Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dining Room

After reading my friends blog and seeing her showcase her house every week, I decided to join in on the fun. I recently just bought my house and remodeled the inside. Here is my dining room. This is the view from the kitchen.
The chandelier was the original in the house I just painted it the color of my kitchen. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cook Yourself Thin

There is a new show on Lifetime called Cook Yourself Thin. It takes everyday recipes and makes them better for you by cutting out alot of the fat and calories. I love French Onion Soup but its so fattening and I didn't know how to make it but they had a recipe for it on the show so I decided to try it. I am not a cook either and it actually turned out and was good. I would definately make it again. 

Here is the recipe:

1/4 cup olive oil
 2 large white onions, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices crosswise
 4 sprigs fresh thyme 
2 bay leaves 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
1/3 cup dry white wine 
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 4 (1-inch-thick) slices whole-wheat baguette, toasted and cooled 
2 ounces Gruyere, shaved into paper-thin slices with a cheese plane or vegetable peeler 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden (not brown) and nearly melting, about 45 minutes. Stir in wine and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half. Stir in stock and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.  

3. Place 4 soup crocks or ovenproof bowls (no larger than 4 inches round) on a rimmed baking sheet. Place a baguette slice in each crock. Divide the soup among the bowls and top each with a single layer of cheese slices. 

 4. Transfer to the oven and bake until cheese melts and is golden brown in spots and soup is bubbling, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately. 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Storms in Dallas

So my plans to enjoy being in San Francisco today didn't happen because of storms in Dallas this morning. We were delayed almost three hours and it put us behind all day :(. Needless to say passengers were not happy today but we tried to make the most of it. There wasn't anything we could do. Its the part of the job that isn't too fun. Sometimes you never know where you are going to get stuck or where you are going to end up. The weather was beautiful in San Francisco tonight though. We had mexican food and margaritas by the bay so I can't complain too much. I am off to Chicago tomorrow morning and will be back in Louisville tomorrow night. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back to Reality

So after being off of work for 2 and 1/2 weeks I was not thrilled about having to go back. It was great being on vacation even though I didn't go anywhere. So not only did I not want to go back to work but I had to fly to chicago last night and I got a wake up call from Scheduling at 3 AM telling me I need to be at the airport at 5 AM. Needless to say I was not happy. I hadn't been up before 10 AM in the past two weeks. So after getting ready for work I walk outside to find that its pouring down rain and I have about a 15 minute walk to the airport. The one time I forget my umbrella was today. I left it in my car in Louisville.  Not a great way to start off the day. I thought it was going to be downhill from there but I ended up in San Antonio, Texas this afternoon and it was 90 degrees and sunny. So I headed to the pool. It was a great relaxing way to spend the afternoon.  The reality of work slapped me in the face today. At least now I am not in vacation mode anymore.  Anyway I have to get to bed.. another early start in the morning but at least I am heading to San Francisco. I can't wait to get out in the city. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Amazing Race

I am so addicted to the Amazing Race show. I started watching it half way through the season and now I don't miss an episode. Now I really want to go on the show.  What better way to see the world and do all kinds of things you wouldn't normally do with a chance of winning a million dollars.  Anyone want to be my partner? 

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Summer Bag

I am headed to the Coach store in the morning for my new summer bag. I recieved a 25% off your purchase card for Coach so who could pass that up.  You can never have too many purses right? 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spring Updates

After living in my house for about 4 months now I finally have the inside of it exactly the way I want it. Now that it is warming up outside I have started tackling the outside.  Here are a few pictures of what I have done.