After catching a few posts about THE FOOD YOU CRAVE by Ellie Krieger at Elastic Waist, I decided to check it out. I went to Barnes and Nobel for a look-see and wound up buying it for full price. It just looks right up my alley. I also like the nutritional info, which will make counting the Points* for the recipes easy. I look forward to spending some QT with it this weekend.
The three recipes I plan to try first are:
Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach and Couscous
Sesame Teriyaki Chicken
Mushroom Barley Ristotto
I am fighting the urge to get stuff to make her Mac and Cheese recipe, but Cute Man is trying to lay off the refined carbs (I am too, albeit informally). Even though it’s “lightened up”, it would still be difficult to stick with portion control. So… I think that one should wait.
Since I’m crazy famished by the time I get home after work, I don’t think it’s realistic to both shop for ingredients AND cook tonight. I had planned on making some steak tips I took out of the freezer to defrost in the fridge last night. I think I’ll save that for tomorrow and make some sort of fajitas with them. For tonight, I think a rotisserie chicken from the store might be a good idea.
*Yes, I AM back to counting Points. The obsessive menu planning didn’t work (shock, horror, I know). I KNOW Weight Watchers works for me so why fight it? If I just actually follow it and do what I need to do, it works. So that’s what I’m doing – counting my Points in a paper tracker and shooting for 30-60 moderate activity per day (like walking or yoga – I’m off running due to my foot and back issues). So that’s the plan in a nutshell. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.