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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

Thanks!

Jan 23, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

I have no idea how it works. I work for a large company and the leader deals with our "Wellness Center". Generally, when there is a WW series about to begin, the Wellness Center sends out an email to the building (there are 44 floors!). For some reason, this time they did not. My building is very high tech and there are various video screens around the common areas (elevators and cafeteria) and the notices were up there, but for some reason, no email ever went out and I think that's the most effective way to reach people. The WW leader says that the Wellness Center claims they sent it. They didn't and the leader said there wasn't much more she could do. So here we are.

Jan 23, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

Roxlet, I know that you kind of live near me. Would you mind telling me your leader's name? The names are on the WW website and there are a few of them that seem to go to the different WW centers. But if you like yours, maybe I will try to find a time/place that works with that leader. Thanks!

Jan 23, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking

Kid-friendly and nut-free Italian dish that tastes good at room temp?

What about a frittata of some sort? It's Italian and can be served at room temp.

Jan 22, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

I have mentioned before that I go to a meeting in a conference room in my office building...WW at Work. Well we don't have enough people enrolled at this time and WW decided that we can't continue. There are 10 of us but they say we need 13-15 to make it worthwhile. It's weird because usually in January, there's a big influx of people wanting to join.

Our leader has been with us for several years and it's a very small meeting and we all know each other and it is so helpful. Now I feel like I have to start over at a new location and find a leader that I like. I am so bummed!

But I will continue...just have to commit to a new location and leader. It just won't be the same.

Jan 22, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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What are some of your favorite kitchen tricks that you'd be hesitant to admit to foodies?

I always keep the frozen cubes of garlic in the freezer. I like them better than jarred. I also keep the frozen cubes of ginger but they are harder to find, so I always have a jar of minced ginger in the refrigerator. And I keep a bottle of lemon juice too!

Jan 22, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Ben's Deli Scarsdale Opening Night - Oy

I completely agree with you. I grew up in Baldwin where the original Ben's was and now I go there a few times a year, occasionally on Long Island and occasionally in Manhattan. It's fine, maybe a little more than fine, but that's about it.

Is it nice to have another place to go in the area? Yes, but it's not like Katz's or Carnegie opened.

Yummy Lobster Rolls in NYC

Since this was my first (and definitely only) time at Red Hook Lobster Pound, I can't say whether my experience is the norm. Perhaps last night was just an off night, but it tasted like the rolls were out in yesterday's rain. Maybe people like soggy lobster and shrimp rolls. I do not. And I like a warm bun...these were cold.

But as Shirang says, the food at Luke's...lobster, crab and shrimp rolls...is always consistent, and good.

Jan 19, 2015
valerie in Manhattan

Yummy Lobster Rolls in NYC

We went to Red Hook Lobster Pound last night for dinner. I had the Maine style and my husband and kids had the Connecticut style. We also tried the shrimp roll. We thought it was just okay, nothing great. In fact, the more I think about it, it was all pretty bland. The worst offender was the shrimp roll. The shrimp was waterlogged and soggy.

After the fact, my husband ordered the Lobster Elote...that was the best thing of all.

I haven't been to Ed's, but we have been to Luke's Lobster many times and much prefer that.

Jan 19, 2015
valerie in Manhattan

Pat peeves as a guest at a dinner party?

I actually like assigned seating and when I have large holiday dinners at my house, I put out placecards. I can't stand when it's time to sit down and everyone is milling around waiting for someone else to sit. Nobody wants to be the first person to sit and everyone is saying "where should I sit?".

Pat peeves as a guest at a dinner party?

Agree on the disposable hand towels for dinner parties or holidays. I hate going into someone's bathroom and finding wet/used towels and having to use those.

Jan 17, 2015
valerie in Not About Food

Pre-theater suggestions around Studio 54 (54th St & 8th Ave)

We went to Sosa Borella twice recently before shows and enjoyed it.

http://www.sosaborella.com/

Jan 16, 2015
valerie in Manhattan

Single serving coffee maker

Omg, I think I have to get this. I am the only one in my house that drinks coffee I have never gotten a Keurig because the coffee is terrible. I love my Krups that is 13 years old but I feel like I waste a lot of coffee in that.

ETA: It's $69.99 on the Hamilton Beach site and $35.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-...

Jan 16, 2015
valerie in Cookware

When do you plan dinner?

I, too, think about the week and what everyone's schedule is. Some days I work from home and some days I'm in my office so I need to plan ahead. I figure out what I'll make for at least Mon-Wed dinners and make a list of what I need. By Wednesday or Thursday, I am back in the store for a few more items.

If I am going to cook dinner, rarely do I figure it out as the day goes on. Those nights usually end up being take out rotisserie chicken.

Jan 14, 2015
valerie in General Topics

I need your best recipes featuring avocado!

Like Spring Rolls with avocado, something like these...

Simple Avocado Eggrolls

http://letsgosunning.com/2013/02/11/s...

Or Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Eggrolls

http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodie...

These all sound good.

Jan 12, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking

Greenwich Area Food Delivery

Thanks.

Jan 12, 2015
valerie in Southern New England

Greenwich Area Food Delivery

A friend is having pretty major surgery this week and I would like to send some food to her house after she arrives home from the hospital. She may or may not feel like eating it, but she has 2 teenagers so it is for them too.

I am thinking something like a place that has roast chickens, or a good deli. Or really, I'm open to any suggestions.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

Jan 12, 2015
valerie in Southern New England

Where can I get an onion board?

I don't have any specific suggestions in Manhattan but these are the ones I grew up with. Onions chopped much smaller.

Jan 11, 2015
valerie in Manhattan

Quick Simple Asian

Both of these are popular with my family. I buy the light coconut milk at Trader Joe's.

Coconut Curry Shrimp

http://www.jocooks.com/main-courses/s...

Thai Chicken Meatballs

http://www.jocooks.com/healthy-eating...

Jan 10, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

Yes, of course I can go near me...just putting it off! But what I really need is to focus and "just say no"!

Jan 08, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

My leader always says "it can go to waste, or it can go to waist".

That is a great weight loss! Glad you are re-committing before it creeps back up.

Jan 08, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

That's great!!

I was all prepared to go to my meeting today (it's WW at Work) and as it turns out, there was no meeting. I was kinda disappointed. Not that I really wanted to get on the scale...but I need to get on the scale. I guess, however, I have another week to take off the holiday pounds.

Jan 08, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #342- The Return of the Polar Vortex Edition! [through Jan. 10, 2015]

I made Singapore noodles with shrimp last night and it was not a big success in my house. My son is on a temporary gluten-free diet so I am trying to find dishes that are gluten-free. I have never used rice noodles before and I don't know if it was the rice noodles that were the problem or just the overall flavor (or the recipe). It wasn't terrible, I just wouldn't make it again.

Jan 06, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

It's funny...in my meeting, people are always talking about using their points for wine. I am not a big drinker, never have been...I'd much rather eat!

In my house I keep fat free half and half. Between that and the sweet & low, I guess my coffee is toxic! But when I go to my office, I use the real half & half...so I guess it's only a few times a week that I have it.

I had a good WW day today and it feels pretty good.

Jan 05, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

I won't give up half & half in my coffee! I don't count it toward my daily points but toward my bonus points. I only drink 1 cup of coffee in the morning (albeit a big one!) and I don't drink it after that. In most "normal" weeks, I don't use the full amount of bonus points...I use them more for insurance and my miscalculations, so the half & half points come from there.

So far so good on tracking and food for today...of course it's only 2:00 but it still much better than I was doing last week starting off the days with big old bagels!

Jan 05, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

Same here...I just tracked my breakfast for the first time in a while.

Jan 05, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition

Ok, the party is over. I haven't gotten on a the scale yet...just not ready to face it. But I went food shopping this weekend and bought all the foods that I need to have a good week. Glad the holidays are over.

Wine Left Off the Bill--Twice in a Row?

Not sure why something should be comped because you were honest and did the right thing.

Recently I cashed a check at my bank for $200. The teller gave me $400. I realized it immediately and gave her back the extra $200. She was very thankful but I didn't expect to be "comped".

Jan 02, 2015
valerie in Not About Food

Let's Talk Smoothies!

I haven't made any of these but some sound good.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/01/be...

Jan 01, 2015
valerie in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies - From the Frying Pan into the Fire Edition! December 2014 [Old]

Good for you!

Dec 30, 2014
valerie in Home Cooking