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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Low Carb Vegetable Medley

I am so excited about my new toy for this week. My friend at Definitely Leopard has been bragging about loving her new fitbit and I resisted buying it for about a month. But, now that school has started back and I have been running from car to car to get students to the right car, I started wondering how many steps I’m taking. Turns out I’m taking anywhere from 10,000 – 20,000 steps a day!! I also can track my sleep patterns, no shock here, I wake up a LOT at night. I also like that I can see how many steps my friends that have one take. You can pair it with endomondo, but since I do a monthly challenge based on time, it wasn’t fair.20130908-194848.jpg

Well, seems like every time I do a blog I’m talking about getting back on track. Looks like this week will be no different. Tomorrow, I will recommit myself to eating healthy. I went to the grocery store and bought all healthy food. I’m sticking with the low carb diet since it worked really well the first week I did it.

Ingredients:
2 zucchini
2 squash
Box of cut mushrooms
2 cans of diced tomatoes
2 cups of hot sauce
2 bags of frozen okra
1 bag of cut broccoli
1 package of dry hot sauce mix
generous amount of lemon pepper
Paprika
(Usually I put in chicken, but they didn’t have any left at the grocery store today)
Cook on high in the crockpot for 4 – 6 hours

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Low Carb Burger

I’m still attempting to do a low carb diet, although the Labor Day Weekend set me back a little bit. I’m pretty sure Blue Bell ice cream has no carbs these days, so I may be ok! The best thing to do when you get off track, though, is to get right back on track.

The hard part of doing a low carb diet is that you really can’t have any bread. This usually means no comfort food like hamburgers. One of the worst things about eating a hamburger is that after you eat it, you feel all bloated because of all the carbs in the bread. Today was the day I decided to fix that problem. I thought I’d attempt to pair my low carb bread with a burger. I was so excited when it tasted MARVELOUS! I don’t think I’ll ever eat a burger on regular bread again. The low carb bread didn’t get all soggy or anything!!

I might also want to mention that I made the pre-made burgers from Krogers on my George Foreman Grill!! What a winning combination!

Ingredients:
Hamburger
Low Carb Bread
Cheese
Lettuce
Mayonnaise (This probably wasn’t a great choice, but I like mayonnaise)

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Dallas ISD Chess Pie

Dallas ISD had the best cafeteria food in the 80’s. Almost everything was made from scratch. Even with the good food, I used to get a chocolate bar from Mr. Lancaster’s class and get two $.10 rolls with butter for lunch. Some of my favorite school cafeteria food, (when I ventured off from my lunch of champions), were Fiesta Salad, Rectangular Pizza, and Chicken Fried Steak!!! I even liked those fried fish squares with tartar sauce.

I think DISD was most famous for Chess Pie, but when everyone started to worry about childhood obesity, pies were off the menu. My friend, Flo, has been trying to recreate the recipe, and he thinks he has it!! Since this is a little more than my skills will allow, someone has to try to make this and let me know how it turns out!!!

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Photo by The Merry Gourmet!

DISD Chess Pie

1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Cornmeal
1/2 Cup Melted Margarine
3 Whole Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Cup of Milk

Mix sugar and cornmeal. Add melted margarine and mix thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each. Add liquids and mix well. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.

 

 

 

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