Sunday, March 20, 2011

Feeling Pickled

It's a bloggin miracle- I can suddenly put pictures up no problem. Sweet.

Well I had my weigh in Friday morning, and I did not do well, but I did not do badly. I went to the weigh in knowing I had a week that was far from perfect, so to see that I had not lost was far from a suprise. It was something I was prepared for. The good news about it, is that I only gained 0.2lbs, therefore I technically gained barely anything. I learned my lesson and so I move forward.

Then I went to the movies...Got movie popcorn that was the greatest I've ever had. Still drooling. Then we had dinner with friends at a wood fire oven pizza restaurant where I ordered a 10" pizza with bocconcini, prosciutto, onions and spinach. They forgot the spinach and I ate the whole thing- But when I got home to track my points I just put in all my points and bonus points- So if i did over estimate then at least I wont use ALL my bonus points on top of the pizza. The wine was a delicious touch ;)

I really should have had the margherita pizza- next time.

This week I made my own pickles- yay! yum! These particular ones are not the kind you put on the shelf for months and years- You make them and put them in the fridge to munch for a couple weeks then make a new batch. I got the recipe from Rachael Ray, and i changed it a bit to fit what I had at home.

Quick Pickles

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar, eyeball it
  • 2 rounded teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove cracked garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill leaves, chopped or snipped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 kirby cucumbers, cut into 1-inch slices on an angle

Heat small saucepan over medium high heat. Add vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, salt, and garlic to the pan and cook until it begins to simmer and sugar dissolves. Toss the dill, bay leaf, and sliced cucumbers together in a heat-proof bowl. Pour the simmering liquid over the cucumbers and stir to evenly coat. Allow to cool to room temperature or chill before serving.

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