DeAnna Lee

Posts from October 2012

TX Opens Fastest HWY in US- 85 MPH
Wanna put the pedal to the metal?  You can in Texas!  They have opened the fastest HWY in America.  You can go 85 mph on that new HWY, and you know people will go faster!  Can you imagine cruising speed at 90 mph?   Vroom Vroom!  See more here...

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Listen to Fresh Country from Luke Bryan "Dirt Road Diary"
Get the first listen to Luke Bryan's "Dirt Road Diary"!  I love this, because it's just Luke and his guitar!  Yummy!
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Pink Flash Mob- Pink the Rink
Be a part of our PINK Flash Mob at Pink the Rink this Sunday at the Showare Center!  The dance is easy!  Watch the video and try it with us!
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New week...another Bachelor Break Up

I hate to say it, but I kinda had a feeling about these two!  They just moved way too fast.  Blakely moved to Portland, and the "honeymoon" phaze ended quickly after that.   Read more here...,,20641327,00.html

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Locations: Portland

Could you live here? World's Skinniest House!

Could you do it?  46 square foot house that is 5 feet wide and narrows to 3 feet in some places.  Read more here...

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Pink Flash Mob- Pink the Rink
Want to be a part of a fun PINK Flash Mob at Pink the Rink, Oct. 28th at Showare Center?  Join me and my friends from Valley Medical Center!  It's super easy, and it's gonna be a PINK blast!  
Learn it, then be a part of our PINK Flash Mob at Pink the Rink! 

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Catfish Line Dance - Truck Yeah, Tim McGraw
Two minutes!  That's all it takes to learn Catfish!  C'mon, try it with me!  Then come dance it with us at Bourbon Jacks in Kent every Friday 9 - 11 pm!  
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YOU can learn to Line Dance in 2 Minutes!
C'mon, push your chair back and try it with me!  Two minutes, that's all it takes!  Let's try Country Walkin' to Little Big Town's "Pontoon"!  

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Got 2 Minutes? You can "Shake It" Line Dance for Luke Bryan!
Seriously, THIS takes 2 mintues!  Push your chair back, and try "Shake It" to Luke Bryan's "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)!  It's easy!  Let's go! 
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Pot Roast Stew for my FBP
My FBP (Favorite Bass Player) and I have been dating for 2 1/2 years, and 2 of those years he lived in Nashille while I lived in Seattle.  Yesterday, after 3 days of driving alone he moved to Seattle.  So I wanted to make him something epic that would coat his tummy in a comforting way, and let him know just how much I love him for making the move so we can be together.  Thank you for all of your suggestions!  This is what I decided to make!  Oh, YES he loved it!  Plus he had seconds!  SCORE!

Pot Roast Stew 

2 - 3 pound beef top round
4 cloves garlic
1 white onion
4 carrots
4 stalks celery
1 lb. small red potatoes
1 cup red wine
1 can cream of mushroom
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup homemade salsa (optional, I used it for a little heat) 
Flour to coat the meat
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. dried thyme 
olive oil
salt and pepper

Rinse and pat the meat dry, then coat in the flour.  In a large dutch oven, brown on all sides.  Typically 4 - 5 minutes per side.  Remove from pan. 

Add all veggies to pan minus the potatoes.  You will add them later.  Let the veggies go about 3 minutes or so, you don't want them soften.  Add the rosemary and thyme, salt and pepper.  Add the meat back to the pot. 

In a separate bowl, mix together cream of mushroom, beef stock, wine, and salsa.  Then pour over meat and mix into pot.  Turn up the heat and let the mixture come to a boil. 

Now pop into a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours. 

Check meat and add your potatoes.  Turn down oven to 250 and cook for another 1 1/2 hours.  Make sure to baste the meat with the juices in the last 30 minutes or so.  

Remove pot from oven, and return to stove.  Add a small mixture of butter and flour to make a thicker sauce.  Let it heat through, and then serve with a warm roll! 

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What do you do with Rainbow Chard?
Rainbow chard!  I've never ate it, BUT it showed up in my Full Circle Farms box.  So once again, this home cook was inspired.  

Here's what I did!  

Lemon, Garlic Rainbow Chard Wheat Couscous 

1 bunch rainbow chard
3 cloves garlic
1 lemon
1/2 onion
2 tbsp. fresh parsley 
splash of chicken stock 
1 package of wheat couscous
olive oil 
salt and pepper

First remove leaves from chard, and chop the stems. 

Saute onion and stems in olive oil about 5 minutes.  Then add garlic.  Add leaves and stems of rainbow chard and a splash of chicken stock.  Let the chard soften and go limp.  Once soft, add 1/2 fresh lemon juice. 

Isn't rainbow chard pretty in the pan? 

Make the coucous according to package directions.  I do not use all of the seasonings packet, because it's loaded with salt.  Rather than water, I use chicken stock to boil the couscous.  Plus, I like to saute a little onion, garlic, and red pepper before adding the chicken stock and a little buttter.  

Once coucous is done, add the rainbow chard, the other 1/2 fresh lemon juice, fresh parsley, and I LOVE to add some fresh grated parmesian cheese on top!  

I served this along with roasted boneless chicken breasts that I coated with a little apple butter!  

Nom nom nommy!  You are getting your green veggies, and they are so good for you!  

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Spinach Your Kids Will Eat!
Doin' the happy veggie dance, because I got my Full Circle Farms produce box today!  In it, I found fresh organic spinach and a gorgeous leek!  I was inspired!  So I bought some fresh salmon and went to work! The recipe follows....

Lemon, Garlic Spinach and Leek Salmon Bake

1 filet salmon
4 cloves garlic
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 lemon
1 bundle fresh spinach 
1 leek 
1 egg
1 cup chedder cheese
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  

Rinse salmon, pat dry, and put a little olive oil, salt and pepper on it.  Put it back in the fridge until you need it. 

Saute olive oil, leeks, garlic.  Then add spinach and saute until spinach has wilted.  Then, add to a bowl with bread crumbs, cheese, 1/2 fresh lemon juice, with salt and pepper.  

Place salmon in a greased pan, and add the mixture on top of salmon.


Bake 20 - 25 mintues, or until fish flakes.  Yum! 

Don't forget, if you order Full Circle Farms produce right now you get one box FREE!  Use the promo code "WOLF" and the link below to get started.

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Washington Honey Crisp Apples and Pork Chops
Full Circle Farms delivered a box of fresh organic produce, and with it came these juicy, delicious Washington honey crisp apples.  I felt inspired, so I grabbed some thick boneless pork chops and went to work. 

Chipolte-Brown Sugar Garlic Gremolata Glazed Pork Chops w/ Apples

1 Washington honey crisp apple
2 boneless pork chops 
1 chipolte pepper in adobo 
1 tbsp. adobo sauce
1 lime 
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro
4 tbsp. brown sugar 
1 clove garlic
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Chop garlic, then add cilantro and salt and chop into a paste.  Put in a bowl with 1/2 fresh squeezed lime, and 1 chopped chilpolte pepper, and the adobo sauce.  

Salt and pepper pork chops and place in the bowl to marinate for 10 minutes or so. 

Peel and slice the honey crisp apples.  Squeeze the other half of the fresh lime on the apples to keep them from browning.  

Place apples in tin foil lined pan and bake 10 minutes.  

Then, take the apples out of the oven and place the apples on the bottom and a few on the top to roast the rest of the way. Bake 25 more minutes!
This is such a yummy apple/ pork chop recipe!  It wakes everything up!  

Order Full Circle Farms now and get a box FREE!  Use the promo code word "Wolf"!  

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