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Wendalicious, Officially

November 26, 2007

I’ve finally found a place to use the name Wendalicious!

I have many plans for my future blog entries:

  • Hilarious food-related experiences
  • Non-hilarious food-related experiences
  • Hilarious and non-hilarious non-food-related experiences
  • Recipes, entertaining advice, and other stuff
  • Keeping myself honest with my weight loss efforts, which are in deperate need of a revival

First, today I’ll make it public that I’m going to begin a new training program called “Training for Life”. It involves a huge commitment to exercise, which is my biggest downfall. Beginning tomorrow morning at 5:30am afternoon at 5:15pm, I am officially training for life. I want to be healthy and fit – and wearing a smaller jeans size will be just fine, too. I’ll take what I can get. More info on the program can be had at www.walkvest.com. I haven’t bought the WalkVest yet, but supposedly this program works without it. I want to make myself accountable, so I’m going to post my progress here every day.

Second, I thought I should share an amazing recipe that I made for Thanksgiving (which I cooked yesterday, not on Thanksgiving itself).

Maple-Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients

3 cups fresh cranberries (1 12oz package)
2/3 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, or until all cranberries have “popped”. Serve warm.
Yield: 2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

It is wonderful! Especially on my traditional “Thanksgiving Sandwich”, which this year was made as a wrap – mayo, cranberry sauce, stuffing, turkey. Deelish.

THANKSGIVING TIP: Prepare mashed potatoes first thing in the morning, after putting your turkey in the oven. Put 1/2 cup of milk in the bottom of a crock pot, add the mashed potatoes, and leave the crock pot on low until you’re ready to serve dinner. Give the potatoes a stir, and like magic, they’re fluffy and perfect. This tip also works great with mashed sweet potatoes – just add orange juice and/or apple cider to the bottom of the crock pot instead of milk.

Perhaps maybe I think too much about food…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Shannon permalink
    November 26, 2007 3:10 pm

    Your first comment was from a Mr. WordPress. Heh. Glad to see you in the blogosphere…I’m sure you’ll do just fine!

    I’ve heard that tip about mashed potatoes….I’ll have to remember that for Christmas dinner since I didn’t cook this year for Thanksgiving.

    I need to get my butt in gear for exercising too…before you start yelling and screaming about my diminuitive physique, I have serious some work to do in the cholesterol department! Maybe we can keep each other accountable as well via cyberspace since we do live on the opposite ends of the universe.

    And for the record, you still need to open a shop called Wendalicious…just sayin’.

  2. Marlene permalink
    November 26, 2007 4:34 pm

    Wendy,

    Congrats on the new blog and new training program. I’m sure that you will do a great job at both!

    Since you’re the food guru of the group I’d love to see some low carb (no sugar or sweetners, pasta, bread, etc.) recipies that are easy that I can enjoy. I have no idea in this area and have gotten tired of the things I know how to make. Please help!

    Hugs,
    Marlene

  3. November 26, 2007 6:54 pm

    Yeah, Wendy! Welcome to the wonderful world of the blogosphere. I’m looking forward to raiding your recipes.

  4. Kristen permalink
    December 1, 2007 9:40 pm

    I think that you’re hot, so don’t kill yourself about the weight loss thing! but i understand your dilemma! I am starting to work out more too so maybe i’ll call you up and make you work out! (just an idea)

    by the way: Thanksgiving was DELICIOUS!

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