Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thick and Bold Chocolate Milk Shake

!/3 cup evaporated skim milk
1 1/2 Tb Sugar free pudding mix (chocolate or chocolate fudge)
1/4 tsp sweet n low bulk
5-7 medium to large ice cubes
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
Cool Whip for garnish
1/2 cup water or more if needed
1TB. sugar free Hershey's Syrup in place of one tsp, of the cocoa if desired

Put everything in the blender except the ice and Cool Whip
Add 2 ice cubes and blend
Add ice one more cube at a time
Add ice until as thick as you like and fully blended

Pour into a large 12-16 oz. glass or insulated tumbler
Add Cool Whip and a spoon

Alternate version
Substitute 1 1/2 - 2 envelopes reduced calorie hot cocoa mix for the pudding mix.

Makes one or two servings.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Eggs For Royalty

I am eager to jot down this recipe for egg salad and olives. It is especially gratifying and filling. Another tasty and non-fattening, nutrient dense combination that will make you happy.

4 eggs
1/3 cup of your favorite mayonnaise type dressing-- this is where you can cut calories or not-- that's up to you.
15-18 olives
vinegar 2 tsp.

Hard boil the eggs by placing them in a sauce pan with enough cold water to cover, and bringing them to a boil, but not before adding a teaspoon of vinegar. Boil a couple of minutes and let set for twenty minutes covered with a lid. Boil again for a minute, and then pour off the boiling water and drown the eggs with cold water by placing them in a plastic bowl of cold water, or ice water, and then one by one removing them, and, cracking the shell, to peel, Keep the bowl of water and eggs chilled until they are all peeled. Discard the shells and slice the eggs into 1/4 inch cubes. Add dressing, salt, 1 tsp, vinegar and sweetening equal to 2 tsp, sugar. Leave pimento stuffed green olives whole and put on top of the egg salad. You can add a little seasoned salt if you want or not. It may be best with regular salt so you can really taste the olives.
When you are ready to eat it, take large leaves of any lettuce you like and stuff them with the egg salad, add a couple more olives to the wrap and roll up and eat. You could also layer two lettuce leaves like a sandwich and stuff them with the egg salad. You should also salt the outer leaves of the wrap or sandwich so this won't taste too bland. Use regular table salt.