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Loretta V 04-20-2013 12:36 PM

Menus April 21 ~ April 27
Another natural law:

Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it, OR the store will stop selling it.

I have had that happen more than once. Or sometimes it's so long before I buy another lipstick that I like, the color is no longer available.

Have a great week folks. Enjoy all you can.

MaryMary 04-20-2013 07:23 PM

Trader Joe's didn't have the Light Coconut Milk in today. T appears they have changed the brand. My DD is sad about this.

mykneesareback 04-20-2013 10:38 PM

That's true, Loretta. I've argued with Max Factor company, their lipsticks had a really good smell, and I'm down to the bottoms of my last two tubes, their new stuff doesn't smell good, they claim they are "working on it"........

See yah tomorrow!

pfair143 04-21-2013 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by MaryMary (Post 16385069)
Trader Joe's didn't have the Light Coconut Milk in today. T appears they have changed the brand. My DD is sad about this.

Light Coconut Milk is Coconut Milk with water added. Coconut Milk is expensive enough without paying for water. Buy the regular and add your own.

mykneesareback 04-21-2013 10:11 AM

Sunday's foods

B: zucchini, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, onion, browned. 1/2 cup egg whites added flaxmeal, garlic Grated parm on top
lots of black coffee sips

L: wheat bread sandwich, 2 slices, light laughing cow cheese and turkey. 2 H/B egg. Bowl of grape tomatoes black coffee

Snack: suiss mocha s/f hot drink, and black coffee

D: grilled pork chops from Costco, steamed asparagus or cooked carrots, depends on my mood and time later on.
black coffee

Evening snack: Healthy Choice frozen fudge bar on a stick, no sugar added applesauce. black coffee

Shalbrihil 04-21-2013 03:43 PM

Sunday Menu

Brunch: scrambled eggs, steak pieces over the top of garden variety lettuce leaves. drizzled some evoo and s/p over all
2 large strawberries

Snack: chia seed pudding with hand full of unsalted almonds

Dinner: l/o roasted turkey, reheated zucchini mixture and sweet potato. A little artichoke pesto to top the turkey

Loretta V 04-21-2013 06:05 PM

Sunday: 1/2 decaf black coffee
Brunch: Frisco breakfast sandwich
1:00: 1/2 roasted cornish hen, baked pot, green beans, 2 rolls
6:00: banana w pb
Snack: air popped corn, CF diet soda

Mssarge 04-21-2013 06:21 PM

Sunday's foods DD
Successfully fought off the urge to buy from QVC today, although I was tempted on a coupla things. Not feeling as tired on this DD as I have the last couple but, of course, I haven't done a darn thing today except 'puter and finish a David Baldacci book. And, I had breakfast about noon, so didn't wait another six hours as I've been doing. We'll see how the scale bounces.

B. coffee/black, a Doris special...squash, mushroom, spinach egg white omelet but I added a bit of turkey sausage and bacon...crystal light for the pills and more coffee

S, started snacking around 4:30 (or 16:30 for my military buds)...a couple stalks of celery, cucumber and radishes with a bit of cottage cheese and a V-8, then added a chicken leg, dill pickle and a few olives and more V-8

600 kcals...not 500 but not too bad

Loretta V 04-22-2013 08:36 AM

Monday: 1/2 decaf black coffee
Brunch: hb egg
Lc cranberry nut bar
6:00: Chicken, salad w fresh lettuce from the garden, wine
Snack: salted almonds, CF diet soda

118target 04-22-2013 10:18 AM

Wilsons law

Originally Posted by Loretta V (Post 16384610)
Another natural law:

Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it, OR the store will stop selling it.

I have had that happen more than once. Or sometimes it's so long before I buy another lipstick that I like, the color is no longer available.

While that may be true...but I bet you could find it on Ebay! Lol

Shalbrihil 04-22-2013 03:52 PM


Coffee w/cream-2 farm fresh eggs-turkey sausage


chicken sausage over a garden salad with radishes and tomato. Honey mustard dressing


dark chocolate bar with almonds-chia seed pudding


cauliflower rice risotto made with Mascipone cheese and beef broth, added some cooked chicken breast pieces and little onion.
Lettuce green with evoo.

Mssarge 04-22-2013 04:51 PM

Monday's Eats UD
Feeling good, energetic and actually got some stuff cleaned and put away in the living/dining room...it's starting to look pretty good. Even better, I'm getting my "craft corner" straightened out and the table cleared....yea!

B. about 1100: coffee/milk, hash browns, bacon and eggs...trop 50 for the pills and more coffee afterward.

s. decaf/milk

S. small lettuce & tomato salad, t-bone steak, steamed asparagus, and a new recipe...dressy cauliflower casserole I found in a new book. flowerettes, sauteed onion & mushrooms in a cheesy sauce. Will let you know how it works...I did mess with the recipe as I didn't have cream...I used a bit of cottage cheese and milk along with the cheddar and forgot the mayonaise. Oh! and a glass of merlot.

1300 kcals

SuSUN 04-22-2013 06:01 PM

Monday's Menu

B: 1 Dukan pancake, cinnamon n splenda

L: 2 slices of ham n cheddar

D: 1 ex lean hamburger, tomato, green onion, lettuce, caesar dsg

PM: SF Cocoa

SuSUN 04-22-2013 06:02 PM

Loretta, I changed my Avi for You colourful birds huh?

Mssarge 04-22-2013 07:22 PM

I said I'd report back on the cauliflower...and I can say, it was yummy and I'm adding it to my table frequently....here's the recipe in case you're interested. Of course, I messed with it as I was trying to make only a serving or so and wound up making too much...it will come handy in a day or so

Dressy Cauliflower Casserole

Description Cauliflower is a great food for keeping carbs low, but can become quite boring when prepared over and over again. This recipe dresses up this vegetable by using other seasonings for a flavor that almost makes you forget about the main ingredient. Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients 1 fresh head cauliflower, broken up, or 1 16 ounce frozen bag, cooked and drained
½ cup onion, diced
1 ½ cup fresh mushrooms
2 Tablespoons butter
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup green onions, chopped

Instructions Warm oven to 350 degrees F. Place prepared cauliflower in a greased 2-quart casserole dish.
In a skillet, sauté onion and mushrooms in the butter.
Add to the cauliflower and mix. Mix in cheese.
In a small bowl, combine cream and mayonnaise. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower mix and coat well. Sprinkle the top with green onions.
Bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove lid and bake another 10 minutes, or until the top is brown and crispy.

Stephan, Linda (2013-04-17). Low Carb Diet (Kindle Locations 463-468). . Kindle Edition.

mykneesareback 04-22-2013 07:48 PM

Monday's foods

B: none, we hit the road early.

Brunch: Mel's Diner, eggs and sourdough toast, lots of black coffee, and had some french fries, too.

Snack: Starbucks skinny mocha frappachino, and it was nice and cold, a frozen delite, especially since it was 88 degrees down there.

D: leftover turkey burger patty and cooked carrots leftover from another meal.
lots of black coffee

Evening snack: Healthy Choice frozen fudge bar on a stick, and black coffee

I enjoy the new Avi's, friends, very nice and cheerful !!!

MaryMary 04-22-2013 07:58 PM


I could have sworn I put Sunday's menu on here but oh well.

B-1 egg, 2 oz soy cheese, 8 oz applesauce and strawberries (boo hoo I am all out of cranberries)
L-1 oz Edamame hummus, 2 oz soycheese, 1 oz tofu, 8 oz broccoli, 8 oz salad blended, 1 tbsp dressing, 1 tbsp tahini sauce
S-8 oz yogurt, 4 oz pumpkin, 18 oz salad blended, 2 tbsp dressing, 1 tbsp olive oil

Shalbrihil 04-23-2013 11:04 AM

Tuesday's Menu

cheese egg omelet with chicken sausage

avocado slices with garden lettuce salad. balsamic vin.

almond dark chocolate bar

lamb burger spaghetti made with zoodles

small bowl of strawberries with walnut pieces over plain greek yogurt

Hope your casino day was another winner day for you, Mary.

SuSUN 04-23-2013 05:42 PM

Thank YOU Mary for posting that Yummy Cauliflower recipe.

Tuesday's Tummy Trimmers:

B: 1 Dukan pancake, sprinkle of cinnamon, splenda, sf syrup - drops

L: pan fried Haddock w Montreal steak spices

D: 1 large ex lean hamburger, Boston lettuce, green onion, vine tomato, Caesar dsg

PM: SF Cocoa

Mssarge 04-23-2013 06:15 PM

Tuesday's foods DD
Feeling good, energetic and a bit sleepy 'cause I got up a bit earlier than usual...I never thought 7:30 would be considered early for me. Comes with the territory I guess. Just now sitting down to eat...

had coffee before I left for the casino and a couple of cups out there, a cup of green tea and the ubiquitous tomato juice with four small olives.

Having yesterday's casserole for supper with added chicken breast and a slice of bacon, along with a cup of decaf...will post kcals later when I figure 'em out.

mykneesareback 04-23-2013 06:48 PM

Tuesday's foods

B: 2 scrambled eggs, black coffee

L: some light laughing cow cheese, 2 triangles and black coffee

Snack: Baby bell Light cheese, 2 rounds, black coffee

D: fresh grapes, and later on, glass of f/f milk

Evening snack: slice of sourdough toast and black coffee

Had trouble eating today, was on the phone and online over and over. Upset is the word for today.

Mssarge 04-23-2013 07:36 PM

too bad you don't drink the wine, Doris, it would go well with the toast and maybe settle the stomach a bit...I can understand not having an appetite, tho', with what you've been through...now the question is, will you go through with the sale of your house and come down from your mountain? Best of luck to you and the DH. Hope you don't have to make any other serious decisions in the next few days....relax and treat yourself.

adding some popcorn and a diet soda to my food for the day...total kcals around 400.

mykneesareback 04-23-2013 08:15 PM

My dh says he is through with buying or selling houses, he is calling around next week to get some estimates to have some things done to this house, and we are staying put.

Thanks for your concern, Mary, I'm sitting here sniveling still, this is silly now.

mykneesareback 04-24-2013 01:46 PM

Wednesday's foods

B: zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, brussel sprouts. 1/2 cup egg whites. flaxmeal, garlic. curry grated parm
lots of black coffee sips

L: Sara Lee bread sandwich, tuna on toast, H/B egg and grape tomatoes
black coffee

Snack: suisse mocha s/f hot drink, and black coffee

D: turkey cutlets, onions and steamed asparagus
black coffee

Evening snack: cut up strawberries, Healthy Choice frozen bar
black coffee

Loretta V 04-24-2013 02:01 PM

Sorry that you are having problems with the sale Doris.

Wednesday: 1/2 decaf black coffee
Brunch: scrambled eggs, bacon
Lunch: fruit w cottage cheese
6:00: baked spagetti, salad, garlic bread, wine
Snack: peanuts, CF diet soda

Talking about cauliflower reminds me that a gopher was busy eating John's plants. We caught him red handed the other day and the poor gopher had to eat some lead.

SuSUN 04-24-2013 04:35 PM

Wednesday's Waist Whittlers;)

B: 1 Dukan pancake w cinnamon n sf syrup drops

L: 1 egg, cheddar, 2 slices of deli ham

D: Garlic Roast Pork w home made apple sauce w cinnamon, steamed broccoli

PM: SF cocoa

Mssarge 04-24-2013 05:44 PM

Wednesday's Food UD
Went to our bake sale after all...the spa guy came out early and replaced a couple of thermostats and now it's heating fine...too bad I can't hop into it right now but I'm waiting for a friend to pick me up as she's playing hookey tonight from work and wants to go out and play...so back to the casino for me. The spa will always be there...at least for now.

B. coffee/milk, eggs & bacon, eggo waffle & sf syrup, trop 50 for the pills.

Had to laugh, because my normal Up day breakfast is about 500 kcals, today's was right at 700...just the waffle, mo bettah butter and sf syrup added that much.

s. cookie and a lemon square with a frapracino at the bake sale...oh yeah, an apple, too.

late L or early S...lupper, tried Carl Jr's baked cod as a lettuce wrap, a small order sweet potato fries, and a diet pepsi..glad I tried the cod, but won't do it again.

so far 1400 kcals, and will have something else later...who know's what and I know the Shadow doesn't know.

Loretta V 04-24-2013 05:45 PM

Susan now I see the birds. I thought your avi was a catapillar. Need to get these eyes fixed.

Shalbrihil 04-24-2013 08:07 PM

Wednesday Menu

vanille chia seed pudding
fried eggs with spaghetti sauce over top and shredded cheddar
dark chocolate bar with almonds
hamburger patty with eggplant and salad

Loretta V 04-25-2013 01:21 PM

Thursday: 1/2 decaf black coffee
Brunch: Ralph's energy bar
banana w pb & beans
L/O of some sort for supper tonight, wine
Snack: few walnuts, CF diet soda

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