CollyMP's Journal, 12 June 2013

Gonna weigh in just am minute, psyching myself up.

I was doing okay yesterday, I really was. Then the husband got home HOURS later than normal, he'd had a ridiculously bad day at work and well...the steakhouse was calling.

And it was so good.

Diet Calendar Entry for 12 June 2013:
1161 kcal Fat: 48.86g | Prot: 57.89g | Carb: 118.54g.   Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice. Dinner: Green String Beans, Cooked Fish. Snacks/Other: Boston Market Spinach Artichoke Dip, Cobblestone Mill French Baguettes, Godiva Dark Chocolate Truffle. more...
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I'm sure you're fine ~ steak is good for you :-) 
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
LOL-I must agree, steak is apparently VERY good for me because I am in a fab mood today and I have already made a pillowcase with a zipper and French seams. Not hungry yet, but in a great mood! I'm only up a pound and I think that'll be gone tomorrow. It was a GREAT steak too, best I have ever had, in my life. Flemings steakhouse. I'd venture to say it was better than Ruth's Chris, and the side dishes we had were far superior-Flemings potatoes (scalloped with jalapeno's but not hot at all, and run under the broiler to get all crispy and delicious), Some sort of fabulous bread with feta and Chardonnay spread, asparagus, mushrooms...and the steak was nearly CREAMY it was so good. It's put me off junk food for a good long while, I assure you, because when things taste THAT good, junk just doesn't hold the same appeal! 
12 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP
The food sounds amazing and only 1 lb up, yep, gone tomorrow for sure. I always go 'up' when I eat meat but it is usually worth it.  
12 Jun 13 by member: sarahsmum
Oh I agree completely; when you spend time eating real food, good food, it finally makes you think 'uh.. Whataburger... no THANK you!' And I'm sure if you tied me in a chair and forced me to watch a bunch of films I'd feel different but the other night as I was ripping the meat off a backrib I'd grilled at home I was thinking 'no, no way I'd ever be a vegetarian.' I've been craving scalloped potatoes lately - your description reinstated that craving. That meal sounds fabulous and is the way to eat. Good food, just not too much. You're going to be fine. 
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
It was definitely, and quit literally, food for thought. Just about everything I make at home tastes better than most food we get out (except of course for this steak-My hubs, he is a grillin' FOOL, but this steak was better, I am forced to admit). The last couple of weeks I've made more of an effort to plan out meals, and it's really paid off, so this just reinforces that eating out should be an OCCASION, a TREAT, not an everyday and lackluster thing, just to get through it. If you have a Flemings, get the potatoes-yes, they're horribly expensive but if you want potatoes, those are the BEST!  
12 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP
Oh, you keep it up and you'll be like me... the only way eating out is a 'treat' is because you don't have to do the cooking & dishwashing, LOL. But I guess that makes me a bit egotistical about my own cooking, haha. If dining out is a 'treat' then eating at fast food should be an emergency only, right? No Flemings here - I'll just have to do some Bella's. Have you ever had Mac & Cheese with Blue Cheese? It's incredible; I haven't made that at home for a while now ... hmmm... I have some blue cheese in the fridge.. hmmm... gotta go now, LOL :-) 
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
Hmmm...I know what Bella is having tonight! LOL! It isn't egotistical if you really are a good cook, and I'm betting you are. I'm not a bad cook myself, and I know that to be true, so that's just how it is. Certainly much of what I cook is far better than anything I can buy at a fast food joint (except fried chicken-unless you have the right equipment and you marinate it and season it and dredge it just right, and then fry it in plenty of oil at just the right temperature, it's easier, cheaper and certainly quicker to just go buy it). But yes, I think eating fast food should be emergency only, it's just not that good, and certainly isn't good for you. I think tonight we'll have either fish or dirty rice...probably fish. I am not above using boxed mix things (the dirty rice, or mac and cheese for the fish), but I am really going to make much more of an effort to do food at home and clean the kitchen as I go so it doesn't seem like it's always a mess. That way I can get food on the table AND get sewing done. Getting sewing done is really proving to be a boon to my mental well being here lately, I'm shocked by how much I YEARN to sew. Very therapeutic, and I get new stuff too!  
12 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP
Yeah - there are times when I consider a pasta machine to get away from the boxed stuff but wonder how many times I'd use it before it too ended up in the 'bone yard' with the rest of the appliances I don't use like those TWO blenders I bought with plans to make smoothies. We really just don't eat enough pasta type things to justify the appliance. There.. that's the logic. Now, my inlaws only said ONE nice thing to me ever and THAT was that MY fried chicken was as good as KFC ... and THEY felt that was a compliment. I started crying when they said that (I hated KFC - I was more of a Grandy's fan) but hub said 'no.. B.. that's a good thing.. really...' 
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
Oh, and I'm not a GREAT cook, definitely not keeping Ramsey awake at night.. but I am a good cook while I would love to be waited on and not have to do the dishes I consider it a fair trade off for the 'cost' plus there's no crying baby at the next table... so there ya go, huh 
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
Oh, and... do you soak your fish in an egg/milk mixture before cooking (or is the hub grilling?) ... just a suggestion for fish before pan frying it.  
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
I throw the frozen filet in a pan, sliced up a bit of margarine, sprinkle the whole mess with seasoning salt and red pepper flakes, bake it at 425 for about half an hour or until it starts to flake. I have been known to use panko crumbs on the flat sides of the filet, with the trio (flour, egg, panko) and saute them in butter. Never have tried soaking it, I should give it a shot! 
12 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP
Your way sounds good too. Grilled spare ribs for dinner here....mmmmmm they were sooo good. 
12 Jun 13 by member: FullaBella
LOL-I just polished off some spinach-artichoke dip from the gourmet store on french baguette slices...I'm telling you, eating only food you love could get to be habit forming, not to mention expensive, but OH it is so good! (I also had chocolate truffles from Fleming's left over from yesterday-they gave them to use because I told them hubs had a very rough day, which I felt was quite thoughtful of them). I need to do something with boneless pork loin chops tomorrow...what a problem to have, eh? 
12 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP
pork chops and I have a love of corona extra on low on the stove in a pan or in a baking dish in the oven, I also love to use the slow cooker with pork anything with cream of celery or mushroom. over spanich or side rice of your choice. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 
13 Jun 13 by member: MissyAnn63
OOOOH I love beer chops! I have a German Beer Chop recipe you'll like, I'll see if Mike has it on his computer somewhere and send it to you, it's AWESOME. See, I LOVE rice with anything that has gravy, Mike just doesn't get that, he always wants potatoes. Now, I like me some taters, don't get me wrong, but with saucy stuff I prefer rice. I think you get more of the sauce flavor instead of having it sink into the taters. 
13 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP
I'm with you on the sauce with rice. It soaks it up and makes it so much tastier. I love me some taters too but rice and gravy/sauce is awesome. Mike and I have been eating Sweet Potatoes instead of regular potatoes. They are soooo good. Better for you too 
14 Jun 13 by member: MissyAnn63
I love sweet potato oven fries-olive oil, salt and pepper, bake 'em til they're done. They do have a much more bold flavor, don't they? And yes, they are better for you, more beta carotene I think, more fiber, and I think a few other things.  
14 Jun 13 by member: CollyMP

     
 

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