Sunday, November 30, 2008

11/30 No Food

Sorry, no recipes today.

I spent the day at a friend's house working on crafts.

Only thing I cooked today was venison chili in the crockpot.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

11/26 Check - In

Back up to 119 this week. I didn't eat my APs last week and none of my WPs. Bad me! I know I need to eat more to lose or stay lower. Oh well. I'm still below goal and maintaining well.

Today is the day before Thanksgiving, so today I'm doing some prep work. I'm going to make the lower point Pumpkin Roll and my not so low point sausage stuffing for tomorrow.

I plan on staying on plan tomorrow, filling my plate with veggies first and then filling in with higher point foods.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

11/23 Football Food

Well except I have no Packer game today, it's tomorrow night. But Sunday is for football and I will be watching some. Did I mention I'm going to see Twilight today? Oh yeah DD is coming with me, but I'm going to see Twilight today!

For supper in crockpot- Easy Chicken and Dumplings

3 breast(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup(s) celery, chopped
onion, chopped
1 cup(s) carrot(s)
chunked potato, big chunks so they don't over cook
2 1/2 cup(s) Campbell's 98% Fat-Free Cream Of Chicken Soup, 2 cans, 1 can is 1 1/4 cup
Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle Reduced-Fat Buttermilk Biscuit(s)

InstructionsPlace chicken, chopped celery, carrots, chopped onions and soup in crockpot. Cook on low all day. One hour before serving time, rip apart bisucts and toss on top. Cook for an hour or until bisuits are cooked.

ETA turn the crock up to high when you plop in the bisquit dough. mmmmmm good, I fed two huge hungry men, one small hungry boy and me... everyone but me had seconds.

On stove top I have my zero point soup simmering. mmmmm I missed this soup.

Cookies tested today will be seeing how the Snickerdoodle recipe from last week, works as a base for chocolate chip cookies.

1 yellow cake mix
6 oz fat free vanilla yogurt
chocolate chips

I also bought a devils food cake mix, will make some chocolate chocolate chip cookies the same way.

ETA mmmmmm cookies, I think I like the chocolate ones just a little bit better. So it will be Snickerdoodles and chocolate chocolate chip cookies for the holidays.

I had a dip planned, but P is out in the woods all day with his buddy B and his son N... so not going to bother with one and will save it for next weekend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

11/19 Check In

Well eating more is what I'm supposed to do apparently. I'm down to 117. I didn't expect to lose, but I'll take the cushion below goal.

Still exercising, but I did skip my run yesterday due to weather. We moved the treadmill out to the new building we built... but that building doesn't have heat. There's a stove but it's not hooked up yet. Running in 18 degree weather didn't sound like fun, so I skipped it and did a Buns of Envy DVD on onDemand. (and today my rearend is sore!) I may have to figure something else out to be sure I get my runs in, like bring the treadmill to work and run here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

11/16 Football Food

No little dipper today, just me home watching football.

In big crockpot I have a whole chicken rotessiere style, which just means it's sitting up on foil wrapped potatoes so it doesn't sit in the juice it makes. I have it seasoned with garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and slices of lemon. I stuffed some of the garlic and lemons inside the chicken too.

Another cookie tried-


1 box yellow cake mix
6oz of fat free vanilla yogurt
dash of cinnamon

Mix all together, will make a thick dough. Roll into balls(I sprayed my hands to keep it from sticking to my fingers) and arrange on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar and bake for 15 minutes on 350. Makes about 30 cookies. 2 cookies for 1 point!

Um? These are good. So good I think I may have to hide them from myself. Seriously.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

11/12 Check In

Up one pound to 119. I was stingy with points because of all the eating I had been doing the last couple of weeks.

I'm going to eat lots of weekly points this week and see what happens.

Still working out. Yay me!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

11/9 Football Food

In little dipper I have the Rotel sausage dip that we had a few weeks ago. mmmmm yummy

In the big crock pot I have White Chili.

1 - Onion, chopped
4 cups - Cooked Turkey or Chicken, chopped
2 (14.5 oz.) cans - Ready to Serve Chicken Broth (fat free)
1 (4 oz.) can - Old El Paso chopped Green Chiles
2 oz. (1/2 cup) - shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
2 ribs - Celery, thinly sliced
2 (15.5 oz.) cans - White Beans, drained ( I have one can northern beans and one chickpea)
2 tsp. - Cumin

Edited to say, add salt and pepper while cooking next time. Otherwise this chili is mmmmmm good.

I always make Pumpkin Roll for the holidays, so today I'm going to test a low calorie/low fat recipe.

Pumpkin Roll
15 servings

1 Angel Food Cake Mix - the 1 Step 1 cup cold water
1 can (15oz) pumpkin
1 TB pumpkin pie spice

1 (8oz) FF Cream cheese
1 (3 oz) SF FF Cheesecake pudding mix
1 (8 oz) FF Cool Whip
Pumpkin pie spice to taste

Preheat oven to 350^. Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper. Spray lightly with Pam. Beat the cake mix and water together in a bowl for 2 or 3 minutes. Fold in pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cake spings back when touched gently in the center. Let cool for 5 minutes. Put powdered sugar on a clean dish towel and flip the cake onto the towel. Carefully peel off the wax paper. Roll the cake and towel together on the longer side (get more slices for less points). Let cool for 5 or 6 hours. ETA no way, don't let it cool this long. I let it cool for an hour and I wish I hadn't. I never used to. The roll needs to be warm when you unroll it to frost it otherwise it breaks. Beat Cream cheese and slowly add Cool Whip in portions. This keeps the filling from getting lumpy. After this mixture is well blended, add the dry pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice. Carefully unroll the cake, spread the cream cheese mixture on the top. Gently roll the cake back up. I frosted the pumpkin roll with Cool Whip and a sprinkled with cinnamon. Very moist and doesn't taste low fat at all. Master cook says 107 calories, trace fat, trace fiber

ETA- OMH! So good, no idea it is low fat. It tastes like the original I made before, which was 5 points. This one? Only 2!

Heh since I have the oven going, I'm trying out some chocolate chip cookies too.

1 yellow cake mix
1 cup Eggbeaters
6 oz chocolate chips

Drop tablespoon fulls on cookie sheet, bake 350 for 15 minutes. Erk, only 12 minutes. The first batch was overdone. The second batch are perfect and yummy. ETA even later to say, DD says they are sooooo good. She was mad there wasn't more.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

11/5 Check In- Happy Birthday DBF!

Wooohooo we're going out for DBF's birthday tonight. I think he's going to pick Texas Roadhouse. mmmmmm steak!

Weighed in this morning and still 118.

Got back on the exercise routine this week. Yay me!!! Very happy that I did this.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Football Sunday 11/2 Food

The Pack is back playing this week after their bye week.

Dinner today will be Comfort Food.

1 rope low fat kielbasa or polish sausage cut in chunks
4-5 red potatoes sliced
1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup

Heat all this together until potatoes are tender. mmmmmm It's cold today, so this will be stick to our ribs good warm food. You can make it even lower in calories, fat and points by using turkey kielbasa. I only had the low fat in the freezer.

In the Little Dipper I have a pizza dip warming up.

8 oz fat free cream cheese brick
12 sliced of turkey pepperoni cut in pieces
1 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup fat free shredded mozzerella

It's amazing how low this dip is. 2 points! I have pretzel chips for me to dip in it and bread sticks for P.

My big batch cooking for today is just going to be Mashed Cauliflower. I've been switching back and forth from this and the zero point soup for lunches.

1 head cauliflower
3 wedges of garlic and herb Laughing Cow cheese

I may also experiment with a cookie recipe today too. I need to find some yummy low point cookies for the holidays.

Pumpkin Mookies

1 can pumpkin puree
spice cake mix
1/4 cup water

Mix together and drop by the spoonful on cookie sheet. Bake 350 for 5-8 minutes. (Depends on size)

Edited in the evening to say. mmmmmm The Mookies were very good, I added raisins. mmmmmm The pizza dip was very good and disappeared fast, even DD ate some.