I have a little bit of time on my dh's work computer as he's working on trying to fix mine.Poor guy! He came home from a business trip to spend the whole weekend working on my computer! Apparently, I got a really nasty virus from somewhere. I don't know where ...I haven't done anything unusual online. He really doesn't know if he can fix it, and if anyone can, he can...I sure hope so! I feel so out of touch without my computer!
So, weighing in this week, I only lost .4 pounds, but honestly, I was just waiting for things to slow down a bit. I haven't ever lost weight this quickly before, so it was strange--welcome, but strange. It makes perfect sense to me that my body is catching up with itself.
I feel great! I'm right on track with my eating. I didn't get outside for as many walks this week because the weather turned cold again, but I did get my exercise in...just not quite as much. I'm sure this had a bit to do with me not losing as much. Also, my schedule was all wacky because my dh was out of town on business all week last week and at the same time, my ds was on spring break. I'm looking forward to getting back into my normal routine tomorrow.
I've been thinking about what I'm serving for Easter. I've decided to make several different salads and have a luncheon after church. My ds is getting baptized in the service, so we've invited family and friends to church and back to our house afterward. I want to keep things really simple. I think I might have done a brunch in the past, but I just couldn't pull off a vegan brunch with our omnivore families successfully. In fact, when I told my MIL about my menu she insisted on bringing a spiral sliced ham because it wouldn't be Easter without a ham...oh well. I'm not going to argue with her, and I know others will like it. But, I'm making all the sides completely vegan.
I'm especially excited to try these salads:Asparagus Edamame Saladhttp://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blo ... Venture%29Kale Waldorf Saladhttp://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/hap ... salad.html
And this one I've made before and loved:Asparagus Pesto Pasta Saladhttp://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/07/as ... salad.htmlEdited to add:
Instead of this, I'm going to make the Asian Rice Salad I found listed in the recipe section from the McDougall 5-day email I just received...I have the Q&E cookbook and found the recipe on page 28. I think it will be better than having two dishes centered around asparagus, and probably more popular with the kids.
I'm also planning on serving a large veggie tray with hummus, a fresh fruit platter and whole wheat rolls. I'm toying with an idea for a carrot-raisin salad, but I haven't found the perfect recipe yet-I may have to combine a couple different ones. I'm still tweaking...Edited to add: I found a GREAT carrot raisin salad recipe from Rachel Ray of all places. It looks wonderful, and got great reviews. I think it will be perfect for Easter!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rach ... index.html
(I will be omiting the brown sugar and adding a dash of ginger and cinnamon to this recipe.)
I'll be having 20-25 people, so I'm hoping everyone will be happy. I know I will be!
Hopefully I can post with my newly repaired computer tomorrow. I have some more thoughts from THE LAST ADDICTION that I've been wanting to share...we'll see!