Friday, October 29, 2010

Sarmada Soup

Anything is good with a martini! So Tonight for dinner, I made a variation of Tony's mother's Christmas dinner recipe. I do not know too many Greeks that make this dish. However, Tony grew up eating it and it is one of his favorites. Her recipe is tedious work because you have to roll ground pork into cabbage leaves and it takes a long time. Well, I somehow sidestepped that phase and came up with a delicious, easy, low cal dinner. It may not be for everyone. I think it may be an acquired taste. (My next door neighbor knocked on the door because he smelled it and thought we had a gas leak. - true story!)   Sorry, no pictures because we ate it so fast I forgot to take any. Plus, it is really not very pretty. Here is the recipe: Boil 1 head of cabbage in about 14 cups of water. Simmer for about an hour until the leaves are tender. Let the cabbage cool. Then, chop a large onion really fine and mix it with one pound of ground pork. Add kosher salt and pepper.  Make them into large meatballs and drop in the boiling water. Chop the cabbage, add a jar of drained sauerkraut (from refrigerated section) and top with paprika. Then, add the juice of two lemons and simmer for about two hours. I realize that it sounds terrible, but not only do we like it, it is almost calorie free. The only fattening part is the pork, and you really only eat about two meatballs. The rest is so filling.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I'm Back!!!!!

Let's see. My last post was in August of 2009. It has been over an entire year since I promised to take this seriously and really start posting. What is wrong with me? I never follow through on things. Well.......never say never. I am going to attempt to blog again. I have a new computer, I'm not working and I am still overweight. (Note original profile. This blog is a weight loss tool) Today is going to be the first day of the rest of my life. I've read many books and magazine articles on weight loss. Most first hand accounts are written by people who have already lost their weight. They always include exactly how much they weighed when they started and continue writing and mentioning each pound that they drop. Well, guess what? I am not going to do that. There is no way that I am going to post my real weight for all of you to read. Let's just say that it is a figure that I am not proud of. Maybe after I lose about ten or fifteen pounds I will divulge the amount that the scale says. Until then, I will again start photo journaling my food.
Wish me luck. Again.