Monday, November 2, 2009

Survived Halloween

Well I survived Halloween!!!!! Actually bought myself a bar of the dove chocolate with the 3 individually wrapped servings inside. Each serving was 4 points. I just had one and it was enough. Spent the evening outside with a bunch of neighbors handing out candy to the kids, good company and conversation, I didn't think about eating the candy at all.
Made some great Autumn Soup yesterday:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
4 cups butternut squash peeled, deseeded and cubed
4 cups celery root(celeriac) peeled and cubed
1 large white potato(approx. 10 oz) peeled and cubed
1 quart chicken stock or broth
2 cups water
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fat free milk
1/4 cup half and half
Heat oil, add onion cook until softened. Add garlic cook 1 minute. Add rest of ingredients except for milk and half and half. Simmer approximately 45 minutes or until veggies are tender. Add milk and half and half, remove thyme stems. Blend in pot with hand blender or in blender (do in small batches if using regular blender). Add more salt and pepper if necessary.
Yields approximately 9 one and a half cup servings at 3 points per serving. Soup tastes a lot more decadent than it really is!

Also changed the Carrot Bread recipe and started a batch yesterday:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups carrot juice
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Follow the recipe as before. Go to and search carrot bread.
Recipe is a total of 30 points so it depends on how many slices you cut as to points value of each slice e.g 15 slices would be 2 points per slice.

Don't forget those 'good health guidelines' More updates and info to follow

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