Tuesday, November 22, 2011

His & Hers Deviled Eggs

Man, where has the time gone?!?!? I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving break and finals are only 3 weeks away.

Life has been pretty crazy for Dusty and I with school and work. If I didn't tell you before, Dusty is getting his Masters in Health Administration. He is also the graduate assistant for the dean of the program, graduate student representative for the graduate committee and the school senate, not to mention he is on the financial board for the student senate....he is a busy guy!

I've been equally as busy with nursing school, hospital clinicals, care plans and work. Pretty much, we cherish any days that we get off from our busy lives. I love the days where I don't have to go anywhere and I can live in my sweats, it a wonderful thing. But let me tell you what, with hospital clinicals and school, I definitely know that being a nurse is the right choice for me. I'm in love with it. Every patient is so unique and has a different story to tell, it's never boring! It's always changing and fast pace...it's awesome and perfect for me!

In other news, I reached my weight loss goal!
On 11/11/11, I reached my 25 pound weight loss goal, talk about a great day and wishes coming true! Now I've switched over from dieting to maintaining. It's been difficult mentally telling myself I'm allowed to eat more, but to not go crazy. Like the other night I discovered Ben & Jerry's "Sweddy Balls," and oh man, I'm in love! Not only do I love the name, the SNL skit, but this is gooood ice cream! It took everything in me to spread the pint of ice cream over 4 days. It's just something I'm going to have to keep working on. But going from a size 10 to a size 4 is definitely worth it and I don't want to go back ever again (unless I'm pregnant someday)! Weight watchers has definitely changed my life. If you have ever wanted to start dieting, this is the way to go :)

But enough about Dusty and I, time for the food....
Dusty's parents are coming down for Thanksgiving to spend it with us and we wanted to make deviled eggs. The problem is that Dusty and I grew up eating completely different deviled eggs. He likes his savory and I like mine slightly sweet. So we compromised and made both!
Mine are on the outer rim and Dusty's are in the center.

Dusty's Deviled Eggs
-6 Hard boiled Eggs, yolks removed
-1/4 cup Mayonnaise (light or regular)
-1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
Crumble the egg yolks in a bowl. Mix in the mayo and taco seasoning until the egg mixture becomes creamy. Scoop the egg yolk mixture into a gallon sized plastic bag, cut the tip and pipe the yolk mixture into the egg white. Sprinkle with paprika.

Haley's Deviled Eggs
-6 Hard boiled eggs, yolks removed
-2 tbsp Mayonnaise (light or regular)
-2 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
-1-2 tsp dried minced Onion
Crumble the egg yolks in a bowl. Mix in the mayo, relish and dried minced onion until the egg mixture becomes creamy. Scoop the egg yolk mixture into a gallon sized plastic bag, cut the tip and pipe the yolk mixture into the egg white. Sprinkle with paprika.

There you have it!
Two different types of Deviled Eggs. Hopefully, no one in his family likes mine...that way I get to eat them all!
Muahahaha! (evil laugh)
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving break, and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bloody Caesar

Back in August I posted this picture on my Facebook page and it created quite a buzz...
My favorite cocktail of all time....Bloody Caesar!

But according to feedback from posting the picture, only Dusty, his family, myself and people from Canada knew about this drink. So I'm here to share with you this delicious and refreshing drink.

If you love Bloody Mary's, then I dare you to try a Caesar. This drink has more tang, spice and kick to it. My favorite part about a really good Caesar is that when you have a sip of it, it causes a little tickle sensation with your soft palate from the spices. It's the only way to go! Once you try a Caesar, you'll never want to have a Bloody Mary again. If you hate tomato juice and don't like Bloody Mary's, then I apologize for this post.

Interesting little tidbit: According to Weight Watchers, a 5oz Caesar is only 4 points! Which makes it one of the lowest calorie mixed drinks along with Blood Mary's (same points), Jack & Coke, and a Whiskey & Coke. I don't even want to know the amount of points for a Bailey's & Cream! For just a casual night drink at home, I made my Caesar a "virgin" drink and it is only 1 point! Add in some celery sticks, peperoncinis and olives, and you've got yourself a salad! YUMMM.

I made myself one tonight to go with dinner and it was delicious and super easy. Perfect with seafood and any red meat, especially a juicy steak!

Bloody Caesar
{1 serving}
-4 ounces of Picante Clamato Juice (found in the juice section of your grocery store)
-1 ounce Water or Vodka
-1/8 tsp prepared Horseradish
-2-3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
-2-4 dashes of Tobasco
-Dash of Salt & Pepper
-Optional: splash of Jarred Jalapeno or Peperoncini Juice
-3 to 4 Ice Cubes

Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake to combine and pour into your glass. Or you could just combine all the ingredients into your drinking glass and stir to combine. Enjoy!

*30 calories per serving*
1 WW point with Water
4 WW points with Vodka
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