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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Check-in

Tonight I tried a couple of new recipes, one was a huge success and one was a major flop. The first was a Turkey Sweet Potato Meatloaf that I found on Mashed sweet potato is mixed in with the raw turkey mixture before baking. The result is a moist and flavourful meat loaf. DH really does not like ground meat but he absolutely raved about this loaf and wants me to make it again soon. I made a few adjustments to the recipe on the website. I used some fresh sage and thyme. I only used half the salt and pepper called for and I put in 1/2 cup mixed BBQ sauce and ketchup. The other half cup (plus a tbsp Splenda brown sugar blend) was spread on top halfway through cooking. I like my meatloaf free form on a cookie sheet (more yummy outer crust). This is a must try if you are looking for a way to make this comfort food healthier. Loaf made four very generous servings at 6 points each.

The flop of the evening was a pumpkin custard recipe from the website. The custard was band (tasted a bit of dirt) and the yogurt topping was inedible. I think the recipe is good in premise so I will play around with the sweetness and spiciness and give it another try at a future date. Here is a snap of what one looked like (minus the horrible sauce).

I managed to snap a quick picture before the last portion of Friday's chicken stew was consumed. A pretty basic stew but the addition of creamed corn and evaporated milk made it deliciously creamy.

So, to recap: points we on track today. Water - 2L consumed and working on #3. Exercise - 35 minutes jog/walk intervals and 20 min weights. Breakfast and dinner planned for tomorrow (lunch will be at mall food court as we are going on a shopping trip out of town - probably Subway or Opa!)


Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

The stew and meat loaf look delicious. I don't eat turkey, but I might work my way around it.

I've never tried pumpkin in sweet things. It's not as done here in Australia as it is there.

Good on you for trying new things. I always do the same old, same old! x

SeaShore said...

Thanks for linking to that meatlof recipe. It looks really good!


SeaShore said...

Oops! I got distracted and then hit publish before I was finished!

I was going to add:

Too bad about the custard. I made one of WW mac and cheese recipes not too long ago. It was so disappointing that I threw most of it out, which is unheard of when it comes to me and cheese and/or pasta!

butterfly said...


I'm gonna make the meat loaf. I just so happened to have made a ton of sweet potato last night & I didn't know what to do with the leftovers!