Monday, March 12, 2012

Twenty Down

I have officially lost twenty pounds.

That's 80 sticks of butter!  Or a car tire or an Olsen twin.  (Sorry, unkind).

Let's see, some culinary highlights from last week.  I found this recipe on Pinterest.  Of course I was drawn to the big bold claim that the entire LOAF was 500 calories.  I think the math is off on that one, by the way.  If you're super calorie conscious, I'd look at it carefully.  Anyway, here's the picture from the recipe.

and here's my final product.

BOOM, screwed that one up.  To me there was something a little off about this recipe.  It was good but definitely tasted "diety."  The fact that there are still leftovers of it in the fridge tells you that it wasn't out of this world.

But this recipe was much closer to out of this world.  So simple, quick and delicious.

I love Gina from  When we sit down to eat, I announce that it's Gina's recipe.  I have never met her, emailed her, talked to her or even seen what she looks like, which might be a sign of how isolated 16 months of injury recovery has made me, but whatever.  I love her.

Another sign of my rapidly declining sanity- check out my headphones.

That took hours.  Enough said.

Okay, here's our menu for the week.

MONDAY- we're cooking outside.  I think I'm going to make Cooking Light Bacon and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes though.
TUESDAY-  Baked Chicken Kiev from What's Cookin, Chicago?        
WEDNESDAY- My mom loves this chicken from Francesca's and we're going to try and make it at home.  See?  I do let other people make decisions occasionally.
THURSDAY- Mexican Stuffed Shells from The Way to His Heart (I made this before and it's really good)
FRIDAY: Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables from Food Network.



  1. 20 lbs that is great! Keep up the good work!

  2. Congrats on the 20 lbs!! That is great. I need to start following your lead.

  3. That knit cord looks like a picture on a Colon Cleanse website... if you catch my drift.