Words from the wise

by Joanne on January 13, 2009

Diversity: Leaders Not Labels

Three steps you must take to succeed in the 21st century

  Stedman  Graham  January 12, 2009 

The 21st century is a performance-based culture. What matters is how people are able to interact and produce results. As the world becomes more global and technology brings us closer together, our environment has become more diverse. The 21st century demands that you have a vision of your future unclouded by your past.  ….to see the rest of this article   http://www.successmagazine.com/Diversity-Leaders-Not-Labels-/PARAMS/article/544/channel/22

This article was in a “Daily News Brief” from the company Ted works for. I think reading it is a must as we enter 2009.

Lunch Time


Lunch was a large salad (couldn’t finish it). I just can’t get away from eating a salad everyday for lunch. I love the crunch. I love the freshness of bright colored vegetables. I cherish the good feeling of eating healthy. Here is today’s assembly.

Munched on 7 baby carrots with 1 TBS hummus while preparing.
1/2 cup Broccoli Slaw
2 sliced radish
3 sliced cherry tomatoes
1/3 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup Aduki Beans
About 4 oz left over salmon
2 HEALTHY sized TBS of Maple Fig Dressing

It was approximately 358 calories with 6 g fat, 42 carbs, 10 fiber, 35 g protein.



Mid-day snackin… This was a new bar for me. It was pretty good.


Nothing for dinner…

Dinner tonight was a “do your own thing” because I had some cookie cutouts to make. At the time of this post…nothing had hit the table.

I made the cookie dough this morning, a basic butter cookie with a hint of raspberry. The recipe for butter cookie cutouts is as follows:

8 oz room temp unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups flour

Simply beat the butter until lighter in color, about 2 minutes. Scrape sides. Add the sugar. Beat another 2 minutes or until light. Scrape sides. Add the egg. Beat another 2 minutes. Add the vanilla. Beat another minute. Sift the baking soda with the flour and gradually add to mix. It will be very stiff and you may want to add that last cup of flour by hand (I didn’t). Note: I also added 1/2 tsp of raspberry flavor. Why? Well, I will tell…. my customer wants her cake to have a raspberry filling and I thought a few complementary theme cutout cookies might pair well, especially if they offered a teasing bit of raspberry.

So in any event… I have to roll, cut out and bake them tonight so they will be ready for decorating. You see Thursday night will be a special dinner (CEimB) and then we have to rush off to see Diavalo at the Stanley.

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1 Comment

  • At 2009.01.14 01:08, Juliet said:

    Lunch looks great. And healthy!! Is the bar low calorie? It looks like it would be good.

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