Thursday, January 29, 2015

Healthy Breakfast - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week I decided to share the breakfast recipe that I've been eating the past couple of weeks!  They are veggie, egg white cups.
 
 
I don't really use a recipe though. I just take some veggies...this time I used spinach, mushrooms red and green peppers and green onions.
 

 
I chop up the mushrooms and peppers and saute them in a non-stick pan that I sprayed with vegetable oil.
 
When they are softened I add some fresh spinach, the sliced green onions, and season with salt and pepper and any herbs you like (I used a little basil).
 

 
and saute those until the spinach is wilted.  I cook all these veggies on medium high heat so they don't get too watery. The high heat makes the water that is released from the veggies evaporate.


Let the veggies cool a bit and then put some in muffin tins that have been sprayed with vegetable spray.  I usually have some extra veggies left over but I just save those and put them in an omelette later.
 
 

I use egg whites that I buy at Costco but you can use whole eggs or fresh egg whites.
 
 
Just fill the muffin tins with the egg whites. You can fill them almost to the top.
 

This time I sprinkled some low-fat cheddar cheese on top. I usually don't do this though.
 
 
 
Bake at 350 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes or until egg is set.  They will puff up a bit and then settle down as they cool.
 
 
I cover these with plastic wrap in the muffin tins and store them in the refrigerator. Now they are ready for those busy weekday mornings when you don't have time to make a healthy breakfast!
 
 I take two to work every morning.  I like to eat them on top of a toasted whole wheat English muffin half.  I just break them up a bit and put a little salsa on top and I have a delicious and healthy breakfast!  The are also good with a little Canadian bacon diced up in them. Just add that while you saute the veggies!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Show and Tell Friday

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Hi all, welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I'm late getting this post up this week.  I usually have it up by 6pm PT on Thursdays but it's been a busy week and I've got my second case of bronchitis. I finally just got over the one I got Thanksgiving weekend and now it's back again! 
 
I have nothing new to share so it's all about you this week! Share away!
 
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Painted Mirror - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  About a week ago I painted the mirror over my fireplace.


 
I used some white paint I already had on hand and then used some Rub 'n Buff in turquoise to highlight the design.  The turquoise was a little too bright so I went over it with some white Rub 'n Buff to lighten it up.  It made a big difference!  I thought I remembered getting a French Blue color in Rub 'n Buff years ago but I couldn't find it.  I may have been mistaken though....my memory is not that great lately!


 
Above is a close up.  I just put the Rub 'n Buff on my fingertip and rubbed it over the areas I wanted blue.  Then I had to deal with blue fingers but a little fingernail polish remover took care of that.  Actually a lot of fingernail polish remover and a lot of rubbing! 

 
I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Below is the before photo. It was a pretty mirror before but it just didn't go with my d├ęcor.  I've had this mirror for years. It was in my daughter's room at our old townhouse apartment and it's been in a closet for the past year!


 
I love projects that don't cost anything! A new mirror and it was basically free!
 


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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bare Root Rose Time - Show and Tell Friday

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 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  It's time to plant bare root roses here in California so I thought I would share some photos of two that I chose to plant this year. These are photos off the David Austin website. Mine still look like twigs with a few leaves beginning to show.

 I'm going to grow these in large pots on my balcony.  Since I moved to my new unit in the same complex I now have sun to grow things!  That makes me very happy! My last unit was in the shade all day...I found that very depressing! 

I chose two David Austin roses and I planted them right after Christmas. The one above is called Queen of Sweden  I love the color!




I also chose a white rose called Winchester Cathedral. I think the two of these in bouquets together will be really beautiful!  I can hardly wait until Spring for them to bloom!

I really wish I could have planted my very favorite rose which is the Eden Rose but it's a climber and not suitable for container growing.

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

My Master Bathroom - Show and Tell Friday

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Happy New Year and welcome to Show and Tell Friday!
 
I thought I would share my master bathroom this week.  This is actually a first for me! I've been blogging almost 10 years (since June 2005) but I've never once showed my master bathroom in any of the three apartments that I've lived in since starting my blog.
 
The reason is because old apartment bathrooms are not very glamorous and I have a hard time making them look even half way decent!
 
 

 
All my apartment bathrooms have been very vanilla white and boring but I decided rather than add color to just go with the white theme.  You know I love white! 

 
I've had this apothecary jar for years and I decided to put it in my bathroom and fill it with soap bars.  I love Yardley Old English Lavender soap and I get it at the dollar store (Dollar Tree) for only a $1 a bar.  I love the scent! My mom loved this soap so it reminds me of her.



 
Storage is always short in my apartment so I keep some extra towels and rolls of toilet paper in the basket.

 
I have white fluffy rug on the floor. I love white rugs. I have to wash it every week but it's worth it. It's hard to tell from this photo but it's a plush shag rug.
 
You may remember years ago I shared my downstairs bathroom at my old apartment.  I loved that little powder room. The blue paint made a huge difference. It's amazing how similar the before photo of that bathroom looks like this one. I guess beige bathrooms look pretty similar!  Unfortunately I can't paint the bathroom in this apartment but I wish I could!
 
Here's to a wonderful 2015 for all of us!!!
 
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