Friday, June 27, 2008

Pizza & Ice Cream Party (post WLS style)

Practically everyone in my family has a birthday this month. This week alone we have three: today is my brother's, tomorrow is mine and my Mum's is next week.

Oh joy tomorrow I'm another year older. Somehow as you get older birthday's lose there appeal. Remember when we used to countdown the days. When and why does that stop happening? I think it directly correlates to when we start paying bills and buying our own toilet paper.

When I was a kid there was no better birthday dinner than a Meatball Pizza and my favorite Coconut Cream Pie (I wasn't into cake.) Here's the weight loss surgery friendly version of my childhood birthday meal I had for dinner last night...

Shelly's Meatball and Pepperoni Tortilla Pizza

Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped with Marinara Sauce, Provolone, Turkey Meatball, Pepperoni, Parmesan, Basil and Italian Seasoning.

How to make them: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I put 1 drop literally of olive oil on the cookie sheet and spread it around. Place tortilla on cookie sheet. Spread the sauce on the tortilla (pesto, marinara, alfredo, bruschetta sauce, whatever.) Put a slice of cheese on top of that (I like provolone) and then any combination of toppings or leftovers I can find bumping around the fridge. Sprinkle with parmesan. Pop in oven. 10 minutes exactly. Have the oven hot before you do the toppings **Do not let them sit. Pop them in the oven right away or the toppings will make the tortilla soggy versus the yummy crispy porn pictured above.

and for dessert...

Shelly's Toasted Coconut Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Coconut)
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut, Toasted

Sundae toppings: SF Caramel Sauce, Land o' Lakes SF Whipped Cream, more Toasted Coconut and a Maraschino Cherry

Mix together milk, protein, SF syrup & sauce. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free. Pour into ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing. Makes 1/2 pint.

Check out the original post for more Protein Ice Cream how to's.

Highlights of the day:

* My super cool pals Sarah and Haven made me this awesome apron with The World According to Eggface logo on it. You guys rock! Thank you.

Wanna see?

* Despite my love for my manual ice cream maker by arm demanded I upgrade so yesterday I got this electric model. I'm excited. Prepare for some crazy Protein Ice Cream creations this summer.

* I've got fun weekend plans. I'll take pics.

Listening to: "Reflections" Diana Ross & The Supremes. Reminds me of China Beach. I loved that show.


Valerie said...

Happy (early) Birthday!!! Is that your brother, the principal who ate bugs? Man, I would have loved to have a principal like that!!! Enjoy your Birthday.... and thanks for giving us great recipes so that even after WLS we can still have fun without deprivation!!!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you Valerie :) Yep that's my bro. We're all slightly disturbed in my family.

Apparently though crickets are a great protein source and low carb too. LOLOLOL.

Danyele said...

Happy happy birthday!

Rhonda said...

Aaahh I love the apron and the ice cream looks so yummy. Enjoy your weekend...I hope it's spectacular!

Connie Durham said...

Happy Birthday to you and you family. I would like to also thank you for all of the recipes and gadget tips. You really help so many of us out here in WLS land. Are you going to publish a cookbook anytime soon?

DCY said...

Happy Birthday and I love the way cool "Eggy" apron.

Have a perfectly wonderful day!

Madam Elvis said...

Happy Birthday my friend! FARMER'S MARKET TODAY?? I have a feeling you dissed it! AWESOME Apron. You look FANTASTIC IN IT! Your Birthday dinner is so damn on the mark with what I LOVE to eat! THANK YOU for adapting this into a "reality" for me! I hope your day is EVERYTHING you wanted it to be.


rebeccaw13 said...

Happy Birthday Shelly!

Haven said...

OMG, pizza AND ice cream?? What a sinfully delish sounding one-day-before-your-birthday meal. Hope today was an awesome day for you and let me tell ya, you look adorable in that apron! All of the credit belongs to Sarah, she's so creative.. what a great idea she had to do it. I feel special that she let me in on the secret. :)

Christina Brown said...

Oh Wow! I'm so glad I found your site!

I'm always looking for ways to make staying on my diet easier and I think your protein ice cream recipes will really help this summer when those summer treat craving hit me. :)

If you get a chance, please stop by my fitness based website too. I would love to have you visit. I have a protein pancake recipe you might enjoy.

Here's my address:

I'm going to do a post about the ice cream recipes I found here.

Thanks so much and blog on!