Sunday, August 30, 2009

Menu Monday

Must get organized!

Nothing fancy this week, just my menu. Today we had our son and his family over for lunch and we grilled hamburgers, I took this opportunity to grill my chicken and squash for Monday. It was a good day.

Monday: Grilled Chicken w/ grilled squash
Tuesday: Tostados

Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff
Thursday: Talipa and Potatoes
Friday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ok, I can do this!

I have got to get a little more organized. My menu planning has thrown me for a loop lately. I know how much easier it makes my life when I do this but I get sidetracted quicker than a blink of an eye. Trying to sort my Weight Watchers menu and my family's menu is sometimes tricky. For the most part, I try to keep it the same, but my DH just doesn't like some of my healthy choices. This is my menu for this week:

Monday: Chicken Fried Rice and Shrimp egg rolls.

Tuesday: Baked Potato and Salad

Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff and Salad

Thursday: Tacos and Chips & Salsa

Friday: Fish Fry Take my own veggies and desert!

check out other menu plans at Menu Plan Monday

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Six Weeks later, still going strong!

My own little Birthday Cake!!!

I started Weight Watchers Six weeks ago, and I guess I have been letting my menu go for the last 4 weeks. I have been planning them but between this blog and that one I really haven't had time to keep up. This was my first blog that I really loved so I just can't give it up, if you want to follow my weight loss click here . I do want to eventually post some of my WW recipes, so since today is my Birthday I will post what I made today.

Birthday Cake!!!
One Weight Watchers Chocolate Muffin
2 T. Marshmallow Cream
2T. Almond Milk
2 T. FF Cool Whip
decorations for cookies or cakes.The icing was very, very good! Yummy....
My Menu for the week:
Monday: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches W/ Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Fried Rice with Won Ton Soup
Wednesday: Tostados and Guacamole
Thursday: Roast w/ Potatoes, and Carrots.
Friday: Leftovers from any of the above meals, and hopefully off the see family the next morning.

check out other menu plans at Menu Plan Monday

Sunday, April 19, 2009

You can eat normal food and still lose weight.

This is the 3rd week of my starting Weight Watchers, I don't go to the meetings, but I started blogging about my weight loss to keep me accountable and it is working. The thing that is important to me anyway, is to plan ahead, to stay accountable, and to be honest with yourself. I write mostly to me. It all started here, I started to blog my menu, and when it came time to change my eating habits, it has been so much easier because of my new menu posting habits. This is my menu for this week, all very healty even those those Chilli Fries, don't look healty they are.

Monday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup 5 points

Tuesday: Chilli Fries w/ Cheese, Salad... Yes it is WW 8 Points

Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas 6 Points

Thursday: Tostados With beans and beef 8 points

Friday: Cabbage Rolls w/Rice and Broccli 8 points

check out other menu plans at Menu Plan Monday

Monday, April 13, 2009

Life Made Simple!

Menu Planning has really changed my life. I was worried I would not be able to be on Weight Watchers and plan a menu the way I used to (borrowing from all of my bloggy friends). I was sure I could never look at all the good recipes without wanting to just toss my meal plans out with the dishwater, but as a matter of fact it has been fun looking at different foods and changing this and that to make it more Weight Watcher friendly. Everything I put on my table now I can have, with just a substitution here and there. Here is my menu for this week:

Monday: Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff and Egg Noodles W/ Salad

Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken W/ Beans and Rice ***Cinnamon Chips and Ice Cream

Thursday: Chicken Quesadillas with Mexican Rice

Friday: Grilled Hamburgers and Oven Baked French Fries.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Week of Healthy Eating

Yummy, Chicken and Dumplings! I am very excited this week to get back on track and start my Weight Watchers menu's again. The last four months have been very difficult, and I am so ready to get my eating habits and exercise under control again. I am finally ready to do it. This is my menu for this week and, yes it is all on the Weight Watchers plan

Sunday: Chicken and Dumplings

Monday: Pot Roast, with Potatoes and Carrots

Tuesday: Grilled Pork Chops

Wednesday: White Chicken Lazagna (didn't make it to the table last week)

Thursday: Tostadoes

Friday: Hamburgers on the grill w/ Grilled Vegetables.

Saturday we will eat out

Chicken and Dumplings recipe:

2 celery ribs, chopped
8 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces cubed cooked chicken
1-2/3 cups reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
2/3 cup fat-free milk

Directions: In a large Dutch Oven add celery. Stir in the broth, salt and pepper, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered. Add the chicken. For dumplings, combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Help, I need somebody's, Help, not just anybody's, Help,you know I need somebody's Help..

OK, I have said it, if you are reading this blog, I really need your help. I love doing my food blog, and I spend a lot of time seeking out recipes, checking out blogs, and planning my menu. The problem is I see all these good recipes, and it makes it very hard for me to want to make food that is healthy, and within my Weight Watchers guidelines. If you have any tips, that might help me please leave them in the comments. I have to find a balance, I want to be able to make a cake and eat it too. They say your diet starts in your head, I just don't seem to be able to to find the starting line. Grrrr.

So here is my menu for this week

Monday: Meat Loaf and Mashed potatoes and salad

Tuesday: Pork fried rice and Egg rolls

Wednesday: White Chicken Lazagna

Thursday: Shepards Pie w/Salad

Friday: Grilled Tilapia with Stir Fry Veggies and Sweet Potatoes

Most of theese dishes are Weight Watchers recipes, I will let you know next week if they pass the test.

check out other menu plans at Menu Plan Monday

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Working woman's Spaghetti

I use one pound of pre-cooked ground beef, Spaghetti sauce, chilli pepper, sugar and fresh garlic.
Saute the garlic with one tablespoon EVOO

Add Pasta sauce, chilli powder, and sugar. Simmer

Boil pasta and add to meat sauce.


One of these days things will be normal, no, I don't think that will ever happen. Things are always changing, there is always something new, sometimes I just want to linger in the sameness, but that never happens for me. This week I have a new student living withme that speaks even less english, than all of my past students. I can't imagine what itis like for her to see everything as different. For that reason I can say I am happy for the sameness of my home, friends, my bed and even my predictable dog. He always wants a hug, he always wants in the car, and he always wants to lick me.This week every thing on my menu will be new and different to Akane even though it is the same old same old to us.

Monday: Spaghetti and Salad w/ French Bread

Tuesday: Tilapia with Rice and Red Beans.

Wednesday: Hamburgers and French Fries

Thursday: Grilled Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes

Friday: Clam Chowder

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Monday, March 16, 2009

No, it does not take an army....But you may want to call a few of your closest friends over.

I get my energy in bursts, so when I decided to cook for a month in one day, I had one of those bursts of energy. Notice I said had. Well by the time I got home from the airport and shopping for all my meat, I had lost all that energy, but I had a ton of meat with no where to go, so I began my first cook for a month in one day. Sadly I did not have enough energy to complete the month but I did make enough for three weeks. Yahoo! I do think it would be much easier to do this with a few friends in a very large kitchen. I managed to make or at least do the major preparations for 21 healthy meals.

My menu for this week:

Monday: Chicken Salad with grapes and walnuts

Tuesday: Mini Porucupine Meat Loafs, Rice and Green Beans

Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas with black beans

Thursday: Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted vegetables

Friday: Rump Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Baby Carrots

Saturday: Fun day we will probably eat out!
This week Menu Plan Monday is being hosted over at $5 Dinners, be sure to check out what everyone else is having this week.