Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Okay, Okay, guilty of temporary insanity....HAHA..missing in action, I know.
But I am back.
This month has been a bit hectic. My brother-in-laws new baby has been taking up space in our life. I am almost 48 and wow, couldn't imagine how my parents did it with all 6 of my siblings. My father was also 53 when I was born and even more when my other two little sisters were born. Imagine!
I have been also seen the Diabetes Doctor. I was just a perfect little patient. Go figure! I also lost another 5 lbs not too much of a success since it was for 4 months. But the summer is the most hectic around here and my exercise went to the wayside.
Total Weight two years ago was 298 now I am 242. I am still plugging along. I did however think that the more weight I loss the better the hips and legs would feel. But I think I am wrong. I have made a orthopedic appointment for November 25th. Hopefully it is just something simple, arthritis and muscle imbalance.. I will keep everyone posted.

Had a few new recipes to share..

If you ever have one of those great gyros at the mall someplace, and you get a craving for that taste.

Gyro (My new fab recipe)

1lb of ground lamb (my mother uses a combo of sirlion and lamb and sometimes just sirlion)
4 cups of minute rice (next time i will probably use my wild rice in the cooker, for the fiber content)
shredded lettuce
diced tomatoe
onion (kinda cut horizontal instead of minced or diced)then some minced onion (2tbls)
cucumber (shredded peeled cucumber, about 1/2 cup worth)
sour cream (med carton)
tortilla wrap
cavendar seasoning (greek) (bought this at walmart in the seasoning area)( you have to have this)(there are two kinds, one with salt and one without)

for the cucumber sauce:
put the grated cucumber, and minced onion and blend in the sourcream . (this was great the next day, when all the flavors were absorbed)
brown the meat and then season with the greek seasoning. Add meat and rice together and mix, (I added more seasoning, just love the stuff)

to put together:

Lay down a wrap. Put a scoop of the lamb/rice mixture on the wrap about middle. Then put sourcream sauce, tomatoe, onion, lettuce and then tuck up bottom over stuff. then wrap.

They were great. My family ate 3 each. I even had leftover for me the next day. I just ate the lamb/rice and the sauce. It was sooooo good.

Another one

Had hotdogs buns left over and they were kinda hard. Not bad just not the good squishy type.
SO I made mini panini's out of them . Rolled a piece of ham and cheese and then popped on the grill. When done put dijon mustard.
Also made the cornbeef with cheese and the a bit of sauerkraut on it.
They were really good with a bowl of veggie or chicken soup.

Just a kitchen tip on hotdog buns (kinda stale)
Cook the hotdogs till real hot. Pull buns out of bag, put a hotdog in each and then place them back in the bag. Close and wait a bit and they will steam them.

Well life is calling and I gotta run. Keep in touch and love to everyone...


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