Monday, February 14, 2011

Book Review, New Mexican Bake, Fage Shout Out

Thanks, friends! I'm DEFINITELY still sick, unfortunately. I may feel worse today than I did yesterday. BLAH. Almost called in sick to work... but decided to just suck it up and go in - knew i'd just work from home if I didn't. BOO. Oh well, on another note, thanks also for your comments on my new breakfast potato skins! They were super yummy!

So on the way home yesterday, I finished Nora Roberts' The Search. It was a good audio book, as far as I enjoyed the main character, Fiona, a woman who escaped serial murderer and is trying to rebuild her life. However, a copycat murderer is out and he's apparently after her. The story was good, I liked Finoa and enjoyed learning about her profession (dog trainer), and I really did feel the suspense and enjoyed several of the other main characters. However, I gave it 2.5/5 - the story was just too slow for me and while there were a few parts that had me very engaged, a lot of the time I was just waiting for something to happen and the end was a bit anti-climatic for me. I guess it was less of a mystery and more of a character study - I didn't know that going in so my expectations weren't met. For a character study - 4/5, for a mystery/thriller like I thought it was, the 2.5/5 stands.

I also have a recipe to share - a new one, one I made up on my own! I rarely do this, and truth be told, this recipe is a blend of a coupe of my recipes. But me and Austin were very happy with it. Here goes:

Chicken Tortilla Casserole
Makes 6 Servings
A Kelly original - I know! Yay! :)

Nutritional Information: 388 calories, 46 carbs, 6 fat grams and 29 protein grams.


And in somewhat food/recipe-related news, I wanted to share the sweetest shout out! As many of you know I heart some 0% Fage yogurt. I use it in lots of my recipes, especially curries! So I noticed a hellacious spike over at Healthified Kitchen and this was why!
How sweet were they? I of course had to comment and thank them for the adorable shout out. I mean really - who doesn't love a shout out?!

Q: Has a company you adore ever given you a shout out? If not, who totally owes you a shout since you're OBSESSED with their product(s)? :) Cabot, you know, my besties over in Vermont with the fabulous cheese, they gave me one on Facebook for one of my recipes - love them, too!! I think that diet pepsi could easily give me a shout. And skyy vodka. And crystal light. And laughing cow. There are so many peeps i'm loyal too! LOL

Q: Have you ever read a Nora Roberts book? This is my second one - I listened to her J.D. Robb book (one of a series) and liked it better than this one. Although, truth be told, hard to compare- SO different!

19 comments:

Genesis said...

you should ask for a years supply of fage ;)

Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect said...

Your Mexican bake sounds and looks delish. Great stats too! :)

I'm actually just finishing the third book in the Quartet series, which Nora Roberts wrote. They're easy reads and kind of girly (about 4 best friends in a wedding business together who find their future husbands), but that's just what I need sometimes. I usually read during my lunch break or if I take the train to work. I'm sure I've read other books of hers, but can't remember the titles off the top of my head.

fittingbackin said...

Genesis: Yes, yes I should!!

Kim: Thanks! oooh I'll have to look into that - I heart some girly books!

Erica said...

Sorry to hear you're still feeling poopy :( But the recipe you made up looks very yummy! I've made Mexican like lasagna and that reminds me a lot of it- delicious! And its been forever since I made that. Whoop whoop on the fage shout out! I'd love for TJs to give me a shout out ;)

Christina said...

you know my chickfila story on chickfila.com was pretty much the most amazing thing of my life. they've also tweeted me too. i was in heaven.

anotherannabanana said...

How sweet of them to give you a shout out!

If you enjoy Norah Roberts' books -- check out the Bridal Quartet. Predictably cute. :)

Feel better girl!

Tyler said...

Thanks for the hair compliment! I think it's way more fitting for my sassypants personality!

That's awesome that Fage gave you a shout out!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

Chobani gave me a shout out earlier this year and featured me on their blog...I was really thankful for that :) I love greek yogurt and Fage and Cho are creamy so I like them.

Yay for you for the shoutout, it's good when company recognize their loyal fans!

I love Cabot cheese too, recently discovered it last year and I love their sharp cheddar, a little goes a long way.

Get well soon.

April said...

You're the Fage queen! How cool!

Hope said...

That is so cool about the shout out from Fage! I hope you feel better soon!! Get some rest :)

Gabriela said...

Lululemon tweeted at me once and I felt like SUCH a celebrity- I love how social media lets us connect with favorite companies!!

Kacy said...

Oh I LOVE Fage. Yum! That's exciting :)

Anne Marie said...

Love the new recipe! I've never read a Nora Roberts book, but a few people I work with love her stuff!

RickGetsFit.ca said...

My wife is a huge Nora Roberts fan. She's got dozens of her books. Cheers, Rick

Sunny said...

wow that's awesome!! you're famous! :)

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

Must be something with yogurts...Chobani has given me a few shout outs.

Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect said...

Your Mexican bake sounds and looks delish. Great stats too! :)

I'm actually just finishing the third book in the Quartet series, which Nora Roberts wrote. They're easy reads and kind of girly (about 4 best friends in a wedding business together who find their future husbands), but that's just what I need sometimes. I usually read during my lunch break or if I take the train to work. I'm sure I've read other books of hers, but can't remember the titles off the top of my head.

Erica said...

Sorry to hear you're still feeling poopy :( But the recipe you made up looks very yummy! I've made Mexican like lasagna and that reminds me a lot of it- delicious! And its been forever since I made that. Whoop whoop on the fage shout out! I'd love for TJs to give me a shout out ;)

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