Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fritters.

Welcome to the blog today y’all. I hope you had a nice weekend and that it has been a pleasant week for you so far. I actually had a great weekend. I weighed Saturday morning and I was down 1.4, bringing my total loss to 72.8. I am so close to that 75 pounds! I'm hoping no more than 2 weeks and I will be posting a new picture! I also went up to Birmingham Saturday to spend some time with Jordan...



We went to dinner at Carraba’s, which is an Italian place and it was SO good. I think I ate my weight in their fresh baked bread. After we ate, we had some time before our movie so we walked around the World Market (which I love). While we were there, I bought some Candy Buttons (which I always called candy dots but whatever)...



I realized after I got them that they are only 40 calories for a big, long sheet of them. That means they are only one point per serving and if you only have half of the sheet, you don’t have to count them at all! I will definitely have to remember that because it’s nice for movies to have something to snack on when everyone else has fried Oreos or buttered popcorn. They just taste like little bites of sugar but it’s still something you can munch on. After that, we went to see the movie The Switch which is the new one with Jason Bateman & Jennifer Anniston. It was pretty cute. I wasn’t totally floored by it or anything but I thought it was funny and sweet and the little boy in the movie is absolutely adorable. It was a good weekend...Jordan and I always have fun.

After my mom made an awesome dinner Sunday night, I went over to my friend David’s to watch the Emmy’s. I think a couple of specific congrats are in order...




First, I LOVE that Modern Family won for best comedy. I also wanted Glee to win but Modern Family is genius in my opinion and was definitely one of my absolute favorites last season. I also want to give a shout out to Jane Lynch from Glee. She is hilarious on the show and her Emmy was well deserved. I also loved her dress and thought she looked gorgeous. I think Jimmy Fallon did a great job. There were lots of folks I was very happy for and I also realized I watch A LOT of comedy now and leave out all of the dramas that are popular. I just don’t have time to pick up any more TV...I already watch way too much. Anyway, it was a fun night...I love award shows.

It is also time to report on a recipe...



I made Roasted Herb Potato Wedges & Vegetable Fritters. The potatoes were baked after I mixed them with some salt, pepper, garlic and Dijon mustard. They tasted pretty good. The fritters were basically tiny pancakes that had onions, mushrooms & garlic. I also spiced them with a lot of salt & pepper. They called for bell peppers but I don’t eat those so I put mushrooms in instead. I thought they were really good. You just create a sort of batter and add the veggies then plop them in a skillet to cook on each side. They were easy and different and filling. Don’t let the word pancake throw you off, they aren’t sweet...just tasty! I also really like to say, “Fritters,” which is why I titled the blog that today.

I think that pretty much sums everything up...I will be back Friday to exude my excitement for the beginning of FOOTBALL SEASON! Roll Tide!


“Craig Jones: We ain't got no sugar.
Smokey: No sugar? D**n. Y'all ain't never got two things that match. Either y'all got Kool-aid, no sugar. Peanut butter, no jelly. Ham, no burger.” Craig & Smokey-Friday (I was thinking about this movie today...I think it’s time I watch it.)

1 comment:

  1. You and I do always have fun! I'm so glad you came up this weekend. Of course, I miss you already though.

    I pretty much second everything you said about the Emmys. I wanted Glee to win, but Modern Family was a close second. It's so hilarious! Super excited about Jane Lynch's win. She's just great. We both should watch more dramas, but yeah, who has time for MORE TV?!

    Also, love the quote! I need to watch that movie again soon too.

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