6-12-10 Saturday (Thriftiness)

While visiting Linville Falls at the beginning of the week, we stopped at a little country shop and purchased some sweet potato pancake mix.  This morning I made those pancakes in hopes they’d be as good as those found on Tupelo Honey Cafe’s menu.  Jim and I rated them “OK” but not delicious.  At $8 a bag (which Grandma paid for) – ouch.  With sugar-free syrup and all, it cost me 7 points.  We have enough mix for another round or two.  I’m not convinced that’s a good thing.

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For today’s entertainment, we went to two different Habitat for Humanity thrift stores in search of a new kitchen faucet for the RV.  If you’ve never been to one, they seem to carry home improvement things rather than clothing.  In a place like these, it’s about light fixtures, cabinets, furniture, toilets, tile, etc.  We did see a few faucets but nothing that would suit our needs. 

2010-06-12 004 Above: Jim getting gas at BJs.

Sorry Jim but I must confess on your behalf.  Ya see, Jim stopped to have Baskin-Robbins.  I went in with him.  I inquired about low cal.  In the end, I got nothing.  Jim got a Praline ‘n Cream Scoop.  When I got home I had a vanilla yogurt with cocoa powder mixed in.


Dinner was delicious.  I grilled some chicken with Montreal Chicken Seasoning.  The flavor was great.  I grilled a couple of extra breasts to make a chicken stir-fry with in a couple of days.  For veggies I sliced yellow squash, zucchini, and red onion.  Working like lasagna, I made a layer of squash, sprayed olive oil (I have it in a pump spray), added the next veggies and sprayed again.  Occasionally I sprinkled some parmesan cheese and some Mrs. Dash.  I also spooned a lot of diced garlic.

  2010-06-12 003Above: Dasher soaks up some sun.

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I covered it with foil and baked for about 30 minutes or until tender.  I then uncovered it and stuck it under the broiler.

 2010-06-12 007 2010-06-12 008Above: My 10.5 point meal.  I had seconds on the “squash lasagna”.

 2010-06-12 009 Above: I wasn’t expecting us to eat the entire dish of it (11 X 7 pan).

I’m sorry today was mostly a food journal.  It wasn’t a very interesting day.

WW Above: I dipped into my weekly points by a 1/2.


DIH - Open Arms We firmed up plans to meet up with John & Derek.  We ate lunch at a restaurant in which many locations have closed.  Later in the evening we had a Texas style dinner while seeing an outdoor production.  Here I give a tour of the current RV park and of a previous RV park.  Yeard Sale?  Check it all out here.


  1. It's like scalloped squash!! Yum!!

  2. Mmmmmm.... roasted veggie lasagna. Nothing better in the whole world. Delicious and nutritious.

    It's all about the fiber, man.

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