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Episode 092 – Sipping

January 28, 2013 Leave a comment

The Valentine Cast Show Notes

Intro
Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your Sipping couple, J and Renee Valentine.  

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, January 28, 2013 and this is Episode 92!

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Sew excited!

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Sewing Machine

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result:  116 – The Double
  • Movie for Next Week: 183 – Deep Impact
  • Les Mis (theater version and cinematic version)
  • Downton
  • Ni No Kuni
  • Halo
  • Refer a Friend
  • Ran a dungeon with Miz
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • The Secret World
  • Bioshock

Food

Odds and Ends (Bumper provided by Johnny Feisty)

  • Birthdays
    • Mizz!! (Last Tuesday)
    • Mr. Valentine ( Tuesday)
    • Jeff Ziegler – Sully (Wednesday)
    • The Zone Comic Shop (Wednesday)
    • Christopher Dunn – Malynor (Thursday)

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at thevalentinecast@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at valentinecast.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at http://youtube.com/ValentineCast  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow.

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – If I Gave You My Love from the Pretty Lights Music

Episode 091 – Forever Lazy

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

ReggieAndDanaPodcast

The Valentine Cast Show Notes

Intro
Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your Forever Lazy couple, J and Renee Valentine.

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, January 21, 2013 and this is Episode 91! Shakespeare’s representatives are here! Reggie and Dana AKA Mr. and Mrs Melyana!

Dana AKA The Credentials and Reggie AKA The Color live in Colorado and are the cohosts of the wonderful Shakespeare Sound! Oh and Shakespeare, of course. Can’t forget him!

Dana has been professionally trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Reggie has been professionally trained in the art of love.

“Reggie does a killer impression of Tina Turner from Beyond Thunderdome.” –From the site
“Dana can juggle three small oranges.” –From the site

Weekend Wrap-up (9:01)

  • Forever Lazy. Literally
  • Borderlands 2

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.) (17:50)

  • Blu-Ray Player

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music) (31:00)

  • Movies By Chance: Result:  145 – Dive
  • Movie for Next Week: 116 – The Double
  • Finding Nemo
  • American Idol
  • Atari filed for Bankruptcy
  • Borderlands Revisited
  • Bioshock
  • Got Giraffe Calves! Time to grind.
    • Working on Spawn of Onyxia
  • Stuff You Should Know TV Show
  • Eighties Movies had song themes

Food (1:15:00)

  • Weight Loss Update – Week 29
  • J : 1.2; 73
  • Renee: 1.6; 73.4
  • Total – 2.8  ; Grand Total: 146.4
  • Frogpants total –  2201.1 pounds for 235  people. That’s 9.37 pounds per person.
  • French Press (Thanks Strumpet!). Changed J’s life

Odds and Ends (Bumper provided by Johnny Feisty)

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)
WowCast by Jeppy

The Shakespeare Sound

Feedback

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at thevalentinecast@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at valentinecast.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at http://youtube.com/ValentineCast  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow.

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – If I Gave You My Love from the Pretty Lights Music

Episode 090 – Handy

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Valentine Cast Show Notes

Intro

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your handy couple, J and Renee Valentine.

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, January 14, 2013 and this is Episode 90! We have a visitor from the far East!

Paul Fox is the co-host along with Kevin Ma of East Screen West Screen, a podcast that focuses on cinema from hong Kong, China, Asia and the West.

Weekend Wrap-up

  • Losing weight is expensive
    • Old Navy
    • Casual Male
    • Clothes Mentor
  • New Beds for the puppies (Petsmart)

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.)

  • Thermostat

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 43 – Mo’Nique Behind Bars; 170 – My Dog: An Unconditional Love
  • Movie for Next Week: 145 – Dive
  • Tomb Raider
  • Pet Battling
  • New monk on Ysera
  • Xplay Awards
  • Simpsons (TV show)

Food

Odds and Ends (Bumper provided by Johnny Feisty)

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts)
East Screen West Screen

Black Astronauts

Contact Information
You can reach us by email at thevalentinecast@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at valentinecast.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at http://youtube.com/ValentineCast  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow.

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – If I Gave You My Love from the Pretty Lights Music

Episode 089 – Professional

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Valentine Cast Show Notes

Intro
Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your Professional couple, J and Renee Valentine.  

Intro Music – Who Loves Me by Pretty Lights – http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/home

Today is Monday, January 7, 2013 and this is Episode 89!

I Shit You Not

Tech (Gadgets, Computers, etc.) (7:50)

Media (Movies, Games, Books, Television Shows, Music) (20:24)

  • Movies By Chance: Result: 12 – Office Tigers
  • Movie for Next Week: 43 – Mo’Nique Behind Bars; 170 – My Dog: An Unconditional Love
  • Cragislist Joe
  • Beyond The Myth
  • Django Reviewed
  • Superman Trailer
  • Simpsons and Family Guy answer
  • Downton Abbey Party
  • Halo
  • Raiding Tombs
  • Symphony
  • Book of Heroes

Food (48:50)

Odds and Ends (Bumper provided by Johnny Feisty) (57:17)

Podcast of the Week (Until we run out of Podcasts) (1:00:00)


Contact Information
You can reach us by email at thevalentinecast@gmail.com. You can also see our blog at valentinecast.com.  The podcast Twitter feed is ValentineCast. You can also call us at (415) 758-2278 Video can be seen at http://youtube.com/ValentineCast  J’s Twitter feed is theCaoboi and Renee’s twitter feed is theIceflow.

Outro Music:  Pretty Lights – If I Gave You My Love from the Pretty Lights Music

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Recipe Exploration: Chicken and Veggie Casserole

January 2, 2013 1 comment

I love casseroles. No. I don’t think you understand. I looooooooooove casseroles. I love them so much I would marry them if it was legal. I’m lobbying for it so fingers crossed.

But the main problem with casseroles and my weight loss plan is that a normal casserole’s calorie content would equal two meals for me so I’ve been avoiding them with sadness.

It took me six months to realize, I should Google healthy casseroles. What is wrong with me!  So I went on a quest. It took one minute. Success! \

I modified the original recipe a bit as you can do with this. Casseroles are very forgiving in substitution which makes them wonderful yet again. I listed the recipe exactly as I prepared. Feel free to be creative. Let me know your favorite modifications!

Chicken Veggie Casserole

Chicken and Veggie Casserole

Minutes to Prepare: 15

Minutes to cook: 20 (15 if you break it up into separate containers)

Number of Servings: 6

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 340

Fat: 12.4

Sodium: 736

Carbohydrates: 38

Protein: 24

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon dry parmesan cheese
  • 7 oz whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespooon oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic (2 cloves of garlic if you use fresh)
  • 4 1/2 ounce can of mushrooms
  • 12 oz good quality canned chicken (Canned works great for casseroles, I’ve found. If you use fresh, chop it.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Tony’s Chachere’s Spicy seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)*
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)*
  • whipped cream cheese**
  • 3 slices pepperjack cheese *
  • 3 stalks green onions chopped
  • nonstick cooking spray

*If you aren’t a fan of spicy things, omit or lower the amount of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes and replace the pepperjack with a different kind of cheese. Also because I used three small containers, you might need more pepperjack cheese to cover the top.

**If needed.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start preparing the sauce by melting the margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Once the butter foams up (it won’t take long), add the flower. Stir immediately and continuously for 1 minute.
  4. Add milk and parmesan cheese and continue to stir until it starts to bubble.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  6. While the sauce is simmering, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Add a handful of salt and a tablespoon of oil to the water. Drain.
  7. In a large saucepan, add a tablespoon of oil and heat to medium heat.
  8. Add in garlic and onions and saute for 1 minute.
  9. Add in peppers and saute for another minute.
  10. Add in canned mushrooms and canned chicken. Stir until mixture is heated up.
  11. Turn down to low heat.
  12. Add pepper, italian seasoning, Tony’s seasoning, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes to white sauce while stirring continuously.
  13. If the mixture is too thin, use whipped cream to thicken it. I ended up using 1 tablespoon 1/3 less fat Italian seasoned whipped cream cheese.
  14. When all spices are incorporated, pour sauce into chicken mixture stir well.
  15. Add in pasta until all pasta is covered.
  16. Spray a 9 x 13 oven proof casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray (I used three small crocks.) Pour pasta into dish.
  17. Bake for 20 min (lower time for smaller containers), adding the cheese during the last few minutes until melted.
  18. Add green onion on top of cheese
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