Thursday, February 24, 2011

Y I WOULDNT MIND BE'n A LITTLE MORE LIKE MAC


if you didn't already know... Mac is our dog and he is amazing.

To some him up... he is

fearless
 loyal
social
smart
an amazing fence jumper :(
full of energy
 a great swimmer
silly
a people lover
an avid sock & underwear collector

sneaky
kind
a great entertainer
patient
a protector
a sun soaker
&
a great friend

Mac was adopted in 2008 from the back of a horse trailer... I'll admit, i was a bit apprehensive to pick him as Mike was stuck on buying a Great Dane and here was Mac, a crazy mix of god knows what... I just really wanted Mike to have what he wanted... and WELL, Mac happened to turn out to be just that.

thank god Mike didn't say something like, "your right Amy, we'll keep looking for that perfect Great Dane!"

I cannot picture life without this BIG ol' ball of joy. He is a fresh of breath air, a bit of spice to life, and a happy face that never fails to great me each time I stroll through that front door.

I was thinking today as I sat around with him how much I have learned from him, and how much I would like to be a little more like him.

While I don't care to take up peeing with my leg hiked high or chewing on dirty underwear, I do want to embrace life a little more like he does!!...
I want to always be friendly to everyone I come across, speak less, listen more, and love a bit more recklessly....

I'd like to be silly a little more often, and not care so much what everyone else thinks about it!!...

to shed that armor, n let more people in... to relax like there is nothing going on...

To quit being so cautious, and to take more moments to stop and enjoy nature...
to let go of all control and simply trust others to come through

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to let things go and never hold grudges

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to not care so much about material things, but more about the things that really matter... my family, my friends, and god

its crazy how a dog has brought all this to my attention... i guess sometimes we don't realize how and what things really influence us and inspire us to be a bit better until we take a moment to think about it.

today its Mac, but there are so many people, places, and things that inspire me all the time... my husband is one of those people. He is very encouraging and always pushes me to be the best me.

i guess I'm just feeling extra thankful today.

have a goodnight y'all... oh and dont forget to check out the workout today in the bodyrockin' tab. Super intense, but so worth it!! :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Deeellliiissshhh!!

This CHOW ROCKS!!

My favorite recipe, Tofu Lasagna Roll ups!!

wow I'm drooling just thinking about em!

My husband refuses to eat anything with tofu and I'll be honest I was a bit skeptical as I had not had tofu prior to making this for my vegetarian sister... BUT this is amazing!! It's at the top of my list of things to make every time my husband heads out for a few days of training!! :)

btw, I have made this for ladies night and kept the tofu a secret... all of my g/f's were asking for the recipe and they were shocked when I revealed there was tofu in the mix.

Ingredients:



-1 (16 ounce) package uncooked lasagna noodles
-1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

-1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
-1 pound firm tofu

-1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry

-2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
-1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce
Directions:
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles for 5 to 8 minutes, or until just slightly underdone; drain and rinse.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together grated cheese, ricotta cheese, tofu, frozen spinach, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
  3. Lay out a noodle. Spread a layer of the cheese mixture on the noodle, then add a thin layer of sauce. Roll the noodle up, and place seam side down in a 13x9 pan. Repeat for other noodles. Top with remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 30 min, or until hot and bubbly.
found this at allrecipes.com