Holiday Weight Maintenance

Between October and December many people find it difficult to maintain &/or lose weight, however, it IS possible.
If you think about it, there really is no difference in HOW it’s done. It’s still all about what you eat, how much, and exercising.
PORTION CONTROL & SELF-CONTROL are most of the problem.
How many people do you know who binge and over eat during holiday festivities?
I for one am guilty of doing it in past years, BUT…
this year I am challenging myself to have more self-control so that THIS doesn’t happen:

Photo was shared by a friend of mine on FB

Also, remember to drink plenty of water.
HINT: Water can HELP with weight loss.
Drink a glass (or two) of water before sitting down to dinner.

May you and yours have Happy and Safe holiday celebrations!

Happy Birthday JESUS!!

Stuffing Rolls

This is a recipe I started making while I was living in Canada. One of the grocery stores we frequented sold them in the deli. We tried them once and they looked easy enough to make. So instead of buying more of them I made my own version.
These are excellent for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Stuffing (make your own or use boxed)
Refrigerator Croissant Rolls

Prepare your stuffing ahead of time.
Follow oven heating instructions on Croissant packaging.
Unroll a couple individual croissant dough pieces at a time; gently press edges to spread & stretch them out a bit.
Using a Tablespoon or large serving spoon, spoon stuffing onto each croissant. Fold over ONCE from “L” shaped edge and continue to roll up.
Fold outer corners (of L-side) to underside forming a closed roll. Place, seam-side down, on UNGREASED cookie sheet or sheet pan.
Bake rolls as directed on Croissant dough packaging or until golden brown.

Thanksgiving 2013

Had a busy start to the day, and my body hurts, but it was a great day. I had a wonderful dinner with my family. Just the four of us this year. We grilled our turkey, an interesting change. It had a nice barbecue-y,  smoky flavor to it.
While hubby was out grilling the bird, I was inside prepping and cooking all the sides: stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. We also had jellied cranberry sauce and I made a fruit pudding for dessert.
I don’t think I ate all that much, but I still feel full enough that I haven’t even touched dessert.

We have plenty of leftovers to make those scrumptious hot turkey sandwiches.  I like them one of two ways. Place a slice of bread on the plate, then layer some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and sometimes cranberry sauce. Top it off with another slice of bread and smother with more gravy. The other way is to turn the above into an open-faced sandwich. Yummy either way.

A very Happy [and safe] Thanksgiving, from my house to yours!!