I made Paula Dean's Baked French Toast for Christmas morning and it was pretty amazing.
I also made this yummy Bacon Cheese Dip that a friend had given me the recipe for years ago and that was delicious! We just relaxed Christmas eve and snacked on appetizers.
"Warm Bacon Cheese Spread"
1 round loaf sourdough bread (1lb)
1 package(8oz) cream cheese softened
12 oz sour cream
2 cups(8oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 lb sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1. Cut the top fourth of the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out the bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cut the removed bread and top of loaf into cubes; set aside.
2. In a mixing owl, beat the cream cheese. Add the sour cream, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until combined; stir in the bacon and onions.
3. Spoon into the bread shell. Wrap in a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 24inx17in).
4. Bake at 325 fro 1 hour or until heated through. Serve with crackers and reserved bread cubes
Yields 4 cups
On Weight loss...
We have eaten very well (and badly) basically since Thanksgiving, and it was so amazing and worth it, but now we are trying to eat lighter for the New Year. Mainly me, but Tim is always supportive acting like he needs to lose a few...sweetie! But all that to say, I am going to start to *try* to include calorie counts next to my recipes mainly for planning on my part. I am back to counting calories, being sure to exercise 5 days a week, and weighing in once a week. I'm determined to finally lose this baby weight (after all, my "baby" is almost 16 months old- gasp ;)
Tuesday- Chicken Parmesan (couldn't find calls, but on a healthy website and no pasta) with green salad
Wednesday - P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps (580 cals, but that's without the sauces only 160 calories a serving!)
Thursday - Baked Honey Mustard Chicken (232 Calories), Grilled Asparagus
Friday - Spaghetti and Meatballs (291 Calories), Salad
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