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Linz Turns 30 in Vegas

L to R: Me and Linz

She actually turned 30 about three weeks ago, but her birthday celebration was this weekend in Vegas.  Lindsay is one of my favorite people in the world.  I met her my freshman year at San Diego State in the dorms.  It turns out we grew up in neighboring home towns.  We quickly became friends and stayed friends ever since.

In college we took many memorable road trips to Vegas, and some of my favorite memories in that city have Lindsay in them.

Lindsay is the kind of friend you can always count on.  She is supportive, caring, generous and fun. I was lucky to have her as a bridesmaid in my wedding and even though she lives in LA now, she came down to almost every single one of my fund raising events when I was walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day.

When she invited me to her birthday weekend in Las Vegas, it was a no-brainer!  I got to Vegas on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. and left Sunday at 3:30.  It was a short trip, but it was big on fun! We spent much of the day at the pool and then rallied at night to go to Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, where we used to go in every time we went to Vegas in college (Linz has VIP hook-ups there).

As long as I have a say, Lindsay will always be my friend.  It was so great to see her and have fun in one of our favorite cities in America – VEGAS!

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Turkey Joe’s

I have two big milestones coming up this October … my 30th birthday and my five-year wedding anniversary.  Naturally, I am trying to slim down for both.

In search of low-calorie/big-flavor recipes, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for Turkey Joes (think sloppy Joe’s with turkey instead of beef).

It was really good and didn’t taste like diet food at all.  Source: WeightWatchers.com

Here is the recipe.  Enjoy.

Ingredients

1 pound(s) lean ground turkey
1/2 medium bell pepper(s), chopped
1/2 medium sweet red pepper(s), chopped
1/2 medium onion(s), chopped
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup(s) barbecue sauce
4 medium mixed-grain hamburger roll(s), sliced in half

Instructions

  • Brown turkey in a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain off liquid. Add peppers and onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add barbecue sauce and cayenne pepper; heat thoroughly, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  • Top bottom half of buns with turkey mixture; cover with top half of bun and serve.

Serves 4.  6 Weight Watchers points per serving. 15 minutes prep time.

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