I can't believe how fast this week flew by! I'm sure it was dragging for some, but for me it was like light speed. Of course, that brings me that much closer to my big presentation due in class on Tuesday night. Have I started it? Of course not! So I spent my Friday night procrastinating a bit more :)
First, a few new delicious and nutritious recipes were attempted. Both were quite successful and will be made again. First, I decided to make my own pizza... I based it on some different articles and recipes I read about making your own healthy versions.
This is two servings... I took a big piece of whole wheat naan and topped it with low-cal pizza sauce, 1 ounce of fresh mozzarella, 3 slices of sliced canadian bacon, some sliced and lightly sauteed white mushrooms and a sprinkling of fresh, chopped parsley. It was delicious and it smelled amazing! I picked up some campari tomatoes at Costco yesterday (apparently these are the ONLY tomatoes to eat at my mom's office and the package does say that they're the "foodies' choice.") I think I'll slice one up and do a quick oven roast and then add it to my leftovers for lunch today. Yum!
For dessert, I found this recipe in a 2006 issue of Weight Watchers magazine that was stored with my recipe books. It's a nectarine and cherry shortcake. Since it involves two of my favorite fruits AND shortcake, how could I resist?
You slice up one nectarine and then pit and halve 1 1/4 cups of cherries (I used rainier) and put them in a bowl with 2 tbsp of sugar. Then you make the shortcake out of 1 cup of self-rising flower and 1 cup of fat free sour cream. Mix them until they form a dough and then flour your hands and your counter and roll them out. You get a disk about 1/2" thick... the recipe said to cut them with a fluted circle cutter which I didn't have. I had a plain circle and a heart, so I went with the heart because I LOVE dessert! You bake the shortcake and then split it, fill it with fruit and a dollop of FF sour cream and put the top on. I sprinkled just a smidge of powdered sugar to make it look pretty and add a bit of sweetness to the shortcake. Again, YUM! This made 5 servings for me.
And then, to continue the procrastination, I did a layout. I realized that I'd never scrapbooked my class photo and it was fun to look back at it after a year and realize how differently I saw the picture. So that's what I journaled about.
And since anyone who has seen this picture has inevitably asked where I am in it, I made a little guide... I'm in the top-right portion. I even labeled the non-blurry people in this shot!
It's really funny how when this picture was taken, other than my three fellow Ancestry peeps (who I didn't know well), I didn't know a single soul in this picture. Now, I look at it and see several close friends and people that I've really come to care about. It's awesome. Can't wait to see what the next year brings!