Tuesday, February 23, 2010

RECESS: Go play in the snow!

Oh, how can we think about school work on a day like this?? It's snowing outside!

My 12-year-old daughter got to build her FIRST snowWOMAN!
Will anyone complain if I suggest we play outside today, then warm up later with some hot cocoa, popcorn, and a good book??

PS) Mrs Frosty is fashionably modeling an American Girl hat and scarf. For eyes, she's sporting raisins, and a delicious Hershey's white chocolate mint nose!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sizzlin Hot Cheez Burger

Here's a wonderful Low carb recipe.

Fry burgers and drain. Heat real butter in a saucepan till melted. Add as much Frank's hot sauce as you want. The melted butter will soften the heat, and make an incredible sauce.

Add burgers to sauce and cover both sides. Top with Feta cheese, and garnish with turkey bacon. Serve wtih celery and cream cheese, or with a salad.

For a creamy sugar free lowcarb dessert, whip about 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa, and two teaspoons of powdered Stevia. Blend till firm.

Great added to the Lowcarb cheesecake or eat by itself. Can freeze to make ice cream.

Thank you, Nate, for the recipe! ;-)

Friday, February 5, 2010

A meal only a LOSER could love!

For my son Joshua's 21st birthday, he requested LOW CARB for his dinner party. Seems everyone's on a diet these days, so I was happy to comply! We had 3 cooks in the kitchen today (4 - if you count Joshua peeling the boiled eggs, and helping with the preparations...)

We whipped up a lowcarb meal of fried sirloin steak, Parmesan chicken wings, buffalo hot wings, and a chef salad of lettuce, cabbage, grated carrots, grated cheddar cheese, Feta cheese, chopped red onions, radishes, fresh spinach, boiled eggs, fried turkey bacon, and ranch!
For dessert, I made a blueberry cheesecake - Lowcarb, using the natural herb Stevia for sweetener. YUM!

Blueberry Cheesecake

1 pkg unflavored gelatin
1 cup of boiling water
16 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp Stevia concentrate powder

1/2 tsp Stevia concentrate powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon butter

INSTRUCTIONS: Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, add cream cheese and vanilla. Beat well. Add Stevia and continue to beat. Place into dessert dish or cake pan. Cool for one hour in the refrigerator.

TOPPING: Mix Stevia, salt and cornstarch in a saucepan. Place on medium heat and add water, stir until thickens. Add blueberries, lemon juice and butter. Continue to stir as it thickens. Remove from heat, cool, serve over cheesecake base.