Tuesday, February 02, 2010


I can't even think right now, I am too excited about Lost and the fact that it's starting in about two hours. I know, shut up, Nerd Face. BUT I CAN'T HELP IT! Just let me have this one thing, okay?

I just made a deliciously tangy quinoa pilaf and day 2 of P90X is in the can. Done and done. I have big plans to be in my bed in a manner of minutes, and I am going to stick to those flannel sheets like Crazy on Lady Gaga. Maa maa ooh rah rah, I want my BEDTIME.

Last night just before bedtime, Roo and I started reading the first Harry Potter together. I've been trying to hold out until she's 8, but I just can't stand it anymore. I figure that since she's reading so much, she's ready. We're going to read this one out loud, snuggling into quilts and hugs. If there's one thing I'm a bigger nerd for than Lost, it's Harry Potter. I bet it won't be long before she's finishing all of them; in a way I'm jealous because she doesn't ever have to wait for a new one to come out the way that the rest of us did.

Alrighty then, my peeps. I think I'm going to skeedaddle. Today I had Dancing Queens' rehearsal at lunch, I was observed in another class, and I am still schlumping along toward the impending grades due deadline (sorry about the poor construction of that sentence) so I'm pretty worn out. Oh, I guess I better update ya on P90x, day 2:

Today was Plyometrics, which I think is Swahili for "crazy lady jump like rabbit for 50 minutes" and it lived up to its appellation. None of the moves were difficult, but my stamina was challenged. I'm starting to feel less afraid about the difficulty of this program, just a little apprehensive about the rest of the DVDs. I can't tell you how good it feels to be done each day. Well, I can. It feels just like when I get home from a good run. Like a belly full of healthy. Good times, good times. I love knowing for the rest of the night that I'm off the hook and I don't have to feel like I should be doing something.

Oh, heck. I'll go ahead and post the qunoa recipe, even though I ate it all so there's no pic.

Tangy quinoa pilaf with shrimp

2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 heaping cups dry quinoa
bunch of chopped cilantro

3/4 cup spinach
3-4 stalks asparagus
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/3 portabella mushroom, cubed
1 green onion, white and green parts only, sliced

Serves: about 3

1. Cook quinoa in chicken broth and lemon juice, about 15 minutes.
2. Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cook asparagus until almost fork tender.
3. Add mushroom, almonds, green onion to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms and asparagus are fork tender.
4. Add spinach, cover and wilt. Stir veggies together.
5. Add cilantro to cooked quinoa.
6. Boil shrimp. (You could grill or saute, but I didn't want to add calories or fat of oil.)
7. Mix quinoa with vegetables. You might have extra quinoa. I reserved some to use as a side dish for another night.
8. To serve, top pilaf with shrimp.

Okay. Enough all ready. By for realsies.


  1. What did you think of the premiere? Joe hosts a Lost podcast at work. I should email you the link. He and his co-conspirators have all kinds of theories, including one that involves Batman. I spend most of the show annoyed with Kate and in love with Sawyer, but I'm sure most Lost viewers feel this way.

  2. Great job on your P90x! And that quinoa sounds delish!
    I was also super excited for Lost. What was my professor thinking having a paper due tomorrow, he's obviously not a Lost devotee...
    Have a great Wednesday!