For Droolers Only

The more wonderful that I am on my Weight Watchers plan, the more I drool over terrific recipes…Never loose this yummy one. That doesn’t mean you have to make and eat it… just drool!
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mini semisweet choc chips
1/2 pk dry vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup caramel topping plus little more for drizzling
1.Cream soften cream cheese & butter.
2.Add caramel topping and beat well.
3.Cream in brown sugar & icing sugar.
4.Add vanilla & dry pudding mix.
5.Fold in choc chips & pecans.
6.Pat into a ball and refrigerate for one hour.
7.Place ball on serving platter, drizzle with caramel topping and serve with chocolate wafers, chocolate graham fingers, Nilla wafers or sliced apples.


Fighting the Fat (AGAIN!)

Why is it that we do not remember what we learned over the last year? Why is it that we eat at Christmas like there is no tomorrow…when Christmas is all about the hope of tomorrow?

If you are struggling with your weight today… I encourage you to go to this blog  and listen to Jennie’s Story–she lost 300 pounds with Weight Watchers… and you will be encouraged beyond your eating.

Hugs to a smaller size…

Brenda J Wood

Poached Tears

When I came back from working the afternoon Weight Watchers class, I found the house empty. In my ordinary life, Ron would have had a pot of potatoes on the boil and some kind of beef (his preference) on the BBQ. I’d push for a vegetable and maybe a salad and we’d each eat a little of the other’s choice, secretly grateful for our own.

But today, there was silence and me. As women do, I’ve been eating the stuff in the fridge that is close to expiry date or that has been sitting too long. I decided on poached eggs. I like them; Ron didn’t. An egg meal meant I’d cook his scrambled or whatever, first….not because he demanded it , but because that is how women love. We feed others and then ourselves. That meant that my meal tended to be on the cool side. I didn’t notice nor really care..

So I poached up those eggs. They were the best I’d ever eaten. Hot, seasoned perfectly. And I cried, because I’d willingly eat cold eggs forever…if only I could have my Honey here.

Brenda J Wood

Almond Butterscotch Delights

  I used to eat these by the panful. Now I use my God-given sense of self-control and eat one at a time. So can you. Make a coffee and nibble the edges slowly…make it last! A Weight Watchers member enjoys every bit of their food and plans wisely…….

Makes 48 servings

12 large graham crackers about 5″by 2 1/2″

 1/2 pound butter

1 cup brown sugar lightly packed

1 cup almonds ,slivered

Line a cookie sheet (which has edges!) with parchment paper. Break the crackers along score lines. Each large cracker should make 4 smalller ones. Place crackers on cookie sheet.

Melt the butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar. Let boil for 2 minutes. Spread this mixture over the crackers. Sprinkle almonds (or other nuts) over top. If you don’t care about the calories…and at this point why would you…add a few chocolate chips.

Bake at 350F for 7 minutes. Let cool. Break apart and store in cookie tins. It is wise to separate layers with parchment paper.

PER SERVING: 71.7 Calories, 5.2 g Total Fat, 2.6 g Saturated Fat, 10.3 mg Cholesterol, 61.6 mg Sodium, 6.0 g Total Carbohydrate, 0.3 g Dietary Fiber, 0.7 g Protein, 9.8 mg Calcium.