Saturday, January 20, 2018

Redeemed - Low Carb Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms Dinner for 2

Still in the cooking mood even after this afternoon's epic fail with the chocolate and peanut butter fat bomb treats (see previous post). LOL

Tonight I opted for some low carb SKILLET CHICKEN AND MUSHROOMS.
Some of the preparation included -

Searing the chicken thighs in Ghee (a blend of clarified butter and coconut oil). Recipe called for large thighs but I could only find small and two of these equal one large thigh.

Browning and simmering the mushrooms in the Ghee with added water and mustard.  The recipe called for Dijon mustard but I cannot have that due to allergies so instead I used Gulden's Spicy Brown mustard and it gave it a wonderful smell and taste.

Then -

The chicken was added back to the pan and simmered until done and the mixture was reduced.

Paired with a small side salad of butter lettuce, red onion and zucchini slices topped with Caesar dressing, it was very filling.  Mike's salad included Monterey Jack cheese, tomato, and croutons.  Note the drizzle of EVOO on the plate, too.  

All in all, so easy to prepare and a lovely meal to end the day with my Hubby.....

by candlelight. 

Macros on this meal are -
447 calories
31 grams fat
37 grams protein
1 gram carbs 

Thanks for visiting this evening.  
Before you go to bed tonight remember to give all your troubles to God, he will be up all night anyway.


Epic Fail - Making Peanut Butter Cinnamon Chocolate Fat Bombs (like fudge but Keto friendly)

Today I have the cooking bug.......make some wonderful omelets with mushrooms sauteed in butter and mozzarella cheese for brunch.  Hubby and I really enjoyed them with a few slices of......what else, BACON.

This afternoon I decided to make myself some "fat bombs" those little Keto diet friendly treats to satisfy that desire for a little something sweet and tasty.  I found this recipe online and figured I'd have a go at it.

No, that's not what it is supposed to look like.

Note the recipe photo show it looking like nice light fudge.

Problems I found include probably missing steps or ingredients.
. No pan size suggested.
.  No pan preparations. Probably should line the pan with parchment paper because even though the chocolate is full of coconut oil it still stuck to the pan.
.  Seems like there is something missing to mix with the peanut butter as mixing just the cinnamon with it didn't allow it to freeze.  40 min. in the freezer did nothing to the peanut butter mixture.
.  Another step that was missing that I figured out was to put the chocolate in the freezer to harden before spreading the peanut butter mixture on top because the chocolate was liquid and the peanut butter was not "pourable" as the recipe states.

Well, it's not the first time I was fooled by a recipe and certainly won't be the last.  But maybe, just maybe, next time I'll be able to figure out the bugs before attempting to duplicate the recipe. 

Oh, one thing I remembered from another recipe I made is don't judge by the photo they show you as it is most likely a double or triple recipe to get it that high or large.

Happy baking!

Weekend Wonders

Maybe it works.......

New low weight......

Hmm, what goes around comes around.....

Attitude of gratitude.......

Oh, silly me......

Should we try one of these "liquor flu shots".......could be interesting.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Some Thoughts To Empower You Today and All Your Tomorrows

"To be successful you only need to work a half day.  
Which 12 hr. period you choose is up to you."
Henry Ford

"It hurts less to expect nothing, than to hope in vain."
James Dobson

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 KJV 

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."  Epictetus

I wish you a beautiful day,  full of joy and wondrous encounters with those whom you meet today.

P.S.  Yes, we are expecting another winter storm Tues. night into Wednesday.  I am so looking forward to Spring.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly Ketchup in Pictures

And, here is is....

Sweet mini tea set I picked up at Monday night auction.  
This BLUE WILLOW set is already sold.

Tufted Titmouse eating seeds, I swear he stuffs them between his toes because he keeps picking them out to eat.   And, look at that stiff breeze it has to contend with.  The feathers were up all over the place a lot of the time. 

Added some crispy bacon to the stuffed Portabella mushrooms for my lunch.  Oh so good!

Started watching "COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE" ......with Jerry Seinfeld on Nexflix.  A real nice show to just sit back and relax to, oh yea.....don't forget to make yourself a cup of coffee too.

Maintaining a good weight for me.  Fluctuations go between 119 and 120.8 and I'm still waiting to see 118 something one of these days.  It would be so much fun to get there at least once......

Ordered myself some Halloumi and Bread Cheese.  Over $50. for these two packages and about half of that was shipping costs.   I've tried the Bread Cheese and it is dry and very, very salty.  I do like it though because it replaces croutons on my salad if I cube it.  A really good substitute for croutons, in my opinion. 

Don't know when I'll try the Halloumi, but probably when I finish the Bread Cheese because I don't like to have too many expensive things open all at once.  "Waste not, want not."

I found this online the other day and got a chuckle.  Someone had fun with this one.  I did figure out the "bye Felisha" thing a while ago.  It's from a TV show that I don't watch.  So with that being said.....

"Bye Felisha!"

And as we used to say in the 70's......see you on the flip side!
Have a wonderful day.