Sorry I’ve been so quiet this week. I knew it was going to be a crazy-busy week, but it was even worse than I had planned. Oh well, maybe next week will be better, right?
One thing I did get a chance to see this week was a “pin” by my sister Amy about a food site called SkinnyTaste.com that looked intriguing… so I clicked over to it and wow! The food looked so yummy and then I realized it was weight-conscious food, complete with calorie counts and everything. I hesitate to call it “diet food” because that evokes some pretty tasteless memories. But she (Gina) tries to do smart veggie “swaps” and use smaller amounts of the good stuff like bacon to get the flavor but not all the fat. Plus, she lists the calories, fat, fiber, carbs and protein for each serving AND if you are a Weight Watchers follower she even lists the points right there on the recipe.
Most of the recipes I previewed looked really easy (and tasty) but this crockpot bolognese recipe looked especially simple. I love the idea of cooking something slowly all day, letting all the flavors marry and intensify. But I really don’t want to have to babysit it on the stove all day, I’m a busy girl. You could do all the prep the night before and set it to cook before you leave for work the next day. When you came home from work your sauce would be done and all you would have to do is boil up some pasta. I would love to get better at using a crockpot and this recipe just might help with that. I’m sure one of you will get to it before I do so let me know what you think.
And be sure to check out the rest of the recipes over at SkinnyTaste.com!
Happy Weekend, friends!