Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another Sad Soup

I took an un-official snow day.

So now I am sitting here at home watching the flakes fall and trying to figure out what to have for lunch.

Salad? Soup? Soup and salad?

Then it hit me. I am a Retro WW gal - I can have my salad and slurp it too!

That's right folks, for those of us who can't decide between soup or salad, and just can't be bothered to eat both, there's finally a solution...



1/2 Head Lettuce
2/3 cup skim milk
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Dash nutmeg

Combine 1/4 lettuce and 1/4 cup in blender; process at low speed. Empty into sieve. Repeat until all lettuce is chopped. Combine chopped lettuce, milk, broth mix, and nutmeg in saucepan. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Makes 2 servings.

Wow. This soup was, by far, the blandest thing I have ever eaten. And that's saying a LOT when you consider I have eaten this:

Chicken Buttermilk Loaf - the ultimate barf inducer!

And this...

 Cucumber Gel - it's worse than it looks!

OK, so my lunch was a major disappointment. Bummer. Therefore, I am officially declaring that this is the last time I will puree my lettuce. Ever.

And I don't think I'll be whipping up any more Potages anytime soon. Lettuce or otherwise.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


In true Retro Weight Watchers fashion, I was conspicuously absent from any and all WW fun during the holiday season. There has been nary a celery stick, a carton of cottage cheese or a box of Knox to be found in my house since October. But now that January and the New Year is in full swing - Guess what???

I'M BACK!!!!!

I know. Soooo predictable, right?

Whatever. Getting back in the saddle was rough, but here we are. And strap yourselves in folks, because it is a new year, and Weight Watchers is celebrating a MAJOR milestone in 2013.

WE'RE 50!!!!!

That's right. Fifty years ago, Jean Nidetch made it official and turned her little idea into a full-fledged corporation.

Did you know:
  • Weight Watcher's first "official" headquarters was located in a second floor loft above a movie house in Little Neck, NY.
  • The rent was $75 per month.
  • They opened their doors on May 15th, 1963 and over 200 people attended the first meeting.
  • The meeting fee was $2.
Stay tuned for more fun facts, Retro WW recipes, and lots more as we enter the GOLDEN year of Weight Watchers.

The party is just getting started!