Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Faux Pizza is a Hit!!!!

So this is what I have been up to for the past 6 months....I have been shrinking.  I had gastric bypass on December 9, 2015, and I am thankful to say that I am down 99 pounds.  Praise the Lord, only about 40 more pounds to go!  I am in no hurry though.  I am just happy to be off insulin and blood pressure medications.  My husband is happy I don't snore anymore.

I never expected to be in a situation where I have to remind myself to eat.  My day used to revolve around where and/or what I was going to eat that day.  So, I have had to develop other hobbies that do not include eating.  More on that later.

While I am almost never hungry anymore (yeah!), I will admit that every once in awhile I want a big, fat, greasy slice of pizza.  My tiny new pouch simply will not tolerate bread right now, much less a whole slice of pizza.  So, off to Pinterest I go, searching for alternatives.  I found this little gem.  Wonton wrappers are a great alternative to pizza crust.  So I baked some of these yummy wonton wrapper faux pizzas.

I preheated my oven to 350 and sprayed the wrappers with cooking spray,  I then sprinkled a small amount of mozzarella cheese and placed a couple of pepperoni on each.  I baked for about 8 minutes, then carefully blotted the extra grease off.  I then returned them to the oven to finish crisping them up.  Easy peazy!  I did not use marinara sauce, as I was afraid it would make them soggy.  Let me tell you, they were delicious!  They more than satisfied my desire for pizza.  I could only eat one, but my husband son loved them and finished them off.  So there you go, a new bariatric friendly food for me and a great snack for us all.

Monday, June 06, 2016

I'm Baaaaaack!

Watch out world, here I come!  I cannot believe it has been seven years since I last updated this page.  I guess I just thought my life was too dull to write about.  Well, I am doing so many things right now, I feel the need to write about it.  Stay tuned......