Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying there day!

I allowed myself to become Slave #1 to my mother. See commends and do.

It will all be worth at the end of the day though :)

<3 Zerila

Monday, November 21, 2011

Yummy Lara Bars

I've been waking up at 4 o'clock in the morning to go swimming before work. I'm not crazy. Truthfully, if it was anything but swimming I doubt I would be as dedicated as I am.

Before I go exercise, I wanted to grab a small snack . Something light and full of energy food.

This is what I found:

I customize the recipe. This week I added some oats and semi-sweet chocolate morsels. I also added cinnamon candy flavoring. It kind of taste like a fireball larabar.

You could change the nuts to to peanuts, cashews,  pecans, or mix it up.

I'm not sure what you could substitue the dates with. I'm going to try adding other dried fruit like a fig or apricots. That would be an interesting mix.

I have tried Larabars from the store and I like to think the ones I make at home taste much better.

Let me know what you guys think.

Also let me know what you add to the recipe. I'd love to try a new flavor.

<3 Zerila

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm Back...Again

After an incredibly stressful and emotional week, I'm back. I do apologize for dropping the blog again for a week, but I was basically doing work and then helping out my friend. I was her shadow at anytime I possible could. That is basically all I could do for her, is be there. That is all one can do really.

The whole time I was at the funeral, looking at her Dad, I was thinking, "Thank God that it's not Allan. Thank God its not my Dad." Then I began thinking what am I going to do when it is? How can I survive the death of my Dad or a brother? How is my friend finding the strength to do what she is doing? I would be a wreck.

I watched my best friend age in a matter of week. She went from a "carefree" young woman(I use this loosely because her life was no rose garden) into a woman with responsibility and what  I can describe as experience of life.

I remember growing up as a child always eager to become an adult. If I had understood what was to come I would have enjoyed childhood a lot longer.


I would have been back yesterday but my body said it had enough and I crashed for the day.

I hope that the next time I tell you I won't be seeing you for a week is when I go on my cruise this January.

Either way, give your family a big hug today. No one gets out alive and you will never regret showing your family how much you love them.

<3 Zerila

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Life Sucks Sometimes

My best friend's Dad died this week. It was not a huge shock because he had been I'll for a very long time. Still, death is painful regardless of whether or not your are expecting it.

All I can do is be there for her. But If you could my bestie's family in your thoughts and prayers I would greatly appreciate it.

I probably will not be posting this week for I have offered myself in the form of slave labor or just plain company.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week. Did anyone catch the asteroid last night? FOr those in Alaska: Good Luck and stay safe.

<3 Zerila

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Salt Substitute... BLAH!!!!

As you now know Allen had heart surgery this past month. He has been put on a low sodium diet, i.e. no salt. My mother and I thought maybe a salt substitute would help, so we bought it for the family to switch over to.

I was curious on how it tasted so I dropped a little bit on my finger. When I tasted it, I thought maybe I hadn't washed my hands since the last time I put on hand sanitizer. I washed my hands and tasted a larger sample. I have never tasted anything so vile. It was disgusting.  I tried to use a paper towel to rub the stuff off my tongue, but it wouldn't come off.  I ended using Listrine to finally get that nasty taste out.I would rather have no salt in my meals, then this stuff.  BLAH! 

The salt subsititue webought was made of potassium chloride. I kept thinking to myself that eatting anything with potassium chloride can not be good to the system. I looked on Wiki and I was right. The stuff is a third of the lethal injection mixture and they also use it to stop hearts in heart surgerys. So, we trashed it.

This is where I NEED your help. Besides using spices to add a bit of flair to our dishes, does anyone know of a good salt substitute?

Comment below and let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.

<3 Zerila

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This Month's Giveaway Winner

This month's giveaway was for an English Rose Ring.

Here are my contestants: 

AND the Winner is: