Wednesday, January 7, 2009


What is it about January? As soon as the ball drops, your mind immediately turns to all the stuff you’re absolutely going to do this year. The thing is, they’re usually the same promises you made last year. Forget it been-there, tried-that. Commit to new ones that are less daunting, more doable and guaranteed to make you feel great.

What are your 2009 New Year’s Resolutions?

A few of my resolutions (or goals as I like to think of them) are:

*Enjoy each day and savor each moment with my 2 children
*Eat healthier!! I always say lose weight or go on a diet but this year is different although I do want to lose a few pounds I figure I need to start with my eating habits.
*Take more pictures of my family and friends. (Time flies… I need to capture more.)
*Read more. (I’m so busy that I don’t spend enough time enjoying down time or just me time.)

Now it’s your turn… what do you resolve to do this year?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My goals are to keep going green and helping the earth, taking some time for me to make me healthier (more once my youngest is in school), enjoy the girls growing up more and worry less about little things, continue to support non-profit organizations!

Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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