Friday, March 28, 2014

Week 12 Friday (3/28/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Croissant French Toast
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 313 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 want a bite right now!

       I read this recipe and thought it sounded rich. Boy, was I right. One of the best parts of croissants is that they are rich with the taste of butter. I do not apologize for loving butter.
         I laughed last week when I heard a doctor saying that margarine is no longer good for you and we should go back to butter. If we wait long enough everything is deemed dangerous and then that idea is repealed a few years later. I think it is really all about portion control.
         Regular old bread is no longer good enough for this girl’s French toast. “Give me croissants or give me death,” to mess up a quote by a brilliant man. Get out the warm syrup, pull up a chair, and prepare to smile from ear to ear.

Why Weight?

         Nighttime eating has always been a problem for me. I think this goes back to my childhood because I can’t remember a time that I didn’t want to eat at night. Since this is a problem, I have worked out a solution that works for me now.
         I love T.V. and this probably doesn’t help. In my late teens I taught myself to never watch T.V. without doing something simultaneously. For instance, I frequently knit, or go through the mail when I watch the tube. This way I have no guilt for doing my favorite pastime.
         The solution I discovered was Skinny Pop popcorn. I usually eat four cups of Skinny Pop around 8:00 p.m. This serving size has only 155 calories. It has worked for me so far but my friend, Amanda, suggested that I try a bowl of oatmeal. The oatmeal I love has only 160 calories so this is comparable to popcorn and doesn’t have the high salt content.  It is also a heavy food that could really do the trick.  Thanks Amanda for such a great suggestion!

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