Friday, December 31, 2010
Italian Wedding Soup
Flank Steak with Balsamic Reduction
Breakfast tomorrow is:
Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Not all is 'diet-friendly' but I'm sure with our substitutions, it will be much healthier then anything we would have eaten out at a restaurant. Also, for the flank steaks I found a great find at the grocery store without even looking! I found these perfectly portioned flank steaks that are exactly 100 calories, 3.5 gms of fat a piece!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Amy's Hot Meat:
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium chopped/diced onion
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup mexican blend shredded cheese
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup honey mustard dressing
Bake @ 350, until thermometer reaches 160 degrees. It took 35 minutes with my mini-loaf pan.
Also a good meatloaf recipe is one Nicole shared with me last year, VERY good and moist! Here it is:
1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 slices bread, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups, lightly packed)
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2 cup ketchup, chili sauce or barbecue sauce
I used ground turkey and used 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce it made it really moist! cooked it for just about 60 minutes, Also didn't do bread did bread crumbs.
1.Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except ketchup. Spread mixture in ungreased 9x5-inch loaf pan, or shape into 9x5-inch loaf in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Spread ketchup over top.
2.Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 160°F. Drain meat loaf.
3.Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pan.
Now for the advice I need. As Rick's surgery is quickly approaching, I am trying to think back to some post-op liquid/mushy recipes that I enjoyed. Does anyone have any favorites they wouldn't mind sharing? You can post them as a comment or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I remember one of my favorites being a ricotta cheese bake, which consisted of:
1/4 C Ricotta cheese
1/4 C Fat free cottage cheese
1 ounce mozzarella cheese
dash salt/pepper and parm cheese
1/2 C Marinara
Mix all ingredients in your magic bullet or other blender devise. Pour into personal size casserole dish; heat in oven at 400 for 15 minutes or microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Thanks so much!!! xxoo
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I hope everyone has wonderful Christmas, I sure did! Rick got me a pandora bracelet with a bunny charm, a cupcake, and an engagement charm. From friends a family I got a snowman, a butterfly, the letter 'K' and the breast cancer charms. I love them all! I am thinking of making this a reward type thing for me, for every 10lbs I continue to lose, I buy a new charm. That would be a nice incentive!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Just wanted to send a reminder out that all weights are due tomorrow along with a picture of the scale. E-mail me the picture to email@example.com
The sooner you get your weights in, the sooner I can announce the winners!
Thanks loves, xxoo
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I will fill you in if I hear anymore, I'm just relieved everything went well! xxoo
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
- National Gallery of Art
- Smithsonian Museum of Natural History,
- Went to a comedy show @ the DC Improv
- Went to see the Christmas Tree @ the White House,
Walked around Georgetown,went to DC cupcakes and even got to see them shooting Season 2!!! Here are a few pictures of the shop..
I bought 6 cupcakes: 2 peanut butter chip with chocolate frosting, 2 Rudolph red velvet, 1 vanilla coconut, 1 vanilla birthday cake with chocolate frosting. Don't worry I didn't eat them all! I have had 3 of the 6 over the course of the past 3 days, not too bad!
I also indulged in some other yummy food fare, here are some pictures of that:
This is me channeling my inner southern belle- Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Waffles, and Green beans... SERIOUSLY??? What good bandster would order this? SOOOO good though! I ate one piece of the chicken, a little mac and cheese, a few green beans, and didn't even attempt the waffles. Oh yeah and it came with white gravy too!
This is my oval burger lol. It was a hamburger with bacon and bleu cheese (didn't eat the bun) Soooo good!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I hope everyone is having a fantastic week and recovering from Thanksgiving! I look forward to getting everyone's weights! Love ya!