Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patricks Day.

Okay.. where do I start? Today is a National holiday in my house. St Patrick's day. Yep, you heard me. I meant it. A national holiday! We have corned beef and cabbage, and we have a St Patricks day dessert. Then.. it happened.. :::insert Horror movie music here:::: I started a diet :::horror movie SCREAM!!! OH NO!::::::::::: Yes, that is right.

So now what? Corned beef is notriously bad for you. We all know it, hell some days I think that makes it have a redeeming quality (the fat kid in me is still alive in well, I just keep drowning her with water) So, tonight following Weight Watchers guidelines :::sob::: and cutting off the fat ::: oh God not the fat.. please not the fat:::: I will be still having Corned beef, cabbage and veggies for a whopping 7 points. (I normally save 10-14 for dinner/dessert because Dinner is the family meal).

Dessert will be green chocolate chip scones (3 WW points!!) and well, God knows a meal would not be complete with out the Hungry girl:

*Hungry-girl's shamrock shake (a healthier version of McDonald's SS shake):
Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake

PER SERVING (1 shake, entire recipe): 176 calories, 4g fat, 142mg sodium, 29.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 16g sugars, 7.5g protein -- POINTS® valu e 3*

1 tbsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Creamy Vanilla fat-free ice cream
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8 - 12 ice cubes' worth)

Directions:Combine Coffee-mate with 1 tbsp. hot water and stir to dissolve. Transfer mixture to a blender and add all other ingredients. Blend at high speed until mixed thoroughly. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

And this complete with choir of angels singing is what it looks like:

Happy St Patricks day!!! Enjoy!!


  1. so how was the shake???? like good enough that I should actually go out and get light vanilla soymilk? :::shiver:::

  2. outstanding! vanilla almond milk is what I use! but vanilla soymilk tastes almost the same and I swear to you it tastes good like a vanilla flavored milk. I was afraid too. BIG time. and the Shake for the record..the choirs of angels sang.. ALOT