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10 Items or Less

By Bob on August 25, 2009 4:28 PM | Read More

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Charlotte and I watched a Morgan Freeman movie the other night.  It didn't get a lot of play when it came out in 2006 and there's a reason.  Despite the decent cast (Jonah Hill, Paz Vega and cameos by Danny Devito and Rhea Pearlman) it doesn't really tell much of a story.


It's one of those slice-of-life independent films that tries to convince you it's important.  It's not.  But, it did leave me with a nagging question: what I would put on my 10 Items or Less list?


I'm not talking "Bucket" list here (you know the one where you're supposed to list ALL the things you want to do before you kick the...you get the idea).  No, this list is different. 


The 10 Items List is the list of things you'd grab quickly in the Super Target of life.  It got me thinking about my list.  Maybe it'll make you think about yours.


Give me a plate of Tex-Mex enchiladas or chicken fried steak and I'm good to go.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

By Bob on August 25, 2009 1:01 PM | Read More

You need to know this right from the start: Charlotte LOVED this movie.  Me? Not so much.

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Out of the Closet

Shop It To Me

By Charlotte on August 21, 2009 11:49 AM | Read More

I admit it.  I love to shop but hate paying full price.


I'm no Rebecca (Confessions of a Shopaholic) but I refuse to buy most things unless a deal helps justify the spending. (Bob doesn't ask but I'm prepared - just in case.)


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Daily Distraction

Recession Proof

By Bob on August 17, 2009 11:21 AM | Read More

Or should we say, proof of the recession?

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Last Chance Harvey

By Bob on August 17, 2009 11:16 AM | Read More

Last Chance Harvey is a movie that starts out going nowhere and ends there 93 minutes later. 

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Daily Distraction

Know When to Hold 'em

By Bob on August 3, 2009 12:06 AM | Read More

My cousin John Henry sent me this hilarious Baby Boomer commercial from the folks at Centrum vitamins.  If you don't recognize yourself in this spot, you're just not trying.  Enjoy!  



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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

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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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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