Thursday, February 3, 2011

The News You’ve Been Waiting For…

It’s Friday Eve!  Woo hoo! AND… it’s my Birthday Eve!  That’s right, friends… tomorrow I will be 33 years young!  I always like to tell people that you’re only as old as you feel.  And I have to say… I really feel great!  This has been a great year of accomplishments, but the one I am most proud of is becoming licensed to teach Zumba.  I actually just got home from teaching a super-fun class!  I always feel amazing when I finish teaching a class!

I’m also usually starving when I get home!  Luckily, before I left, I made Pork Chop Casserole.  You guys, this is the EASIEST dinner recipe that I know.  It only has 4 ingredients, and this recipe took me THREE minutes to go from fridge to oven.  Seriously.  Three minutes.  You just cannot beat that. 


I added some edamame.  YUM.  Love edamame.

Pork Chop Casserole:

  • 4 pork chops (boneless or bone-in)
  • 1 1/2 cups Uncle Ben’s Converted White Rice
  • 1 can condensed french onion  soup
  • 1 can condensed beef broth

Preheat oven to 375.  Spread uncooked rice on bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish.  Lay pork chops over rice.  Pour both soups over pork chops and rice.  Cover and bake for 45 minutes.  Then uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. 

This recipe is one my mom has made us for years… and now both my sisters make it, too!  I have taken it to lots of friends, and now many of them make this recipe, too! 

And now for the news…

A little over a week ago, I posted something that got everyone guessing.  Many guesses later, I revealed to all of you that I was auditioning for a position with a dance fitness company.  As you know, I made it through the individual auditions, and last Friday night, I had a live class audition.  Well, I am excited to tell you that I made it through the live audition and I am going to be an Instructor Trainee with Queen City Dance Out

I waited a while to tell all of you because I wanted to be sure about my decision before I made an announcement.  I am really excited, because I know that this training program is going to make me a much better instructor.  It’s going to be a busy time and a lot of work, but I am ready to get started!

I am so excited about my birthday tomorrow.  The husband has some kind of surprise for me… any guesses what it might be???  He’s being really secretive.  I also have a hair appointment—Yay!  If you read my “Good Hair” post, then you know how much I love getting my hair “did.”  And THEN… hubby and I are off for a dinner date!  We’re going somewhere new!  Can’t wait!


  1. Congratulations! That is GREAT news!! And...HAPPY Birthday to you!

  2. You rock! I love that you have a blog and have so much happy news to report. Happy Birthday weekend! xoxox

  3. Your food pictures make me hungry. You can come cook for us anytime. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


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