Friday, August 8, 2008

Menu for Saturday Aug. 9 thru Friday Aug. 14


S-Bacon, eggs n toast

S-Biscuits n gravy







S-chicken patties on buns w/ french fries

S-garlic bread pizza

M-bologna sandwiches n chips

T-corn dog muffins

W-veggie soup w/ grilled cheese

T-pizza cups

F-dogs in sweaters

S-rosemary chicken w/roasted potatoes

S-Grilled Herb Tilapia w/ grilled potatoes

M-Steaks w/ baked potatoes

T-Grilled Shrimp w/ veggies

W-Herb Tomato Grilled Chicken w/ potatoes

T-Super Grilled Salmon w/ veggies

F-Cumin rubbed grilled pork chops w/ cheesy potatoes

For more fabulous menu planning ideas head on over to Organizing Junkie!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Making Flubber

Okay, as I have said before I hate with a passion this nasty hot weather. I am babysitting three children plus I have two of my own who are bored, bored, bored inside. I decided tomorrow we are going to do a project. We are going to make flubber we did it with the kids at their fun night on saturday, and I thought the kids would get a kick out of it. First the preacher found the idea on this website:

Okay now the recipe on that page makes an insane amount of flubber so I have halved the recipe, which still makes a large batch of flubber. I use quart freezer storage bags because they are simple and sturdy. You will need two bags for each "batch" of flubber you make, you will also need white school glue, borax, warm water & food coloring to color your flubber.

Container 1: 8oz white glue
few drops of food coloring(I use 20 drops to make
vibrant colors)
3/4C warm water
Mix these ingredients together very well.

Container 2: 2/3C warm water
1 1/2t borax
Mix these together very well & make sure the borax is dissolved in the warm water. Then pour the contents of container 2 into the contents of container 1. Mix well with your hands, squeeze out air if necessary. It will turn to "flubber" as you mix and mix. If their seems to be too much water you can pour some off, but make sure you have mixed well first. I pull the flubber out of the baggy and place in a bowl to let some of the water air dry for a few minutes then it is ready for play! It needs to be kept in a baggy or it will dry out due to the glue in it. My kids love playing with this stuff it is similar to slime only not nearly as ooey gooey and sticky, I would say it is similar to putty only not as stretchy.

P.S. I will post a few pics of this project and the finished result just as soon as I can get my digital camera working again.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Yummy Artichoke Dip

4 oz fat free cream cheese, softened
1/2 C skim milk
1 14oz can artichoke hearts in water, drained
2 1.4 oz envelopes vegetable soup mix
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 T lemon juice
1 8oz container fat free sour cream
grated fresh parmesan cheese optional

Preheat oven to 450*. Whisk cream cheese in bowl until smooth, add milk, whisk again til smooth. Chop artichokes & add them, soup mix & garlic to bowl with cream cheese & mix well. Microwave on high 5-7 minutes or until hot (do not boil). Add in the lemon juice and sour cream and stir well. Pour into an oven safe bowl. If desired grate parmesan cheese over dip & bake for about 13-15 minutes. Serve with warm sourdough or beer bread cubes.

I tried a recipe like this at a friends on saturday, she is a pampered chef consultant and gave me the card to make my own, so of course I changed it to make it lower in fat or "points" for weight watchers. This makes approximately 12 servings of 2T each. I am figuring about 1 point per serving, but I am not a professional weight watchers lady so don't hold me to it. By the way this is incredible and I could never stop eating at just two tablespoons!!!

My Weight Loss Journey Week 4 Pt.2

Okay everyone I weighed this morning and I lost another 3.8lbs for a total loss so far of 6.2lbs Yeah! I deserved it too I worked my tushy off literally!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Weight Loss Journey Week 4 Pt. 1

Okay this week I took my measurements again on Tuesday like last week and here are the fabulous results. I lost Arm: -1/4" Bust: -1" Hips: -1 3/4" Thigh: -0(This discouraged me until I read an article saying it was the hardest weight to lose, that you had to lose a significant amount of fat in the rest of your body to start working on that inner thigh fat) Waist: -2 1/4" WOW. Hopefully the scale will be nice to me tomorrow as well. See you all again next week.