Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday Night's All Right for Fightin'...
...Fattening Dinners, that is! OK, guess it's not REALLY fightin' fat if you eat smaller portions of a whole LOT of lower point things, eh? Cause the points add up? Right? (Actually, I stayed on program, if doing a little flex dipping.)
Anyway, for the last day of my mom's visit, my TO sister, her dh and toddler cutie came out and we had a nice BBQ dinner on the patio. I kept forgetting to take pictures and/or started eating BEFORE I took the picture, so forgive any bite marks showing. har.
My sister and mom made the tomato sauce while dh and I were out at Ikea picking up a desk for youngest dd ( or trying, as apparently too many other locals liked the same desk, so we could only buy a part of it and we'll have to brave the Ikea hoards again! People heart Ikea around here. ) Anyway, they were scoping out our garden ( being TRUE gardeners and not rank amateurs like dh and I ), and started picking tomatoes and one thing led to another and it all led to homemade tomato sauce. I'm not sure the points for the sauce ( low, I think? ) but it was very fresh and tasty. I have to admit I pretty much always buy spaghetti sauce, rather than make it ( though with the whole can danger now, I guess it's a good time to start...but we'd have to grow more tomatoes and the season must be ending soon, right? Spaghetti sauce in bottles, it is! )
The other "side" I didn't make was the broccoli salad ( not picture, cause I didn't have any ) and the tzatkiki sauce ( the white mound pictured ) both from Costco.
The chicken was from the Gill Once, Eat Twice article from the August Cooking Light. I'd actually made it before, when I first got this CL, but I'm not sure if I linked it (and I'm too lazy to look back and check), so I'll link it again. Anyway, the chicken from menu one is Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts and it is super easy, but very tasty. (Menu 2 is Chicken Caesar salad. I'll lyk how that is, too.) The salad was the Arugula Salad that I did the other day, too. The dessert was from this month's Cooking Light: Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies. I made it with their suggested Chocolate Sauce and 1 side of Breyer's low fat vanilla ice cream. It was super good- I mean really, really good. The brownie was 3 points- so worth it. The sauce was 2 points. mmmmmmmmmm....It was a great Saturday night chocolate fix.
I didn't get any workout in yesterday- with all the running around and visitors and excuses. Today it is supposed to rain all day, so I won't be able to retest the Sportband. Maybe I can motivate myself to crack open one of my new workout videos? Boot camp is on again tomorrow, thankfully for my under exercised body.
Posted by JanetM97 at 7:30 AM