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Old Thu, Nov-16-17, 17:58
Enomarb Enomarb is offline
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hi-sounds like you are figuring it out, maryh!

Had the last of the leftover chili tonight with a big salad and about 1/4 cup of DH's homemade granola with H&H. YUM!

Doing a fridge clean out to make room for all my thanksgiving food. Today I got 2 bags of mini peppers, 2 bags of organic baby carrots, 2 heads of celery and 2 bags of mini Persian cucumbers- lots of veggies for lots of snacks. Also 5 different kinds of cheese (pimento, cheddar, provolone, babybel, habanero pepper cheddar.) Needs stuff to serve people to snack on that's not chips and carbage. I find that veggies, cheese, olives and nuts are always good.

I'm going to be making some big meals before actual Thanksgiving too- like braised beef short ribs (I have 6 pounds defrosting!), curried chicken breasts, and some kind of grilled fish. I have 10 people before the actual holiday and 14 for the Thanksgiving dinner. I love company and have found that having lots and lots of LC food choices is helpful to me.

I'm going to be posting less during the holiday- but I'll try to pop in.

later-
E
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Old Fri, Nov-17-17, 21:21
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Hi,
I signed up back in August, but never really got the ball rolling with the program. Honestly, I had a stressful month and just couldn't make a commitment. I am probably choosing the worst time to try again with the holidays coming up, but I am going to give it a go. I look forward to chatting with you.
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Old Sat, Nov-18-17, 04:47
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Hi Maddy-
this is a hard time to start, but you have to start sometime! There is never a PERFECT time.One idea is to maybe make a commitment to one or two LC meals a day and then fully commit after the holidays? It's really up to you and obviously I don't know you at all, but there is a really good website called REFUSE TO REGAIN and she has a terrific blog about the holidays. There is so much info and support here- please post and read and know we are here too.

Later-
E

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Old Sat, Nov-18-17, 07:53
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Welcome NewMaddy
I can vouch for what Eno said; to even include the one or two CM meals
can really help even if its not perfect, on plan.
Even 50% on plan helps to improve quality of life i discovered.

Best wishes with your Thanksgiving celebrations Eno.
That is some feat cooking for up to 14 people.
Your menu sounds really nice too; everyone will feel so much better with
less 'carbage'... That's a good description for it.
Would love to be a fly on the wall to see how everything is orchestrated.

Made garlic lemon Parmesan zucchini strips in the oven. A recipe i seen on Pinterest.
I liked it and will make it again.
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Old Sun, Nov-19-17, 07:15
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hi-
Hi Mary- it's a job! But I have 2 ovens and I use both of them on Thanksgiving.

Tonight I'm making braised short ribs (all 6 lbs!) with pasta and a large salad, and veggies in the braising too. Then DH will grill the ribs.

later-
E
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Old Sun, Nov-19-17, 09:44
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Mary, how did the zuchinni taste? I love almost anything with lemon and parmesan!


My Thanksgiving will be very simple! Just my husband, my two sons, and me. We are having a simple meal. Turkey breast, ham, rice, rolls, gravy, creamed kale and candied yams. I have to decide which carbs I want. I really like stuffing but my husband doesn't like the way I make it. He likes his mother's version and I HATE her version. I was thinking of just doing mine anyway for me and the boys. We will be visiting family the Friday after. There will me more of the same foods I am sure.

How do you narrow your carb choice for your RM?
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Old Mon, Nov-20-17, 05:19
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NewMaddy; There was only a hint of lemon- i really think it helped 'lift' the
Parmesan taste to something fresher.
I didn't really follow an exact recipe; just added a splash of lemon and its peel.
It looked really nice because it turned a golden brown colour.

What is it with men & their Mothers cooking?
I've heard stories like this before where absolutely nobody can shine a light
next to their Mother's version of recipes!
I suppose its cute in a way.

Sometimes i don't narrow my carb choice but i feel better if i do;
Lately; i want to do the whole 'Mediterranean' style of eating so i want
to include a wholegrain like quinoa as my carb, usually i like to have
starchy carbs like peas, sweetcorn, carrots too and also some kind of sweet
dessert,- sometimes just something like a yogurt then some dark chocolate
or something like this.

I do better if i stay away from those 'trouble-making' carbs that tend to
spin me out of control, sooner or later.
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Old Mon, Nov-20-17, 15:28
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hi-
NewMaddy- maybe make your DH his mother's stuffing that you hate- and that way you won't even be tempted! I like everything I make, but I am not a stuffing fan. DH likes it crispy and wet- so I actually make 2 batches! One in the turkey, one in a sheet pan. But I also make coleslaw, broccoli and spinach casserole and a huge garlicky Caesar salad. And because I'm the cook I get first dibs on the turkey- and my favorite part is the wing. I usually skip dessert- I'd rather have a potato!

Making oven friend chicken tonight- the old Betty Crocker recipe- for my grandkids. Also making cauliflower tater tots! And salad. Tomorrow my mom (83) is coming- and we're going to have hot dogs and burgers on the grill. I'll make a huge salad, pasta salad for DH, baked beans, and maybe brussel sprouts.
Wednesday is a wild card- I'm letting my DH, mom and kids pick ANYTHING I don't have to cook!

later-
E
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Old Wed, Nov-22-17, 17:39
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hi-
RM tonight was pizza and chicken wings and salad- the choice of my DD and mom.
YUM.

I want to wish all of my LC friends a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you, and thankful for LC.

E
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Old Thu, Nov-23-17, 16:31
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Happy Thanksgiving Eno, hope you enjoyed the celebrations.

Even though i don't celebrate this holiday- i really feel i should Thank God so much more than i do -for all his goodness to me.

Made stuffed mushrooms as my cookery class; very basic but nice; smoked rasher/bacon, with cheese and onion and mushroom 'filling'.
Quite nice and i think it would be deemed OK for a CM as well.
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Old Mon, Nov-27-17, 06:47
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hello!

Mary- those mushrooms sound great! Very CM appropriate too.

We have had lots of great food and lots of great RMs. CM breakfast and lunch have been easy too- just leftovers! I've had turkey, turkey salad, beef brisket, and chicken breasts in the last 3 days. We had bbq brisket for RM one day and then did a clean out of all the Thanksgiving leftovers another day- fun. Now the fridge is empty and the freezer is low too. I did get a turkey the day after thanksgiving for $2! So I will have turkey again in the next few months.
Today for RM dinner we are having chicken (rotisserie) and salad and veggies. My carb will be bread- DH will also have ice cream.

later-
E
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Old Tue, Nov-28-17, 09:10
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Happy Thanksgiving Eno, hope you enjoyed the celebrations.

Even though i don't celebrate this holiday- i really feel i should Thank God so much more than i do -for all his goodness to me.

Made stuffed mushrooms as my cookery class; very basic but nice; smoked rasher/bacon, with cheese and onion and mushroom 'filling'.
Quite nice and i think it would be deemed OK for a CM as well.

It is my favorite holiday for just that reason - I love giving "thanks" for the many blessings I've had in my life.

Love making stuffed mushrooms, that recipe sounds simple, easy and delish.
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Old Tue, Nov-28-17, 09:11
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How do you narrow your carb choice for your RM?


I will plan a fav carb for this holiday for the day before and after, so I get 3 days to "get all the favs" in
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Old Tue, Nov-28-17, 09:12
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Hi,
I signed up back in August, but never really got the ball rolling with the program. Honestly, I had a stressful month and just couldn't make a commitment. I am probably choosing the worst time to try again with the holidays coming up, but I am going to give it a go. I look forward to chatting with you.

Hi
Enjoying the holidays on plan actually feels marvelous. I have that as a goal for this year too
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Old Wed, Nov-29-17, 07:36
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Love how you plan to include your favourite carbs Patricia-
So deliberate! I'm going to copy this.

Eno-That is amazing you got a Turkey for $2. What a bargain!
I enjoy turkey most with either cranberry sauce & stuffing, or
A turkey, brie and cranberry toasted sandwich!!
or with coleslaw.

I made 'Parsnip' chips recently; i never eat parsnips but these were quite nice.
Thinly sliced and fried on a high heat for 1-2 minutes then sprinkled with black pepper.

Last week i went for a walk and ended up with chill-blains on my legs; But this week i got 'ski' gear clothing from the Aldi store & it is making a world of difference.
I think this is what they do in the Nordic Countries; they just
get all togged out for the bad weather and continue on regardless.

Love to get out in the day-light if i can at all because it gets so dark so quick these days.
Weather here is bright, cold and sunny at the moment- my favourite!
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