Monday, July 11, 2011

Kitchen Experiments and a WW Spot Check

Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
 I'm so happy to find a cookbook that I really like! I've made 4 or 5 recipes out of here already (just got the book last week) and all have been good!  I believe it would be against copyright infringement for me to share, but if I find out differently I will post some of them.

I had to work 2 Weight Watcher meetings today so in between the 2, I thought I'd try out a different recipe that I saw online, for Vegan Crockpot Rice Pudding. The recipe said that once you put all the ingredients in the crockpot, and stir them up, to just cover it, turn it on low for 4 hours and it would be done. Umm. No.  It's now been almost 5 hours and the rice isn't cooked at all.  I'm thinking that whoever posted the recipe forgot to mention to cook the rice first?  I don't know but it looks like a fail.  I am going to leave it on overnight and see what it looks like before I have to go to work in the morning. 

Speaking of WW, at the meeting tonight, we had a "spot check." That's where someone from the office shows up unannounced and sits in on the meeting to observe how everyone is doing. They also make you weigh, to make sure you are not more than 2 pounds over your goal weight.  I am one of those scale junkies who weighs myself EVERY morning, and I also have my WW goal weight set 5 pounds higher than my "personal" goal weight, so I knew I'd be fine.  I was 114 this morning, and 117 when she weighed me.  My WW goal weight is 119, so all was good :)   But anyways, this is the first I'd heard of anything like this.  Have any of you (that work for WW) ever been spot checked?

1 comment:

Caron said...

I'll bet the rice was supposed to be cooked first. I love rice pudding and used to use a Jane Brody recipe but that cookbook is in a storage room now.

The tofu noodles are made by House Foods and are called Tofu Shiratake. I get the spaghetti shaped noodles. A whole 8 oz package has 40 calories. When you open them, they are stinky so keep them away from your nose. Hungry Girl says to drain them and dry them thoroughly but that doesn't work for me. They tell you on the package to drain and rinse and boil for two or three minutes. Then you need to drain again and dry them using paper towels. If you do that, they are pretty good. I used a Hungry Girl recipe for lo mein ( it was really good.