Jan 19, 2008

more stuff going on...

more random blabberings....

  • have i mentioned how much i'm loving this show? it's silly. i like silly.
  • we rejoined Weight Watchers two weeks ago. weighed in last week - i lost 1.5 lbs. HE lost 8.2 lbs. nope. not a typo. being a girl sometimes really sucks.
  • i'm finding, the major weight loss on his part notwithstanding, that i dig finding new recipes. here's one we had last week that rocked:

Pork Chops w/ Caramelized Onions (points value - 5 for 1 chop and about 1/2 cup onion mixture, in case you are on WW, too)

4 - 4oz boneless center cut pork loin chops

1/4 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp olive oil

1 large onion halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tbs brown sugar

place pork chops between 2 sheets of heavy duty plastic wrap and pound slightly to an even thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle chops with salt & pepper, add to pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and wrap in foil to keep warm.

Add onions to pan, cover and cook over medium high heat 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar, cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cook for a minute, still stirring constantly. Spoon over chops and serve. yum-o!

other than that...oh and a weigh in tomorrow...which will be interesting since i ate quite the amount of spinach dip at Maureen's. (but dang it was goooooood) and the Husband joining the ranks of the unemployed yesterday (and kids, i was FAR more upset than he was), well...it's been an interesting year.

to say the least. can't wait to see what's next.


doodlebugmom said...

Yay! for your weight loss, and oy! men! that's just one more thing in life that is not fair.

Sorry to hear the Bman is unemployed now. But I know things have a way of working out for the best. Hang in there you two!

Melissa said...

Oh no - I know what it's like to have an unemployed hubby. Hope it's very, very temporary - and that he finds an even better job just around the bend.

Yay for you, Mrs. Weight Watchers! That's a fabulous loss!

I love Psych too. Love love love it. Shaun and Gus make such a great team!

smileymamaT said...

Hello. It's me, that millionaire...
:) hey, that is an interesting start to your year. 8.2?? so not fair. The pork chops sound yummers, though.
...and, unemployment? Ah? have I missed something? I'd better stop by more often! Hey, considering he was not too upset, then just consider this a new chance, or a better door opening up.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about the spinach dip....After you left, I made more so I'm in bigger trouble than you AND it has vegetables...3 of them...

Hope weigh in goes ok as I have responsibility if it doesn't. Love you and B and all will be what is meant to be, sometimes it just takes awhile to figure out the riddle!! Maureen

skrpndiva said...

Men suck!

I have the WW cookbook I purchased while there...lots of good recipes...especially for chicken.


katarinasmama said...

Men do that...lose weight sooooo quickly...we have to fight our delish hormones in order to get some results...celebrate your loss...it's the trend you need to look at...and if its negative...woo-hoo...reminds me...I should go sign up (again) at WW!!!