Friday, April 4, 2014

Week 13 Friday (4/4/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Chicken Spaghetti
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks:  Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
                  Pages  130 - 131     Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 584 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.)

         This is the sister dish to Penne alla Betsy.  I alternated these two dishes every day for two weeks.  I love both of them so much. I did have one problem with this dish.  The store ran out of pimentos so I did without. Jenny Anderson made it and let me taste hers and the pimentos really deepen the flavor.  The next time I make this one, I will make sure I find the illusive pimentos. These two recipes should be eaten at least once a week all year.  They are really that good.  Thanks Ree, for introducing me to these two gems.

Why Weight?

         Now that I know that the secret to losing weight is portion control and exercise, the diet commercials annoy me. I swear that Marie Osmond is on every time I turn on the tube. It isn’t that I begrudge her selling the system, but I know from a lot of personal experience that when you go on a diet eventually you will go off of it. What I needed to learn was to eat whatever I want, but in moderation.  I love Ree’s food even though it is high in calories, but I can eat it for every meal, every day.  All I had to do was figure out the calories for each recipe and then stick to my current total for the day.  I guess I shouldn’t complain because I went that way for a long time until eventually I figured out what worked for me.  To each his/her own.

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