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So yesterday was just one of those days. I didn't feel good all day, not sick like a cough or a cold which is easy to diagnose and treat. Instead it was an odd feeling in my chest that I am attributing to some sort of digestion issue. So I will be visiting the doctor today.
I never like those kind of days though because it makes my brain go on overdrive as I try to diagnose myself. And heaven for bid I try to check the lovely internet because then no matter what you type in you are close to death and should race to the ER. So I try to avoid doing a Google search of symptoms.
The end of my day brought much emotion as I read an email from a wonderful woman who was with my Mom and Dad in Maui when my Mom passed away. I am honored to know of her. She and my Dad have kept in touch over the years and my Dad is now traveling back to Maui. He emailed to tell her he was coming and would come and see her. She sent the most beautiful and emotional letter about my Mom and Dad and it just brought it all back and I found myself an emotional mess. I hope someday I can get to Maui and meet her and thank her in person. For now I leave it to my Dad and brother and his family, to tell her from me that she is an angel for the things she did and has done.
Because of the long day yesterday, I decided to sleep in this morning and get a workout in after the boys head to school, so I got to sleep in until 6:15, it was nice.
I have to share a quick recipe with you. It is in the Flat Belly Diet! Family Cookbook and it is delicious!
Mushroom, Onion and Avocado Quesadillas
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 package (8 Ounces) sliced mushrooms
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Hass avocado, mashed with a fork
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 flour tortillas (8")
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1. Heat Oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, mushrooms, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 9 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Stir in garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
2. Combine the avocado and cilantro in a bowl. Arrange the flower tortillas in a single layer on a work surface. Spread the bottom half of each tortilla with one-fourth of the avocado mixture. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese and one-fourth of the onion mixture. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of the remaining cheese. Fold the top half of each tortilla over the filling.
3. Wipe out the skillet and place over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until the filling is hot and the outside is lightly browned. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas. Transfer to a cutting board and cut each in half before serving. (You can also put them in a quesadilla maker)
Nutrition per serving
389 calories, 13 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 22g fat, 6g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 4g fiber
Question of the day:
If I was without the internet
If I was without the internet, I would like to think I would be alright. I spent 5 days this fall on a cruise with no internet and I survived, however I looked forward to getting back in touch with my internet when we got back. I love and hate my iphone because I can be found and emailed at all times. I love the internet, I love finding recipes and checking facebook and twitter. But I think if I was without it I would be fine. I would head to bookstores and get back into the habit of calling friends. I would survive but I would miss it for the convenience of being able to find information easily when needed.
Could you survive without the internet?