Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Joy Diet: Week 4, Chapter 3 - DESIRE

If you want to try to read these you will have to click to enlarge..but my printing is horrific. It seems to get worse the faster my thoughts come and the more I work through this book the faster I is gonna get nasty!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

my version of Tandi's Tomato delicious!


OKay....I had seen this recipe in Country Living awhile back and today I decided to test it out. I substituted a few things. I used little grape tomatoes from my garden cut in half for the plum tomatoes....and basically just added as many as I wanted to fill the bottom of the pie crust and then another layer on top. I also do not have mayo in the house so I used some salad dressing....I think it was Sweet Valdia Onion or something like that. I used a Pillsbury refrigerator pie crust...and it may have baked a tad too long but was it so yummy!!!! SO sweet. I used onions from my garden too......and between those carmelizing a bit with my grape! Here is the original version of Tandi's Tomato Pie recipe you can try if you like!\

Tandi's Tomato Pie

1 baked pie crust
4 medium plum tomatoes (I substituted a ton of little grape tomatoes cut in half)
1 Cup chopped white onions
dash salt
dash pepper
2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh basil (or from a spice jar)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I substituted liquid salad dressing my choice)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Bake pie shell.

Mix mayo and cheeses together to form a cheese mixture.

Place 1 layer of tomatoes or about half in the bottom of the pie crust. Add 1/2 the onions and half the spices. Try to spread 1/2 the cheese mixture over this. Add another layer of tomatoes, onion, and spices and top with remaining cheese mixture. Slice a big tomato on top for decoration and add additional cheese if needed (which I did need to do) to fill in gaps on top.

Bake in 375 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes before cutting to serve.

I think other cheeses would be good to try too like smokey cheese and gouda or Swiss...I do not normally eat any cheese but Parmesan on occasion or string cheese. BUT I have been wanting to try this recipe for so long now. I would HIGHLY recommend you try it sometime! SO delicious and simple to make! MEATLESS too for those veg heads out there!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Full Harvest Moon Dreamboard - October 2009


I have had a recurring ongoing THEME in my life lately so it is of no surprise to me it also showed up AGAIN on this month's moon dreamboard.

When October rolls around I start to smell fires in fireplaces.......and notice the leaves beginning to change. Everything becomes cool and crisp...everything becomes a warm, amber glow. I want to become have orange glow all around me....surround myself with the ones I love....and just hibernate.

I am blessed. I have abundance in so many areas of my life for which I give thanks. I also have abundance in some areas of my life physically that I continue to struggle with....which prevents me from receiving all that I could or even sharing all I could.

So again the message loud and clear to me was "BURN THE FAT"......SHARE THE EXCESS....and burn/remove the WRONG excesses so I can make room for the positive abundances to show up in my life.

This is a time for organizing......removing....replacing.....making the most of my space.....ALL my space...including MY OWN PHYSICAL space ...rather than the other way around...and have it suffocate me.

In 2 short breaths it will be Halloween....and in 2 short breaths after that Thanksgiving. Then 2 more short breaths it will be Christmas......and 2 breaths after that a new year will be upon us. I am tired of saying the same things and yet not acting on them. I am tired of just letting all this continue to fester and absorb my time and attention. I am tired of carrying around the extra person I wish was in my life and feeding it to keep it hanging around.

And again my SIGN continues to read... "JUST DO IT" ....