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!