I want to give a shout out to the winner of Mark & Jill Savage’s book (and the gold chocolate coins!) It is:
Kim: Timestamp: March 15th at 11:10 am
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Holidays and food.
They just kinda go together, huh? Pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Sm’ores on Memorial Day. Cake with thick icing on your birthday. 17 kinds of Christmas cookies calling you nearly the entire month of December.
Well, today I have a great St. Patrick’s Day recipe for you! Kind of a cleaned up, healthier version of traditional corned beef and cabbage. I’ll post it in a minute.
But now, let me ask you how your week went? Mine was 50/50.
I had four days of travel that included the Hearts at Home conference where chocolate and girlfriends abound and where I was taken out to dinner twice, ate on the road four times and had meals prepared for me four times. YIKES!
I actually did really good for 90% of the weekend, making good choices or simply going without. I did have a “Whew! Its over!” feeling after my last talk (a new one I was nervous about) so to celebrate, I decided to have one handful of the M & M’s that had been beckoning me all weekend from Julie Barnhill’s table right next to me. Unfortunately, one handful turned into four! (sorry Jules :-()
When I returned home, I set about trying to wrap up the weekend, unpack (still not done) and jump back into our busy spring. Todd and the boys had gotten lots of “guy food” while I was gone and I really need to go grocery shopping to restock my pantry with foods that are actually good for me! (Note to self: Guy food and my thighs make a bad match)
Today I feel like I am hitting that restart button again. Still not getting on the scale until April 1st. I’ll decide then if my break up with it was a good move or if I should go back to weighing in weekly like most of you.
Okay, here is the recipe and please check in and let us know how your week went, or if you are new, what your reason for joining us is! Happy St. Pat’s Day!
Cabbage Roll Casserole
1 lb. ground sirloin or turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 t. salt, 1/4 t. pepper & 1/2 t. garlic powder
1 C. Minute Rice (brown or white)
2- 1 lb. cans of chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 C. V-8 or tomato juice
3 C. chopped cabbage (can use pre-shredded, bagged cabbage to save time)
Brown meat and onions in a non-stick pan sprayed with cooking spray. Add rest of ingredients except cabbage. Place cabbage in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Pour meat mixture over evenly over the top and do not stir. Seal pan with foil. Cook 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees. If it seems a little dry , add a tiny bit more juice.
Serves 8 Calories: 205 Fat grams: 4
Your turn to check in. See ya next week!