Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weigh In and What's for Dinner

So, I continue to march toward "less me".  Down .6 for a grand total of 28.2 lbs lost.  Not bad at all, if I do say so myself. 

The walk turned out to be 2.6 miles.  I plan to do it every day.  We will see.  Its an easy walk, level ground, with the only stressors being time and heat.  We have a short period in the day when we can get away from our desks and you don't want to take off on a hike in Arizona when its a gazillion degrees outside.  Even the coyotes have enough sense to get out of the sun and heat!!

Tonite for dinner I am trying a couple of new recipes: 

Lemon Thyme Chicken

POINTS® Value: 5

Servings: 4

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp table salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 piece(s) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 tsp olive oil
1 medium Vidalia onion(s)
1 serving(s) Brummel & Brown
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


Combine flour, salt & pepper. Set aside 4 1/2 teaspoons for sauce.

Sprinkle remaing flour mixture over both sides of chicken. Add oil to Skillet and cook chicken over medium heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or unitl juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.

In same pan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add thyme and reseved flour mixture; stir unitl blended.

Gradually stir in broth and lemon juice scraping up any brown bits. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over chicken.

With this side:

Rosemary Potatoes

POINTS® Value: 2

Servings: 6

1 bulb(s) garlic clove(s)
4 medium Yukon Gold potato(es)
1/2 medium Vidalia onion(s), chunked
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp table salt
5 item(s) rosemary sprig
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
4 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar


Separate garlic in cloves. Leave unpeeled.
Cut potatoes into wedges.
Combine potato, onion and garlic in a bowl. drizzle with oil and add salt.
Arrange in single layer on cookie sheet coated with Pam. Top with rosemary sprigs. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until garlic is tender. Remove garlic and cool. Stir potatoes and bake 5-8 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Discard rosemary . Squeeze softened garlic into a large bowl; mash with a fork. add mustard and vinegar. Add potatoes and stir gently to coat.

 This with some asparagus on the side and I will be one happy girl.


  1. Way to go on your loss!! You are really kicking some butt. I'm *super* proud of you.

    Nice job on the walking by the way!!

    And your dinner sound delicious. Though I'm a little pissed off that you didnt invite me, but whatever. :/

  2. When the econony pick up and our direct flight to NY is reinstated, I am coming to see you. I will cook for you then.