Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your holiday is wonderful and I hope you gain nary a pound. I'm not going to be sappy here and tell you what I'm thankful for. Know that the list is long, and take a minute to ponder the gifts you have in your life.

Now, hello my friends! It's been a while since I've posted. That sounded rather like a confession didn't it? Bless me Father for I have sinned. It's been X days since my last post! I've been OP all that time FYI! I even walked once. I had a very successful weigh in last Tuesday. I lost 6.4 pounds. Still many pounds over where I was, but a chunk of that gained fat is gone. I don't miss it either! Moreover, I plan on losing this week also. Yep, that's right, Pixie plans to lose weight Thanksgiving week! Does she plan to be a saint today and not nosh on the goodies? Hell no. I plan to enjoy today and all the merriment and treats it brings. Today. Today. Today. Tomorrow I shall be 100% back OP. Yes indeed I shall. I even plan on getting a brisk walk in today...somewhere between making apple crumb pie, homemade rolls, sinful mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Maybe I should go right now!

I went shopping last week and was so impressed with my finds I took a picture TJ style. So many of you talk of the foods you eat all the time and I just can't find it here. I found a lot of good stuff last week and here it is.

I've got 2 WW recipes for cranberry sauce to try on those bags of fresh cranberries. I made one yesterday in fact and it was pretty good. I think I'll like the cooked one better, and Den thinks the one I made yesterday will be even better today. Yesterday's was just grind up the bag of cranberries, toss in a whole orange in chunks and grind that up too. Add a chunk of fresh ginger and grind that. Toss in some cinnamon and 1 cup of Splenda and voila, cranberry salad. It was crunchier than I like, but Den liked it. I'll let you know how the cooked one turns out. It has no sugar or Splenda at all in it.

I made a lovely salad out of the goodies you see and had a fabby lunch. I tried the blue cheese dressing that TJ spoke of and it's nice. It's thinner than most but that just made it coat the lettuce better. Here is my lunch that day. Those are chocolate powdered almonds you see in the small bowl. I like the crunch of nuts on my salad and I've got a HUGE container of those I got at Sam's. I usually use roasted almonds, but hey...toss on what you have right?

I made some pita pizzas too. They were awesome, but too cheesy. I'd cut the cheese in half next time. I wanted quantity so I cut the pita's in half so I had 2 full circles and the crust would be thinner and crispier. I sprayed them with a few spritzes of olive oil and toasted them in the toaster oven for about 5-8 minutes. I then topped them with 0 point pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese. No, not fat free. Just lovely part skim 'real' pizza cheese. They were nummy and only 5 points for the whole 2 pizza's. Like I said, next time I'd cut the cheese in half and maybe add some ham and olives and fresh mushrooms. Those of you that like veg could pile these puppies high and have a really filling meal! Here they are on my lovely little pampered chef toaster oven stone. I love that darn thing!

I went out to dinner with friends one night also. Thai if you please. I chose the steamed dumplings. It is so nice to be able to go to real places with really great friends and not feel like you have to sit there and drink water. I love Weight Watchers!!! They had an appetizer and here they are toasting their oompa loompa colored chicken satay! Shoot, no pics of them as I forgot to ask if it was OK to use them. Well, picture two awesome people holding orange colored chicken over a tiny little cast iron flaming pot! Clair read the blog and said it was OK to post after here they are! If you read this yesterday, you didn't get to see the pics. Oops!

This is Clair toasting his bird.

Here's Mary with her chicken on a stick.

I'm off here to start making my homemade rolls. When they're raising I'm going to start the apple crumb pie. The pumpkin pie is already in the fridge. I'll make the mashed potatoes just before we head over to our wonderful friends home for a lovely meal. Yes, they will have butter in them. Copious amount if you must know!

I'll tell you one thing I'm truly thankful for today, well many actually. I'm thankful for my many friends. I'm thinking of my very good friend Marty right now. If it weren't only 7am I'd pop over for a cup of coffee! Perhaps that's where I should take my walk today eh? I hope you all have a beautiful, blessed day today.



  1. Great to hear from you again...those pizza's look divine - I've cut them out of my diet...cannot see that those lovelies are only 5 points!!!!!!
    Europe has a new WW program longer calculate calories and fat, now its Protein, Carbs, Fat and Fibre...all my foods now have a higher point value, am finding my feet.

  2. Wow, there was a lotta veggies in that pic! lol :) I love that dressing! I need to get more soon! YUM! :) Yipeeee for pita pizzas! Good job on being OP!! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving Debby! :) Enjoy your day!

  3. oh man you mentioned the ENEMY.

    it has been so long! i miss pizza.

    i started a post similar to this. been a while since i posted too.

  4. Yes it was a lovely meal and the little heating thingies for the satays were awesome. I wanted to sneak one home but it kept burning my pants !