Monday, January 21, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

SMOKED TURKEY our first

 
While I was going through Sunday's coupons I started the rice for supper.
Turned out perfect, it has to be cold for fried rice.
 

Breakfast:
banana 0 pts. (105 cal)
2 hard boiled eggs 4 pts. (155 cal)


Snack:
orange 0 pts. (81 cal)
30 g. walnuts to snack on all day 1pt. (200 cal)


Lunch:
Amy's organic bean and rice burrito, my favorite (310 cal)
Lettuce 0 pts.

 
So good

Dinner: 
Steak and Broccoli stir-fry 8 pts. (206 cal)
Ham Fried Rice 8 pts. (359 cal)

STEAK AND BROCCOLI STIR-FRY
from DVO'S cook'n

unseasoned meat tenderizer (optional)
1/2 pound boneless beef top round steak or round steak
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sherry
1 1/2 cups beef bouillon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red onion cut in wedges
2 cloves garlic minced
1 cup carrot thin, diagonally sliced
1 cup broccoli peeled and thinly sliced stems
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups broccoli florets
white rice hot cooked

If desired, use tenderizer on steak according to label directions. With a large sharp knife, slice meat across the grain in very thin strips 3 to 4 inches long. In a small bowl, sprinkle meat with 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch and sherry. Mix well set aside.

In a small bowl, mix bouillon, soy sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and sugar until sugar is dissolved set aside.

In a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Stir-fry onion and garlic 1 minute or until onion is limp. Add carrots and broccoli stems. Stir-fry 1 minute longer. Transfer vegetables to a bowl.

Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in skillet. Stir-fry steak until no longer pink. Stir bouillon mixture and pour over steak. Stirring, bring to a boil. Add broccoli florets and reserved vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve with rice.

FRIED RICE
from DVO'S Cook'n

1 tablespoon butter
1/4 C onions , chopped
1/4 C green peppers , chopped
1 cup diced ham
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 cups cooked rice
2 eggs, beaten

Directions:
In large skillet melt butter. Saute onion and green pepper until soft. Add remaining ingredients except egg. Cook over low heat 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in egg and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.

My oldest son started the brine yesterday from
 
Didn't have a container big enough for a 20 lbs.bird so we wrapped it in a large trash bag and turned it 3 times.
Around 4:00 pm he started the coals and soaked the chips.
He finally put the Turkey in at 5:00
8:00 pm finally done at 170* in the thigh
Look at that beautiful smoke ring. It was so tender and good.
Great job Timmy!
Oops didn't count the points, o well it was so late it shouldn't count right?
 
 




                

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lodge - Seasoned Cast Iron

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After breakfast I seasoned my new cast iron 12" pan. I looked at the web site and fell in love with the blue panini press, I waaaaaant it.
 
Breakfast 1 orange 0 pts 81 calories

 
Snack: 3 chocolate covered cherries 4-ww pts. 225-cals.
1/2 Big Hunk 3-ww pts. 115-cals.

lunch: Macaroni salad 1 cup 7 pts. 275 calories

my new 12 in" cast iron after seasoning, was able to use it tonight.
Apply a very thin, even coating of MELTED solid vegetable
shortening (or cooking oil of your choice) to the cookware inside and out. Too much oil will result in a sticky finish.
* Place aluminum foil on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any drips.
* Set oven temperature to 350 – 400 degrees F.
* Place cookware upside down on the top rack of the oven to prevent pooling.
* Bake the cookware for at least one hour. After the hour, turn the oven off and let the cookware cool in the oven.
* Store the cookware uncovered, in a dry place when cooled.
* Repeat as necessary.
 

Busy mom Lasagna 19 pts. yikes 681 calories.
Country Quick & Easy (Busy Mom Lasagna) from Gooseberry Patch. Usually you can get it free from amazon onto your kindle.
And a simple salad with Marie's asiago peppercorn dressing 2 T 5 pts 162 calories
I thought I was buying blue cheese but grabbed the wrong bottle, it better be good. It wasn't bad but I want my blue cheese.
 

Garlic Parm Breadsticks 5 pts. 132 calories
 
It took hours to prepare but it was very good.
One of my boy's does not like ricotta cheese so this was a good choice for him.

 Dinner is from the DVO's Cook'n 5 day meal plan.
and Country Quick & Easy (Busy Mom Lasagna) from Gooseberry Patch. Usually you can get it free from amazon onto your kindle.


Total pts today=43 way over but used my weekly extra points. weekly extra left is 29
Total calories=1672 which isn't bad according myfitnesspal. My goal is 1600 calories.