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Christmas Party Fun!

Last night there was a Christmas Party  u11216554 with my TOPS friends(Take Off Pounds Sensibly)…

We went out one year to eat and then the last three years we have opted to have our get-together at the meeting room where we meet each week…

It is so much more fun!…

Due mainly to our club leader

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Our Leader, Sharon… in red…

She makes the room into a wonderful Christmas Party atmosphere!k7497879

with decorations… pretty tablecloths… colorful festive tablewarecenterpieces u11289609… and little gifts running up the middle of the length of tables…

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Table decorations and lots of friendly conversation!

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There is meat and bread provided… along with drinks/ice…

( this time we had lean pulled pork and chicken ) with BBQ saucefrom Mark’s Feed Store…

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since turkey and ham is usually the meat served everywhere else…

We all sign up to bring lower calorie dishes

We are all pretty good cooksu11777124 … or we wouldn’t need the club to help us stay on track of our weight or encouragement to lose those extra pounds...

Menu last night included…

green beans, glazed carrots, salad, jello salads, carrot salad, fruit, couple of different potato dishes, turkey/ dressing (after all), frito corn salad, veggie pizza appetizer, deviled eggs, broccoli casserole and a few desserts…

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My contribution…Veggie Pizza Appetizer

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Enjoying all of the good food!

I wouldn’t have liked to weigh after dinner  k12581406 … but, we did before and I am pleased to say I had lostYES!kch0052

As a group we gave our leader a gift card k4432558… and expressed how grateful we are for her hard work……

and then the fun began!

Sharon had 5 games…

Left-Right Game

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Seek/Find

Question/Answer

and 25 Christmas Items…

On this last one we all brought at least 25 or more Christmas Items in a bagk1658377 

Our leader read off a list of 25 items … Any items we had in our bag that matched her list counted as 1 point each…

Whoever had the most matches won a prize… gwil60212

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The kid in all of us comes out at these times!

Everyone left with a prizek15728629

We all help clean up… so it doesn’t take long to get everything packed away… divvied out… and cleaned up…

We are a good teamencouraging each other in every way!k11738059k9865422

“Do You Ever Give Endorsements?”

I have to make an endorsement! … I don’t usually do this…but, in this case I am… We were surprised with a wonderful Christmas present! … It didn’t come by sleigh or reindeer, but from a guy dressed all in brown… It came by UPS   to our front door… It was in a huge white Styrofoam cooler … My husband gets his insulin from VA in a cooler such as this… but, this was about 8 times that size… I wondered what in the world could it be… I then checked the senders address label… Surprisingly, I knew the names… it was my husband’s sister and husband from Georgia … We opened it and to our surprise we had boxes and boxes of treasures… That’s what I called it…We were elated!… The surprise package came from them of course via “Omaha Steak Company” … That’s who I’m endorsing!… We had boxes of steak , chicken , fish , hot dogs , hamburgers , baked potatoes , pork chops and a very nice  set of wood handled steak knives… Well, we’ve tried it all… and everything has been scrumptious!… I use to save things like this for special occasions… Not, now… I’ve learned life can be so changing … that you need to embrace everything as if there’s no tomorrow… So we have truly enjoyed this gift… all during this Christmas Season … Hamburgers with all the fixings of cheese, onion pickles, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard… perfection!… Pork chops baked in the oven with a light seasoning… so tasty… The potatoes  loaded with cheese, bacon, sour cream and a little onion… melt in your mouth… So I think you get my drift… This is an outstanding company and their products are awesome… I cooked steaks tonight along with my whole green beans and pan seared small potatoes  … Nothing else needed… So good and tender! …If you want to send a nice gift or just order for your own self… I recommend this company highly… I know my son and his wife will have a treat with the gift we sent them… because I took my own advice… ENJOY!

“Meatless Meals…So Good!”

No meat tonight for dinner… We’ll get enough protein from the Field Peas and Snaps … What are “snaps”?… They are immature pea pods cooked with the peas…If you like Black-eyed peas I’m sure like Field Peas… It started with me cooking green cabbage/potatoes … of course when I cook cabbage I think of a friend’s mother…When I spent the night she would cook cabbage and potatoes… I don’t remember meat being served then either… but, I do know… there was that big pot steaming with that wonderful combination… Along side was a skillet of cornbread  with butter…No need for anything else!… I’m making fried apples too…mainly because I need to use the apples, but it sounded so good together…Lots of butter/margarine, sugar, cinnamon and a little nutmeg … Yummy!… I could be an announcer for a cooking show!… I also cook my cabbage with butter/margarine, salt/pepper and about a tablespoonful of sugar…The sugar in most vegetables just enhances the flavor I have found…and spread out throughout the whole pot or skillet, not that many calories… Of course I know bacon grease  was used by my Mom and my friend’s Mom for seasoning… but, things change as we gain our own way of cooking… I’d better check the progress… it’s smelling so good!  …Try a meatless meal sometime… You will truly enjoy it!  

“My Kids”…

No wonder some of our kids didn’t eat very much at school…unless it was pizza… Papa John Pizza Day on Tuesdays especially… Schools serve some kind of meat we usually called “Mystery Meat”… because it all tasted the same, although it was served as chicken , beef or pork …Looked pretty much the same too … Of course if you put ketchup, mustard or hot sauce on it…it tasted the same anyway…which is what they usually did… My Granddaughter and Grandson have cheese and crackers as an alternative to the regular meal and so did our kids… Could it be this meatless meal   looks and tastes better than the other choices offered … No doubt!