My Perfect Father’s Day

Just when I think my little girls could not surprise me anymore, they do. I had a great Father’s Day and thanks to my girls and my amazing wife, I was showered with love the entire day.

I woke up to “Happy Father’s Day” from K-Dub, which was followed by lots of hugs and kisses. After we got dressed they handed me their homemade cards. Nothing is better then a homemade card.

I was taken to my favorite breakfast spot which is Stacks in Waxhaw. If you ever go I suggest you go early as the line can get crazy. We stuffed our faces with pancakes, French toast, and hash browns and bacon. So good and so worth it!

After breakfast went on our usual Sunday Target run to get some things for the week and my wife bought me some new clothes. When we got home, I left with K-Dub and went to see Cars 3. It was a great time with just the two of us. I spoiled her with candy and popcorn and she soaked up every minute with me.

When we got home we went swimming for a couple of hours at the neighborhood pool and then went home where I made my famous Mac and cheese with fried squash and cornbread. It was yummy! Then I was treated to Pelican’s Snowcones in Waxhaw. This place is so good. They over 50 flavors and it is very affordable. I got cherry margarita and blue raspberry. So good.

I loved my Father’s Day. I got to spend it with my girls who I love more then anything in this world. Being a dad is the best job I could ask for and one that I never take for granted.

Back To Business- 215!

So now that I am back from Disney I am back to reality of work, family and the gym. Being home sucks and I wish I was back at The Magic Kingdom stuffing my face with Mickey Mouse shaped pastries of some kind. Don’t follow the Disney Food Blog cause all it does is make you wish you were there and that you had a spoon full of Dole Whip in your mouth. Seriously, it is like torture to look at that blog before lunch.

Since getting back from Disney World I have been busting it in the gym. My coach has been pushing me and now I am having to get down to 215 in four weeks. The pressure is on. I have gone on a very low carb diet and only allowing myself on cheat meal or snack on Saturday. This past weekend I indulged myself with a doughnut from the new local doughnut store that just opened. Very good I must say. Eating meat and veggies is not that hard but at times its is hard to get someone else to understand who has no clue. My favorite go to snack is bacon wrapped asparagus. Really is the best thing you can put in your mouth and it is super easy to make. Also, lettuce wraps have become my new favorite type of sandwich.

I have been concentrating on my power snatch and push presses. I must say that the new programing I am on has been working. Not that anything was wrong with my former program but this one is 100% tailored to me and what I want to accomplish. I have been busting a chest and arm routine, a back and leg routine on days I can’t quite make it to the gym and I am seeing results.

So with this being said, I am glad to be home and back to working on my goals. It still kills to see Disney World photos on Instagram cause now I am dying to get back there. I told my wife it was time to plan our next trip.

Cold Day? Try Some Potato Soup!

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Ever since I made potato soup during that crazy snow storm, I have had a lot of people ask me for the recipe. So I decided to post it on the blog for everyone to see. I am always in a hurry so instead of using baking potatoes, I like to save time by getting a bag of frozen cubed hash browns. I also like to save myself a mess and use microwave bacon instead of frying it in a skillet. Also, I try to make it a little healthier by using light sour cream and reduced fat cheese. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 bag of frozen cubed hash browns
8 oz of light sour cream
1 bag of reduced fat cheddar cheese
5 cups of whole milk
1 package of mircowave bacon
1 stick of butter
1/3 cup of flour

Directions

1. In a stock pot melt one stick of butter on about med heat
2. Add flour while stirring with a wisk. Stir for about 1 minute until mixture is brown.
3. While stirring, add milk and continue stirring for about 2 minutes or until thick.
4. Slowly add frozen hash browns and bring pot to a boil.
5. Once to a boil, bring pot to simmer and add sour cream and half bag of cheese.
6. Cook bacon as directed. Once cooked you can either add it in the pot or keep out to garnish later.