Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Okay so here's the recipe for the last dinner pictured, for some reason I couldn't write what I wanted to on the last post.

Roasted Potato and Turkey Salad
12 whole tiny new potatoes (about 1 pound)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp dijon-style mustard
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp pepper
1 pound cooked turkey, cut into bite-size strips (3 cups)
4 slices turkey bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled
1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings (i used a sweet onion, red are too strong for me)
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian Parsley
6 cups torn mixed greens (such as romaine, spinach and leaf lettuce)

Scrub potatoes; prick each potato 2 or 3 times with a fork. Place potatoes in a shallow baking pan, drizzle with the 2 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender; stirring twice. Cool completely. Cut cooled potatoes into quarters.

For dressing, in a small bown whisk together the 1/3 cup olive oil, mustard, garlic and 1/2 tsp pepper.

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, turkey, bacon, red onion, and Italian parsley. Add the dressing, tossing gently to coat. Arrange the mixed greens on six dinner plates, spoon turkey mixture over greens. Makes 6 servings.

Like I said, I REALLY enjoyed this recipe and can't wait to have it again soon. Now, on to SELF IMAGE....I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Probably because I have been lacking in this area. Why do women, or myself, have such a problem with liking OURSELVES. Liking myself and my body how it is RiGhT NoW....having self confidence in myself and the way that I look. I don't watch TV, or see the "stars" I don't ever COMPARE myself with them, or want my body to even look like them. I don't feel like I'm hounded with seeing the "perfectness" of hollywood so I would think that I'd have better feelings about myself in general. But sometimes, that just IS NOT THE WAY. I can admit, I have a pretty good body, and I am proud of myself for the things that I have accomplished and the things I have done to get my body where it is today. But what is it, that creeps into my mind, that makes me doubt that? What is it, that makes me look in the mirror and think that it's not good enough? What is it, after working SO hard, makes me shy away from my husband? What is it that makes me feel not good enough for even him? I like feeling confident in myself, and being able to look in the mirror and say, Hell Yeah! I look amazing!!!! I am happy with myself, I am happy in my own skin...but there are those times where I doubt it---and that SUCKS.


Christine said...

What the???? Anissa! You look amazing! I'd love to not have any body fat and tons of muscle! I don't get it. I can't even feel sorry for you. You look cut it out!

Sorry, that's not very nice, is it? You know, this has nothing to do with your body and everything to do with self esteem. You've got your self esteem wrapped up in how you LOOK and you shouldn't do that. YOU'RE A GREAT PERSON. You've got to believe that!

Heather said...

Your dinners look soo good, I will have to try them out. Feta would have definitely added some flavor.

As for self image. I hear ya sista! But seriously echo the above words. You are amazing, I would kill for your body, but there we go again, comparing and not being happy with what we've got. I am guilty as charged. I would lvoe to be happy with myself and confident enough to strut my stuff in front of my hubby, in my birthday suit of course, with clothes I feel pretty much okay.

Diane said...

i have such a large comment, that i'll email you when i get the chance! (yes, it's that bad! .. )