Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wek 7 Tuesday (2/18/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  French Onion Soup
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Pages 84 - 85      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 484 calories per serving, if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I am the only critic on this one because I have no idea how to transport this one (even next door). I love onion soup and the crouton and cheese made my tummy warm and happy.  Soup is such a great thing to serve during these long hard winter nights.  I made mine in a little ramekin and it just brought a smile to my face. I love ramekins.  There is a topic for another day.

Today’s critics:  Just little ole’ me.

Why Weight?

         I have always been a slow eater compared to the rest of my family. At Curves we were discussing how the problem with watching your weight is that it takes a while for your stomach to alert your brain that you are actually full. Now this is definitely true because there are days when I am starving, but I know I have had enough to eat.
         One of my Curves friends told us that we should try eating with the opposite hand and that would slow us down. She was absolutely right!  It is also a great activity for your brain because it is difficult for us not to eat with our dominant hand.  I do have to say that it made for a frustrating dinner but it really does slow you down.
         I also overheard a conversation between two ladies who discussed using chopsticks to slow down their eating rate, and not just on Chinese food but for everything.  This is a great idea.  I own many sets of chopsticks and never thought to even try this. 
         Let me know if either of these tricks work for you.

My Gorgeous Girls

         My girls love to play.  We have many favorite toys.  The most important toy we have is the frisbee. Spring, summer, and fall you can find us out in the yard throwing and catching our soft Frisbees.  (I am the one throwing in case you were wondering). As you can see from the pictures, they are pretty serious about this toy.
         Another favorite is Bear.  I only purchase nonstuffed toys now because my house suffers if I do not do so. One day I came home and it looked like it had snowed in my living room.  Stuffing is far too much fun to shake around the room so I just don’t waste money on those toys.  Unfortunately my dogs dismember their stuffed animals. I find bear or frog’s arm or leg when I pick up the poop in the yard. Not a pretty sight.
         We have other miscellaneous toys but Frisbee, bear, fox, and frog seem to be our favorites today.

This is a pitiful bear (Sage ate off her arms and one leg)

This is pitiful bear with an almost whole second bear

This is Fox (she is down to one front leg)

This is frog - she is almost down to just a head

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