Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cooking with Christina - Episode 1

After spending hours and a ridiculous amount of money at Wegman's today, I'm back on track with cooking at home and packing my lunch. This is all in an effort to continue the Weight Watchers "Back on Track" plan.

Tonight, I made Butternut Squash Risotto from Cooking Light's New Complete Cookbook. This was my first attempt at Risotto. I've always been nervous about trying risotto because of two words: "stir constantly." There is no way around it, you do have to STIR CONSTANTLY.
But the end product was AMAZING---rich, yummy, filling---all for 8 points! YUM!
Plus, the more I make risotto, the more buff my arms will be from constant stirring.

So, I'm ten days away from leaving for Florida and I'm on repeat 9 of 14 of the second (final) panel of the North Sea Shawl. I hoping to finish the tenth repeat tonight and maybe, just maybe I'll be grafting it at Knitting Circle on Wednesday...keep your fingers crossed.



Anonymous said...

Stick with it baby! WeightWatchters rocks! Trust me I know. I wish I could figures out how many points I earn from knitting! Regina

Donna said...

Have you noticed how much more money you spend on eating the good stuff as opposed to eating junk?? I spent $77 yesterday and that was just for some snacks and fruits and veggies (a couple of WW frozen meals tossed in).

Keep it up Christina - I know it will be worth it when we are at goal weight!

It's a good feeling knowing that you are on program - I went to my dad's for dinner last night and left the cheesecake alone. I just ate the dessert I brought (which got more raves than the cheesecake!). It was just 1 can of crushed pineapple, a package of s/f instant vanilla pudding and 1 cup of lite cool whip mixed together. Very sweet and wonderful! 12 points for the whole bowl - divide however you like.