New Year, New Goal…maybe or maybe not???

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…

Cool Weather is Around the Corner

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: