Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/31/15 10:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So I got off for the French cooking class and a haircut. Got back last night just in time. The storm coming has created cold temperatures and high winds. No boats or planes today. I made barbecued turkey burgers with cantaloupe salad last night. Tonight I'm making sausage and peppers and slaw made with yogurt dressing. Also will make some Asian chicken wings for a potluck Super Bowl party tomorrow.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/31/15 7:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have a good Saturday everyone...

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/30/15 10:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sophie will you be getting this next storm, too? What a winter!

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/30/15 8:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I posted but can not find it?
Chefsophie you keep warn and safe..and hope you had a good day yesterday!

Everyone have a great Friday!

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/29/15 5:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I got off the Island and out of the lot. Going out for dinner, a new barbecue place in our neighborhood in Providence. Tomorrow is my cooking class and haircut. Then back to the Island. Should be a nice day. Rusty the new advertising sounds like it is working. Nell I am hoping New England will get a break for a change. Miss G glad you are back. Stay warm Rita.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/29/15 2:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's been awhile, MissG, good to see you back!!

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
MISSG180's Photo MISSG180 SparkPoints: (120,670)
Fitness Minutes: (50,799)
Posts: 9,333
1/29/15 1:53 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all. Trying once again to get back into the swing of things.

Miss G


 current weight: 249.4 
 
299
269.25
239.5
209.75
180
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/29/15 8:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have a good day!

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
LADIWOLF59's Photo LADIWOLF59 SparkPoints: (25,476)
Fitness Minutes: (12,446)
Posts: 1,225
1/28/15 8:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
hi all

new walking stix for up north.....the snow shovel and it's working hard. hope all is well for those up there.....

tonight we made turkey zesty spag sauce and real garlic bread for hubby....I stole the small end piece.

I am trying a new ad for my shop I put my name in college welcome book school started back on the 20th and I have already had 3 cakes ordered. reckon I should have done this 3 years ago when I opened the bigger shop.

have a healthy warm nite

rusty/gayle


www.Gaylespartycakes.com


Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."



 current weight: 269.0 
 
282
256.5
231
205.5
180
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/28/15 6:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sophie I hope you can get out and get back. New Englanders are haven't a tough year this year.

Today is my hubby's 77th birthday. I made beef stroganoff for him, with a beef ribeye, real sour cream, and some exotic mushrooms from the Asian market. It was good but I couldn't eat much of something that fatty, but oh the fat was so good!

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/28/15 5:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The storm is gone, but we are still shoveling out. More is expected Friday and again Monday. Hopefully not that much. Tonight I am having vegetarian chili. I am hoping to get off the island tomorrow to take a cooking class on French Comfort Food and get a haircut Friday. They say the lot on the other side, and I keep my good car there. So here's hoping I can get out.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/28/15 7:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good Wednesday morning!

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/27/15 6:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We've had internet for about 20 years and life can't be normal without it anymore. I just saw an old Today Show segment with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel from 1994 when they were asking what an internet is.

I made linguini with peanut sauce tonite. Filling and spicy and yummy. Now to clean it up.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/27/15 5:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Power outages are the worst. And it helps to have tv and internet as well!

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/27/15 5:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am grateful for the power. I also didn't lose my satellite connection.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/27/15 4:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sophie at least you have power. That's a blessing!

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/27/15 3:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
All of Rhode Island is as well. Unless you have a badge from a hospital and are going to work you are not allowed to drive. They will not decide until 10 tonight if they will extend it or end it. It is still snowing but definitely winding down. I am staying home, staying warm and not doing much.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/27/15 1:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
NYC is in total shut down. A bold move by the mayor but very likely a smart one.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/27/15 9:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm watching the Weather Channel and thinking of you, Sophie. Stay safe.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/27/15 8:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
May your day be better today?

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/26/15 5:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It has been a busy day. I spent the day communicating with ths state health department on preparations for the island. That was followed by a meeting with all departments from the Town talking about who would be doing what pre during and post storm. The boats stopped running this morning, and the planes about 10. Then. I did paper work assessing our facility and generator before the storm arrives. I expect at some point I will lose power at my apartment. They are saying anyone on the roads after 8pm will be stopped. The wind all ready strong. I was here with Sandy. It was not too bad. There several areas where the roads were damaged, but it was warmer and the days were longer so there was more light. The power was only out a day. I am having leftover Mexican for dinner with melon salad and settling in to wait out the storm. I wish DH were here, but he works on the mainland.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/26/15 11:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sophie, how is the island preparing for a snowstorm with hurricane force winds and a storm surge? Were you on the island during Sandy?

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/26/15 8:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning everyone!

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/25/15 9:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made Pork and Pepper Noodles tonight.

Sophie, have care the next few days. The news folks are saying this storm will be very bad with hurricane force winds for the New England coast, in addition to 2-3 feet of snow.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/25/15 3:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pork chops tonight as a break from the braised chicken. Which just seems to keep getting better.

I haven't made soup much this year. Of course, today is about 80 out. I think we had one day in December when it dropped just below freezing at night.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/25/15 12:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
They cancelled the boats yesterday afternoon, but they are running again. Nell you are correct had a storm and expecting another. I suspect they will cancel the boats again tomorrow. They are saying very high winds and snow. The stew last night was great. Not sure what for tonight. Maybe I'll do turkey burgers.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
LADIWOLF59's Photo LADIWOLF59 SparkPoints: (25,476)
Fitness Minutes: (12,446)
Posts: 1,225
1/25/15 9:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
hi

Last night I had baked ginger/dill salmon and fresh asparagus and brown wild rice. it was so good.. My brother in law made it for us to eat. Today I know its Sunday but I have to go to the shop and bake cakes that go out tomorrow... so its off to work I go. Hubby is working today so I reckon I will too. have a great one stay warm unless you have to have a snowball fight.

www.Gaylespartycakes.com


Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."



 current weight: 269.0 
 
282
256.5
231
205.5
180
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/25/15 8:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sophie, it looks like you will be getting a dreadful storm tomorrow. Didn't you just endure a storm?

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/25/15 7:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have a good Sunday!

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/24/15 10:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I just made minestrone tonight. Comfort food.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/24/15 10:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The braised chicken turned out really well, in fact, I am having leftovers shortly for dinner tonight. Just chicken thighs, onions, garlic, lemons and Greek olives.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/24/15 9:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Stargazer, Chinese takeout is full of fat and salt. Looks like you avoided that.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/24/15 8:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Gosh! That sounds good?

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
STARGAZER531's Photo STARGAZER531 Posts: 26
1/24/15 7:21 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Today I am making something simple for a party. I'm making baked mushrooms. All you need is mushrooms, half stick of butter, and a packet of dry ranch. Mix it together and voila! You have a nice tasty side or appetizer. I'm also helping my mom and making some chicken tacos in the crockpot. Salsa, chicken, and green chiles. Mmm mmm.
Last night I made my very own fried rice. Whenever I crave Chinese food, I make this instead. Cooked white rice, a couple of scrambled eggs, onions, lots of celery and carrots, and diced ham. Not always the best calorie meal at like 250 cals per cup, but it does sound better than Chinese takeout. I shudder to think how many calories is in my favorites.

NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/23/15 11:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tonight we had a baked shrimp, scallop and pasta bake. It's pouring now and will turn to snow overnight. I have to be at the church in the morning so I hope it won't be too slippery. It's an altar guild training class and people need to be able to get there. Sunday night into Monday morning will be a much bigger storm. I hate having to worry about a condo I don't even live in, but I'm on the board and have to make sure the parking lot and walkways are cleared, even though I can't be there to check their work.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/23/15 10:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well it's cold here and a storm is expected tomorrow. Tonight I tried another Mexican casserole from my new to me Dianna Kennedy Cookbook. Served it with cantaloupe salad. It was great. Mqy plan is to make beef Bourgiognon tomorrow in the slow cooker. Sounds good for a snowy night. Rusty glad things are going pretty well. Forty sounds like a pretty good number to me, but I don't know what the cost per person was. Hope you keep checking back in. I've missed you.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/23/15 7:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good Friday morning...

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
LADIWOLF59's Photo LADIWOLF59 SparkPoints: (25,476)
Fitness Minutes: (12,446)
Posts: 1,225
1/22/15 11:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
hi Chef

Its hanging in there. we have times where we break even with times of yikes get it in gear woman. Just finished hosting a mini classes for cake decorating had about 42 decorators taking classes. was hoping for more....but support from with in the state wasn't there. had more students from out side here. Made a great deal of new sugar friends.

So for that part life is good.


www.Gaylespartycakes.com


Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."



 current weight: 269.0 
 
282
256.5
231
205.5
180
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/22/15 5:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It snowed today, but not much. The other thing I like to do skin it myself so I can have the bones in when it cooks. I think it makes it more flavorful. Speaking of chicken, I am having some leftover chicken cacciatore over whole wheat pasta. Rusty nice to see you back. How is your business doing these days?

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/22/15 2:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
People began to prefer white meat because it's lower in calories and fat, but as far as I'm concerned it's also devoid of flavor. Why would I eat something just because it's good for me? If I can't enjoy it, it's a waste. Give me thighs! I so wish my hubby ate chicken, we'd be a perfect pair: me the dark, he the white. But he won't eat poultry in any form. He went on a quail shoot one time and brought home a bunch (covey?). I prepared all the bitty little things and he wouldn't even taste them. What on earth did he think I was supposed to do with them?

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/22/15 2:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree about preferring dark meat--it has much more flavor and is moister. My favorite part of the chicken is now the wing--something I never touched when I was younger. Of course, it's all skin, so I don't indulge often.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
LADIWOLF59's Photo LADIWOLF59 SparkPoints: (25,476)
Fitness Minutes: (12,446)
Posts: 1,225
1/22/15 8:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
good morning

www.Gaylespartycakes.com


Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."



 current weight: 269.0 
 
282
256.5
231
205.5
180
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/22/15 8:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/21/15 11:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I didn't eat tonight. I was so busy I ate lunch late, after 2, then I couldn't manage dinner. I'll be ready for breakfast tomorrow.

Sophie I have always preferred dark meat to light. I can't cook it at home though because hubby hates it, and on the rare occasions I eat out they only have white meat. Once or twice a year I get chicken, and I eat the crispy skin! Amazing what you can let yourself do a couple of times a year.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/21/15 9:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
They are calling for snow tomorrow. Grilled 4oz of flank steak and had with cottage cheese and cantaloupe salad. Ok Nell I want to try city chicken for my husband who grew up in Ohio. Barbara lately I am finding I prefer thighs over breasts.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/21/15 3:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I bought some chicken thighs this morning and plan to make a slow cooker braised dish. Have to look for a recipe.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/21/15 9:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have a good day!

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/20/15 7:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tonight I just made mac and cheese. It was a long day.

I usually serve city chicken with whatever I would serve with chicken. It's poor people food, so favorite local sides go with it.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/20/15 6:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Nell. If I made that DH would be a happy man. Is there anything that is typically served with city chicken? Had leftover soup today for lunch, and it was even better today. Tonight flank steak marinated in a Greek salad dressing with titziki and a cantaloupe salad. Rita hope your Tuesday was great.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/20/15 8:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good Tuesday morning...

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/19/15 9:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I just use veal stew meat, leg or shoulder, most people use pork. There are a ton of recipes online. Each city has its own traditional way of making it, pork or veal, usually on sticks to simulate chicken. Remember chickens were for eggs back then and chicken as meat was expensive. Pork was everywhere and cheap, but it was different pork. Remember those big fatty pigs that had the best meat ever? I do miss that.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/19/15 7:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had a relaxing day. Tried a new soup. Roasted parsnips, garlic, and onions that I threw in a blender with some white beans, vegetable stock and a little lemon juice. It was great. That was my dinner. When you do city chicken is it done with a chop or another cut. Does it have to be deep fat fried?

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/19/15 5:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm making the quiche with the brown rice crust tonight. Hubby loves it and it's easy. I just made and extra cup and a half of brown rice on Saturday and tonight I can just toss it together.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/19/15 4:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Never heard of City Chicken. ?

I need to tweak the recipe a little, but I finally found something that I like in the slow cooker. Like, not love, but that's ok.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/19/15 10:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I use veal, dipped in egg and dredged in cracker crumbs, lightly fried then baked. I don't use skewers anymore, though.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/19/15 7:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
City chicken I usually bread it then bake it in the oven? I also have bread it and fry it too?

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/18/15 11:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My husband grew up in Ohio, and loves city chicken, but I still don't know how to make it.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/18/15 11:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tonight I made City Chicken, a fave from my youth.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/18/15 10:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I combined two recipes for chicken cacciatore in the slow cooker. It was great. Will do it again for sure. Served it over whole wheat fettuccini. I agree Barbara. I usually cook my slow cooker recipes an hour or two less than they suggest.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/18/15 5:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am trying a slow cooker pulled pork today. I got it in pretty late, but my experience has been that things cook faster in my slow cooker than the recipe generally calls for. Worst that happens, it isn't ready tonight and I have it tomorrow.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/18/15 11:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Getting chicken cacciatore started in the slow cooker. That way I won't be cooking during thr play off games.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/18/15 9:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's called WW Stir Fry to Szechuan, from 1997. That's actually one of my more recent WW cookbooks. I stopped buying them when they switched to Points. It wasn't just the change in program, but they have increasingly used packaged ingredients,not my way of cooking.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/18/15 8:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What is the ww cookbook?

Hope your Sunday is a good one?

Edited by: ONEMORETHING at: 1/18/2015 (08:10)
 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/17/15 7:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made a beef stir fry tonight from an old WW cookbook I found. Not spectacular but good.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/17/15 6:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today was nicer with no wind and sun. I got a lot done. Planned my meals for the next week so DH has a list for next Friday. I made a cantaloupe salad for dinner tonight to go with a ground beef casserole from our new church cookbook. I also roasted some peppers to use later next week. Tomorrow will be focused on thr Patriots game and so I am doing chicken cacciatore in the slow cooker with a Caesar salad. Barbara I found a turkey meatloaf recipe that includes grated carrots that I love. DH finished off with his sandwich for lunch.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
BARBARASDIET's Photo BARBARASDIET SparkPoints: (260,937)
Fitness Minutes: (109,246)
Posts: 14,934
1/17/15 3:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nell, the sauce sounds good. One thing I am making myself this week is peppers and tomatoes with pasta. I love it.

I am still working on my turkey breast, but I think it is going in the freezer today, even though I am not fond of the texture when it defrosts. Sophie, meatloaf sounds good and I haven't done it in a while.

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


 current weight: 176.6 
 
218
202.5
187
171.5
156
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/17/15 8:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning! Hope your day is a good one?

Chefsophie I bet it is beautiful but if you could go or work anywhere where would you like to go?

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/16/15 8:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I misspoke in my message. It's January 2016. I had a one year contract, and the took a two year contract. I don't have a job waiting for me, but still have time to think about what next. Being here is challenging, but it really is beautiful. Your dinner sounded great. Glad your husband enjoyed it as well.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/16/15 7:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made spaetzle tonight with a bell pepper and ricotta cheese sauce. Hubby liked it!

Sophie, Jan 31 is just a couple of weeks away. Would you have a job to go back to? Do you have to do annual contracts? I would think your decision would be different in summer than in winter.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,311
1/16/15 6:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It is really cold now that the sun is gone. Made a casserole for our dinner tonight only to find DH missed the boat because of his job. I'll save it till tomorrow, and make myself a meatloaf sandwich for dinner. I also have some flank steak so I may make a flank steak gyro. He'll get here at noon tomorrow. This time of year the boats run much less frequently. To answer your question Nell the contract ends January 31, 2015. Then we both decide if we want to do any more.

co-leader of Love to Cook


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
 
0
3.125
6.25
9.375
12.5
NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (240,809)
Fitness Minutes: (170,290)
Posts: 67,178
1/16/15 9:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Off to pull in groceries for the long weekend. Monday is a holiday so even though I usually hit the stores on Mondays, it will have to wait until Tuesday next week.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


Total SparkPoints: 240,809
 
200,000
212,499
224,999
237,499
249,999
SparkPoints Level 22
ONEMORETHING's Photo ONEMORETHING SparkPoints: (144,091)
Fitness Minutes: (137,469)
Posts: 12,520
1/16/15 7:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Have a good Friday?

 current weight: 129.0 
 
140
136.25
132.5
128.75
125
Page: 1 of (440)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Love To Cook General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Hi Again 9/21/2014 10:28:39 AM
Is it just me... 12/3/2013 12:35:07 PM
Spark Points.... 6/23/2014 2:23:28 PM
Quotes of the Week ( Nov 3 - 9) 11/11/2013 11:09:08 AM
breakfast 1/11/2015 12:43:41 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x346x1805472

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by March 14! Get a FREE Personalized Plan