Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I have a blemish, right perfectly centered at the top of my nose between my eyebrows. It's a bullseye. It's large and round and protruding. And no amount of concealer would conceal this puppy. I've had it since last week. Luckily, it's going away. Unluckily, it's taking its sweet time. It has definitely overstayed its welcome.

Here's another bullseye: I stuck with the dinner menu I set up last week, and it was fabulous. It's wonderful to have something to look forward to each evening. I set up another dinner menu for this week. Last night it was mozzarella and ham (the recipe called for prosciutto, but who has that stuff lying around?) paninis. Tonight: black bean quesadillas on whole wheat wrap (I bought approximately 83 of them at Costco, so I gotta use em up).

So where am I getting my recipe inspiration? Well, mostly from Cooking Light cook books that I've received as gifts (some of the best gifts ever).

One of my CL books. Some of the best recipes ever are contained in this book. AND, it's available for $23.07 at amazon.

I also have Weight Watchers recipe books, and access to their recipe database online, but here's what I've found with WW recipes: there's a trade off. It seems like their philosophy is that in order to cook healthy foods you have to sacrifice taste and texture. I've cooked so many duds from WW that I've nearly given up on them (their recipes. their weight loss doctrine is sound) completely.

But Cooking Light seems to put taste and texture first, calories next. So you end up with foods that you can't imagine are actually "light." I LOVE being tricked into thinking that something isn't light when it really is. I feel exhilarated because I'm being naughty, but I'm not being naughty at all.

Have you hit any bullseyes lately?


  1. mmmmm yum! I might need some of those recipes for sure. PS. We totally copied your meal planner. Merci beaucoup!

  2. love the story about your zit. i have those all the time! hahha love it! you are a such a good writer!


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