Monday, Monday…Can’t Trust That Day

I started Monday with plans to get so much accomplished…didn’t happen!  Maybe I do need that list I was talking about yesterday! 😉

Had my oat bran for breakfast which I continue to enjoy.  When I bought almond milk the last time I bought the Silk version.  I had a coupon and how can you argue with a coupon?!  I like it just as much as the Almond Breeze.  So, I guess whoever sends me a coupon gets my business!

We had banking to do which took longer and got more complicated than I expected and I needed to stop over to my friend, Gail’s house to be on Mom duty while she went for a doctor’s appointment.  I got home about 5:15 and I was hungry (notice, I didn’t mention lunch anywhere!)

I took care of Ralph’s dinner and then went to work on one of my standbys…a stir fry!!  (could you guess? 😉  )

A box of Near East couscous,  (I just tried to search it on Google as “Far” East…wondered why I couldn’t find it…duh!!  I’ve used their products for years and I really enjoy them. ) snow peas, cabbage, one of those funny little squashes (I’m thinking they are just unique zucchini…that’s what they taste like) and some of my black beans.  I’m going to continue to make the beans by the bag in the crock pot.  It’s so convenient and comforting to know I have them in there.  I can do so many different things with them.

SO yummy, especially when topped with the Locatelli Romano Cheese.  I recently figured out that this is a better value on Weight Watchers than I originally thought.  I calculated the points on the container rather than just using the points in the WW Food Companion book.  (Yikes, I just looked the food companion up on Amazon and it costs $23.99!!  It’s only $10 at the WW meetings!)

Anyway (I think I need to focus today!), in the book it says grated cheese is 2 points per tablespoon.  When you calculate from the Locatelli container, 1 tablespoon is “0” points, 2 tablespoons are 1 point and 3 tablespoons are still only 1 point!  What a deal!  Especially since it is one of my favorite things!  I was so excited when I figured that out.  It just proves the point, if you have the packaging available, calculate from that.  Many times you get a better deal than if you just go by the generic values in the WW materials.

So, it’s Tuesday and I need to have a more productive (and focused!) day.  I have some errands to run and another visit to the bank…don’t ask.  I have a recipe I’ve been trying to make and I need to make it before I run out of black beans and the cabbage goes bad!  So I think tonight is the night.

Happy Tuesday!

5 responses to “Monday, Monday…Can’t Trust That Day

  1. Good Morning…. What is the Food Companion Book? Does it have a list of foods and the points? I agree about the points . I have found when I calculate from the package it does sometimes come out less than what WW guide says it should be. Hey, points are valuable… ha ha…

    • Hi Cutie! The Food companion is a book that has a lot more food listings than the program book. It comes in handy to look up things if you don’t have the package. They sell them at the meetings. I could get one for you if you like…just let me know! 🙂

  2. yes, please. I would love to have one. Is it small enough to carry when you go out to eat? I don’t have an Iphone I have a blackberry. I do have the WW calculator but you have to have the package to figure the points. On the Iphone you can look things up just like on the computer. My boss uses his all the time. I got him started on WW when I started about a little over a month ago. He gets way more points than I do 😦 ha ha but it all works. Lots of fruit… it is free… and free is for me. I was never a big fruit eater so this is a big step for me.

  3. Thank you so much… 🙂

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