Friday, August 7, 2009
Since I rarely work on Fridays, I reserve those days for my WW meeting, errands, cleaning, etc, all of the stuff I don't wanna do on weekends when Beren is home! Yesterday I hit the grocery store, today is Costco because I do appreciate a big strong man when doing that bulk shopping. *wink*
There were a few new-to-me products mentioned at the meeting, am looking forward to trying them but in the meantime here are the items I keep on hand all the time; if these are in my fridge & pantry I have a much better chance of success. Even more important if I'm going to get rid of the 3 pounds I gained this week! *groan*
*Boca & Morningstar Farms products - veggie burgers, dogs, sausage, etc
*Arnold Sandwich Thins
*Perdue Perfect Portions chicken breast
*Weight Watchers yogurt
*Jiffy Pop 100-calorie mini-bags, various flavors
*Thomas Light English Muffins
*Boars Head turkey breast
I also can't live without Pyrex, I have a huge collection of both vintage and new pieces, use it almost exclusively for food storage. I'm not big on plastic, am nervous about the health risks and would much prefer glass. It cleans better, lasts longer and looks prettier! The only exception I make is some Tupperware for dry pantry items and Rubbermaid Chug bottles which are BPA free and are the perfect water bottle, in my opinion. I buy them in bulk at Costco, keep half a dozen or so in the fridge at all times. The family is much more likely to choose water over some other liquid if it's cold & readily available! And they are so cheap, if one of the kids leaves them at the beach or at a friend's house, no big deal, I'm only out a couple of bucks.
Once I got everything put away I started cooking! I sauteed 1 bag of shrimp with Mrs. Dash seasoning, grilled chicken breast w/Mojo sauce, divided everything up into individual containers and put them on my shelf in the refrigerator. I made a huge salad with romaine, peppers, tomatoes, etc, just about every veggie I could think of was thrown in there. This way when I get home from work and don't feel like cooking some days, I can throw together a simple salad with either shrimp or chicken and Poof! Dinner's done!
Today I'm going to make use of my slowcooker, am tossing together Laloosh's Black Bean Chili, doubling the black beans & eliminating the meat to make it vegetarian. Again, this a cinch to prepare today since I took the time to cut up the onions, etc yesterday when I unpacked them from the grocery store! Planning really is everything.
Now, off I go to Costco, if only I looked like Ms. Von Teese while pushing my grocery cart...swoon....
Have a Beauty-Full Day,