Casseroles and Crack

This was a super yummy side dish. I served it last night for dinner with those Chicken Patties from Trader Joe's I reviewed awhile back. Tasty. I think I'll throw some grilled chicken in next time to make a main dish version.

Shelly's Squash Artichoke Pesto Bake

1 Yellow Onion, sliced
2 Green Onions, diced
4-6 Mushrooms, sliced
3-4 baby Zucchinis and/or Summer Squash, sliced
1/2 Cup Alfredo Sauce (I used jarred)
2 Tablespoons Store bought Artichoke Pesto
1/2 teaspoon Greek Seasoning
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/4 cup Italian Blend Cheese, shredded

Saute onions and mushrooms till golden. Add zucchini, turn to low heat and cover for 5 minutes. Stirring once or twice. Add artichoke pesto, Alfredo sauce, and seasonings. Pour into a Pyrex casserole and top with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.

I ate 1/2 of what is pictured below...

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I seriously think the creator(s) of the BMI Formula were smoking crack. So Tuesday is my weigh-in day. I had surgery on a Tuesday morning in 2006 so it's the day I picked to weigh each week. I can't do the everyday thing. I don't want to see little water retention glitches. I want to see the real deal. Everyday weighing would make me crazy. Once a week weigh-ins are a pleasant experience most weeks.

Anyway... I lost 2 1/2 pounds this week. (at over 2 years out so screw those "windows of opportunity" for weight loss stories)

But... the BMI chart says I'm still "moderately overweight" because I'm a short shit and even though I'm wearing size 4 jeans and did get into a pair of 2's this weekend BTW but kind of hurt myself in the process LOL... the chart says I need to lose 4.9 more pounds to be "normal."

Being normal is highly overrated.

Seriously though if I got my inner thigh lift I'd probably be down 10+ more pounds. If you've had an inner thigh lift email me would you and let me know the good, bad, and the ugly. I'm still debating. You know... it's hard to go under the knife when it's more cosmetic this time than medically necessary and you know my theory has always been if someone other than me is getting that view they better love me for more than my inner thighs. Comprende?

Highlights of the Day:

* Mmmm Breakfast. I made another version of those little souffles with dried fruits and nuts. It's the same recipe as the original version but with dried cranberries, blueberries, raisins and walnuts in the base.

* Got my tickets booked for Philly... excited. Besides meeting everyone which is so cool. I must take a picture next to the Rocky Balboa statue ;) cause I'm cheesy like that. Speaking of cheesy... locals need to start weighing in on who has the Best Cheese steak. I won't be indulging in the Amoroso rolls but bring on the gooey cheese and meat.

* Environmental Karma points. I bought a cordless electric mower. My stinky old bad for the environment gas powered mower bit the dust finally so I went green.

Listening to: "Westside" TQ