Tuesday, July 13, 2010

All Fired Up For Shepherd's Pie!

Good afternoon everyone! It’s been awhile since we’ve spoken. That’s my fault I suppose since I’m the one with the blog. I hope that your weekend was fun and/or relaxing. I had a jam packed weekend but it was a great one. Mom and I went to All Fired Up. I got her a gift certificate a while back for Mother’s Day or Christmas or something and we finally went to use it. When you go, you pick out what you want to paint and you paint whatever design on it that you want. The cool part is that the items you paint get way shinier, darker and prettier after they’ve been...ALL FIRED UP. So, I don’t have the finished product yet because it takes a week before you can pick it up but I do have a couple of pictures of the pieces in progress...




I will definitely take pictures of them when they are finished and share. My mom made a plate and I made coasters. Because my mom is a perfectionist and a much better artist than me, I was done before she was halfway through so I also painted this little dish that I decided I would put paperclips in. Anyway, it was fun. I think I may want to have a group go one time for my birthday or something...it’s kind of awesome.

The rest of the weekend was good. I ate a lot of course and the weekend included a couple of pieces of cake which always makes me a happy girl. Last week wasn’t the best in terms of dieting so I definitely didn’t expect to lose weight but somehow I lost about a pound. I am down a little over 67 pounds. I will admit that I had to do the whole, pee then weigh...take off an article of clothing then weigh again...try to pee one more time and then weigh one more time. I did that so I could take off a point finally and I think that always helps the momentum a little. One point doesn’t seem like much but it may take out a snack or part of a portion of food that I would eat. Every little bit helps. I am not sure I will be so lucky this Saturday when I weigh because I ate SOOO much but you never know. I’ve done pretty perfectly the past two days.

As usual, Monday night was recipe night so I made Shepherd’s Pie...Weight Watchers style...




Y’all...I was so excited about this once I put it all together. I had been putting it off because you know, you have to mash potatoes, it takes over an hour to prepare and bake and it just looked a little involved but I’m so glad I made it. It really wasn’t bad at all to make. It was easy but I was very hungry when it was finally ready. The bottom layer had ground turkey, onions, canned tomatoes & squash. Then as with every Shepherd’s Pie, you mash some potatoes (I used Yukon Gold’s, Fat Free Evaporated Milk, Olive Oil and a little cheese to mash mine), and layer them on top of the turkey mixture. THEN, you add some fat free cheese on top and bake. It was delicious and the most filling meal I’ve had yet. I will most certainly make it again. It was yum-o as Rachael Ray says.

Have an awesome night & week!

“You spent half of your life trying to fall behind
You're using your headphones to drown out your mind
It was so easy, and the words so sweet
You can't remember
You try to move your feet
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, eet, eet, eet
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeteeet, eet, eet, eet

Someone's deciding whether or not to steal
He opens the window just to feel the chill
He hears that outside a small boy just starting to cry
'Cause it's his turn but his brother won't let him try

It's like forgetting the words to your favorite song
You can't believe it
You were always singing along
It was so easy and the words so sweet
You can't remember
You try to move your feet

It was so easy and the words so sweet
You can't remember, you try to feel the beat.” Eet-Regina Spektor

1 comment:

  1. The stuff you guys painted looks so cute! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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