Category Archives: American

Null soup++. 12/4/21

Back in the day when the only things that were free on Weight Watchers were non-starchy vegetables, I used to make this soup with only chicken broth and vegetables. We affectionately called it null soup. Although not very exciting, it … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos with spicy black beans. 12/3/21

So good and so easy! John defrosted some shrimp and seasoned them with salt, chili powder, Old Bay, garlic powder, and cumin. They were sautéed in olive oil spray. In the meantime I got the toppings together- shredded cabbage, cilantro, … Continue reading

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Lightened N.E. clam chowder. 12/2/21 Day 56 GBTG

For about 12 years of my adult life I lived in New England. Chowder is a big thing there. We used to occasionally go to Durgin Park in Boston where a bowl of clam chowder and a dessert of Indian … Continue reading

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Chicken breast with rutabagas and B. sprouts 12/1/21 (GBTG Day 57)

This is what I call my classic chicken dinner. It consists of chicken breast meat, gravy, rutabagas or squash, and a green vegetable. It fits in well to my countdown to Getting Back To Goal (GBTG). Only about 4 PP … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass with new potatoes and Brussels sprouts. 11/30/21 Day 58 GBTG

Today is the third day being on my Getting Back to Goal plan. I always say the third day is the hardest. You are all gung-ho for the first two days but by the third one you’d really like a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers night. 11/25-26/21

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate in the U.S. I hope your dinner went well and you were able to enjoy being with your friends and relatives this year. John and I hosted 10 people and the preparations were done … Continue reading

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Lentil stew with turkey sausage and vegetables. 11/20/21

Yesterday we went car shopping. It is as bleak as you have read. But our lease is expiring in February so we thought we should take a look at what is available. Short answer, not much. In fact although we … Continue reading

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Flank steak, baked potato, Brussels sprouts. 11/18/21

We had a change of plans tonight because I bought a bunch of Brussels sprouts and wanted to see if I could reheat them successfully for Thanksgiving. Our three remaining meals for the week were Chilean sea bass, chicken enchiladas, … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, new potatoes, leek and zucchini. 11/16/21

Tonight we had a special occasion dinner. Except there was no special occasion. Sometimes it is just nice to treat yourself. A dinner like this for two people including a bottle of wine would probably cost at least $100 at … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala with squash and broccoli. 11/12/21

Tonight’s dinner is a riff on our standard Classic Chicken Dinner which consists of chicken breast and gravy, butternut squash or rutabagas, and broccoli. The addition of Marsala, sautéed mushrooms, and some chicken stock to our packet of chicken gravy … Continue reading

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