Saturdays a Wrap

by Joanne on October 18, 2008

We spent a lot of time checking out the vehicles with still no firm decision.  We drove the Subaru Tribeca which was nice. We drove the GMC Acadia and the Buick Enclave.  All nice SUV crossovers w/ AWD.  No rush decision is necessary, espec. w/ the market being what it is today.

We stopped at Panera’s for lunch. They have a good menu. Ted had a Turkey Club served with an apple. I had black bean soup w/ a small round of whole grain bread and the “Fandango” salad which was comprised of greens, mandarin orange sections, walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, and fat free raspberry vinaigrette. Also served with an apple.  We then went on to Party City for Halloween ideas.  We’ll wait and suprise you but we did come up w/ a plan.

Dinner tonight was Sauteed Rainbow Slaw. My own creation of 1/2 cabbage (shredded), 1/2 each red, green, orange, yellow peppers, 2 green onions(chopped), 12 cherry tomatoes (sliced). Add 1/3 c balsamic vinaigrette and let sit about 1/2 hour.  Put about 2 tbs Smart Balance in pan and heat on med-hi. Add 1 tsp 5-spice powder to veg and 1tsp Sugar in the Raw.  Saute about 10 min. Turn to low while preparing the rest of the dinner. …. and that was:  Sauteed Seitan for me and Chicken in Lemon-Herb Butter (Smart Balance) sauce for Ted.  If you don’t know what Seitan is, it is a vegetarian product made with wheat gluten. The texture is great and very healthy. 1 serving = 90 cals, 10 g total fat, 18 g protein. Here is a great site that thoroughly explains Seitan and offers recipes as well as how to make your own:


I guess Ted’s chicken wasn’t enough because when Shane and I returned from our walk, he was caught in the act:                                                                      

So we will leave you with that and wish you all a wonderful evening.


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