Thursday, July 09, 2009

2 Pounds........OF FOOD

My father in law took my hubby and I out to dinner tonight for our wedding anniversary. We went to IHOP. Which is all good, I know I can eat omlets. The doc said we could have pancakes too as long as we use sugar free syrup, but I got an omlete instead. Since I know I can eat that I figured it would be safer. Wouldn't want to find out the hard way that I can't eat something in public. That would be embarrassing. My irrational fear of vomit aside, still embarrassing.

So, I order and omlete since I know I can eat those. The waitress brings this omlete out to me on a PLATTER! This bohemeth also came with three pancakes and hash browns. This thing was huge. Well, since I've been banded I've taken to asking for a to go box to be brought to me with my meal so I can put half of it out of sight right off the bat, and out of mind.

I ate about 1/4 of the gigantic omlete I received, maybe not even that. Well, remember the food scale I bought to help keep me on track? Well, I told my hubby that I was going to weigh my leftovers when we got home so I could see how much food there was left over. So when we got home I put this thing on the food scale and there was 2 POUNDS OF FOOD! After what I ate at the restaurant.

Before being banded, I would have ate all that. Without batting an eye. And probably still would have wanted more. No wonder I'm so fat. Wow, what a day, what a moment. Another good thing to come out of this was that since pancakes don't reheat very well, I gave them to my dog when I got home. Now my beagle thinks I'm God.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Recipe: Salmon Burgers

I just had this for dinner and thought I would share the recipe.

Salmon Burgers:
1 14.5 oz can Chicken of the Sea salmon
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
1 tablespoon parsley
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons mayonaise (I use Miricle Whip Free)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs (optional)

Spoon salmon mixture into patties on sprayed baking sheet; bake for 20 minutes at 375.

You can also fry them, I didn't, I like baked fish better. I also didn't use the bread crumbs. Mine made four medium sized patties.