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Healthy Cooking

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I did something that I don't normally do.

I bought a cookbook!

I consider myself a pretty good cook. I used to cook all of my family's holiday meals from scratch, by myself. Until I went on strike and then finally quit. (If I haven't already told that story, somebody remind me to tell it later.)

My family never cooked from actual recipes. Nothing written down. I learned how to cook most of my family's favorites by watching my Aunt, then over the years, I improved on some of the things I learned from her.

Do I really need to say that the food we cooked, while delicious, was horribly unhealthy? I didn't think so.

"So what about the cookbook?"

Oh, right...I'd been reading a lot about the SparkPeople Cookbook and seeing little ads on SP and getting little glimpses in the SP emails that I get; so I finally said, "What the heck" and ordered it online.

The 1st two recipes I turned to?

Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese and Dark Chocolate Angel Food Cake.

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I'm going to make those for my Easter dinner. I'm excited...I can't wait! I can't remember the last time I was actually excited about cooking anything.

Just in case you were wondering, the rest of my menu will consist of roasted asparagus and ham (for me) and baked pork chops & green beans (for my son). Sounds pretty good, huh? (Normally, I don't cook separate meals. You eat what I cook or have cereal for dinner. But it's a holiday, so I decided to be nice. emoticon)

I'll be sure to let you know how the recipes from the SP Cookbook turn out.

Does anyone else have anything planned for the holiday?

Here's to healthier holiday eating!


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  • MSPOOH404
    @VAMANOS...My son doesn't like ham or asparagus (my original menu). I'm being nice to him by cooking something else for him...otherwise he'd be eating cereal. None of it will be much work and...bonus...we'll have plenty of leftovers to get through the week.

    2270 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2012 8:02:24 AM
    Um, is there something unhealthy about green beans? Or does your son not like asparagus? I'm not getting why two separate vegetables. For that matter, I don't know why you couldn't have a baked pork chop--it's just as healthy as ham IMHO. But if you want to cook two meals, you go right ahead, sister.

    Sadly, I won't have family around for the holiday, and DH and I never made a fuss about what was on the menu, so I haven't any plans. But I may make him my potato salad, which he loves. If so, we'll probably have green beans and ham to complement it. Or possibly bbq'd chicken, if the weather turns back to spring. The potato salad isn't as unhealthy as it could be, but it isn't diet food either, so if the weather's good, I'll also have a walk on the agenda.

    2271 days ago
    Enjoy the new cookbook and have a good Easter.
    2272 days ago
    I would love to hear how you like the cookbook!!7 and you do need to share the story... I dont think I have heard that one !

    I don't have family around for easter but it sounds like one of my friends wants to cook. I am not sure what will be pn the menu, but I am sure itll be delish!
    2272 days ago
    Thanks for sharon. I have not planned the ho;idasy meal yet.

    2272 days ago
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