Category: Food

Jam Is Not Jelly

I’ve said it many times before.  Jam is not jelly.  The sandwich is called “Peanut butter and Jelly” not “Peanut butter and Jam.” When will people learn!!!

Okay so I was finishing up my nightly chores and finally was able to get some dinner.  There wasn’t time to cook something.  I needed something quick.  So it was either a thing of apple sauce or PB&J. I grabbed the bread. I grabbed the peanut butter.  Lastly, I grabbed the jelly jam.  How the heck did jam get in the fridge!  That sneaky little sucker.  It dresses the same as the jelly.  It has the same figure as the jelly.  Even the top pops off like the jelly.  However, once you start to spread it you realize it’s not jelly.  Son of a biscuit!!!

Naturally I think to myself, “How many times have I told my wife NO JAM!”  I then remembered it wasn’t her fault.  I had done the food shopping and I was fooled by the jam.  You win this time jam, but I won’t be fooled again.

Next time I’ll just have the apple sauce 😉

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Crock Pot Cream Of Chicken

I’m in love with this incredibly simple recipe for crock pot chicken.  It’s one of the main courses for The Restoration Project.  There are three reasons for this.  1) It’s good for you.  2) It’s super simple to make.  3) It’s CHEAP!!  $6 for the chicken thighs + $5 for the soup = 5 servings.  Give it a shot!

Empty 2 family sized cans of Cream of Chicken soup into the pot.

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Add 2 cans of water and stir until you have soup
Add as many chicken thighs as you can fit

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Season as desired
Cook on LOW for 4.5-5

SImple, Cheap, Good 🙂

Ice Cream Aficiona-DON’T

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I’ve always joked that I’m an ice cream aficionado.  I keep an overall top 5 list as well as a list of favorites per location/store.  It’s also a staple for family functions.  If we’re having a birthday party there will be ice cake for dessert!  That’s what makes this so tough.  When the ice cream cake comes out I’m gonna have to hide in the basement or something.  The temptation is too great.

Ice cream is going to be the hardest thing to say goodbye to during The Restoration Project.  I know there are other options out there such as low fat yogurt, but that won’t work for me.  Ice cream is one category that I can’t substitute for.  If I can’t have it, I don’t want something else that pretends to be it.  It’s 100% no ice cream for me…

The Midnight Snack

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One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in The Restoration Project is the midnight snack.  I am a night creature.  Most of my work gets done after my wife and kids go to bed.  Unfortunately that usually leads to a late night snack as well.  During the project I am implementing two rules for late night.

  1. No food within 2 hours of bed time.
  2. Replace the late night snack with a glass of water.

All that’s left is to get the ice cream out of my house.  That’s a post all to its own…