Saturday, July 26, 2008

Out of Town

I had planned on posting a new recipe this week, but I have an out of town business trip and will be gone all week with no computer access. I'm feeling the withdrawal already. I'll make some notes while I'm gone and try to get something new posted next weekend.


Sunday, July 13, 2008


Yes, it has finally happened. I am blogging about a diet. So far, so good, too. I started a week ago and as of yesterday morning, I had lost 6 pounds. Weekends are the worse time for me when dieting, so I expect when I weigh Monday morning, those six pounds will have reappeared. My biggest challenge will be in another week when I have an out-of-town business trip for five nights. Eating three meals out everyday will take a toll on my diet. I'll watch my carbs and try to eat salads, grilled or baked meats, and lots of veggies, if possible. And, unless I can rent a laptop, I will be without a computer for the whole trip. I think I'm more worried about computer withdrawal than my diet.

I'm sorry, I have no recipe for today. The only thing I have cooked in the past week was putting a roast in the slow cooker. My husband has done all the cooking this week.


Friday, July 4, 2008

Grilling out for the 4th of July

I'm a little late getting this posted, but it's a long weekend and not everyone will be grilling out today. My husband has to work today, so we won't be grilling out until Sunday. The recipe I have for you today is an all purpose barbecue sauce. I know with all the different bottled sauces out there that it is so easy to pop the top on one of those, but this homemade sauce is just the best and it is so quick and easy to make. This is a hand-me-down recipe that my mother used for as long as I can remember. She and I have used it on chicken, hamburger, pork, and just about anything you can barbecue. Because it does have so much sugar in it, you do have to watch it closely on the grill to keep it from burning. It is also great to use in the slow cooker. I'm fixing a barbecue pork loin in our slow cooker for supper tonight and I will be using this sauce.

The use on anything Barbecue Sauce

1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. catsup
1/2 C. lemon juice
1/4 C. Worcestershire sauce
Garlic Powder

Layer all ingredients in order listed above in a large measuring cup. Sprinkle garlic powder on top and mix well. Apply to meat just before it is done.

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July and don't forget our troops that are serving our country.