Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops Ingredients •2 teaspoons olive oil •4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick; about 2 1/2 pounds total) •kosher salt and black pepper •1/2 cup apricot preserves •1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Instructions ...

Labelin

Nutrition: Make Friends With Your Food Label Have you ever looked at the food label and wondered how that information has any use to you? Research indicates about half of our population uses the food label when making purchasing decisions at the...

Energy

I am so low on energy. Although I am a morning person (I think most of my energy is in the mornings), by the time I get home at 4:30 or so in the afternoon, I am tired. So much in fact that, whatever I want to do around the house, it darn well better...

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So this weekend, with the wife out of town on a weekend business trip, I had control of the household (not that I dont when she is here).  So I set up "shop" on the couch. Blankies and pillows, a snack tray and the sort, and remotes aimed and...

312!

312 people! I am officially 312 lbs, which means I have shed 11 pounds in about a months time. I am happy about this but know also this is just the start. Consistency over speed will win this race! The "official" measure-in will be this evening....

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Here in central NC, we are finally going to get a taste of snow tonight. A few inches (at best) and certainly of amateurish measurements in comparison to those further north and northwest of here. But then again, we're gonna have two sets of problems....

A tax on drugs

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Monday Monday, Mundane Monday lol

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I love this blog site

"I Love This Blog Site" (a ripoff from Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar")   We got winners, we got losers Chain smokers and boozers And we got yuppies, we got bikers We got drink servers and pourers, we got crackers and caretakers, ...

Proof, PROOF of Progress I SAY!

Last Thursday morning I was unfortunate enough to hit the scales to weigh myself and found some troubling numbers. I became a little frustrated (ok ok, A LOT Frustrated) but thanks to my friends here, and a couple of colleagues at work, cooler heads...

Fish Tacos

The Recipe: Fish Tacos with optional Chipotle Cream Ingredients 1/2 cup(s) light sour cream   (Optional) 1 tsp canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced   (Optional, for heat) 1/2 tsp chili powder   1/2 tsp table salt   1/2 tsp black...

Weekend Wonders

The weekend was a blast! I worked on Saturday, and boy oh boy, what a crazy time. I mentioned a little more about Saturday here (http://knights68.thoughts.com/posts/welcome-to-saturday)   But it's ok, I was in control of myself with regards to...

New computer w/Win8

Over the weekend we went to Best Buy to see what kind of computers that were available and after considerable online research earlier that day). So I settled on an HP Envy, and of course all computers (non-Apple related computers anyway) have this...

Soft Drinks

My thoughts on soft drinks. I know you've all been waiting to read what I thought. lol well you can end your breathless anticipation, for the time has come. lol I like Soft Drinks, damn well say I am addicted to the sweet, syrupy siren, that...

Welcome to Saturday

And what a Saturday it's been! Today was the first Saturday that my workplace has opened.... first time in like 2 or 3 years. I volunteered to work on this day and was rather excited at the prospect for a variety of reasons.  So as of this...