Yesterday was the first day of The Jennifer Show. Facebook was suspiciously quiet so I didn't have as much idea of what was going on as at a lot of other shows. I do know the jumper/cross country had 35 entries! I told Liesl I would bring her wine and chocolate when she gets home.
Anyway, to work on parts of my healthy brain function I stopped staring at the TV and Travis and I went out. I really wanted to go buy eye shadow so we headed out to Holyoke while I debated going to Ulta or Sephora. I settled on Sephora because there are two of them in the mall and a Target and I needed a couple of other things that I could get at Target. I figured if Sephora didn't have what I wanted I could hit Ulta on the way back home.
So Travis and I walked around the mall a bit (exercise) and after awhile I sat in a chair in Sephora and closed my eyes (meditation) so the really amazing saleswoman could do an eye look with several colors of Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow. I taught her my trick to do the eyeliner wing and she was excited. She seemed to be having a lot of fun "painting" so I just let her keep on going. She put at least 4 different colors of eyeshadow on me, I tried a new mascara, which is really good but not as good as the Urban Decay Perversion that I usually use, and she did my brows, which I have never bothered to do but she did such a good job I forgot she did them! After some retail therapy (I bought a bunch of stuff, lol) Travis asked to go to Round 1. So we went to the arcade. I said we only had time to play a few games today, so he picked all his favorites and then we went home. Apparently today was more about Mom.
|In case you can't quite see it my shirt says "in my defense, I was left unsupervised."|
So this is not so much a recipe as a neat trick and something I really enjoy that I can still eat on a low carb diet. I really love tacos. We can't eat tacos because the shells (or more correctly tortillas because I don't like hard tacos) are too carb laden. So these days the closest I can get is taco salad. Which is still amazing. However every single commercially produced packet of taco seasoning contains MSG. At least all the ones I have read the label on. Which is all the ones I can get locally. And we try not to eat MSG. So I have been making my own taco seasoning. I don't measure things, because I rarely measure things, I just mixed cumin, chili powder (in about equal amounts or a bit more chili powder), less garlic powder, a bit of black pepper and some salt. I sometimes also add chipotle pepper and yesterday I used some onion powder. There are definitely other ways to make taco seasoning, but that is roughly how I do it. And it's good. I also use it on pork and chicken somethings.So anyway, the neat trick is to put all your ingredients into a container, I have this tall one that is from Ziplock and has about a 3 and a half cup capacity, twist on the cap and shake it up. Remember when McDonald's had those salad shakers? I don't think they do anymore, but shaking your salad is a really easy way to get good dressing distribution. Or to properly mix your taco salad. I like it because I don't throw as much on the floor trying to mix it.
I'm about done with the blog post for today (journaling) so I probably have a very healthy brain. I should exercise more I'm sure, but at least I do get some. And even a bit of meditation, which we do daily (at school) is better than none. So everybody get out there and take a walk or go to the gym, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing for a couple of minutes and write down some thoughts. Your brain will thank you for it.