My life as a woman, wife and mother.

Wild weather and the easiest rice!

on June 13, 2013

Good morning! Yesterday was a better day food-wise, not perfect, but better. Sadly the scale is up to 149.8#, but that’s deserved.

Yesterday, late in the afternoon, we got an awful storm that passed through. Our tent was mangled, my cucumber fence blew over and bent some pepper cages. Our lid from the trash can blew into the trees and several limbs fell off the huge tree in our backyard. Thankfully none of those hit our house since this tree looms over our bedroom.

garden mess

tree limb down


Last night for supper (I finished up cooking it as the storm roared through) I made Turkey Chop Suey and Perfect Brown Rice. I know I’ve blogged about these in the past, but the recipes are good, so I’m sharing again.

Perfect Brown Rice

  • 1 c. brown rice
  • 4 c. water
  • Rinse the rice for 30 seconds under cold water.
  • Boil the water with a dash of salt.
  • Add rice to boiling water, stir once.
  • Turn heat to medium & boil uncovered for 30 minutes, stir often.
  • Strain the rice & drain for 10 seconds.
  • Return rice to pot & cover with a tight lid.
  • Allow to steam for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve!

Ground Turkey Chop Suey

  • 20 oz. Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 10 1/2 oz. chicken broth, divided
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 8 oz. can water sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 1/2 oz. sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • salt & pepper
  • 28 oz. bean sprouts, drained
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 2 T. low sodium soy sauce
  • Cook the turkey and the onion until no longer pink.
  • Add 1 cup broth and celery, chestnuts, mushrooms & ginger.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add in bean sprouts, heat through.
  • Combine the cornstarch, soy sauce & remaining broth.
  • Stir into turkey mixture, bring to a boil.
  • Cook & stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • This makes very large servings for very little points. 5 servingsĀ = 4 PointsPlus


My exercise this morning was 2 – 10 minute programs on the elliptical. I also did some ab and arm exercises. Later on this morning we are meeting a friend and her kids on the levee for a walk. I have some books at the library and we need milk from Kwik Trip. Tonight I work at Weight Watchers and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Enjoy the day!


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