I never really liked the idiom "chewing the fat" because - ewwww - it sounds gross. Just like the idea of clogging my arteries, gross..... genetically I'm greatly predisposed to coronary artery disease, my husband has already had his share of heart events, and so we are to lead our kids down a different path.... one that has less of the yuck that can affect their little bodies negatively - one that puts forth every effort to break this nasty chain of heart disease in BOTH of our families.
We generally only eat fish or chicken as our meats, occasionally turkey, and I'd found myself pretty bored with the same ole same ole in the kitchen. I've even posted on here about how I can make chicken different, because chicken CAN be boring.
We're LOVING the recipes we've tried so far from the new Lifetime show Cook Yourself Thin. So far we've tried the crispy oven baked chicken (we did without the slaw, and tarter sauce), and the penne ala 'not-ka', which was delicious. With the penne ala notka, I added another 1/2 can of crushed tomatoes because we love tomatoes and that's no extra fat, so why not!!
We plan to try several more, I've downloaded every one they have to offer online so far that fits our taste and is heart healthy - and we're excited to have more variety and lots of fresh ingredient options to boot! This weekend I hope to make the peanut butter dream bars.... I'll let you know....