Valentine's Day = Food? Food=Love???
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Why is it that I associate every 'holiday' or 'special event' with food?
Food = Love.
Somewhere I got that message.
So tonight I am making a nice dinner for my husband and myself to have at home.
I will be making "Spicy Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic" on Jasmine Rice.
I make it with mixed stir-fry vegetables. I have shared the recipe here before. It's very good and very low in calories and fat.
I also mixed up a quick salad recipe that I got years ago from my mother-in-law. She always called it the '4-H Salad' as she would make it for 4-H events.
It's very easy to make and can be made healthier by what you choose to put into it.
Here's the recipe:
Famous 4-H Salad
8 ounces of Cottage Cheese (pick the % of fat: fat free, 1%, 2% or 4% milk fat)
8 ounces of Cool Whip or Whipped Topping, thawed (again you pick fat free, low fat or regular)
1 small box of orange Jello or gelatin (or any other flavor - can use sugar-free version)
1 can of mandarin oranges, drained (or any other canned fruit, drained)
I am using drained, canned, pineapple tidbits.
Mix all of these ingredients together and chill for several hours before serving.
I also made a simple Chocolate Mousse for dessert. No recipe ~ just the mix made with low fat milk.
Food can still mean Love - I just need to make healthier choices and watch my portion size.
Happy Valetine's Day!