Friday, March 14, 2014

Week 10 Friday (3/14/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Tequila Lime Chicken
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Page 170 - 172      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 149 calories per serving, if 6 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         So many flavors hit you with each bite – the lime mixed with the jalapeno and cilantro all blend perfectly with the hint of tequila and the grilled flavor. I made the marinade on Sunday morning and put the chicken in the marinade soaking until Monday night at 7:00 p.m. This is a pleasure for the mouth. I can see this served with her Mexican Rice and Black Beans. This is really worth the wait.  Ole!

I love those grill marks!

Today’s critics:

Jenny Anderson loved this recipe as much as I did.  She has made many comments about how wonderful it was to eat.

Why Weight?

         Eating out is really hard when you are counting calories.  If I go out to a place like Chipotle or Panera, it is not inconvenient because they have the calorie counts listed on the menu.  Unfortunately, when you go to a sit-down restaurant you are on your own.
         I do not want to limit where I go with my friends so I always reserve 1,000 calories if I know I am going out to dinner.  That way, I have no guilt or remorse because I have saved enough calories for a great dinner. 

Fabulous “Family” Food

Grandma Ehrhardt’s Peanut Butter Bars

½ c. peanut butter
¼ cup clover
½ c. peanuts, chopped
½ c. orange juice
4 cups bran cereal

Directions:  Mix together peanut butter, honey, and 1/3 cup of the peanuts. Add in the orange juice and the cereal and mix well together.
         In a 8x8x2 inch pan, press in the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining peanuts over the top and press them in lightly. Put a cover on and refrigerate overnight. Cut and enjoy!

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