Friday, December 31, 2010

Carrot Souffle

Cammy of The Tippy Toe Diet is hosting a virtual holiday potluck. Today is the last day to bring a dish so I am just making it in under the wire! I’m bringing my favorite holiday side dish, carrot soufflĂ©. I’m also asking for your help…. My carrot soufflĂ© never rises. One of my sisters said it is because the carrots are too heavy to rise. So maybe it needs a new name?

I don’t know where attribution for the recipe should go. I got it from my mother and she said she got it from her cousin, but has no idea where her cousin found it. It’s been around for at least 15 years. My apologies in advance if it is your recipe. Email me (click “contact me” on the right sidebar) and I will happily give you credit.


2 cups mashed cooked carrots
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
Dash cinnamon
2 tbs all-purpose flour
½ c melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 2 quart casserole dish. Combine all ingredients in order given and place in dish. Bake 1 hr. Serves 6-8.

This is a lovely, mild side dish and a nice alternative to the traditional marshmallow baked sweet potatoes. It’s not heart-healthy (the butter) but can be made with Splenda to cut back on sugar, and with the carrots it’s chock full of fiber. When I’m asked to bring a side dish to a dinner, 4 times out of 5 I will bring this. It’s always well-received… even the time I forgot the flour!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

November Progress

It's taken me a little while to post about my November progress... the holiday season is fun but can be so busy!  But I'm pleased to say that in the 1st full month after Gastric Mind Band I lost 1.8 lbs, despite having not one, not two, but three Thanksgiving dinners right before the end of the month weigh-in!  The December weigh-in is only a couple weeks away and I'm looking forward to having even better numbers to report... without three holiday dinners to interfere.  My family does most of our Christmas gatherings in the beginning of January, so I should have most of that month to recover from whatever damage I do on the holiday.

Have a fab day!

FTC disclaimer: Since I am blogging about the experience, the Gastric Mind Band service was provided at no charge.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dress Barn Gift Certificate Winner

And the winner of the Dress Barn gift certificate giveaway is: The Sharp Teeth of Love!  Please click "contact me" in the right sidebar and email your physical mailing address so I can send you the $25 gift card.

Thanks for playing everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanks for Entering the Dress Barn Giveaway

I'll be posting the winner this evening.

Upcoming posts: progress on the weight-loss front, and another giveaway!  Also I'll be asking for your help with a recipe that I love even though it never works out the way it is supposed to.

Have a great Friday!