Monday, February 27, 2006

Cukes and Onions

The hub and I both like to cook and at first this diet was really trying us. Being the "country folk" we are, everything was fried, or sauteed in real butter, or smothered in... well you get the picture..
So now we experiment with herbs (no salt or minimal salt), I can't believe it's not butter.... spray.. And yes I can believe it is not butter..
Anyway, we decided to try cucumbers and onions in vinegar and splenda. (Now that's some expensive shit! Splenda that is) First we try to decide how much of it to use in lue of regular sugar... The package said "This box equivalent to 2 lbs of sugar" but also says measure the same as sugar. I am thinking not just no but HELL NO! not at that price!
so we settle on 1/2 cup to 1 cup of vinegar.. I measure the splenda out, careful to not loose a lite puff of it and dump it in the mixing bowl. The hub measures the vinegar and pours it in and states, "WHOA! We have a reaction here." The splenda and vinegar made quite the foam! We pour it over the cucumbers and onions and let it marinade overnight. Tonight we sampled it. It was pretty good but I couldn't help envisioning the foaming concoction we made the night before and wondering if in a minute or two I would grab my throat and start gasping for air.
Ah the joys of chemistry and cooking!
I locked the splenda back in the safe too..

Friday, February 24, 2006

Friday's Funnies

The Old Preacher

An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for his IRS agent and his lawyer, both church members, to come to his home. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they entered the room, the preacher held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed. The preacher grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything. Both the IRS agent and the attorney were touched and flattered that the old preacher would ask them to be with him during his final moment. They were also puzzled because the preacher had never given any indication that he particularly liked either one of them.

Finally, the lawyer asked, "Preacher, why did you ask the two of us to come?"

The old preacher mustered up some strength, then said weakly, "Jesus died between two thieves, and that's how I want to go, too."

Thursday, February 23, 2006

One F, I ate that cookie!

You know you are loved when a special someone leaves you a comment, worrying because you haven't posted and gives you the encouraging speach to "Eat!!" LOL

Oh and Jef, I didn't eat a cookie, even though they are sure looking good!!

The diet is going well. The hub and I complete our 7th week this Saturday. We weigh in every Saturday and for the first 6 weeks he has lost 25 lbs and I have lost 14.5 lbs. At the 4 week mark they measure us and the hub lost 23 inches and I lost 23 inches!! WOO HOO!!
She asked if we could tell it in our clothes yet and unfortunately we both said no. We REALLY should have bought bigger sizes but refused to do so!
Believe me.. it wasn't a pretty sight!
BUT, now I can't wait to lose another 10 lbs because then it WILL show in my clothes!