November 14, 2017

Black and White Challenge Day 4

Seven days, seven photos in black and white of your everyday life. 
No explanation, no people. 
Day 4 of 7.

Day 318: Find a Heart

Capture Your 365 Day 318: Find a Heart.
I found my heart in a deliciously perfect flat white at my favorite coffee shop. 🖤

November 8, 2017

Morning Reflection

Morning reflection.

November 7, 2017

November 6, 2017

Day 309: Circle

Capture Your 365 Day 309: Circle

Family-Style Meatball "Fondue"

This dinner was DELICIOUS!
Super moist turkey meatballs are simmered in marinara sauce, 
topped with mozzarella, and broiled.  
Slices of baguette are used to scoop up the tasty meatballs.  
Served with a side salad.  
Recipe from Cooking Light.  
12 Weight Watchers Smart points for 6 slices of bread and 6 meatballs. 

Day 310: Geometric Shapes

Capture Your 365 Day 310: Geometric Shapes

October 30, 2017

Black and White Challenge Day 3

Seven days, seven photos in black and white of your everyday life. 
No explanation, no people. 
Day 3 of 7.

Day 303: Imagination

Capture Your 365 day 303:  Imagination.
In her imagination she is a fierce lion,
out in the wild,
aggressively hunting some prey.

October 29, 2017

Black and White Challenge Day 2

Seven days, seven photos in black and white of your everyday life. 
No explanation, no people. 
Day 2 of 7.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Homemade Pumpkin Butter

The perfect brunch for a cool fall morning! 
Recipe from Skinny Taste
The pumpkin butter was so delicious on the pancakes!
I had one more pancake than the recommended serving size 
so this portion is 15 Weight Watchers Smart Points.


Day 302: Inheritance

Capture Your 365 Day 302:  Inheritance.
This amazing (and top secret!) sugar cookie recipe 
has been in my family for at least 3 generations.
I inherited the recipe from my Grandma June.
Someday my children will inherit it from me.




This photo was featured in the daily
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October 28, 2017

Flank Steak with Tomato Bruschetta

Super quick, extra delicious! 
4 pieces for 9 Weight Watchers Smart Points. 
Recipe from Cooking Light.

Day 301: Foliage

Capture Your 365 Day 301: Foliage

Black and White Challenge Day 1

Black and White Challenge:  
Seven days, seven photos in black and white of your everyday life. 
No explanation, no people. 
Day 1 of 7.

October 27, 2017

Capture Your 365 Day 300: Concealment

Capture Your 365 Day 300: Concealment. 
Little Maisy, concealed behind a corner 
and a painting that needs to be hung, 
ready to pounce!




This photo was featured in the daily
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Sunrise

Sunrise in Brookside.
Stockton, California.


October 25, 2017

Day 298: Indulgence

Capture Your 365 Day 299: Indulgence.
Ahhhhh, my morning indulgence! 
Hot coffee and a homemade mini pumpkin muffin!


Chicken Yakitori

Recipe from Cooking Light.
Quick, easy, and so flavorful!
Served with steamed broccoli and rice pilaf.
8 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.


October 8, 2017

Day 281: Outline

Capture Your 365 Day 281: Outline.
A creative display at the local library to promote 'killer thrillers'!


October 7, 2017

Day 280: Turning

Capture Your 365 Day 280: Turning.
Long exposure while turning a painting of flowers.


October 6, 2017

Day 279: Look Down

Capture Your 365 Day 279: Look Down. 
Usually she is the one up high looking down at me!


October 5, 2017

Warm Tortellini Salad with Tomatoes

This delicious and quick recipe from Cooking Light 
is perfect for an end-of-summer dinner! 
Only 403 calories and 12 Weight Watchers Smart Points!

Day 278: Potential

Capture Your 365 Day 278: Potential. 
I believe this is a tree bloom but it definitely has the potential 
to become a giant man-eating plant!




This photo was chosen by CaptureYour365
to represent 'Potential' in their Daily Square on Instagram!


September 26, 2017

Grilled Red Curry Chicken and Bell Peppers

Recipe from Cooking Light
This was quick and delicious. 
It was flavorful and not as spicy as I was expecting it to be 
considering the amount of curry paste and sambal oelek in the marinade! 
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.


September 22, 2017

Turkey, Swiss, and Crispy Prosciutto Wrap

Turkey, Swiss, and Crispy Prosciutto Wrap for lunch. YUM!
6 Weight Watchers Smart Points.


September 20, 2017

Flank Steak with Red Pepper Puree

Oh my gosh, the red pepper puree was delicious! 
Recipe from Cooking Light
3 Weight Watchers Smart Points. 
Served with rice pilaf and grilled carrots for an additional 5 Smart Points.

September 18, 2017

Grilled Pork Tacos with Nectarine Salsa

This recipe is from the July 2010 issue of Cooking Light
We had a ton of fresh nectarines from my mother-in-law's tree 
and this recipe was perfect for using some of them up! 
Only 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per taco!!

September 17, 2017

Strawberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

This Cooking Light recipe uses dehydrated strawberries 
that have super-concentrated flavor. So delicious! 
Recipe from Cooking Light.
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points and worth every point!

September 14, 2017

Thank you, Weight Watchers!

I received the nicest surprise from Weight Watchers!  
They sent me this beautiful "Enjoy The Journey" MantraBand bracelet.  
The enclosed note said they enjoy following my journey 
and thought I deserved a little something special.  
This bracelet is a perfect reminder that weight loss 
is a long journey, not a quick fix.  
Getting to my goal weight is taking a long time but 
I keep moving forward and am enjoying my life (and food!) along the way!  
Thank you, Weight Watchers!  I love it!

August 8, 2017

Hearty Tortellini Soup

This recipe was so delicious! 
It makes 12 servings so I halved it and still got 8 servings! 
No leftovers because it was so good! 
The soup is 8 Weight Watchers Smart Poinnts, 
I topped it with 2 oz basil sausage 
from Lockeford Meats for an additional 6 Smart Points.
Recipe from Cooking Light.

August 3, 2017

Chipotle Chicken with Coriander Rice

Oh wow, was this dinner ever delicious! 
The cherry preserves and chipotle sauce 
was the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. 
Served with a side salad. 
Recipe from Cooking Light and available 
as a dinner option on the Cooking Light Diet
13 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

My Favorite Spice

My Favorite Spice: Salt. 
I have at least 6 different types at home!

Day 215: Produce

Capture Your 365 Day 215: Produce. 
Lots of produce, including super sweet cherry tomatoes, 
at the Weberstown Farmer's Market today!

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning: 
Steel-cut oats, bananas, toasted walnuts, and a little brown sugar. 
5 Weight Watchers Smart Points.

August 2, 2017

Basil-Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach

Basil-Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach, 
Prosciutto-Almond Green Beans, and Balsamic Roasted Broccoli. 
This meal was fantastic and the ravioli 
was easier to make than I expected! 
The meal is a dinner option on the Cooking Light Diet
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal!

Breakfast

Breakfast: 
Steel-cut oats, fresh blueberries and nectarines, 
sliced almonds, and a teaspoon of brown sugar. 
Weight Watchers Smart Points: 4

Day 214: Small Wonders

Capture Your 365 Day 214: Small Wonders.
Ahh, the small wonders of the mighty coffee bean!

August 1, 2017

Brandied Nectarines

Made with fresh-picked nectarines from my mother-in-law's tree. 
This recipe was a bit time consuming but so worth it! 
Recipe from myrecipes.com
9 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving.

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

Oh my goodness these are good!
 Recipe is from Cooking Light and is available 
as a dinner option on the Cooking Light Diet
Two tacos are 11 Weight Watchers Smart Points.

Day 213: Weeds

Capture Your 365 Day 213: Weeds

July 31, 2017

Day 212: Bloom

Capture Your 365 Day 212: Bloom

Breakfast

One of my favorite weekday breakfasts: 
Steel-cut oats, blueberries, almonds, and a little brown sugar. 
Delicious and filling! 
Only 4 Weight Watchers Smart Points!

July 30, 2017

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Satay Sauce

This delicious, quick, and easy recipe is 
a dinner option from the Cooking Light Diet.
Perfect for an outdoor summer meal!
Served with rice and green beans.
10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.
Recipe from Cooking Light.


  (Peanut sauce served on the side, not pictured)

Inside-Out Pancakes

Sunday Brunch: Inside-Out Pancakes from Cooking Light
These delicious whole-wheat pancakes are stuffed with 
a ground pecan/brown sugar/cinnamon mixture 
that melts during cooking and turns into a delicious syrupy filling. 
So delicious! Served with fresh strawberries.
12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 1 large pancake.

July 29, 2017

Loaded Chorizo Nachos

These nachos are so good!
The homemade tortilla chips stay nice and crisp
and easily support all of the delicious toppings!
Recipe is from Cooking Light and is available 
as a Cooking Light Diet dinner option.
13 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving, 1/4 of the recipe.



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