Monday: Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole, Mixed Veggies
Wednesday: $5.00 Pizza Night (6pts/slice) and Salad
Thursday: Homegroup Night
Friday: Cafe Rio Pork Salad, Homemade Salsa & Chips
to dust off this old blog. The poor thing has been neglected for months. Yet, I still get hundreds (literally) of hits a day and almost weekly e-mails from people. Thank you for sticking with me – even when I couldn’t.
There is no good excuse for the desertion. There is also no good excuse for the 10lbs that found there way back on my rear end. Hump.
If I were honest with myself I guess I should say that I just gave up. Life got really hard and counting points and exercising took a back burner. So far back that it wasn’t even on the proverbial stove.
My husband and I started infertility treatments last April, shortly after posting got noticeably sparse. Instead of counting calories I was counting days: cycle days, calender days, days ’till I have to do this or that. My focus shifted.
Months later I’m still figuring things out. We’re still doing treatments, but now I understand more than ever the principle of balance.
So I’m back. Back counting, back-on-track (fingers crossed) and it feels good!
I don’t know how I lived this long before discovering pumpkin butter. I guess I shied away from it because it has “butter” in the name, and all things butter are high calorie and fat. Not pumpkin butter though. Two tablespoons of this delicious stuff has only 60 calories and 0 fat! Score! I got mine at Stonewall kitchen. Buy it here.
Boil water and add oats, stirring until water is absorbed. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and enjoy!
I go grocery shopping every other week and when I do I always end up buying a few things “not on the list”. A few good ones (trust me, they are not all good) are as follows:
Campbell’s Select Harvest, Healthy Request Soups (could that name be any longer?)
I’m a big fan of soup; especially for lunches. Usually, I make a big pot during the weekend and then freeze individual portions for a quick grab n’ go lunch. Lately though, I’ve been too busy for that! These soups are a great alternative. They are yummy, cheap ($1.29 at Wal-Mart) and easy.
My favorite flavors so far are:
Italian Style Wedding (2pts per cup, 4pts for the entire can)
Light Vegetable Beef with Barley (1pt per cup, 2.5pts for the entire can)
I do not like most of the Healthy Choice products I’ve tried beforehand, but these bowls looked big and they had relatively low points so I thought I would give them a try. To my surprise they were delicious and filling!
My favorite flavor is the Grilled White Meat Chicken & Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce (4pts).
The Chicken Marsala (5pts) is also good, but it’s not as filling.
Man, I am really procrastinating on my sisters slideshow (see previous post). I watched almost two hours of Olympic rowing and made scones to get out of it. Time to bite the bullet though now. Well after I finish blogging
Speaking of biting….these are worthy of just that. They are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
For the recipe and step-by-step pictures head over to Mennonite Girls Can Cook!
Servings: 10 medium size scones