Thursday, June 30, 2011

Found this new Weight Watcher recipe...

 Been trying to focus and jump back on when I get my check I'm going to make a grocery list and go shopping for the things I need...
Maryland Crab Cakes Recipe

My healthy twist on this popular Southern Recipe will leave you surprised that these delicious Maryland Crab Cakes are actually low calorie and Weight Watchers friendly! With just 3 Points + each, they make the perfect guilt free appetizer idea or dinner. Try serving over a bed of greens and turn it into a low calorie crab cake salad for lunch. There are so many ways to enjoy it!

    1 lb lump crabmeat
    1 large egg white
    1 ¼ cups Fiber One breadcrumbs (see Notes)
    2 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
    3 green onions, finely chopped
    1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
    1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
    1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    1/2 tsp Kosher salt
    1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper


    Stir egg white briskly with a fork. Add crab meat, ¾ cup of the breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, peppers, dry mustard, parsley, Old Bay seasoning and salt & pepper; mix well.
    Coat a baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray. Put the remaining Fiber One breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.
    Form the crab mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Lay each patty in the dry breadcrumbs, and then turn each to coat them well on all sides. Pat the crab cakes firmly into rounds and then place them on the prepared baking sheet.
    Preheat the broiler. Broil the crab cakes until nicely browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn them gently and broil until heated through and browned, 4 to 5 minutes longer.

Quick Notes

Fiber One Breadcrumbs Recipe:
1 cup original Fiber One Cereal
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper

In a food processor, combine cereal, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and pepper and pulverize to a fine powder or breadcrumb like consistency.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)

Calories: 139

Fat: 2g

Protein: 18g

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 crab cake
Each serving = 3 Points +

PER SERVING: 139 calories; 2 g fat; 12 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; 4 g fiber
This sounds and looks so divine...I can't wait to try it..I just found the recipe today..Thanks to Weight Watcher Recipes...
I hope that you try it and enjoy it...Good nite Ya'll

Beautiful Morning

The sun is shinning across the beautiful, I'm in a good mood and hope to stay that way today..Got alittle bit down yesterday. . . I'm changing my ways...I used to be happy all the time.and I want to be that way again..At times life brings you down. Got to stay positive though..Things happen in life we can't always control..So we have to find the positive and hold on. Me trusting in the father above makes all the difference. . . I found a recipe that brighten my day yesterday on a blog..umm the name of her blog is Red couch recipes. very nice blog...but she had a recipe for Popcorn in different colors..I used to love love Pink Popcorn, every time we went to the Zoo or some place carnival..I wanted Pink Popcorn.

Doesn't it look divine, well I thought so and I thought it would be a great thing to make this weekend with my daughter and grandchildren..
Jell-O Popcorn Recipe
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 small package Jell-O ( 3 ounce size)
Popcorn -- I used my air pop popcorn maker -- it makes 12-13 cups of popcorn.
Pop popcorn and place in large bowl.  Place syrup, sugar, and Jell-O in small sauce pan.  Stir well then bring to a boil and continue boiling for 1 minute.  Do not over boil as the mixture can turn hard. Pour over popcorn and mix well until the popcorn is covered with they syrup mixture.  Butter your hands and put popcorn in large baking pan and press firmly and tap popcorn down into pan.

Layer the popcorn flavors in a large pan.  My 13x 9 x2 was too small so I put them in a roaster pan.  Make sure you butter the pan. Turn pan out on parchment or waxed paper.
Cut into large blocks.  I used both a serrated knife and an electric knife -- this was the only semi-difficult thing to do as the bars are very thick.
I can't wait to make this with my grandchild and my daughter...I think it will be fun..How about you?
(Thank you Red Couch Recipes for sharing this recipe..)

Water is boiling, be rite back..NEED MY TEA...LOL..ok some nice hot tea with Mom's honey..and a dash of Half & Half...That will have to do...I used to drink coffee but can't any longer because of the Panic attacks...they said no Coffee or dark soda or chocolate...The worst rite..but I got used to it..In the beginning I was so scared to breathe in didn't matter..I do love the smell of fresh coffee brewing though...I don't really miss any of it..If I could just get focused and losing the weight that I have gained I'd be one happy camper..I'm tying though..I'am I could go to the goodwill today or to Saver's so mad they closed up..It's such a bummer..It was my favorite place to go...I'm leaving on Friday to go see my granddaughter and grandchildren to get my daughter into a different environment to get her mind off things..I have to get busy and look for some new avenues for us both specially her..I can't wait to see my new granddaughter..she is growing so fast...

Look they sent this yesterday by phone...she will be a month already on the 2nd of July..can't believe it the time is just flying rite by..mad...I want to give her to many kisses...I really want to know what color eyes she is going to have..??? that's the big question??? will have to wait and see...Well to day I have to see if I can get Victoria in to see the doctor, she is having a pain up under her chest..not a good thing..I'm hoping it's just air or something..Pray for me that there is no damaged for the pills she ingested...They checked her well but ya never know...Problems..I'm not going to let it get me down...I'm not..So with that said my dear friends. I wish you a day full of sunshine..and Love...hugs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Wednesday Ya'll

Good Morning.....the sun is peeping out with big white clouds in the back ground...silly weather..I just woke up and I haven't even put the tea on yet...The cats are meowing...but they have food and water..I think they just want some attention...I went in the bathroom and one was sitting on the toilet and the other was sitting in the bath tub..I'm thinking they were watching a spider or something..they are the two most silliest cats I know. They don't go outside because Mom decided she didn't want to deal with that..cats in the past getting into fights getting lost positioned etc...sometimes I feel sad for them but I know they would get into trouble..I just know it..specially my kitty she is too nosy...she'd probably be up a tree chasing a bird..

This is the Kitty's and my Sweetpea going to sleep last nite on Mom's bed...Mom was like come look you have to see them. Sweetpea loves them, LOL but I'm not sure if they love Sweetpea just the same..hehehe. But they do play with her specially Isabella, the stripped Kitty that's Mom's mine is the black and white her name is Sprinkles..she will play with her once in a while Isabella will play everyday..Sweet pea eats their food as well and ends up with stinky breathe...and Isabella when I wet Sweetpea's food she will eat that too..they are totally nuts..but adorable and fun to should see what Sweetpea does to Isabella..I'm not why she tolerates it but she does and every once in a while she will smack Sweetpea..Funny stuff..
Well I'm not going to do much today I have to run back to my house because Mom's alarm button broke on the key ring and we couldn't get it to go off so yesterday I had to undo the alarm sound and I left it there and my daughter in law took me too therapy with "Victoria". So I have to go move it and bring it back to Mom's so they can fix it..that was crazy we jumped in the car and the alarm kept going off every time I put the key  in..other than that I think it's just going to be a lazy day today. Maybe I will do some more crocheting I have another star Dollie to finish which I only have a couple of rows left then the's like a Fushia color in the middle with white..I think it's a pretty color..
So I think that's my project for the complete it..I have this other dollie I started years ago, it says my name on it..and I recently found it and the day I thought of making one for my daughter because when she saw it she was like Mom I want one of I think I'm going to make her one in Red saying Stephanie's Kitchen and she can hang it up there...I will show you soon. I have to write it out on paper first to know how to make it..O wow the sun got covered up by the clouds and my tea water is boiling be right back....I'm surely ready for my hot tea now...I boil my water and I also do more for Sweetpea's food..In the morning I wet her dry food and she loves it..then at nite she eats it dry...and in between like last nite she had chicken and plain potato..Maybe it's going to rain some more hummm hope not I need to get Mom's car and it has no Defroster on it...Long brother's a mechanic..hahaha...but he hasn't fixed it..?Well everyone enjoy this wonderful glorious day..keep trusting in the Father above...see ya later..

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My garden...It's growing

Finally it seems to be growing, my garden. I wasn't sure if it was going to start growing our weather has gone crazy.  Here is my tomato plant it has blooms but no tomatoes yet..
I have one big Swiss Chard and the others are smaller..hummm don't know whats up with that..Lol..
Zucchini is coming up ... so happy I thought really it wasn't going to ...everything was like stuck in it's size.

Here's is the other plant...getting more bigger. It's so nice to have your own fresh vegetables. I only wish that I could get more to grow, I think some of my seeds are no longer any good. I need to purchase some new ones...Like the beets I got a new pack and they came rite up..
see here they are you can barely see them..but they just came through the butter lettuce as well but I didn't get a picture of that it started raining...



Monday, June 27, 2011

A not So Sweet Story

Umm, Yesterday I had to take my youngest to the hospital. she is 17 years old and she went out with friends..and they drank and they drank more got into a argument and they left her to go home alone. and she ingested a bunch of pills. I know this is a personal thing but I feel the need to share with you because many young ones today are suicidal. Thank the Lord that she came through it..I was devastated  yesterday to say the least..she has made attempts in the past. It's a very difficult thing to live with. I worry every single day for her more than I guess I normally would. I have a fear of finding not alive and many many things. Yesterday I thought we had pasted over that hump to find only that wasn't so...So if you have this issue or know someone..Please be careful..Get attention..which I have done and we do have help close attention...I don't know what exactly we can do or how to really prevent it we go to therapy and we do a lot of things together the hard part is allowing her to have a certain amount of freedom. For the most part we have a open relationship we talk about everything whether we don't like the conversation or not..Friends are important..but the kind of friends are even more important. she realizes that and drinking for her promotes bad feelings..I pray that we can lick this...I pray deeply for God's help and guidance. Today I will be looking for things for her to do after the recovery has had time... I don't have a life of Roses I never have. It's been a long difficult life and I had hope to give my children something more better. I tried to do that but not everything was the best..but what I do know is that I did show my children that I will always be there no matter what has happened and to have a open floor to speak with me for good or bad. That's why she was able to come and tell me what she had done..She knew that I would take care of her..So if anything let your children know they can tell you whatever it is that they need to..I didn't have that growing up..and it was hard on me I had no one to turn to...This life is much more harder than when I was growing up. The gangs violence children in general just have a hard time..With this all said. My agenda today is running to the Bank and just trying to focus of me and her and her mostly. Positive thinking, she realized that she wants to live and be okay. . . It's cold and foggy this morning...seems to be okay though for me..I'm okay with it..I'm here at Mom's. I went home to find this problem was going to Church I didn't get to go, but that's okay there is next week and maybe my daughter will accompany me I hope and pray.  I tried to explain to her that God was my avenue to survive. He has been my soul. Without him I would have never made it myself...He gave me and gives me the strength. Just like yesterday as you know I have panic disorder but I got through it without it coming on. and I surprisingly handled it all alone. So through the bad came the good...So now we start all over again, one day at a time slowly moving forward into a better zone. . . Trust in the Father above, for strength and guidance! I do...completely he has never failed me. never! I wish all my friends and family a great fabulous day...May God bless us all...Amen.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Morning feeling tired

Mornin, I feel sleepy this morning, My hands seem to be hurting they feel sore and painful and a little swollen..I know I have Carpal Tunnel but I believe I also have arthritis. Terrible. We are having another San Francisco foggy morning with the sun shinning out. . I will be going back home today I'm going to Church something I have been waiting to do for a long while now. I found someone who will go with me. I'm very grateful for her "Lynda" so I hope there's no Panic today and I can do this..for each thing that I do is a great challenge. So send large prayers for me Please..ty..The other day my closet fell down and thank goodness the Landlord was around to fix it..Plus he had to move our side gate forward at my suggestion, because I guess some street person keeps using the bathroom there...YUK nasty people. He was doing this yesterday when I left..He's a good Landlord. and I also have this problem with the girl who lives on top of me, her brother keeps throwing cigarette butts in my garden..double YUK..whats wrong with the people now a days..??? They have no respect for anything. I would never think to do something like that. The funny thing is that he see's me cleaning the garden and LOL even told me one morning o very nice...So if it's so nice what makes you think I want cig butts in my vegetable...dum silly person...You know I believe in God strongly and I believe the time are like the bible said..out of control like in Noah's days..It's the time of the end of the system of things..I know a lot of people don't believe this but I do. I have been studying the bible and the more I do the more I understand and see and things make sense to me.

Well Church isn't till Four O'clock so I will stay at Mom's till around 12:30 then go home to get ready. My daughter isn't home she is visiting with a friend and I don't always like to be home Dollie is finished the edging is complete...Finally..I need to make another one the same so I can have two for each end table..I'm thinking on what to make for the coffee table ..hummmm...I saw in this old crochet book the other day the Dollie's that go on the sofa the one for the middle and the two that go on the sides. I can't read the patterns very well but mom said she would help me if I didn't understand something..I guess I don't have enough confidence in me to think I can read them and do it..It seems confusing..LOL another project
I know it's not the best picture, it's burgundy and beige ...I just can't get a good picture..I really need a camera..or a better phone..

I hope that you enjoy your day..I will be back on Monday we have a Eye doctor appointment me and Vee and then another appointment on Tuesday busy first two days..then it will be the beginning of the month all over again...Rent and bills...O I must remember to go to the bank on Monday..need a reminder...Be bless..

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wanted to share this (third posting)

 Nectarines and Strawberries....
While I was doing breakfast my brain is always working trying to keep myself busy from being bored to death. and keeping my mind off of Vee. Things have been a little hectic with my daughter Vee her growning up in a manner that I'm not pleased with and having to let go of that rope meaning letting her go... well there's a lot more to say then I care to at the moment. . . anyhow my brain has been disturbed with it all. so again I was trying to keep my mind busy trying something new for me..a different flavor of jam..So I remembered that Mom bought me some nectarines and I don't like them when they are soft and to fast they reached that degree so off went the peel and  I sliced them up ..then I thought O I have some strawberrie as lets add them and see what becomes of it..
So I sliced them as well and added them together in a pot with some vanilla sugar and a tiny piece of vanilla bean...
It came out surprisingly good, I liked the flavor of the strawberries and nectarines..So I just made a little jar full and I brought it to Mom's and we had a piece of toast with it on good...try it you just might like the flavor ...............