Sorry to lump these days together, but I was out of pocket yesterday due to my Mom-in-Love being in the hospital.
SET-BACKS AND OFF-DAYS
I guess we all have them…hope I’m not alone. So often I’ve felt like a failure when it comes to losing weight, so a set-back or an off-day can seem fairly depressing. I know I must get back on the wagon, so to speak, so I’m trying to mentally plan and prepare for another week of Induction.
This morning I had a Grilled Onion and Cheddar Omelet for breakfast. I’ll share that recipe with you today.
(Note: Please pardon the bad cell phone pics right now. Thanks!)
Grilled Onion and Cheddar Omelet
2 large eggs
1 T diced onion
2 oz grated cheddar cheese
1 T cream
1 T butter
salt and pepper
Preheat your non stick skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter until melted. Throw the diced onions in and sautee until tender, which is usually a few minutes. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
With a fork, beat the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour the eggs into the skillet and cook until set. Flip over, add the onions and cheddar cheese on to one side of the omelet and fold over. Sprinkle a little shredded cheddar on top and place on a serving plate. (This is the way my big brother taught me to make omelets years ago. Some people flip over and some don’t, so cook it however you’re comfortable doing.)
For more on my progress, see my Induction Page.
My Handyman raved over some
Chile Lime Shrimp Skewers he had
at a local restaurant recently. I tried to recreate
that flavor using
Sirloin steak instead…because
that’s what I had on hand.
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh serrano Chile pepper, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon cumin
One sirloin steak (or 1 1/4-pound skirt or flank steak)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
9-12 wooden skewers, pre-soaked
In a small food processor or blender , combine the marinade ingredients and process until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag. Thinly slice the steak into strips. Season the steak with salt and pepper and add to the marinade. Make sure all steak strips are fully coated with the marinade. Place in the fridge to marinate for 1-4 hours.
Remove the steak strips from the bag as you thread the pre-soaked wooden skewers. Place on a hot grill and cook about 4 minutes per side. Serve with a side salad or your favorite veggie. ..maybe some Creamy Garlic Polenta or Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad.
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Today I’m linking to
Posted in Grilled Goodness, Low Carb Recipes, Recipes
Tagged BBQ, chile, easy, garlic, grilled, lime, low carb, sirloin, skewers, steak
I know hunting season has arrived.
Here’s one of my most popular venison recipes.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin
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1 lb bacon
1 deer tenderloin, sliced
1 bottle Worchestershire sauce
1 T garlic
1 T lemon pepper
Marinate sliced tenderloin in Worchestershire sauce, garlic, lemon pepper for 4 hours or even overnight. Remove slices from marinade, wrap with 1/2 a slice of bacon and grill over hot coals until done, 8-10 minutes per side. Serve with a green salad and warm buttered rolls.
Optional marinade: Teriyaki sauce, yum!
Tip: If you run out of bacon, skewer the rest of the deer meat with sliced veggies for kebabs.
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Today I’m joining the link party over at
Around this time every year, I get a desire for certain foods…
Chex Party Mix!
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal!
…so, I’ve made a scary decision.
I’ve decided to start counting Weight Watcher Points.
I’m not attending local meetings, just starting a food journal and keeping up with my points. It’s kinda like calorie counting, I’ll just be watching my fat intake more than usual. I’ve not worried about fats for a very long time, but apparently I need to make some changes.
I’ve gotta do something to shake up my metabolism. Hopefully this will be it.
So, in over the next few days, I’ll begin to share Weight Watcher recipes with you. I made some pretty good stuff this weekend!
This is a big change from low carb. I know low carb works for me, if I work at it, so I’ll be trying to stick more to fresh veggies and some fresh fruit, yogurt, almonds, lower carb and cal bread, and lean meats. That means more stir-fries, but I get to add a little long grain rice or pasta.
We’ll just see how it goes.
I’ll be adding a new Weight Watcher page, similar to my low carb page.
Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me!
My Grillmaster lights the grill once again!
It was a weeknight and I was wanting a simple supper, something that didn’t involve messing up a bunch of mixing bowls, pots and pans, and dinner plates. I didn’t feel like the clean-up.
So I picked up some burgers, already pre-formed! I was looking for easy, too. I glanced at the prices of the french fries in the freezer section and remembered the half bag of whole potatoes I had at home just waiting to be turned into delicious homemade fries.
As I went through my mental list at the grocery, I picked up some buns, a Vidalia onion, some iceburg lettuce (I know), and some hamburger sliced dill pickles, our favorite.
When we arrived home, my Grillmaster set about preparing the grill…charcoal only for him. I prepared the condiments for the burgers and my youngest daughter scrubbed and helped slice the potatoes for the fries.
What a meal! I took my mom (who is fighting cancer, on a bunch of meds, and nothing tastes good) a burger. She ate half of it and declared it was the tenderest grilled burger she’d ever had.
I know the cheese is not melted. Poor fellow, I forgot to give it to him and it never entered his mind to put some cheese on the burgers those last few seconds on the grill. So when he brought them in, I took a few of the hottest ones and threw some cheese on them.
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TIP: When we light the grill, we usually do enough meat and veggies for more than one meal. This night we grilled a huge pack of barbequed chicken legs and some deer tenderloin wrapped with bacon to have another time. Leftover grilled goodies make for a quick and easy lunch!
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