Saturday, November 17, 2012

Baked Parmesan Cottage Potatoes

Serves: 4

3 tablespoons margarine
3 medium potatoes; thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup parmesan cheese; grated
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan arrange potatoes in a thin layer. Melt margarine and drizzle over potatoes. Combine garlic powder, parmesan cheese, and pepper. Sprinkle over potatoes.

Bake in a 450°F oven about 25 minutes or until brown.

Stir in pan before serving so everything is juicy and flavorful.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Donated my hair!

On Friday, I cut off 8.5 inches of hair. Here's the before and after:

Many thanks to Carmen at Lorraine Aprile Salon in Alexandria, Virginia for such a great haircut! I've had many compliments on it, which has really helped ease the transition to short hair.

Yesterday, I mailed my ponytail to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society, the largest non-profit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease. The role of Pantene is to help women grow long, strong, beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. So far, Pantene has donated 24,000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country.

It's a great cause and with several friends and family affected by cancer (too many!), it was something that I could do to help.

If you'd like to consider donating your hair to be made into a wig, here are the requirements: