Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Halloween from....some of us.

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today!

Wish I could've had all my family in this one, but 2 are missing. I'll make them be in the Thanksgiving one. Hee hee.

Here are direct links in case you can't see it above: Kids only: http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/SHvQElzE1zshAiE6

Some of us:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Whose Got The Virus???


No, not THAT virus. ;)

My computer has several annoying viruses and it's keeping me from blogging. I have to use my daughters slow computer or my hubby's laptop and they don't have all of the functions I need or want.

So for now....no bloggy bloggy for Leanne. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon. McAfee didn't catch the viruses (I think one of my kids clicked on something accidently), so I tried to also download Avast and now my computer is totally locked up. Not sure why. I know Avast is good.

Anyway, see you after it's back to good health!
(and we are sick in my household by the way....wish there was an easy fix for that)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Something To Think About Saturday

I know this phrase has been a round for a while. And perhaps it's a bit over-done now, but that doesn't make it any less true.
I can't even begin to count how many times this phrase has been said or could have been said in my life lately. Sometimes we just can't get around or change certain things. They just are.
It's all in what we DO with this thing that is happening. It is what it is, but how are we going to react to it? Something to think about for sure.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Try it Tuesday.....Arnold Select Sandwich Thins

Can you say, DELISH?! Arnold Select Sandwich Thins are superb!

I didn't even know they existed until I saw my friend Holly in the store with some in her cart. See what I get for going off Weight Watchers? I'm sure I would have tried them by now if I were sticking to the plan.

Anyway, these artisan bread thins are super high in fiber (5 grams) and have only 110 calories and 1 gram of fat. Whoopeee! 1 WW pt! They also have NO trans fat and NO high fructose corn syrup. They are also cholesterol free. Nice.

They come in these flavors:


-100% Whole Wheat

-Whole Grain White


-Seedless Rye

ALL of the varieties have the same amount of fiber, fat and calories. I love this. Sometimes I get sick of eating the same thing. It would be nice to eat white once in awhile while getting the same amount of fiber as whole wheat.

I have tried the Whole Grain White and the Multi-Grain. They are both fabulous. Wal-mart sells them for $2.67 and Meijer for $3.19. I can't wait to try the rye!

Sometimes breads that are high in fiber taste like cardboard.

Not these!

They taste great. Yes, they are thin, but they are perfect for a sandwich. A big plus, I might add, is that they are PRE-SLICED! It makes it so much better in my opinion. Nothing like fighting with an english muffin or bagel when it has to be sliced. That gets on my nerves. The Arnolds sandwich thins are good to go! Easily taken apart.

My favorite way to eat these is with some roasted deli chicken, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and some Laughing Cow light swiss cheese. And of course I toast the whole thing. Mmm.. Oh and by the way, if you haven't tried Laughing Cow Light Swiss (a spreadable cheese), then you need to git ur fanny to the nearest grocery store deli and grab some!

I also like these sandwich thins for breakfast. Scramble up some Egg Beaters and the Laughing Cow cheese on the sandwich thin and I'm good to go! I also like to add some bacon when the mood strikes.

There are so many lunch/breakfast possibilities for these thins that I get excited just thinking about it. I bet kids would like to have 2 mini pizzas for an after-school snack!
I even saw a photo (on google images) of one piled high with chocolate chips! Umm..I don't think I'll be trying that any time soon.

What else can I say about these? Just that I wish I had found them sooner. Now all I need is my own panini maker instead of heating up the oven for my lunch!

P.S...I wonder if Arnold Sandwich Thins are the same as Pepperidge Farms Deli Rounds? They seem to be about the same in calories, fat and fiber, but which tastes better? I better find out!