Fervent Foodie – Golden Rule

Dinner tonight needed to be super quick because I have a crap ton to get done before the party tomorrow!  I bought the new MorningStar Lasagna with Sausage Style Crumbles a while back, and it’s just been chillin in the freezer since then (get it?  😉 )

The Lasgana was pretty good – but when I flipped the box over and saw the crazy long list of ingredients I was shocked!  The ingredients list is extreme.  Had I checked out the back of the box before buying, I would have put this frozen entre back on the shelf.

can't pronounce half of this crap

 

Jewelry Party :mrgreen:

All week I have hemmed and hawed over what to make for the jewelry party I am hosting.  Usually at these types of get togethers, the host sets out tons of tempting goodies that would not typically fit into my work-week diet.  Don’t get me wrong — I love to partake in all the indulging, but I always feel a little guilty afterward for eating 3 pounds of cheese and sampling every dessert on the spread.

Since I am hosting this particular get together, not only would I be indulging at the actual party but I’d also be left with tons of scrumptious goodies tempting me throughout the rest of the week.  Ughhhh….

So with all this in mind, I decided to go with the Golden Rule methodology.  Do unto others as you would have done unto you… or in Fervent Foodie language:  feed others what you would like to be fed.  So, the plan is to keep my menu for the party as simple and healthy as possible.  Things that I would eat on a normal day, and that I would not feel guilty about eating as leftovers for the rest of the week.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • Mini sandwiches (whole grain bread, turkey or ham, cheese, lots of veggies)
  • Carrots, tri-color peppers, light veggie dip, hummus
  • Cucumbers Provencal
  • Strawberries & Cream (dang I hope mine look this good!)

Hope my guests aren’t disappointed by this healthy(er) menu–I know I won’t be 😀

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