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Another Friday Six.

The Friday Six --- a day late, according to my fine friend Christi.  ;) 

WON:  Chris recently stumbled upon the Chuck Norris internet phenomenon, where Chuck Norris is granted superhero status online.  (Bizarre stuff.  I found it a number of years ago and laughed myself silly.  Chris found it the other day and was in tears from laughing so hard.)  He's created a list of Chuck Norris Facts with a diabetes-flair.  I have a few of my own to add, but that's for another round with the ol' Photoshop.  If you have any "Chuck Norris Diabetes Facts," I'd love to hear them.  (And I'll most likely ALOL <--- that's for you, Shannon and Jamie.)

For more, visit www.loldiabetes.com

TOO:  SUM is up for the Best Health Blog award at the Blogger's Choice Awards - and voting closes on October 19th.  This is some shameless blog promotion, but if you feel comfortable casting your vote for Six Until Me, I'd really appreciate it.  Click here to vote!  I'm hoping to make it into the Top Three. 

TREE:  This weekend is already making me exhausted to think about - more weddings than I know what to do with.  We have one in Manhattan on Saturday night and another in RI on Sunday evening.  Plus, the dresses I have for these October events aren't exactly matching the freakish 80 degree weather.  Oh blast!  I can't wait until the only wedding I have to fret about is my own.

FORE:  I have never played golf, but I swing a club like it's a hockey stick.  (Only with far less power than Happy Gilmore.)  This tidbit is irrelevant, but correlates directly with the "fore."

JOHNNY FIVE:  Now that the CT JDRF walk has passed and the RI walk is on the horizon, I'm gearing up for Team Six Until Me's third appearance for the JDRF RI Chapter on October 21st.  The emails are out, the team is growing, and the hours I spend actually sleeping are waning to a miniscule little smidgy bit.  Mark my words:  after October 21st, I am sleeping for three days straight.  And not attending any weddings.  Or walks.  Or events that require thought. 

SIX UNTIL ME:  And on the cooking note from October 5th Friday Sixyesterday, I do have a crockpot.  It's red and fancy and Batman gave it to me last year but I haven't even plugged the damn thing in yet.  I'm on the hunt for crockpot recipes that are low-carb and very veggie-heavy (because I love me some vegetables).  Also, do you really leave a crockpot plugged in all day long?  That sounds like a fire hazard.  I'm going to bring mine to work and plug it in here until someone asks me what the hell I'm doing.

Have a great weekend, F.R's!  I'm off to finish work and look forward to Date Night with my handsome fiance.  (I hope it includes cheesecake.) 


I seriously had to LOL at those chuck norris lines.

:) at Chuck Norris.

The temperature at which you leave a crockpot is fairly low. They're pretty safe, from what I've heard.

(That being said, we usually have one or both of us in the house while we run it...)

We leave our crockpot on all day while we're at work, but usually just on the low setting. It's never been a problem :)

Have fun at all the weddings this weekend!

Outstanding Chuck Norrisisms. I like the literal shots of insulin. Have a nice weekend.

Boy did I ALOL at those Chuck Norris lines. They were awesome. My favorite is the A1A+.

I love the Chuck Norrisisms in general.

Have a good weekend!

Modern crockpots are designed to be left on all day. Do you leave your toaster or coffee pot plugged in when you're not home? It's about the same risk.

You should google a recipe for cholent. There are a million different versions. It's a Jewish stew that's full of vegetables and beans and barley and sometimes meat, and it's made to cook for a long time. It usually includes potatoes, but it's a flexible recipe so you can leave them out for exra low-carb goodness.

Ooh, we love to do the Chuck Norris thing here!

Chuck Norris uses a samarai sword as a Lancet.

haha good times.

I've never heard of Chuck Norris(yeah,I live under a rock) but those were awesome!
On the crockpot business, I can relate-I've got one someone gave me for Christmas last year,+ I haven't even opened the box.
(cooking is not my forte either) I love eating other people's crockpot creations though.

Wow--TWO weddings in two different states, neither of which you actually reside in--now that's a lot.

I'm glad you have so many friends, but damn, that's a lot of weddings! I hope you'll enjoy them.

Crock pots are pretty nifty deals in colder months. Enjoy the discovery. You can leave them on if you trust your cats.

Low-carb crock pot dish
Fruited Flank Steak

Flank steak, salted and peppered to taste
1 can tropical fruit salad (No sugar added--libby's or Dole)
1 can pinapple in it's own juice (chunks or slices)
1 teaspoon each, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar,
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup teriaki sauce (no sugar added--look at whole foods brand)

Put flank steak in crock pot. Open the canned fruit, add the juice to the crock-pot. Save fruit for Batman or future use. Pour other ingredients over flank steak. Set it on low for 5-8 hours (depending on model) and enjoy.

What I do with the crock pot is set a timer to turn it on while I'm at work.

Good luck.

Tell Chris he brought teh funneh, and he brought it good.

I know how you feel about sleeping for 3 days straight after an ADA Walk. Taking 5 under grad classes, working and trying to manage a team and collect money...I don't know what sleep is. I should start my own Friday 6.... the total number of hours I slept from Mon-Fri.

Crockpot Zucchini Recipe


* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1 large onion, sliced
* 1 medium cucumber, cut in half and seeds removed, sliced
* 2 medium zucchini, sliced, about 2 cups sliced
* 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
* 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
* 1/2 cup apple cider
* salt & pepper

Melt butter in pan, add onion and cooik until tender. Add remaining vegetables and cook for 5 minutes without browning. Stir in cider and season well.
Turn into slow cooker; cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.

the chuck norris facts were hilarious!

Don't fear the crockpot. I was squicked about leaving it on all day when I first got one, but it's OK.

You can make anything that would normally be braised in it -- no need for special recipes. I usually pre-brown things before I set them up in the pot -- the "dump it all in and leave" method doesn't produce the best results, IMO. We had coq au vin made mostly in the crockpot tonight -- I browned the chicken, onions and shrooms in advance, simmered the chicken in wine with carrots and celery in the crock for four hours, strained the sauce into a saucepan to reduce, then heated everything up back in the crockpot.

Kerri - Can I borrow your Chuck Norris "poster" for my Step Out to Fight Diabetes page? Hilarious.

Three in five people with diabetes have at least one complication. Five in five people who deal with Chuck Norris have a big problem.

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