Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Just Another Day on the Beach

Decaf coffee with ff half-n-half, scrambled egg, turkey bacon, oatmeal waffle w/sugar free Mrs. Butterworth's, lettuce and tomato salad with balsamic vinegrette, pizza margherita, diet rootbeer, a few olives for snack, scotch and soda, grilled steak, leftover broccoli w/queso, baked sweet potato.

All sooooo good and sooooo good for you.

Worked with the Bubba twice in the street, even did a little jogging. Scared the Bubster to death when I went faster than he had ever seen.

Monday, March 20, 2006


Roseville B & B Recipe-Yum

A friend emailed a recipe for a tomato dish from the Roseville B&B in Marshall, Texas. Here is the recipe:

1 can 10-count Biscuits
1 cup Mayonaise (I used light mayo)
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack/Colby Cheese
2 Tomatoes
McCormick Salad Supreme
Butter Flavored Pam
Parmesan Cheese
Dried Basil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

On a cookie sheet lined with foil, spray Pam. Space the biscuits evenly and flatten each. Spray biscuits with Pam. Sprinkle dried basil over the biscuits.

Peel the tomatoes and slice each one into five slices (about 1/4 inch thick). Put a tomato slice on each biscuit. Sprinkle each slice liberally with Salad Supreme.

Mix the mayo and Jack/Colby cheese together. Top each tomato/biscuit with the mixture, about a tablespoon on each. Sprinkle Pamesan over each stack.

Bake approximately 10-12 minutes until biscuits are cooked through and cheese is melted.

This looked great, but on the South Beach Diet, the biscuits are a no-no. So for lunch today, I sauteed some boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I beat flat with a rolling pin. I salted and peppered one side of each breast, and put Emiril's Essence on the other side and cooked them in olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Then I built the stack as shown in the recipe. I put the skillet with the stacks in the oven and cooked them for 10 minutes to melt the cheese. Boy, were they good. Had leftover green beans as a side.

I can see doing the same with portabella mushrooms to make a great side dish.

Weight today was still around 218, but we ate very well so I'm hoping to lose a little this week. I went walking on the golf course without Bubba because he is in training.

Supper was leftover chicken jambalaya from the SBD Quick and Easy Cookbook. Steamed broccoli with queso was the side. Sweety made a poached egg, turkey bacon and ww toast sandwich for breakfast.

It was a very good day on the Beach.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Marriage Made in the Kitchen

I haven't blogged much lately because not much exciting has been going on in the eating life. And Bubba is starving in a kennel in the suburbs of Dallas where he is supposed to be learning to be a protection companion. Therefore, walking is not nearly as interesting for me, but I go everday.

Today, however, I made a new recipe for waffles from the South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook.

These waffles are made with SBD friendly ingredients, i.e. whole wheat flour and oatmeal. The book recommends topping them with sugar free jam. We use sugar free Mrs. Butterworth's syrup.

The waffles are very light and crispy. Maybe the best waffle I've ever eaten, healthy or not.

I'll not bore you with the recipe, but the SBD Quick and Easy Cookbook does contain really good recipes that are amazingly quick and easy. If you like to eat, I think you should get one. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Idoling Along

Haven't blogged this last week because I have not been particlarly good (eatingwise). But the good thing about the South Beach Diet is that it is easy to get back on track and not feel guilty.

We do have a complicating factor now, though. Sweety was told by her doctor that she needs a low protein diet. This is not too good for a SBD household. So now she gets bread and potatoes and salad while I get chicken and steak and salad. I can say that I really don't miss potatoes or bread anymore and I never was hooked on dessert. I do like regular, sugary cold drinks, but I've been off of them for 18 months and don't really miss them too much.

Got to get back to American Idol. Simon told Kelly Pickler she is a minx and now she thinks she's a highly valued member of the rodent family.

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