Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NQR-non quilting related

I have been one poor blog correspondent, but it doesn't mean, you ain't been on my mind!  Sorry, I always have a song running through my head!

I promise that I will post pictures of our guild's recent quilt show!  I am waiting for our "Best of Show" program at the guild before posting.  All right, I also have been just dog tired, plus I am going to a nursing conference this week, so life has interfered!

For my close (geographically) friends and Facebook friends, you know that hubby and I have been on a weight management program for the past 11 weeks.  My goal is a 50# weight loss, and I am over halfway to goal!  Hubby has lost over 80#!  He still has 100# to go.  Maintenance is always the key, and hopefully by helping hubby with his weight loss after I reach mine, I should have some good maintenance habits in place! 

I recently found a receipe for crockpot Ratatouille, and thought I would share it with you.  This is definitely end of season, as this would be a great way to use up the bounty from your garden, or your local farmer's market!
I started with this basket goodies!  Produce was purchased from our local Meier's.  For you produce experts, yes, that is a butternut squash behind the orange pepper.  It will be used in another recipe!  I started with an eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet peppers, sweet onion, and garlic.  They were all washed, deseeded as needed, then chunked into bite size pieces.  Garlic was sliced thin.  I also added minced fresh basil and oregano.  I layered all this in my oval crockpot, added 1/2 cup of water and fresh ground sea salt and pepper.  Cooked on high for 3-4 hours.  MMM!  The smells coming from the kitchen were so tantalizing!
Voila!  A succulent plate of ratatouille!  That plate is less than 100 calories.  Fat free, and oh so delicious!  This would be a great side dish for a grilled chicken breast, with perhaps a small side of brown rice!  Bon Apetit!

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! I hit my 50# mark and am heading toward by 50# goal. It's slooooowwww going right now, though!