Wednesday, March 29, 2006


I was driving to CURVES today, and on my way I was talking to God about how un disciplined I am at exercise, and this weight thing has gotten me down. Then I was thinking how today I told a neighbor who was laboring over a situation just how BIG GOD really is. I also had told my daughter the same thing on Monday. So, I said well, Sharon if you really believe what you say you need to act on it. So, I said to GOD, Since you are bigger than any minuet thing on this earth, my undisciplined, the other areas of my life, you can have them, and I won't fret about them any more.
Well, I walked into CURVES and the woman behind the desk said " We need people", I'm thinking a contest or something and I ask her what she meant. She said they were hiring and did I still have my application on file, I said I hadn't filled out an application, so she gave me one. I hesitated because I didn't have my glasses with me. (Dang, those 54 year old eyes!) Anyway, I went ahead and filled it out and was into my workout. Half way through the manager/owner *happened* to come in, short story long, she interviewed me and hired me on the spot!
Go Figure!!!!!Most of you know that I was flat-out burnt-out on doing hair. I still wanted a little cash in my pocket but the thought of being a hairstylist one more day was like ewww, ick, and I can't do this any more.
So, point being GOD is BIGGER......... Not only did I get a JOB that is part time ( a little cash) it's at CURVES (where I will feel accountable for my workouts, and my weight loss) Again, Go Figure!

"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee." Psalm 50:15


Monday, March 27, 2006

Recipe from Michael Chiarello- Food Channel

I haven't blogged for a bit, so I thought I put a great recipe here for all to try. It is really good!
When I made it I used canned tomatoes with garlic, and basil, make sure you drain them.
I also modified it by cutting the recipe in half, very doable.
We had a great weekend doing NADA. We did go to an art musuem it was small but very nice fine art on display.
God Bless Everyone,

Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans
Recipe courtesy Michael Chiarello

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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3 cups canned Cannelloni white beans
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
16 large shrimp, peeled (tail left on) and deveined
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 small serrano chile, thinly sliced or 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 cup peeled, seeded and diced fresh tomato, canned or fresh
1 cup whole basil leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Best-quality extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Drain the beans over a bowl and reserve the liquid. Put the white beans in a large skillet with just enough of their liquid to moisten them. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and bring the beans to a low simmer. Keep them warm while you prepare the shrimp.
Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp, season with salt and cook for about 1 minute, tossing frequently. Remove the shrimp with tongs to a bowl. Add the garlic to the pan and saute until the garlic browns. Add the serrano chile or chili flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato and basil and stir briefly, then add the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 1 minute, and then stir in the shrimp. Toss well and cook briefly to reheat the shrimp. Remove the shrimp mixture to a plate and sprinkle with parsley.
Spoon the white beans on a platter or individual plates. Drizzle them with the best olive oil you have, and then top with the shrimp. Serve warm.