weekend challenge!

Friday, March 15, 2013

so here goes my biggest challenge in the last 4 weeks of doing the workouts and tracking the food ~ I have to cook 2 meals for 30 people on Saturday - lunch & dinner.... as cheap as possible, so of course I go for the spaghetti... come on, you can feed 30 people for probably less than $10.... but here in lies the issue.... I LOVE spaghetti! I mean I LOVE pasta! It's one of my biggest downfalls! emoticon

So I'm serving salad (and of course garlic bread) with the spaghetti - so I will focus on the salad I guess..... but really all that 'taste testing' to make sure everything is perfect (gotta make an impression ya know!) I'm also serving penne noodles instead of spaghetti noodles (which will make a difference in how much I eat)... but hey did I mention that I will be baking at least 40 cookies tonight? AND brownies? emoticon

Dinner is a little better - pulled pork or chicken sandwiches -- and each person controls the BBQ sauce -- so just eat no bun there and little to no sauce.... but then my favorite potato casserole, baked beans (which I can take or leave depending on the mood, but hardly ever eat more than 1/4 cup) and homemade warm cobbler... emoticon

I guess I'm more worried about the "taste testing" and/or, not eating at all because I'm so busy, or snacking my way through....

why oh why did I volunteer for this.... 3 months ago! oh yeah, 'cuz I wasn't on this path 3 months ago!

but I will NOT let this get the best of me! I WILL make sure that I am conscious about it all day!... I CAN have everything I'm serving... it's all about portions, and knowing that it's a one day event... not a way to eat all the time!

Wish me luck! emoticon emoticon
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    Thanks guys! I tried to do lots of prep tonight so that I wasn't doing so much tomorrow!

    This is for a 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop.... ought to be fun, but it's a lot of work too! My husband and I are already certified leaders for Shotgun, and now our son is geting certified so he can take over for me next year!

    fun fun fun! emoticon
    2225 days ago
    What time is this party???

    Just remember, the first bite tastes the same as the last bite. Bite 43 won't taste any better than Bite #1! So eat a few bites to satisfy the craving. Fill up on wholesome foods beforehand (munch some carrots / celery while you are cooking). Might try having a bag of popcorn popped on the counter. Very filling, with very few calories. (I love Uncle Willies Kettle Corn)

    Good luck!

    2226 days ago
    Oh man, good luck!! I usually chew on gumb while i'm cooking so i'm not eating extra calories before dinner, but i'm not trying to impress You can do it!! With all the extra cooking you gotta be burning extra calories...right?
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    2226 days ago
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