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OH.MY.GAWD.GROSS.

I was searching the internet for random stuff because yes people sometimes I just need a break from housework when I came across this:

This is a "Kitty Litter" Cake GAG GAG GAG

 Seriously that has to be the most DISGUSTING looking concoction of food I have ever seen. Even the thought of eating it makes me gag. I will say though, this is definitely one way to keep me from eating all of the cake…….

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Shrimp and Soba Salad

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For the record this is NOT a pic of mine. I forgot to take one 😦

 For I don’t know how long my husband has raved about Soba noodles saying how much he loves them. I had never had them before. While looking through one of my Weight Watchers Cook Books (Take Out Tonight) I saw this recipe for Shrimp and Soba Salad. My local grocery store (Hell-Mart) did not have Soba Noodles, but since I was making a run later in the week to Whole Foods I just got them there. If you don’t have access to Soba noodles then you can substitute whole-wheat spaghetti. I found this dish to be refreshing on a hot day. The flavor of the sauce paired well with the shrimp. It had a little bit of a tang to it that invited your taste buds to come back for more. It’s definitely a meal that I would cook for a dinner party. The other really awesome part is that you only use ONE pot to cook everything so clean up is a breeze (always a plus for me!) Enough rambling on my part now, here’s the recipe:

1 tbsp mirin (Rice Wine)

1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp Asian (dark) sesame oil

1 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 pound soba noodles

4 scallions, thinly sliced

1 carrot, cut into matchstick-thin strips (or you can do like I do and just buy them that way because who wants to spend all that time cutting up carrots?????)

1/4 lb fresh snow peas, trimmed and cut diagonally in half

3/4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (unless you like eating shrimp poo)

1. To make the dressing, whisk the mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl until blended. Set aside.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until just tender, about 4 minutes. With a strainer or tongs, transfer the noodles toa large bowl of cold water to cool; drain. Reserve the cooking liquid.

3. Transfer the drained noodles to a large bowl. Stir in the scallions and carrot. Set aside.

4. Return the cooking liquid to a boil. Add the snow peas and boil until just bright green and almost tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer the snow peas to a colander with a slotted spoon or tongs; rinse under cool water and drain. Add the snow peas to the bowl with the noodles.

5. Cook the shrimp in the same pot of boiling water until just pink, about 3 minutes; drain. Rinse the shrimp under cold water; drain and transfer to the bowl with the noodle mixture. Toss the salad with the dressing to coat well. Serve at room temp or chilled.

1 1/4 cup = 1 Serving

Servings: 4

Weight Watchers Points per serving: 6

Cal 314

Fat 2g

Sat Fat 0g

Chol 101mg

Sod 481mg

Carb 54g

Fib 3g

Prot 23g

Calc 48mg

ENJOY!

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This is SO mean

This week I started back on weight watchers. I’ve been sticking to it and doing really well. Then Hubby goes and does this RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE!

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Whatev….. My Weight Watchers Chicken Chow Mien was YUM. So you can just keep all your stupid, yummy, fall of the bone with fatty goodness RIBS! And, while I MAY tell you that I DON’T want any of your stupid ribs, secretly I TOTALLY do, so if I stare at you in envy while you eat, it’s all your fault. Yeah, that’s right. YOUR FAULT. Who rubs ribs in fatty girl on a diet’s face???? I still love you though. And your ribs. But mostly your ribs… I mean you. Mostly you 🙂

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Mmmmmmmm Mexican

We took nuthead to her first Mexican restaurant tonight. She LOVED it! She ate up her cheese quesadilla and some of mommy’s sopapilla.

Also, she kept flirting with the waiter 🙂 She is such a huge flirt which she totally gets from her dad because that man would flirt with the wall if given the chance! The only down side at dinner was when the guy next to us started clipping his nails at his table. GROSS! Who does that???? What if a nail flew into his food or worse someone elses food?! GAG GAG GAG

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How to make your child OCD

Most nights it’s up to me to feed nuthead her dinner, but Wednesday nights are dear hubby’s night. Most of the time I use this time for some much needed “me” time but one night I was all up in his business because I had nothing better to do and quite frankly “me” was boring me. So I happened up him preparing nuthead’s dinner and noticed that he had put each type of food in it’s own individual bowl. So then the following conversation ensues:

Me: “Why are you putting it in individual bowls? She’s just going to dump it on the tray. Just put it on the tray.”

Hubby: “But then all her food will get mixed together.”

Me: “She’s not you. She’s one. She could care less if her food mixes. Actually she loves to mix her food.”

Hubby: “But I don’t want it to touch.”

Me: Staring at him……. “DO NOT MAKE HER OCD LIKE YOU”

Hubby: “She won’t dump it on the tray because I”m going to feed it to her.”

Me: “Why are you feeding it to her? She can feed herself.”

Hubby: “Stop bugging me.”

Me: “I swear if you make her OCD like you then you are the one who is going to take her to therapy.”

Hubby: Staring at me…….

So later I check in on dinner time. Yup. All the food is mixed up on her tray 🙂

OH NO HER FOOD IS TOUCHING EACH OTHER!

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Chicken Chow Mein

Last night we had Chicken Chow Mein for dinner. It wasn’t half bad, but it did lack a touch in flavor.  It wasn’t too compicated to prepare. I used chow mein noodles, if you don’t have those available to you then you can substitute thin spaghetti.  Since I was able to find Chow Mein noodles at my local Wal-Mart, which generally has NOTHING, you shouldn’t have any problem at your local grocery store. If you do have difficulties,  then you can always go to Publix. They have EVERYTHING!  The recipe is as follows:

6 oz chow mein (or thin spaghetti)

2/3 c low-sodium chicken broth

2 tbsp dry sherry

2 tsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

3 tsp canola oil

1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips

1 onion, chopped

1 tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1. Cook the chow mein noodles or spaghetti according to package directions; drain.

2. Combine the broth, sherry, cornstach, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.

3. Heat a nonstick wok or a large, deep skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Swirl in 2 tsps of the oil., then add the chicken. Stir-fry until just cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to plate.

4. Swirl the remaining 1 tsp oil into the wok, then add the onon, ginger, and garlic. Stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the bell pepper and celery; stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and broth mixture. Cook, stirring, constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens, about 2 minutes. Serve over the cooked noodles.

Per serving (1 1/4 cup): 359 Cals, 7g Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 63mg Chol, 379mg Sod, 42g Carb, 4g Fib, 30g Prot, 42 mg alc.

Points: 7

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