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!

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