2013 Christmas Menu

Tuesday December 24, 2013
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2013 Christmas Menu

Christmas is coming like a freight train and it’s all I can do to keep from getting flattened.  I am hosting Christmas dinner again, which I always do and love having family over.  My  menu will be almost identical to years past and be a mixture of paleo and non-paleo items.   We try...

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Cold War 3 — My first Masters Crossfit Competition

Monday December 9, 2013
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Cold War 3 — My first Masters Crossfit Competition

This past weekend, I participated in Cold War 3 — a team competition put on by Crossfit Liberation at South Run Rec Center in Springfield, VA. Last year, this event was my first ever Crossfit competition.  I was on a team in the RX division and it was pretty tough.  We didn’t finish very...

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Menu Plan Monday 12/1

Sunday December 1, 2013
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Menu Plan Monday 12/1

Dang if we haven’t been busy!  In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving, we’ve just celebrated my daughter’s 10th birthday, and my birthday is right around the corner!  Life is flying by — I hope to put out some updates on those activities, but we’ll see if I can get to it quickly.  In the meantime,...

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Menu Plan… Tuesday 11/19/13

Tuesday November 19, 2013
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Menu Plan… Tuesday 11/19/13

Sorry, running late getting my menu plan together this week.  Here’s how it looks.  Lots of roasting going on with the cooler weather! Monday — Balsamic Sirloin Tip Roast with roasted Brussel Sprouts & Bacon I seared my roast in a skillet, then finished cooking it on low heat on the grill.  This freed...

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Tuckahoe Park (22213) — 2013 Redesign

Monday November 11, 2013
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Tuckahoe Park (22213) — 2013 Redesign

Tuckahoe Park used to have a very old-school 70s vibe playground.  It underwent a renovation in the summer/fall of 2013 and has just re-opened with brand new amenities.  We went to check it out on a bright sunny Sunday afternoon, along with half of North Arlington, it seemed. It has the following features:  large...

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The Halloween WOD

Wednesday November 6, 2013
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The Halloween WOD

Geez, Halloween seems like a distant memory, but I wanted to record the fun we had at Crossfit Rubicon celebrating Halloween. This was the gym’s second annual Halloween WOD and Paleo Potluck. Last year, we had a great time and I had fun creating clever costumes:  Lady Gaga (in her meat dress) for me,...

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Menu Plan Monday 11/4

Wednesday November 6, 2013
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Menu Plan Monday 11/4

Sheesh, I can’t believe I haven’t posted this yet.  Sorry so late, but better late than never. Yay, my favorite football team won!  And it’s November! Zoiks… things get busy around here with a series of birthdays and holidays…. starting with my beloved who turns 40-something this Thursday.   Here’s how we’re eating this...

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Menu Plan Monday 10/27

Monday October 28, 2013
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Menu Plan Monday 10/27

Busy week ahead!  Halloween on Thursday, and then on Saturday, our gym is hosting the second annual Working Wounded Games!  This is amazing event provides adaptive athletes a platform to compete on an even playing field and is amazing to watch.  If you have an open Saturday, I highly encourage you to come check...

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Menu Plan Monday 10/20

Sunday October 20, 2013
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Menu Plan Monday 10/20

I’ve got the weeknights figured out, I just need to figure out what to make tonight.   Here’s how the week looks: Monday — Chicken Souvlaki coupled with veggie kabobs (potatoes, onions, peppers) Note: souvlaki marinade includes white wine and canola oil (I sub extra light olive oil); tzatziki sauce made with greek yogurt...

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Diary of a Ragnar Virgin: DC Ragnar 2013 Review

Friday October 18, 2013
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Diary of a Ragnar Virgin:  DC Ragnar 2013 Review

Two weeks ago, I participated in the 2013 DC Ragnar Relay Race.  (Two weeks already? Sheesh, where’d the time go?) If you’ve never heard of Ragnar, it’s a 12 person, 200 mile relay race.  The race began Friday morning, with runner 1 running the first leg, then handing off a baton (slap bracelet) to...

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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