are being flown half staff for almost a week, in remembrance of the 2 officers and the bystander.

It's truly a reminder of how dangerous our world is, as well as how we must never take for granted, the people in our lives.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Alyn Beck, his family and loved ones today.

May he rest in peace. And my his family and loved ones feel the supportive arms of the Heavenly Father and the community around them. Amen.

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