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Old 06-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Present!
Average weight for June=143.7 so still staying in my window so I'm happy with that.
Wow, July! This summer is flying by!

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I'm 147.5 and happy.

Carolyn I made your noodles and I really like them! Particularly if I don't have zucchini on-hand. They had a nice noodle-y texture I really liked - thank you!

Question: My egg whites/gluc set up nearly immediately so that I needed to actually spread them out in my pan with the back of a spatula - was your like that?
The end result, though, worked out perfectly.
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Another July question.

I am going to make the banana split cake described on Bobo's thread. You and Beth have had an exchange regarding that cake.

I may have a bit of a crowd. My mother for sure, a couple of pregnant people and their husbands, lol!

So I'm going to make a 9x13 and so I should double the recipe, right?

And I am definitely going to do the flag cake, so I am thinking I will take your suggestion and add a couple of tablespoons of vanilla pudding to the cream before whipping.

Also, I am thinking you suggested no need for fruit as one of the layers - is that right?

Final question: I am thinking of making the crust Tuesday and topping it Wednesday, July 3, then possibly placing the whole thing in the freezer for 30-45 minutes before serving on the actual day of the 4th.

Quite a production, but the raves are so many and my mom used to nearly always make some dessert as a flag cake, so I want it to be good...

See anything I should change? And thanks.
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Hi ladies and Jim.

I haven't weighed in yet but our little group is doing great!!!

Food answers: Yes you have to be quick and spread the noodle
Mixture out in the pan immediately. Now on your flag cake. The only thing I wouldn't do is to put it in the freezer before you serve it. You don't want your fruit icy. I would just serve it from the fridge. If you double the recipe it will make 12 servings. If you are using whipped cream and making it the day before definitely use Sf vanilla pudding to stabilize the cream.
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Thanks Carolyn! I didn't think about the fruit getting icy...

Also re-thinking... I think I'll make the whipped cream and top it early afternoon of the 4th, so it will be well-chilled, but not 24-hours old... I'll still add the sf vanilla pudding.

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Posting in at 144. Still in my window, barely. off to exercise.
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Junes doc appt. I was 293. This morning I weighed 289.1. It's going down finally.

Sandy I did the slow cooker chicken recipe and it was yummy. Didn't have sour cream so used heavy cream at the end. Worked like a charm. Next time I'll have the sour cream. HA!

Took my 5-HTP and Mag. now waiting for about 30 mins. until I can have a bowl of chicken from last night. Waving to all you busy beavers. Glad I'm out of the slump.
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Oh Sharon - wonderful news!
Now I have to go find that slow-cooker chicken recipe....?
What's it called?
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Sharon, did I give you that recipe? If so, I don't remember so please share with us. Sounds yummy!

I got the ingredients to make a flag cake. Aldi had strawberries for .99 a quart and blueberries for 1.69 a pint. I think that was the sizes. It sounds yummy! We're going to DS's for a BBQ on the 4th.
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Yeah for you, Sharon..Yes, share the slow cooker recipe, please..

Judy: Good idea..You can certainly add that at the last minute..Plus the berries won't weep and droll if you add them a few hours ahead..

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Made a double batch of noodles for spaghetti tonight..Cooked up some Italian sausage..Then will have sauteed zukes..
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Here it is.


SLOW-COOKER SALSA CHICKEN!

Ingredients
2 lbs. (32 oz.) chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 cup salsa, homemade or purchased
1 cup petite diced canned tomatoes (choose low-sodium)
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 cup onions, diced fine
1/2 cup celery diced fine
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
3 tbsp. sour cream

Directions
Place the chicken in a slow cooker. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat then layer the vegetables and salsa on top. Pour a half cup water over the mixture, set on low and cook for 6-8 hours. The meat is cooked when it shreds or reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. When ready to serve, break up the chicken with two forks then stir in the sour cream.

Makes eight 1 cup servings.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 164.9; Fat: 2.5g; Carbohydrates: 7.3g; Protein: 27.6g
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It's Monday!!

Went to the gym - extra hard day there - then walked 2 miles with a friend.
Came home, cleaned the oven ~ well, started to . . . I took all the racks out and turned it on self-clean while i walked 4 miles with friend #2.
Came home and fed the dog and took him out for a walk . . .

I'm tired!

Tonight, DH and I are going to see Heat!
I can't wait!!!


I'm weighing in at 123.6 ~ not my lowest from last month - 122.8 ~ but better than last year at 124.8!
So, I guess I'm holding steady.

Sounds like everyone is doing well!!
Go team!!

Popcorn at the movies for dinner tonight.
Then I have to go to the store . . . and actually cook . . . .
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Thank you Sharon! I don't think I've seen that before, but I l-o-v-e slow-cooking any time of the year.

Sandy, I love Aldi too. Will check that out here.

MK all your walking makes me very very tired. Please relax now!

Carolyn thank you again for all your help!

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Morning!
It's raining, again, and DS20's lessons are cancelled because the water is too cold!
It's July, for Pete's sake!!

I have to go to an assessment meeting for my mom today and I'm debating whether I want to go to the gun range . . . .

Heat was a great movie - really funny!!!!

Cindy - that's great!!
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Morning!
Heatwave is still here so not much moving around for me. It's been ranging in the 90'-102.

We're enjoying our garden with zucchini, spaghetti squash and assorted tomatoes. Makes for nice salads and pasta dishes. We've been enjoying the baked zucchini recipe.

I found some ice cream bar molds at our dollar store so now I can make Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles that were on the All About Food Blog I get in my email. Looks so good and sure anxious to give them a try.

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Yield: 12 small popsicles
Serving Size: 1 popsicle

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup cream
1/3 cup powdered swerve
1/4 tsp stevia extract
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped, divided

Instructions

Place cream cheese in a food processor and process until smooth. Add cream, powdered erythritol, lemon juice, lemon zest and stevia extract. Process until well combined. Add 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and process until almost fully smooth. Stir in remaining chopped strawberries. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and push popsicle sticks about 2/3 of the way into each (I recommend getting wooden sticks, as they tend to grip the mixture better and don't come out when you are trying to unmold the popsicles). Freeze at least 4 hours. To unmold, run under hot tap water for 20 to 30 seconds, and then twist stick gently to release.

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Hi..

That looks great, Sharon..I need to get some cream..Had to have CoffeeMate in my coffee this morning.. LOL..

How is your mom doing, MK?

I might venture to the city pool by myself this afternoon..Gary will be up at the farm watching them harvest the wheat (Snore)..It is nice out..80's and none of my friends go to the pool as they are chicken..
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Carolyn I was always envious of that pool. It seemed friendly and accessible. I was always working...
And the last day of the year, they let people bring their dogs to swim in the pool because they're draining it the next day!

Sharon you and I should just trade notes. I have that very recipe sitting next to the block of cream cheese I have getting to room temperature!!
It and about 3 other things need to get made today - probably tonight.

I went to an ultrasound with DD33 who will be 27 weeks pregnant Thursday.
We were in the room that enabled us to see him in 4D!!! It was amazing and teary, of course. His little profile is so sweet, and we could see his face! So neat.
Then we went to late breakfast/early lunch and she went on to work and I went to the store to get food for the 4th for what is turning into a crowd.

Any of you in the area are completely invited.

Watermelon is a little carby, right? But I could have a couple of bites without ruining anything? I also bought a cantaloupe because I love cantaloupe and it's more carb-friendly, I think. AS WILL BE the strawberries and blueberries on my flag cake.
So much to do...

MK I worry about the word "assessment"...

Carolyn your snore made me LOL.
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Hi everyone..

The pool was very nice..and it was good to get wet and a little bit of sun. About one hour is my limit for the sun right now, so it worked out great..There was a lazy river, which is about my speed..Yes, my neighbor always brought her dogs there on the last day..

Definitely going to try the Mexican Chicken..Sounds great.

Judy: Your 4th sounds like fun..So glad you saw your little new grandson in 4 D..

Akk...LC doctor weigh-in tomorrow..Now I know how the Biggest Loser peeps feel..
I know I have gained, but will wear very light clothing and eat a tiny bit of breakfast so I need all the help I can get. Hey, I heard that Reuben Stoddard is going to be on The Biggest Loser this fall...AIdol fame..

Watermelon is carby and sugary and great. It also has some fiber in it, so maybe that will counteract the carbs.

Wish I had known you when you were living here..
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Carolyn I was always envious of that pool. It seemed friendly and accessible. I was always working...
And the last day of the year, they let people bring their dogs to swim in the pool because they're draining it the next day!

Our pool used to do that - then they said the chlorine was bad for the dogs!

Any of you in the area are completely invited.

What time?

MK I worry about the word "assessment"...
Judy and Carolyn - thanks for asking! The assessment went well. No real change in the 2 years she's been there.

Judy - 4D sounds so amazing!!!

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Wish I had known you when you were living here..
So you both lived in the same place at the same time!?!?
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MK, that's good news about your mom, right?
Heat is on my to-see movie list. Looks hilarious!

Judy, how exciting!! The first sono I ever got to see was of my first grandchild. I cried!! It was like a miracle to me back then. I can't imagine seeing a 4D kind.

Carolyn, on the flag cake, is the Davinci syrup necessary? I never buy that stuff and I really want to make that tomorrow for the 4th.
How exciting for Gary to watch the wheat harvest, lol. I'm with you on the snore, lol.

Buffy, have you gotten rested up yet?

Sharon, sounds like you have a bountiful harvest. I tried the zucchini tonight. Yum!!! I made it exactly as written (shock, shock) and I loved it!! I did do a small scoop out down the middle of each zuke so the cheese would stay on better. I also roasted asparagus which I loved too. Along with big juicy ribeyes. Perfection!

Debby, are you close to being home yet? I bet you're anxious to see your pup!
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I hate when that happens!!!!! Oh well, nice to see you anyway.

I'm making the Flag Cheesecake today. I also made some of the protein pasta. I think mine ended up too thick. I didn't like the "feel". I might try again for lasagna noodles. It was hard to cut tiny little spaghetti strips, lol. I think a pasta machine to cut it would be great!

Headed into the long weekend starting at 141.8. Hopefully I won't do too much damage in 4 days.
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Ok, just will say that I loved all of your news!

I am trying to be positive this morning but it an be a challenge this year.

Called DS last night to see if they had gotten the results of Ollie's MRI from last week. He has epilepsy. they will meet again with Dr to determine game plan. I am hoping it will be something he will outgrow, I know some types are.

BBL, hope everyone of you has a wonderful holiday!
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All those cakes sound very delish and so festive
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Hi ladies and Jim,

Oh, Buffy..so sorry about Ollie's diagnosis.., but he can grow out of it..Have they heard about ketogenic diets for kids with epilepsy? Prayers for him....

MK: Judy and her dh were "working" in my town a few years ago temporarily..

Sandy: Don't worry about using Davinici's..I don't buy it either or use it very much.

I was exactly the same as last month, weightwise.. 142.9 with clothes on..Hurray..

Sandy..Sorry about your pasta being too thick..Maybe you could add some water to the
recipe to "thin it out" in the pan..It has to be kinda clear in the pan until it turns white..

Anyone going to see "The Lone Ranger"??? We will wait for reviews..
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