Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Did I Stick to My Plan Today? - Let's Just Say I Waffled

 Yes - it's sweet potato waffle fries covered in bacon and homemade queso.  It was either that or I was going to commit a felony with a carrot stick.

But back on the plan tomorrow - one meal or treat snack won't ruin a diet plan, unless you allow it to. Especially if you use a smaller plate and split it with your spouse
If anyone wants the queso recipe, let me know in the comments.

7 comments:

  1. Hari Om
    ... am I correct in thinking that queso is a bit like a Mexi-fondue? I'd like that recipe!!!
    Eyes-on... YAM xx

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    1. It is - you can play with the spices. Cumin and a lesser amount of nutmeg work well as a substitute for these listed below as I know you don't do onion and garlic. The cumin/nutmeg combo by itself with the cheeses is good.

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  2. Totally want that recipe!
    90% clean eating, 10% fun! I am missing the fun these days on the elimination diet.

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  3. Cook up some Waffle Fries, a couple big handfuls per servings I used the Alexis Organic ones.

    Fry up 1/2 to 1 pound bacon (depending on whether you are doing 2 or 4 servings)

    Keep warm until ready to assemble or cook while you're making your sauce

    For the queso (makes enough for four servings, and will reheat nicely)

    In a sturdy cooking pot heat on low until steaming (do not be tempted to raise heat)

    -1 a teaspoon of butter
    -1 cup half and half on low until steaming

    SLOWLY stir in, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly and maintaining the temperature on LOW


    -3/4 pound deli white american cheese, that you've finely shredded) do NOT use the cheap stuff
    -1/2 pound deli fontina, also very finely shredded

    When melted, add:
    - 2 tablespoons finely chopped canned green chilis
    -1/2 tsp cumin
    -1/2 tsp Penzey's roasted garlic powder
    -1/2 tsp onion powder
    -1/2 tsp dried cilantro or 1/4 tsp oregano
    -dash of salt and pepper

    Layer fries and bacon and top with cheese. If you like, pop it under the broiler for a moment to bown up the top (optional)

    Serve immediately with a cold beer or beverage of your choice

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  4. It looks delicious! Is sharing mandatory lol?

    C

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    1. Absolutely. (NOT!) But I was good today, the squirrel cafeteria had a "nacho bar" and I stayed away (I can NOT resist nachos) and I had my "chicken" salad with the veggie chicken, apples, walnuts, plain Greek yogurt and a few drops of honey in a pita with some raw veggies on the side and one small homemade oatmeal cookie for dessert.

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    2. Absolutely. (NOT!) But I was good today, the squirrel cafeteria had a "nacho bar" and I stayed away (I can NOT resist nachos) and I had my "chicken" salad with the veggie chicken, apples, walnuts, plain Greek yogurt and a few drops of honey in a pita with some raw veggies on the side and one small homemade oatmeal cookie for dessert.

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