I always put fruit in my stuffing; I think its soo good with turkey and keeps me from wanting cranberry sauce. My normal is granny smith apples, walnuts and craisins. I like the red pears. also can't wait to prepare the blue cheese. I can eat blue cheese everyday but haven't found a low calorie low fat option that I enjoy.
So I did quite a bit of shopping yesterday (because it's 1 in the morning now) and I walked and walked and I walked some more. According to my pedometer, I walked nearly 5 miles.
I decided to fore go the gym and take care of a few things at home. Like my appetite. We decided that since we're having Thanksgiving with his parents, that we would have our own Thanksgiving. Now. As in tonight. So I've been slaving away in the kitchen, roasting a turkey, making low-fat stuffing with lots of chopped, fresh herbs, not a lot of salt on anything and barely two pads (the small squares) of real butter for the turkey, stuffing, veggies and everything else. I actually chopped up some red pears and tossed those into the stuffing mix before baking it and it's great!
But I did splurge on one thing: I love blue cheese dressing and I have an excellent recipe if anyone's interested. :D I exed out the buttermilk, and cut the mayonaise in half. Here's the Cindy version of delicious blue cheese:
Cindy's Blue Cheese: - 1 cup fat-free Clover brand (or your favorite) sour cream - 1/2 cup regular, real mayonaise (fat-free if you don't mind the sweet taste. I prefer regular mayo) - 1/8 cup of non-fat milk (for thinning, use more or less as you prefer) - 10 oz. of blue cheese crumbles or a wedge, crumbled - 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion or chives - 2 tablespoons minced garlic (I usually use about 3 cloves) - 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar - freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and chill at least one hour before enjoying!
While you can't beat oil and vinegar or lemon juice for salad dressing or dipping your veggies in, replacing the buttermilk that usually goes into blue cheese eliminates a ton of calories. Also, I noticed that a lot of recipes call for a cup of mayonnaise which simply grossed me out quite a bit, so I decided to use mostly fat free sour cream and only 1/2 as much mayo. I used the milk so that the dressing isn't so thick.
If you like blue cheese, you 'll love this recipe! If you make it, let me know how it turned out. I usually use only 2 tablespoons at a time and it's perfect for a decent sized salad or fresh veggie platter!
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