Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What I Did Yesterday - Time Well Spent

So, I mentioned a few days ago that I have joined Weight Watchers.  I don't know if I've lost any weight yet - it's only been a week, and I am not weighing myself at home, since my scale will not be quite the same as their scale.  Why drive myself crazy?  Anyhow, I have really been craving raw veggies since I started it, especially salads.  Healthy salads - not ones laden down with loads of creamy blue cheese dressing and piled high with bacon bits and croutons.  Lettuce?  It's just a vehicle for the tangy goodness of that blue cheese, right?  No?

Ok, so I also mentioned that I went on a produce buying spree.  However, I was passing up a lot of the stuff I'd bought, simply because I was hungry right that second and didn't want to take another 10 minutes to chop stuff up.  I also had some stuff in there to make baby food for #5.  My solution yesterday was to haul out all those fruits and veggies and just deal with them, rather than letting them go bad in my refrigerator.

I didn't get everything addressed before dinner-making went awry, but I did accomplish:
  • roasting red peppers
  • slicing carrots and peppers for snacking
  • chopping peppers, radishes, and carrots to throw in salads
  • roasting pears and peaches
  • roasting turnips, parsnips, and carrots
  • putting the pinto beans (which I made a week ago) into 2 cup portions and freezing them for future meals
The peaches and pears smelled heavenly (the peaches were a little over-ripe and very juicy).  They're in the freezer right now, waiting for me to turn them into a chunky puree for #5.  The roasted root veggies are also in the freezer, for future use.  I'm thinking of maybe adding them to some mashed potatoes some time.  The roasted peppers - they were recently on sale for 99 cents a piece, so I got 7 or 8 of them.  Several of the Weight Watchers recipes I've been looking at called for a jar of them, so I thought - why not roast the ones I've got?  I still need to peel them and all, but they're roasted!

Between other housework today, I hope to finish the rest of what I wanted to do yesterday:  roasting sweet potatoes and butternut squash, chopping/slicing celery and jicama, steaming some carrots for #5, and cooking some white beans.  It's so nice to be able to pull something I need out of the freezer!  I'll have to roast some more fruit for a dessert some time - Super Girl was a bit disappointed to hear that it was already in the freezer!

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Betsy Pool said...

Wow - you were busy!! Nice job! I've also been trying to eat healthier and buy more produce. Great job.

Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!! I hope you come back next Tuesday!!

Laura said...

I've been trying to get in the habit of "dealing with" the produce as soon as you buy it. I am too wasteful.