Being a woman of a certain size, I always want to lose weight for the new year. Each year I make my goal and then promptly forget about my goal and eat the way I always have…much too much. And much to much of processed carbs and not the “good” kind. Sometimes I return to my “normal” eating within a week, sometimes within a few months. But each year, I break the plan.
So this year, I am going to do something a little different. I am not going on a diet! I am just going to eat as close to non processed food as possible. Will a thrifty person like me throw out all my processed food? No, I will just eat it until it’s gone and then not replace the processed food. I will just shop for non processed food and make my own “convenience” food from scratch. I like to cook, most of the time, so I don’t think this will be too hard for me (she says in smug voice). It will just take some planning. I can plan, right?
Since I’ve never been good at keeping this blog up to date, I will start to post what I am eat and cooking on a daily…I mean probably, weekly basis. We’ll see what happens!!!! Stay tuned…
I forgot to post this. I don’t want to waste it even though it is now Winter. So here’s the post I did for fall:
I love fall! The crisp, clean air is always something I look forward to every year. Pumpkins, apples, peaches, squashes, soups, stews, roasts, etc. are all things I love about this time of year. As some of you know from previous posts, I volunteer at our local Council on Aging doing a cooking class and cooking lunch for about 30 people once a month. Each month, I ask what they would like to see me cook the next month. This past month the suggestion was soup because the weather is turning cooler and a nice steamy bowl of soup (with a steamy slice of bread) hits the spot most nights. Plus, soup is so economical. Bonus!!!!!
I have been an Independent Pampered Chef Director for the past 20 years and this year we are focusing our shows on One Pot Meals. JUST WHAT I LOVE!!!!! One of my favorites is a Chicken Pot Pie Chowder (or Chowdaa). Can we have a double YUM! I made this for my family and it was an instant hit. I think you’ll love it too!!!
Here is the link to this fabulous recipe: