Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It was too pretty not to post!

This is today's lunch.  Chicken stir fry with vidalia onions and sugar snap peas.  Delicious!  I did splurge and do white rice, but that's more because I didn't want to wait 40 minutes for brown rice.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Good God, I Love Bacon...

So, in the theme of frugality currently running in our house, tonight's meal was made entirely from things we found in our fridge and freezers (that's right, plural).  Tonight's dish is actually a twist on a meal That Nice Man I Live With has been making me for years.  We started by cutting up an onion into rings and spreading a layer on the bottom of a casserole dish.  Then, we took those little babybel cheese things and cut them in half.  We then took the cheese pieces and wrapped chicken around them and then wrapped bacon around the chicken.   The chicken is then placed on top of the onions and then we spread a beer/cream of mushroom soup mixture on top and cook it in the oven.  It smells amazing. 

Oh, and by we, I mean That Nice Man fixed all of this.  I made the brown rice and will be heating up a can of green beans to accompany the meal.  We all do our part.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


So I am officially really bad at keeping this blog up to date.  Since I have all of two followers, I'm just going to make this a more food-based blog.

Since February, I've lost 23 pounds.  And most of that has been in the last couple months.  A big part of that has come from eating at home.  At a restaurant, I feel like I'm being wasteful if I don't eat everything on the plate since we're paying for it and restaurant food never tastes good later if you take it home and reheat it.  But at home, we almost always have left-overs that taste as good or better the next day.  My current favorite dish is Sour Cream Porkchops with Vidalia Onions.  The recipe was in a recent issue of Paula Deen's Best Dishes.  I am a huge visual person in terms of picking out food and the cover recipe was bacon pimento mac and cheese.  Really, how could I not pick up that magazine?  Well, the only recipe I have yet to use from that is the pork chop recipe, but I've made it three times in the last month, it's That Good. 

I will eventually make the mac and cheese recipe, but I'm doing so well with the weight loss, I'm going to wait until something sad happens and I'll make it then.  Because that's what we do in the south, we take carb-heavy foods to sad events.  Your grandmama died?  Here's a chicken and cheese casserole with extra fried onions on top.  You lost your job?  Here's some pasta salad.  Or ham.  When my Granny died, we received four hams.  I still love ham, though...

So I'm going to try and make an effort to be more diligent about writing on here.  Up next: Byron's going off Active Duty so we're living on what I make teaching piano lessons for the time being.  What can we do with ten pounds of pork chops, ten pounds of boneless/skinless chicken breasts, five pounds of ground beef, five pounds of frozen green beans, three pounds of bacon, various frozen fruits and veggies, and roughly twenty pounds of rice?  Sounds like a challenge to me!