Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quote of the Day

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."

- Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice in Wonderland"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cool Finds: Lip Tattoos

No, we're not talking about permanent tattoos using needles :) This fairly new alternative to lipstick is really unique and especially fun for Halloween! Take a look at where you have an array to choose from. They even show you how to apply them. What is your favorite? Here are some of mine. Click on the name to take you directly to the item :)

Checkered Pink

Red Fishnet


Pink Leopard

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Today in History

October 19, 1983: The Senate passed a bill (78-22) making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a public holiday.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

This has GOT to be one of my favorite soups of all time! As much as I love it with chicken, as it is traditionally served, this rendition is a nice alternative for Meatless Monday :) And as the weather cools, this classic soup is perfect to keep your tummy warm and satisfied.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lb. package frozen pepper and onion stir fry mix
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 4-oz. cans chopped green chile peppers (drained)
3 tablespoons ground cumin
1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
4 14-oz. cans vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste
1 11-oz. can whole kernel corn
12 oz. tortilla chips (personally, I LOVE the blue ones!)
1 avocado (peeled, pitted and diced)

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the pepper and onion stir fry mix, garlic, and cumin and cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Mix in the tomatoes and chile peppers. Pour in the broth and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for approximately 30 minutes.  Mix corn into soup and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Serve in bowls and top with cheese, avocado and tortilla chips.

Bon appetit!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"

"Oh eh, oh eh!
Oh eh, oh eh!
Oh eh, oh oh-a!
Oh eh, oh oh-a!"

This song most certainly takes me back :) Gotta love this classic hit by Gloria Estefan!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Trying to make someone fall in love with you is about as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with."