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  • That sounds awesome. Recipe? I've been sucking at self control since Halloween. Thankfully, the candy is gone and I've managed to keep it around maintenance. I may just focus on maintaining until the new year.
  • Hot browns. A piece of toast topped with leftover turkey and ham then cheese sauce (bechamel with shredded sharp cheddar) poured over the top and sprinkled with bacon. Totally calorific awesomeness! On the question of which is a bigger feast, Thanksgiving or Christmas, for my family the food is a much bigger deal at…
  • Thanksgiving in my Southern family is the mid day meal and includes Roast and fried turkey Honey glazed ham with Jezebel sauce (a sweet /spicy horseradish sauce) Cornbread dressing Gravey Mashed potatoes Sweet potato casserole Cranberry relish and sauce Broccoli and cheese casserole Mac and cheese Rolls Lots of dessert…
  • IMO this the best way to bake a sweet potato. I also like to add a bit of goal cheese after baking and mash it in.
  • I have an older nursling (2) who only nurses in the morning when she wakes up and down to sleep too. I don't factor it into my calories. I figure it can't be more than 250-300 calories worth so I have my goal set at 1 lb loss a week just consider the nursing calories a cushion.
  • Haven't read the thread so sorry if I'm being repetitious. I cut chicken thighs into chunks and sautee with Taco seasoning for grilled chicken tacos. Honey Sriancha Chicken Thighs is another of my favorites.
  • Add the size you got to the search bar ex. "Starbucks mocha tall" and search again. There are all kinds of starbucks entries. You should be able to find one that fits.
  • Don't be fooled be the name, its pretty much cake. Similar in concept to banana bread. I bet there are more savory pumpkin bread or biscuit ( as in US Southern bisciut, not British biscuit) recipes out there though.
  • The big carving pumpkins aren't really meant for eating. I mean they're edible, but they're bland, watery, and stringy. I put my Jack-o-lantern pumpkins in the compost. The smaller pie or sugar pumpkins are the ones you'd want for eating. I have roasted them, but I usually just buy the canned puree. Whichever you choose…
  • For me, no way. IMO its not worth the risks, pain and expense. For others, I don't care. Your money, your body.
  • 3rd-ing this, especially the bolded. Making small, progressive changes has been key for me. Change something small-ish you can live with. Keep it up until it becomes habit, then make another change. Repeat as needed. Over the last several years the hubby and I have each lost significant weight, completely changed the way…
  • I don't currently have a gym membership, my husband does though. It's a very basic gym, open 24/7 not always attended by staff. A year long membership was $250. He goes 3-5 times a week, usually after midnight when there are maybe 2 other people there. All in all, a really, really good deal.
  • I love my pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Just bought some pumpkin spice cream cheese. I tried the cream cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel and it was really good. I'm going to have to try that yogurt. Sounds yummy.
  • Mmm, Thanksgiving food! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I come from a big Southern family. Our stuffing isn't stuffing. We call it dressing. It's cornbread based and baked in pans before being cut into squares for serving. Because there are so many of us we usually have 2 turkeys, 1 brined and roasted and one deep…
  • I just discovered something new for fall breakfasts. I roasted an acorn squash with pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup for dinner one night. Then in the morning took some of that and warmed it up then topped it with some plain Greek yogurt, pecans and a drizzle of honey. Very yummy.
  • Unless it smells or looks weird, I'd eat it.
  • Where does this come from? My husband says that all the time and can't remember where he got it!
  • Or, alternatively you can change your servings to the number of grams in the whole dish then if you eat 100 grams you can enter that you ate 100 servings. Either way works.
  • My typical weeknight meal rotation includes Honey Sriancha Pork Stir Fry with rice, tacos (grilled chicken or shrimp), tandoori chicken, grilled salmon, chicken or steak with any 2 of these veggies on the side. Frozen steamed broccoli, frozen Brussels sprouts roasted with garlic, baked sweet or regular potatoes, cinnamon…
  • Late to this post, but I made the Chipotle Orange Pork Tacos from Budget Bytes a while ago and they were awesome.
  • Three of my favorites Roasted Tomato Pesto Soup 5 lbs tomatoes, cored and quartered 1 medium onion cut into largish chunks 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and Pepper Toss together and roast at @ 450 for 20 min or until very soft. Add the roasted tomato mixture to a pot with 2 cups water 2tsp sugar 1/2 tsp…
  • I'm a recent Aldi convert. There's a new one near my daughter's gym so I checked it out after I dropped her off at practice last week. Everything I tried has been good and the prices were great. The oreo clones may actually be better than the real thing. I will definitely be going back.
  • You could hard boil and peel the eggs in advance for him. For meat you could cook things that the meat is already in bite size pieces. Stir fry, pasta and meatballs or meat sauce, baked chicken tenderloin. Soups or stews with bite size meat chunks.
  • I second (3rd?) cast iron. I have several skillets and a griddle. I use at least one piece of cast iron in every meal I cook. Love my Kitchen Aid. My mandolin only gets used occasionally, but when I need it, I'd hate to be without it. (potato chips, scalloped potatoes, dried apple slices) I need one of those gloves because…
  • I like peanut butter, but don't love it. A peanut butter sandwich with strawberry jelly on white bread is totally a comfort food for me though, or a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Neither of my kids like peanut butter at all. They'll even spit out peanut butter candy (Reece's etc.) or ice cream. Crazy children. Of…
  • If your new bento is the one I'm thinking, DON'T put it in the dishwasher. I got that one for my daughter last March and 3 or 4 trips through took off most of the paint, except for the hat. The hat is still perfect. You can actually pack quite a bit in there. I used it to pack her lunch today.
  • My dyslexic brain read that as immortal liasons. I now have a very amusing mental picture of an anthropomorphic deli turkey slice in a passionate embrace with Dracula.
  • If potassium overdose is the concern, potatoes would kill you quicker Bananas have 358mg of potassium per 100g. Potatoes have 417mg per 100g. I really wanna go eat 6 bananas right now, just to be contrary.
  • OK my sad sad August 8-9 19.4 miles in 1:30 8-11 11.4 miles in 50 minutes 8-18 11.7 miles in 51 minutes 8-26 4.25 miles in 24 minutes 8-27 10.5 miles in 49 minutes Total 57.25 oh well on to September.
  • Moving the scale will change how it reads. Different scales will read differently. Your weight will fluctuate during the day depending on how much food and water are in your system and when you last went to the bathroom . The exact number of your weight is impossible to know. It's a range. The important thing is the…