Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What's Cooking Wednesday, December 6th

Good day friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am feeling pretty good about my strides of late.  I may not be doing everything perfectly, but I'm trying and that counts.  I tried another recipe last night...one I've tried before, but don't think that I have shared.  Last night, I prepared two things.  One was a big pot of spaghetti sauce from my Better Homes and Garden cookbook.  I have made it before and my family loves it. The basic recipe, as I modified it is this:  4-14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of onion, I added at least 4 of the small snack size bell pepper, a liberal dash of Italian Seasoning and then my husband added some fresh basil, 1 small can of tomato paste and 2/3 cup of water.  We normally have leftovers unless I'm feeding a crowd.

I also threw a variation of the 7 can soup (the Pioneer Woman's version) in the crockpot for lunches.  Her recipe can be found here: Pioneer Woman 7-Can Soup.  I didn't have any pinto beans so I used some tri-colored beans that I had in the pantry.  Instead of the diced tomatoes, I used 2 cans of Ro-Tel because that's what sounded good and I had more Rotel than diced tomatoes.  I also replaced the Velveeta cheese with standard cheddar cheese because we don't keep Velveeta cheese around the house.  I am having some Food Should Taste Good chips with it.  It may be not super low in points, but it will be filling and tasty.  

Breakfast was my breakfast smoothie (1 oz. each of spinach and broccoli slaw, ginger root, 1 banana, cinnamon and turmeric [just a liberal shake], powdered peanut butter (the serving size which I think is 12 grams), 1/3 Tbsp of both chia seeds and flaxseed, 4 oz. of Whole Milk and 6 oz. of water, and 1 serving [about 140 grams] of frozen fruit.  I also added a serving (5 grams) of Hershey's cocoa for a different flavor.  Of course, I had my coffee (about 8 oz.) with coconut milk creamer (about a Tbsp).  Lunch will be the soup and chips.  Dinner will [FINALLY] be the spaghetti, whole wheat noodles and garlic cheese bread and possibly Caesar salad.  

Before I forget, I did not have my planned spaghetti last night, but actually had leftover pizza.  Goals for the day, I am tracking and hoping to hit 10,000 steps today. Hope everyone has a happy hump day! 

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