About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Happy Friday! Plus a recipe! :-)

Hello guys and dolls!  Happy Friday to you all! :-)  I have a short day at work, and I'm excited about that.   I have a lot planned for the weekend, although most of it is low key!   I think I am going to start looking for a part time job over the next few weeks, as I had an unexpected expense come up, and I can't seem to squeeze that amount out of my budget.. EEK!    Getting it paid will be a huge weight off of my shoulders though, so I know I can do it!

On another note, Saturday is the one year anniversary of the date John and I moved in together.. wahoo!  :-)  And he even remembered... DOUBLE WAHOO!! :-)

I made chili the other night, and I swear, it is the PERFECT "diet" food...   It's extremely low fat and low carb, and has tons of protein and flavor.. Delish!
My version:
2 lbs of extra lean ground turkey
1/2 medium onion (chopped)
2 medium green or red peppers (chopped)
Chili Powder
Red Pepper
4 Cans of fire roasted Tomatoes
2 Cans of Dark Red Kidney Beans (all beans drained and rinsed)
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Can of Pinto Beans

Saute onions, garlic and peppers until onions are translucent. (I use Pam to saute).  Add ground turkey until cooked thoroughly cooked.   Add everything else and simmer for an hour or so... DELISH!  Sorry, I don't measure my spices... I just prepare to taste.     It lasts for several days so you have a quick go to meal!  If it's not enough food for your significant other, give them some corn bread or put the chili over rice or pasta.   It's delicious on it's own though!

Well, I am going to get back to work since my time is limited here today... I hope you all have a great weekend, and I will probably be blogging some more over the weekend!!

xoxo to you all! :-)


freckleonthenose said...

Woohoo for short days!

So cute that your guy remembered the move-in-date-aversary!

Have a good weekend!

Christine said...

Man, for DAYS I couldn't access your site. It was down or something?? But I can get to it now, so yay! I hope you have a nice weekend, and how cute that your guy remembered your move-in anniversary!

Heather said...

A YEAR ALREADY? NO WAY!! I remember you talking about it like it was yesterday. Congratulations!!! Boy, time sure flies, doesn't it?

I can't wait to try the chili!

Happy short day Friday to you!

Rachel said...

That is awesome about the anniversary (and that he remembered!) :) Cute picture! That recipe sounds wonderful. Good thing my lunch break is coming up soon, it's making me hungry reading it!