Sunday, September 7, 2008

Kitchen Corsages and excuse-busters..



Right in my kitchen.


Yes. Celery and lettuce cores. But aren't they pretty? I could dip the celery core in paint and have roses all over...

OK - now for the "excuse busters" - Mr. B went shopping and brought home all my Weight Watcher's wish list of stuff - celery- 2 kinds of lettuce- grape tomatoes, "spray" dressings, FF Cool Whip, ginormous grapes. So, I bagged them all.

I have good yogurt, 94% FF popcorn, baggies of fresh stuff, high fiber bread, really great recipe from Kathy (the WW Lifer)

Sometimes we disagree on what's "good"..but this time, I have to hand it to her. Not only did I like it, Mr. B and his Mom loved it as well. So here goes:

1 box of Angel Food cake mix

1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple in it's own juice - undrained.

Here's the hard part. Mix them. Pour into not a special angel food pan but an oblong cake pan sprayed with Pam and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes (of course- remember we're in high altitude) so check yours until it's golden brown. Easy-peasy, huh?

Somehow, it has the texture of a macaroon - and she said it's even better the next day - chilled- with a little FF Cool Whip. YUM-O!

(Mr. B's disclaimer: "It's not as good as your pineapple pecan cake with cream cheese(and butter) frosting, but it's pretty tasty..")

So, I have no excuses not to really think about what I am eating. And, although my vanity has suffered by not being able to find cute clothes in my size (having no chest doesn't help with the "fitting") I am doing this more for my health.

It would really suck if I had beat cancer only to die of a heart attack.

So, I will every once in a while share what I feel is a recipe good enough for company AND skinny people. And maybe I won't even tell them is Weight Watchers.

Hmm..Mr. B called the other night on his way home and said "Grab your camera and go outside.."

Here's what he saw and wanted to share with me (and all of you)

So, thank you God, for kitchen corsages, sisters with great recipes, wonderful husbands, and your beautiful painted sunsets.

And thank you God for all my blogging buddies' love, support, humor and caring.

And, will You let them know I love them all too?

Thanks God.


-me :-)


Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe and the photos....BEAUTIFUL!! Laurie

The Feathered Nest said...

We love you too Colleen!!! I've been eating better health has not been the best lately ~ will you pack my lunch while your at it?? Yummm the recipe sounds delish! xxoo, Dawn

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That cake does sound good! WW or not :-)

madrekarin said...

I'm so glad Mr. B had you take the pictures of that sunset. It is beautiful! Your sister's cake sounds yummy and I can actually eat it! Bonus!! My favorite WW trick is to take sugar free Jell-O and put it in a zip bag, add grapes and shake them up. Then I pop them into the freezer for a nice, cool snack with hardly any pts. :)
Stick with, girlfriend. We're all behind you 100%!! Because we love you. :)

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

Hubby has decided he will do the WW but not actually is up to me to keep him on track...explained the points and the flex points but told him he oculd not use the flex for extra Coors Light....he was devastated....may be a bumpy road....

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That recipe sounds good, but so did your grocery list! Isn't it funny how all of the healthy food also taste good?

That sunset is so beautiful...tell George and Gracie Hi back! I will let you know when the package arrives :-)

Mary said...

Another reason to love summer...the tomatoes, watermelons, cantalopes, fresh veggies and fruits! It's so much easier to eat better in the summer. What scares me is fall is coming and that means more comfort food for me. Things with lots of pasta and potatoes and gravies. That's when it gets really tough for me. What are we going to do???? less....not gonna happen....maybe I should join weight watchers so it doesn't get ahead of me.
Love the pictures of the sky! Isn't it an amazing sight? Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

I love FF Cool's great by itself, on a sterling silver spoon...after spoon...after spoon. Makes me feel like royalty that too weird??