The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57117   Message #899718
Posted By: Beccy
27-Feb-03 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: RF: Fry Me to the Moon. Cooking advice.
Subject: RE: BS: RF: Fry Me to the Moon. Cooking advice.
DougR- Having an ex-chef for a wife can be a challenge to the waistline, apparently. My hubby lost 35 lbs in 3 months by eating his normal foods, just vastly smaller quantities of them. Each morning for breakfast, he had a single serving of oatmeal, cooked with water, sprinkled with 1/2 tsp of sugar and a 1/4 cup raisins. Lunch was a walk. Dinner was whatever I had made, but at USRDA portion sizes. It worked like a charm. That way, he didn't have to overhaul his diet, I didn't have to cook different meals for different family members and he got to eat what he liked.

Oh- and he quit eating his handful of bite sized candy bars and switched to an evening bowl of yogurt rather than ice cream. He still indulges in an occasional pastry when the mood takes me to whip up pain au chocolat... Speaking of- I'm off to fold my dough and add another stick of butter.

Oh- Rick... I discovered this nifty little gadget at Walmart yesterday. It's made by PRESTO. It's a little pot with an adjustable thermostat that can be used for frying OR cooking regular foods on your counter top. It's also fully submergable (read: can be washed in a dishwasher. Ooooooooooh)

Ciao and chow!