Thursday, August 30, 2012

Husky Football Schedule

A few people have asked me for the schedules, so instead of trying to post them on Facebook or getting email addresses I copied them into a blog post.  Here you go!


HUSKY FOOTBALL
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

2012 VARSITY SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Fri, Aug 31 St. Bonaventure (FOX) Moorpark College 7:30 PM
Fri, Sept 7 Long Beach Cabrillo Centennial 7:30 PM
Fri, Sept 14 Alemany Centennial 7:30 PM
Fri, Sept 21 Carson Carson 7:30 PM
Fri, Sept 28 Etiwanda (HC) Centennial 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 5 *Corona Corona 7:00 PM
Fri, Oct 12 *Norco Norco 7:00 PM
Thur, Oct 18 *Martin Luther King Centennial 7:00 PM
  Fri, Oct 26 *Roosevelt (SR) Centennial 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov 2 *Santiago Santiago 7:00 PM Fri, Nov 9 CIF First Round TBD 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 16 CIF Quarterfinals TBD 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 23 CIF Semi-Finals TBD 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 30 CIF Championship TBD 7:30 PM
Fri, Dec 7 CIF State Regionals TBD TBA
Fri/Sat, Dec 14/15 CIF State Championship TBD 8:00 PM

* - The Big VIII League Games
HC - Homecoming
SR - Senior Night
FOX – Fox Sports TV



HUSKY FOOTBALL
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL





2012 JUNIOR VARSITY SCHEDULE


DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
SAT, AUG 25 TESORO+ TESORO 11:30 AM
THUR, AUG 30 ST. BONAVENTURE CENTENNIAL 4:00 PM
THUR, SEPT 13 ALEMANY+ ALEMANY 4:00 PM
THUR, SEPT 20 CARSON+ CENTENNIAL 3:15 PM
THUR, SEPT 27 ETIWANDA+ ETIWANDA 3:15 PM
THUR, OCT 4 * CORONA CENTENNIAL 5:30 PM
FRI, OCT 5 LOS OSOS (R) CENTENNIAL 3:15 PM
  THUR, OCT 11 * NORCO CENTENNIAL 5:30 PM
FRI, OCT 12 CHINO HILLS (R) CENTENNIAL 3:15 PM
WED, OCT 17 * MARTIN LUTHER KING MARTIN LUTHER KING 3:15 PM
FRI, OCT 19 ETIWANDA (R) CENTENNIAL 3:15 PM
THUR, OCT 25 * ROOSEVELT ROOSEVELT 5:30 PM
THUR, NOV 1 * SANTIAGO CENTENNIAL 5:30 PM
FRI, NOV 2 LOS OSOS (R) LOS OSOS 3:15 PM

*  Indicates Big VIII League Games
+  Indicates a 5th Quarter for reserves
(R) Indicates reserve game








Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recipe of the week: Pina Colada Smoothie





I love pineapple, it's my favorite fruit, I could eat a whole one by myself.  Pineapple is high in digestive enzymes and has many health benefits, you can read about them here.  This smoothie has been my breakfast the past few days.

The few weeks have been really hot and humid here.   In this weather I have a hard time regulating my body temperature, I can't do anything about the weather but I can control my internal temperature.  I decided to eat mostly raw food for at least a couple of weeks.  (I seem to be easily susceptible to heat stroke, ever since the first time I had it at nine years old).

I use unsweetened coconut milk from Trader Joe's but you could use the canned if that's what you have.  It will add some fat and calories though.  You can always throw in some protein powder for a post workout drink, it's also good with some chia seeds and shredded coconut.  Let me know what you think.  A Votre Sante!



8 oz coconut milk
1 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 banana
handful of ice


Blend the ingredients and enjoy!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Twenty minute at home workout


Twenty minute at home workout


Half burpees 30
1 leg push ups 30  (15 each side)
Jump lunges 30
Sit ups 30
Squat & side Kick 30
Tricep Dips 30
Bicycle Abs 30
Side Plank 30 each side
Mountain Climbers 30
Tuck Abs 30

50 Jumping jacks in-between each one of them
Go as fast as you can using good form, it should take about 20 minutes, if you need to rest fine, but not more than about 30 seconds.

I am a big fan of the at home workout, there are times when I just don't have time to go to the gym.  Plus not everyone has a gym membership and honestly you don't need one.  You can get in the best shape of your life at home for free.  There are a couple of at home workout movements online that I follow, Bodyrock.tv is one and Blogilates is the other.  The past couple of months I've spent less time in the gym doing cardio and lifting because I've had some low back issues.  One of my yoga instructors suggested that my hamstrings might be too tight from lifting and I think she was right.  I've done this workout a couple of days a week and done yoga 3 days a week and my back is feeling pretty good most days.  I'm still just as strong and getting leaner, last week I bought a pair of jeans in a size 26!  Yay, I'd say that's proof you don't need a gym.

Now I'm off to do this workout.

Ciao!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recipe of the week: Lemon Blueberry Cookies

I love berries, raspberries are my favorite but blueberries are a close second.  I found this recipe on a blog I follow and wanted to make it today, since I'd just bought blueberries and lemons from the farmers market yesterday.  You could easily make this gluten free by using almond or coconut flour.  These aren't overly sweet so you could eat a couple of these before a workout.  Let me know what you think.  A Vorte Sante!




Lemon Blueberry Cookies


Ingredients
1 stick (or 1/2 cup) butter; room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
zest of 2 lemons
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup blueberries
raw sugar; for sprinkling

Directions:
In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, light brown sugar and lemon zest together until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla extract, scraping down bowl frequently.  Add the flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix until dough comes together and fold in the blueberries.  Scoop any desired size and bake @ 325 degrees until edges start to turn golden brown and centers of cookies are baked through, about 13-14 minutes.  Cool.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

You'll know them by their love...

The other day, I was listening to a sermon on the radio and the pastor was preaching on John 13:35  "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."  The pastor was saying that as Christian's most people aren't known for their love but what they're against.  Like being against abortion, Islam, or gay marriage.  This has always bothered me and a pastor/friend of mine once said something that was paradigm shifting for me.  He said, "if Jesus were here today he'd be hanging out with the prostitutes, abortion doctors, drug dealers and the gays".  Jesus hung out with the prostitutes, the tax collectors, sinners, and the lepers.  And yet, we as Christians typically have contempt for the prostitutes, abortion doctors, drug dealers, and the gay community. According to what I see in scripture, most Christian's have the wrong attitude.

The support Chick Fil A day last week really bothered me, not because I don't believe in traditional marriage or freedom of speech because I absolutely do, what bothered me was it became about hating gay people.  What about love?  What I see in scripture is that love never fails and kindness leads to repentance.  My daughter is a lesbian.  There I said it.  I love her unconditionally and accept her.  In regard to the Chick Fil A day this is what she posted on Facebook "To all the Christians blowing up my newsfeed about gay marriage and freedom of speech: why didn't you take your money and buy groceries for a homeless person? Pretty sure that's what Jesus would have done anyways".  That's how I feel as well and again not because I'm against Chick Fil A, traditional marriage, or freedom of speech.  If I read scripture correctly, what I see is that the only people Jesus was against was the self righteous religious rulers.  I see Jesus taking care of the lost, hanging out with the sinners, healing the sick. He said to do the same thing.  (I think there are something like 300 verses about caring for the poor/least of these, Jesus was deeply concerned about social justice.)

I don't often post about my walk with God or my faith....it's been a difficult journey the past year or so.  If I've said something to offend you that is not my intention, so I invite you into a conversation with me about it.  I see Jesus being about relationship, with His father and others, and I want the same thing.  I want to be about love, peace, patience, kindness, and of course beauty.

Until next time.

Ciao

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recipe of the week: Cherry Cupcakes

As a kid my favorite cake was cherry chip with canned cherry frosting.  (I would usually ask for it for my birthday, one year the cake had canned cherry pie filling in the middle)  A friend of mine found the mix a couple of years ago and brought me a box, it didn't taste as good as I remembered.  It was sickeningly sweet and I hate canned frosting now, it leaves a nasty film in your mouth, not to mention all the chemicals it's filled with, I'm pretty sure that stuff doesn't have an expiration date on it!  I've been experimenting with a cherry cupcake recipe, I started out with this and made a few modifications and only made half a batch of frosting and it was plenty, too much frosting can ruin a cupcake in my opinion.  Let me know what you think!




Cake Ingredients:


3/4 cup frozen cherries, thawed
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cherry kefir, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1/2 cup dried cherries chopped


Directions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
Place cherries in a small food processor or blender; process until pureed. You should have about 1/2 cup of puree, add a few more cherries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together kefir, almond extract, vanilla, and cherry puree; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.
With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the cherry mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, add dried cherries and mix until just blended.
Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.



For the frosting:

3 Tbsp cherry puree left from cupcakes
1/2 cup (1 sticks)  butter, firm and slightly cold
1 and 3/4 cups powdered
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract

Directions:

 In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.Reduce mixer speed and slowly add powdered sugar; beat until well combined. Add almond extract and 3 tablespoons cherry puree, mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.  Frost cupcakes, garnish with a fresh cherry and enjoy!