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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

Same here but I don't care for egg whites so I use Better 'n Eggs which is like Egg Beaters. Low points and filling.

about 13 hours ago
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

Are you kidding...1 pound is great!!

about 19 hours ago
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

I know, not horrible. But hard to get back into good habits and get rid of bad habits!

Sep 11, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

I attended my meeting today after not weighing in since early August. It was not pretty, but I knew it wouldn't be. Up 3+ lbs.

So, once again, time to hunker down and focus. If I could lose 7 lbs. before the end of the year, I'd be happy.

Sep 11, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

That is great...both of you. I am going to weigh in tomorrow also after a month of not weighing in. Busy schedule, vacation, etc...

I tried to get it together after my vacation but I am expecting a 2 lb. gain. Hopefully, no more than that!

Sep 10, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking
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Zucchini bread: why?

Yes, kids sometimes learn the aversion from their schoolmates but in my case, the peer pressure worked in our favor! If I would have presented a zucchini muffin to my son, and he saw green, I would have gotten a big, annoying "ewwwww".

But this was a birthday party in class, and I wasn't there, and he didn't want to miss out on a treat, so he ate it...and liked it!

I sent an email to that mom...I thought it was great that she sent in the muffins instead of cupcakes.

Sep 09, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Zucchini bread: why?

I make zucchini muffins. Why? Because when my 7 year old no-vegetable eating son came home from school and said "mom, can you make zucchini muffins for me?", you better believe that I ran to the store and came home and made them! A mom of a kid from his class last year sent them in for a birthday celebration instead of cupcakes.

I do add chocolate chips, but hey, getting him to eat any vegetable is better than none, even surrounded by a few chocolate chips.

Here is a recent thread on zucchini bread/muffins.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9845...

The Original Pancake House in White Plains

On the corner right across from McDonald's...the McDonald's in the building with DMV and the Asian grocery store.

The Original Pancake House in White Plains

Funny, I was just there yesterday for the first time. We have been to them in Florida but that's about it. We were actually headed to the Fountain Diner and it was around 12:00. We were saying how the Fountain would probably be crowded at that time then my husband suggested that we go here.

At 12:15 on a Saturday, it was mostly full but there were a few empty tables and we sat in a large booth. The menu is not quite as large as the ones we have been to in FL, but still fairly big. I am not a huge lover of pancakes and waffles and I would have gotten an omelette but when I saw the calories listed, I couldn't do it (I didn't need a 6 egg omelette!). They did have a separate sheet of "specials" and it had some sandwiches and salads.

My husband (who had been to this location once before) ordered a cheese omelette with a side of pancakes and my kids had chocolate chip pancakes. I ended up with a BLT with turkey bacon. They make it in a panini press/waffle iron and it was actually quite good!

Prices are definitely higher than in FL. The omelettes and pancakes were around $10 each...not that it's so high, just higher than the other ones we have been to. But certainly big portions.

I'm sure it gets crowded during the week for lunch with people who work around there.

help me figure out a bacon crusted quiche!

Doesn't answer your bacon question and I have never made this but I think it sounds good! And it's gluten free.

Goat Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust

http://www.marthastewart.com/315691/g...

Sep 06, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

"I would just write on the RSVP card "Wheat and Dairy allergy. Please let me know if your caterer will be able to accomodate."

I couldn't disagree more. Like others have said...go, don't go, or go and eat what you can or don't eat at all. But don't write that on the rsvp.

Healthy non-deli meat sandwich ideas needed

My daughter will eat a veggie burger at room temp. I put them on a sandwich with lettuce tomato or in a wrap with shredded carrots, lettuce or whatever else is around.

Sep 05, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

My leader always says about extra food: "it can go to waste, or it can go to waist". I often remind myself of that when there is something leftover...and just say no!

Sep 04, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Cooked Green and Wax Beans -- Need Your Ideas!

I love this shallot sauce. Simple and good.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Sep 03, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

Well so far so good for today at least! It's so easy to get back into bad habits and so hard to get back into good ones. But for me, it's one day, one meal at a time.

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

As I said in the previous thread, vacation and holiday weekend were tough. But I'm done. I went food shopping today and I planned out dinners for the week. Lunches go back to veggie burgers or salads. And back to tracking. 2 weeks of no tracking has not been good for me. I'm looking forward to a week (and a month) of being in control.

1 hour lunch break, what to do?

Brooklyn Diner is absurdly overpriced.

http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

If you want a diner, there is the Applejack Diner on 55th and Broadway.

Aug 29, 2014
valerie in Manhattan

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition! [Old]

Or 3!

Aug 28, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition! [Old]

We just came back from vacation tonight. Eating 3 meals out for 8 days is not a good way to lose weight! But it's vacation. And I tried when I could.

For the first part of the week (London), for breakfast I had a "skinny" blueberry muffin and something kind of light for lunch. Dinners were harder. Then we moved onto Paris. Croissants are not my friend! So good...and so buttery.

Tomorrow I will go food shopping (after picking up my dog from the place where she stays when we are away!). And I will try to get back on track. I have a feeling it will take me a few days and with the holiday weekend looming, that will be a challenge too.

But we went, we ate, we came home...and, truth be told, I feel kinda gross! So I really do want to get back on track asap.

Aug 27, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking
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Just ate lobster for the first time

I rarely, if ever, order lobster in a restaurant but I love lobster rolls. Luke's is great.

Aug 19, 2014
valerie in General Topics

Cold Side Dish Ideas (for tonight!)

I like that orzo salad. This sweet & sour cucumber dish is great too. I add some red onion. You can use a food processor to slice the cucumbers and it goes very quickly.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Aug 18, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

I'm swearing off all-you-can eat sushi places

Hmmm, we never have a problem with chatty teens. I am there pretty much once a week for dinner (I play tennis one evening a week with my friends and then we go there for dinner). And I've never been for lunch.

Help with turkey sandwiches for twenty Dragon boaters.

I find that if you use a piece or 2 of iceberg lettuce between the bread and the mustard or other condiment, it keeps the bread from getting soggy. Not sure why some iceberg would keep the sandwich from being flat?

Aug 17, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

I'm swearing off all-you-can eat sushi places

I'm not PlasticMoonRain but I have been to Yamanoya once. I thought it was okay but we much prefer Kirari which is right there too. No frills atmosphere but we like the food.

coconut macaroons

I make these and use chocolate chips.

http://www.marthastewart.com/314385/c...

Aug 15, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Inn at Pound Ridge open

We had a nice dinner there recently as I posted above. We were seated promptly, in fact early, the service was pleasant and we enjoyed the food. Was it the best meal I had in my life? No. Am I the type of person that winecountrygirl refers to? Definitely not. But we had a nice dinner with friends and I think it's worth a try.

Best Zucchini bread and/or muffin recipe

Great! I occasionally throw in some applesauce too or even chopped apples if I have some apples hanging around that are on the verge of going bad. These muffins are pretty forgiving!

Aug 14, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition! [Old]

I don't care for egg whites so I use Egg Beaters when I make something like this. You get a lot of bang for your buck..good amount of eggs and low points.

Aug 14, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition! [Old]

Hey, .4 isn't so bad. And very impressive that you tracked the licking of the beaters and the the bowl!

Your dinner looks delicious!

Aug 14, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking

cooler needs ice????

At my July 4th party I always have a cooler filled with ice and drinks and I am always surprised that after sitting outside in July for 8 or 9 hours, there is still plenty of ice left and the drinks are still freezing cold.

You will be fine with ice packs, the frozen items and perhaps some water bottles or jars, like others have said, if there is space left.

Aug 13, 2014
valerie in General Topics