Friday, May 16, 2014

Week 19 Friday (5/16/14)

Recipe Review              

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Leftover Turkey and Swiss Panini
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 684 calories per serving, if 4 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         OMG this is a killer sandwich. Who would have thought to put both Dijon mustard and apricot preserves as a sandwich spread. This sammy has a little kick and just melts in your mouth. Ree also put pecans on the sammy which is another first for me. I have never had nuts on a sandwich – in a salad yes – on a sandwich – no!!  The only alteration I made was to avoid the cranberries because they are not a favorite of mine. This is a fabulous summer sandwich when it is cooler. The Panini maker is a whole lot less heat than the oven. You may even be able to put it on a grill!!

Why Weight?

         Even though I am trying to remember how far I have come so far, I still have some guilt over yo-yoing all over the place. I need to get back to being serious and never giving in to temptation or bad choices until I am back on the serious road. Every thing that enters my mouth has to be counted and then I will be back on the road to success. Then it is okay to splurge once in a while but lately it has become a bad habit. There are too many bad choice days. Deep breath - here we go.

Craft Corner         

         The first thing I learned to knit from my friend, Madonna Strom, was a pair of baby mittens. She purchased the pattern and yard from a wonderful store named Wool and Company in St. Charles. The mittens are extremely easy to make because they have no thumbs. I can make a pair in an evening. They are fun and quick and make a wonderful shower gift. 
         Stop by Wool and Company and check out their classes and patterns!

Here are four different pairs of cute mittens!

Fabulous “Family and Friends” Food

Zucchini Bread
(This may be an early recipe of my Moms)

3 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups of grated, unpeeled zucchini
1-2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of nuts
½ cup coconut  (REALLY????)

Directions:  beat eggs until light and foamy. Add sugar, oil, zucchini, and vanilla.  Add all of the dry ingredients together – then add slowly to the other mixture. Lastly, add the nuts and coconut.  Bake in loaf pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  This should make 3 pans (7 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 ½).

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