Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Five Fish Meals

Well, here it is.

The most talked-about and most notorious rule of the Retro Weight Watchers Plan. If you can make this happen, you are a Retro WW Superhero.

RULE #4: FISH - You must eat a minimum of 5 weekly fish meals (luncheon or dinners). 
This does not preclude your having fish more often, and at breakfast also. 
Follow your Menu Plan,and change frequently.

There are 2 groups (Group A and Group B) to choose from, and you must adjust weights for cooking and bones. But I won't confuse you with all that. Let's just say: you need to eat a TON of fish. So you better get started now.

Can you do it? Can you be a FISH MASTER?

By the way....I need to tell you that I am really excited about the timing of this rule. It coincides perfectly with Labor Day, and I plan to whip up a doozy of a moldy fish dish.

Tuna + Gelatine = PARTY

Come back next Monday when I will reveal my post for the "Knoxapocalypse II Cross Blog Challenge". If you have been a long time follower of this blog, you will recall a few years back when I participated in this crazy gelatin-filled smackdown where me and some of my fellow Retro Food Bloggers challenged eachother to make some really awful jell-o molds. We called it Knoxapocalypse. It was EPIC.

Well. We are doing it again. And it is bigger, bolder, and jigglier.

You are all invited to a Retro Labor Day Gelatin-Encrusted Picnic you will never forget! See you there!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

More Cheese

Hey everyone. I didn't have time to put together a full-blown post for you.

But I did make another cheese recipe this week.

Oh. And FYI -- it just so happens to be the MOST REQUESTED RECIPE in the history of this blog.


I don't really have time to write anything witty and/or clever. In fact, I am heading out of the door as I type this. So I have created a sort of "recipe storyboard" for you involving a series of awful pictures and some random comments.


Yes. This Recipe Involves a Schematic

Bread & Cottage Cheese in the Blender. Be Still My Heart.

The "Pancake". Before it went under the broiler.

The finished product. Before it went in my belly.

So there you have it! The ever popular Austrian Breakfast Pancake for your viewing pleasure. Give it a whirl! By the way. I didn't like it very much, but let me know what you think. I'll take a good old fashioned Terrace Tempter over this catastrophe any day!

OK--I am heading out for a nice long weekend, so please don't panic if there isn't a new Retro WW Rule posted on Monday. I will be sure to post the next Rule as soon as I get home! And believe me, its a BIG ONE. Omigosh Omigosh Omigosh....I seriously can't wait to tell you!

Until next time...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cheese Time!

I am soooo excited about this next rule. In fact, I do believe it is the best part of being a Retro WW Gal.

It's the CHEESE!

RULE #3: CHEESE - Cheese is only allowed at breakfast or luncheon, not at dinner. 
At breakfast, 1 oz. hard cheese or 1/4 cup cottage cheese or pot cheese may be used, following your Menu Plan. At luncheon, 2 oz. hard cheese or 2/3 cup cottage cheese or pot cheese may be used.

FYI - Hard cheese includes: Cheddar, American, Asiago, Edam, Gruyere, Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone, Romano, and Swiss to name a few. Farmer Cheese and Pot Cheese are also legal.

But the cheese that gets top billing in my book is the one...the only...

I put this sh*t on EVERYTHING
Anyway. To prepare myself with all the information I needed for this week's Cheese "Rule", I decided to go to the Master.

So I called my mom.

Back in the day, my mom's favorite Retro WW lunch treat was a toasted "twofer" topped with a legal serving of Farmer Cheese and a packet of Sweet n' Low, placed under the broiler for a few minutes. According to my mom, it tasted just like cheese cake.

Alrighty then.

It's Called "Almost a Danish"

I didn't have Farmer Cheese, and I wasn't about to repeat the great Twofer Debaucle of 2010. But I did make myself a nice little "cheesecake" treat with some light wheat bread and cottage cheese. And it wasn't too bad. Who else out there is going to give it a try? Hit me up in the comments section and let me know how you liked it!

OK. Listen Up. Ohmigosh you guys...Get this. Later this week, I will be whipping up another cheesy concoction, and you will not want to miss it. Why? Because it is the NUMBER ONE READER REQUESTED RETRO WW RECIPE OF ALL TIME!!!!

That's right. I know you are all trembling with anticipation. And I will be making it for the first time EVER. This week. I am way more excited than I should be.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Bring It On

Well. It's Monday.

Are you ready?

The Original Weight Watchers Program had 12 "Rules". Count 'em.... TWELVE.

Starting today, we are gonna bust out the "Rules", one-by-one and in correct order; from start to finish until we get through them ALL.

I should warn you up front. Some Rules are easier than others. Some are just plain silly. And some are FREAKING RIDICULOUS. We will devote a week or two (or three) per each Rule, and I might even throw in a recipe or two.

I dare you to follow along. And please do share your thoughts in the comments section. I will share mine too. Don't be shy!

So here we go:

This Post will include the first TWO RULES!!!

RULE #1: Eat ONLY the foods listed in your Menu Plan, in the quantities specified 
and at the meals specified.

What does this mean? In short: DO NOT SCREW AROUND. Rule #1 Simply means... follow the freaking rules. And don't complain about it. Next?

RULE #2: EGGS - Limit them to 4-7 per week. 
They may be taken only at breakfast or luncheon, not at dinner.

So this week, we conquer Eggs. It's simple, really. Don't over-do it, and don't eat them at dinner. Got it? Good.

To begin my journey, I whipped up an egg recipe from the 1966 Weight Watchers Program Cookbook...

Speedy Summer Breakfast

2 Envelopes Sugar Substitute
1 Egg
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 Tablespoon lemn juice
1 small strip lemon peel

Put everything in blender and run for about half a minute. Serve cold.


Yea, I just drank a raw egg and some buttermilk. And didn't throw up. So I am pretty much ready to take on the world! Cheers!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Beginning Again... Again

Wow. Is it August already?

When last we met, I do believe I stated that I am TERRIBLE at blogging in the Summer. Well, it's true. And apparently I am also terrible at eating healthy and following any kind of weight loss program during the Summer too. But I discovered that I am really good at eating ice cream every day and sitting on ass in the sun.


So it's back to the drawing board again.  Again.

That's right. You heard me. We are going BACK TO BASICS. And I am dragging all you bitches back on this Retro WW wagon with me.

Here's the deal:

We are starting with Chapter One and working our way through the "RULES" of the original Weight Watchers plan. One by One... Page by Page... Recipe by Recipe.

Every Monday, I will unveil a new "RETRO WW RULE" and a corresponding recipe (or two) throughout that week.

Now, here's where you come in, my lovely friends, followers and readers....YOU get to join in the fun by following the RULES along with me. Don't be a chicken! Its only one per week, so it will be nice & easy. And you can share your thoughts and feedback in the comments section. I promise to respond to any and all comments with my own experience as well.

We are all in this together. Misery loves company. Go Team Retro WW!

So enjoy your weekend, because starting Monday - we get back on track. And there's no room for crybabies on this Retro WW Bandwagon.