Monday, September 07, 2009

Bon Appetite!

When I was in the hospital I started to watch The Food Network.. seriously folks.. if you aren't watching it.. tune in! Almost every show is great! Namely.. Iron Chef America, 30 minute Meals, Guys Big Bite, Dinners Drive-In's and Dives, Smack Down with Bobby Flay and the list goes on! I couldn't eat without throwing up so I just dreamed of what I would eat when I could stomach food and what I would make when I got home.. my grocery list grew and grew!

Considering I haven't cooked since before my mom passed away (two years ago!) I was in heaven once I did get home and started to experiment.. I've tried things that I've never tried before.. nothing too elaborate yet but I'm having fun and getting so many ideas from.. The Food Network!!

Another source I owe my new found inspiration from is "Julie and Julia".. awesome movie.. I went home and ordered Julia Child's "Mastering the art of French Cooking".. which I am still waiting for from Amazon. Who knew drying meat could help it brown so much better! I can't wait to make some Beef Bourguignon!! It looks so good!! But something I can wait to make, for the colder weather... maybe.. but doesn't it look scrumptious!!
My diet before the hospital.. McDonald's, Pizza, KFC, White Spot, Red Robin, Earl's.. and I weighed over 175lbs. My diet after the hospital.. Ribs, Steak, Chicken, carrots, potatoes, asparagus, corn, tuna melts, anything home made and now I'm under 130lbs!

Me, before the hospital

Me, after the hospital!

Who knew food could make such a positive impact! I'm happier, healthier and hotter! LOL Bon Appetite mon amies!


  1. Yummy! Are you going to invite me over when you make the Beef Boogabooga? However you spell it! Looks so good! Great movie too!