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Cindy's Menu for Jan 4 - Jan 10 
Jan. 3, 2010 10:39 am 
Updated: Jan. 6, 2010 3:28 pm
Oh my, big changes in the Shiver's household this week!  I actually start back to work on Monday after being unemployed for about 16 months.   It's been a wonderful 16 months, we camp and fish for about 8 months out of the year so this past year was absolutely wonderful.  It's a temporary job through a job finding service but it's a step in the right direction.  The job is supposed to last between 4 to 6 weeks so hopefully it will be the 6 weeks.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

One great thing about me going back to work is my husband will still be home.  He doesn't really cook but if I leave instructions and ingredients ready for him he will help out.  For instance, the slow cooker chicken storgonoff on Thursday, he will have to do the slow cooker timing but I can put all the stuff together for him.

Menu planning will now be even more important.  As you all know we've been on a low fat diet for about 10 months now and it's time to really focus back on losing some more weight.  I stayed the same for the last month but now it's time to kickstart again!  All the recipes that I post here are tweaked to be low fat even if I don't say so in the description.  If you read my reviews you can see most of the tweaks I do to make these wonderful recipes more healthy.  Take, for instance, this cake (It Won't Last Cake) I made this past Saturday.  I used 1 cup of applesauce plus 1/3 cup of oil instead of 1 1/3 cups of oil.  I used 2 cups of Splenda and 1 cup of sugar, I used Egg Beaters instead of the 3 eggs.  All in all, it makes for a pretty healthy cake that a small piece works for a great dessert.  I froze it in single servings and I can take one to work with me for a snack.  I guess you just have to think out of the box to make almost all the recipes here on AR more healthy, as I know some of you are already doing.   Check out Traci's Kitchen blog for lots of healthy tips.

On to my menu

Monday - Jan 4 - Roast Sticky Chicken - Rotisserie Style with mashed potatoes (fat free 1/2 & 1/2 and reduced fat butter) and corn on the cob.

Tuesday - Jan 5 - Eggs Benedict.  I found this great hollandaise sauce from Knorr brand package mixes.  It's fat free and very tasty!  Served over whole wheat english muffins with sliced ham, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce.  You can be on a low fat diet and still eat very yummy!

Wednesday - Jan 6 - Old Bay Shrimp Fest.  This is fast, easy and so delicious. 

Thursday - Jan 7 - Slow cooker Chicken Strogonoff with No-Yolk egg noodles.  This is a first time try but I'll use fat free cream cheese and also reduced fat cream of chicken soup.  Should be good!

Friday - Jan 8 - Frozen It's Chili by George! that I put up a month ago.  It will be a great Friday night supper!

Saturday - Jan 9 - Kabobs , I skewer the meat separate from the vegetables as the meat gets done before the veggies.  I'll also bake some sweet potatoes.

Sunday - Jan 10 - BBQ Hamburgers with baked french fries.

Hoping your week will be just as healthy and happy as mine will be!!  Have a great week, see you on the Recipe Exchange in the evenings.


It's Chili By George!
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It Won't Last Cake, made healthier!
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Jan. 3, 2010 10:51 am
congrats on the job!!
Jan. 3, 2010 10:59 am
Congratulations on the job and your menu looks yummy as always! Can't wait to hear how the crab worked out.
Jan. 3, 2010 11:28 am
Everything sounds yummy as usual. Good Luck with the job
Jan. 3, 2010 11:37 am
Congratulations on your new job, Cindy! Very nice your husband will be able to help you out.
Jan. 3, 2010 11:45 am
Splenda is worse for you then sugar! It's all chemicals! Stevia is a healthy and natural sweetner.
Jan. 3, 2010 11:48 am
looks great! I am going to do a chilli this week too. Good luck with the job:)
Jan. 3, 2010 11:58 am
Wow... good looking menu! YUMMMM
Jan. 3, 2010 12:06 pm
As I'm sure others have come to realize, the more meals I prepare myself, rather than buy, satisfy my hunger and taste buds much more efficiently. Being satisfied makes me eat less quantity and more quality. Also, now I seem to have almost entirely curbed any cravings for fast food. Yea AR! The weight loss is just a bonus. Good luck with your new job.
Jan. 3, 2010 12:56 pm
Congratulations on your new job. I'm hoping it lasts the 6 weeks for you! Great menu too!
Jan. 3, 2010 3:12 pm
Think I'll try the roast chicken next weekend. Congrats on your new job.
Jan. 3, 2010 4:16 pm
I got tied up with dinner and not sure if you'd go back and see the thread so I just wanted to say thank you for updating me on the King Crab. You're the best!
Jan. 4, 2010 4:25 pm
That's great Cindy... Maybe one day I'll sit down and do that; plan out a menu for the week or two. Its a good idea. I think that's one of the things I could work on during this new year!.. Thanks for sharing! :)
Jan. 4, 2010 6:05 pm
Thank you everyone for all your comments :)
Jan. 6, 2010 3:28 pm
Thanks again! Your menu looks yummy and we could afford to eat heathier over her as well. I will be checking back weekly to see what you put together :-)
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I grew up in Stockton, CA and then lived most of my 1st married life in Lemoore, CA. We raised our 3 boys (twins and one more 20 months later)up together but when the youngest son graduated from high school, I realized life was too short to stay in an unhappy, dead marriage. After 23 years, a divorce and a new life. I moved to the Biloxi, MS area and met my wonderful husband now. He is all I could ask for. We have a kitty and a camper and we love them both! She camps with us all the time. I quit my job in August, '08 and my husband is retired (again) so we are enjoying our time together. ***UPDATE*** I'm working again and really liking my job. I don't have to bring it home with me and it's 32 hours per week, which works out perfect. Very happy to report that we are very happy again with a new job!!!
My favorite things to cook
My new favorite is finding low fat, healthy recipes to try. I'm really up for anything to cook.. it's truly my hobby.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now I would have to say that having a fish fry is the closest thing to a tradition I have. Not healthy but it sure is good! Fried fresh caught fish, hushpuppies, okra, french fries. All deep fried and all soooo good!!
My cooking triumphs
Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots from this site. I served it to guests and they could not believe that this was a home made meal. For something so easy it's the best meal I've ever made. Also feel very good about my submitted recipes. I'm not one to usually make something up but I like to follow recipes and then maybe make a few tweaks to our liking and needs.
My cooking tragedies
HAHA - It still makes me laugh. My very first meal I cooked for my 1st husband was supposed to be eggs, bacon and pancakes but the skillet I tried to use was not a non-stick. Needless to say.. we had scrambled eggs, torn up bacon, and worst of all, scrambled pancakes.
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