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so yummy

Just had one of the most delicious meals ever and it was super low in calories and almost no fat.

We had pork roast (sirloin tip so basically fat free), smashed red potatoes (made with fat free sour cream and fat free half & half), broccoli, sweet corn and green beans.  Jack also got himself some baked beans (the way my dad taught me to make them: Bush’s original recipe, some brown sugar and yellow mustard) because he LOVES them.  And everyone else is getting potato rolls.  I passed on them to save on fat.

There was a bit of guess work on how many calories were in the potatoes since I didn’t actually figure out how many servings were in the amount I cooked (5lbs of potatoes) but I took a big scoop and with a 1/2 to 1 cup of each veggie and 4oz of meat I was somewhere between 400 and 450 calories and like 4 grams of fat.  For a full meal.  I’m actually pretty full but I’m considering having a little bit more of each.  It was so good.

random thought of the day…07.26.08

Tastes change.

Another true fact from me to you.  When I was a kid I couldn’t stand when my dad would make asparagus.  I think he was the only person in the house that ate it and I just wanted to gag.  Here it is, some 20+ years later, and what did I make with our Italian chicken tonight?

Asparagus…on the grill.  A technique I learned on the 4th of July.  Just make a foil packet out of heavy duty aluminum foil, place frozen asparagus and some butter, close and toss on the grill with the chicken.

It was so tender and yummy.  Oh, that brings me back to my point that tastes change.  I had TWO helpings of asparagus tonight.  All three of my kids (that are here, my oldest is at a friend’s house) devoured it.

random thought of the day…7.22.08

To make the perfect batch of Kraft boxed mac & cheese…FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!

I made the kids some mac & cheese today.  Here’s how it turned out:

  • Don’t overcook the pasta….FAIL! (I got sidetracked doing a scrapbook page and let it cook to the bottom of the pot)
  • Use the correct amount of butter…FAIL! (I didn’t feel like wasting my good real butter so I just tossed in a big spoonful of vegetable spread)
  • Use the correct amount of milk…FAIL! (I never measure the milk)

Not that the kids care or anything.  They still ate it and said it was good.  I even ate some of the leftovers.  It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either.

Of course, now when I want to make really good mac & cheese I do it from scratch.  My dad gave me the recipe.  It’s simple, fool proof almost…almost.

  • 1 16oz box of pasta, cooked (not overcooked!)
  • 1/2 brick of Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 package of skinless smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 TBSP milk

Here’s the super simple part: Mix all ingredients and put into large baking pan or casserole dishes.  Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stir, bake another 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

See, simple, and oh so delicious.

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