Thursday, April 26, 2012

Meat-less Thursday Meal

I have been on a quest to drop 30 pounds and I was thrilled to see I have lost 8 pounds since my last weigh in which makes a total of 12 pounds since I had my son last August. I am in my old clothes but I have a long way to go. I decided that I would go meatless once a week and gradually work my way up to three days a week, this decision was not welcomed with the family - since I do all the cooking, that meant they would be meatless as well LOL! It seems no sooner did I decide to go meatless on Thursday, a recipe for 
Panera-Mac-and-Cheese appeared from the Heaven's (by way of that I just had to try. 

My daughter "Jai" Protested, my husband gave me the stink-eye and reluctantly accepted his plate (over on the right side of the picture above) and even waited until after I began eating to try the dinner. And then it happened... complete and utter SILENCE around the dinner table! Everyone loved dinner! 

You simply must give this recipe a try - I did add minced garlic and onion powder to the seasoning but that is all I added to the original recipe. My husband took the last serving to work on Monday and sent a text message stating how good the mac-and-cheese was and the flavors were still there and even better. 

Meatless Thursday's are in effect and so far so good!


Brandi said...

My cousin and I had lunch at Panera a few weeks ago. She mentioned how good their mac and cheese was, but I got my normal french onion soup. Seeing your pics makes me wish I would have tried it.

Towards the Horizon said...

I've cut beef and pork from my diet and have lost weight as well! Good going! My goal is about 30 pounds too.

Our Delightful Home said...

I look forward to trying this recipe. We go meatless often, I am always looking for great recipes to include in our menu plan.
Thanks for sharing.

PS: Congrats on the weight loss so far.

Mrs. Delightful

Shades of Summer said...

Brandi - You will really enjoy this recipe as a meal or side dish!

Shades of Summer said...

Thank you so much Angela - I really hope I can keep up the weight loss, I feel better so far and I am enjoying new recipes. I am sure you will get those pounds off too! Good luck!

Shades of Summer said...

Thank you Mrs. Delightful - I am really having fun with meatless Thursdays, I am going to add another day really soon and with summer coming, it wont be too hard to keep up with, it gets really hot where I live, the desert climate makes you not want to eat any meat.