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James Loves Mary

By Bob on June 29, 2009 6:00 AM


Been a while since you've seen that one, right?  You're not alone. 


According to the Social Security Department James and Mary were the most popular names the first year of the Baby Boomer generation (1946).  Since that time, names have fallen in and out of fashion as moms and dads strived to be trendy...but not too trendy.  If you're like me, you probably went to school with a lot of James (he was my arch nemesis, but that's the subject of another post) and I flirted with my share of Marys.


The James and Marys of '46 have given way to today's Jacob and Emma.  According to the government, they're the two most popular names in 2008.  I'm betting a couple of you Boomers have grandchildren with those names or a version of them.


You can search for your name - and its popularity for the year you were born (I came in at #4 - my parents weren't too trendy) by clicking on this link to the Social Security Office.


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Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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