Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Terrifying Tuesday: Apple Turkey Picadillo

This recipe I got from a popular website - popular if you are a weight watchers fan. It's by a member that has collected recipes and the recipes are "core" - of course, the core plan no longer least not by that name. She gave credit to Eating Well magazine.

Here's the link I just found:

The recipe suggested tucking it in a tortilla. So that's what I did, I rolled it up in one of the high fiber, low carb wheat tortillas.

What did we think? Jake gave it a thumbs up, but he didn't finish his tortilla. Ryan gave it a thumbs down, but he agreed to finish a half a tortilla (which is huge in ryan's world). Me and Gary thought it was so-so. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. It was edible. But not craveable.

I didn't mind the mix of apple and ground turkey, but the flavorings was just blah, despite having a variety of spices in it. I didn't like the vinegar and worchestershire sauce flavors in it.

It also involved a LOT of chopping.

I deem it a waste of good food.

*sigh* can't one of these recipes be a good'un?
Yesterday I had my dermatology appointment. I was there for about 5 minutes - long enough for them to tell me they were referring me out to a dermatologist in town that does a special surgical technique called Mohs. It's a skin sparing technique. They take thin slices and look at it under the slide immediately to determine if there are still cancer cells - they are able to take out exactly the amount of skin they need to take and no more. And this is good for cancers on the face. I tell you, I was imagining them cutting out a large chunk and when they suture it, it pulling my eye tight - where I can't close my eye!

Anyway, when I got to the appointment, I was told I was going to see a PA. As I was waiting I was stewing in my juices, all angry that they'd put me with a PA and not a Derm. No way I'd have her cut into my face! As you can tell, I got worked up for nothing.

While there I asked about the time frame of all this, because of our move this summer. She stressed that I should tell them that when I have the appointment and maybe they'd be able to work it in. The doctor is retired military, so he understands. My worry is not the doctor so much as my insurance. Military medicine is like socialized medicine.

In the meanwhile, I emailed a friend and she assured me that this doctor was the best. (her DH is a derm.)

Okay, get this: shocker of all time. I got a call this morning as I'm walking the boys to school. Before 8 am. From the dermatologist in town! To make an appointment for Friday! woo-hoo!

So now I'm worried about WHY this is happening so fast? (I wouldn't be me if I didn't worry about something...)


FrankandMary said...

I deem it a waste of good food.

Maybe that is part of the reason the core plan no longer exists.

It is happening fast because some GOOD KARMA is directed at you right now :-). Enjoy it, even if your recipes suck. ;-0

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

I had planned on trying this at some point, thanks for saving me the trouble =). Either way, Eating Well is definitely a hit or miss magazine/site. They have some great recipes but you gotta dig through and find them. Gotta say though, I would have put money (maybe $1) on this one being good....

LaVern said...

Have you ever tried regular Picadillo? That is really yummy! We had it just this evening over spaghetti, but can be served any number of ways--even mashed potatoes.

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