Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pork stir-fry

John always seems reluctant to have stir-fry but we had leftover pork and it needed to be used. There was only 5 oz. of pork and 1 cup of rice to split between the two of us so we needed … Continue reading

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Roasted pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes and broccoli

I am working on getting back on the diet express. I seem to have taken the local lately with too many stops and layovers. I lost about 1/2 lb. over Thanksgiving week and it’s full steam ahead now. Or at … Continue reading

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Shrimp creole again

I know I need to broaden my repertoire since here is shrimp creole making a second appearance. We have this pretty frequently since it is low in calories, tasty and you get to eat a giant bowl of food (GBOF). … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Here’s a picture of the buffet table I set up for Thanksgiving. I find having people grab their plates and fill them up and then sit down works much better than passing everything around. I can also keep things warm … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving prequel

John made turkey gravy on Wednesday in preparation for Thanksgiving. He used turkey necks, wings, and giblets. I cut up a bunch of vegetables Wednesday in preparation for Thanksgiving. I cut up carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms, parsley and rutabagas. He … Continue reading

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Pan roasted chicken breasts with butternut squash and Brussels sprouts

When the kids were growing up, everyone knew that Monday was “chicken day.” As Sarah got older, I let her loose in the spice cabinet and she would pick out some combination of spices to use on our chicken dinner. … Continue reading

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Baked potato condiment

A baked potato “fully loaded” takes the lowly potato weighing in at around 160 calories for a cooked weight of 6 ounces into a gluttony of fat. Adding butter, sour cream and bacon bits is like taking a salad and … Continue reading

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