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Last week, as usual, I got my daily Hungry-Girl email newsletter. And, as usual, I made a mental note of some of her great ideas and then filed the newsletter in my email trash bin. But this morning, I remembered one of HG’s tips from last week and decided to give it a try.

After my delicious oatmeal-y treat from yesterday, I am oatmeal inspired. But, plain oatmeal in the morning doesn’t typically do it for me. Like one of HG’s readers, I find that the ½ cup serving size isn’t big enough for a volume eater like me. So, per Hungry Girl’s suggestion, I tried to expand it with extra liquid.
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As I mentioned on Monday, I am stock-piling Memorial Day-appropriate recipes for the upcoming long weekend.

I just added three to the recipe section of this blog:
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Ranch Burgers
Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

What are some of your favorites?

Some of my other BBQ accoutrements include:
Chicken! Marinade with Lawry’s marinades or brush with Kraft light BBQ sauce.
Grilled veggies – peppers and onions on a skewer with some garlic salt and spray butter, 0 points
Grilled potatoes – slice potatoes thin, spray with olive oil or cooking spray, season with Mrs. Dash, wrap in foil and grill until brown. Points vary based on oil used. One potato is 3 points.
Corn on the cob, 1 pt per ear
Watermelon, 1 cup for 1pt

Don’t forget the value of a green salad! Bulk up your meal and fill your plate with 0-point veggies and some light dressing.

I just came across a recipe for sweet & sour mixer for margaritas and other beverages that require sour mix. I fully intend to try this one out over the weekend and wanted to share it here.

Summer is coming and a guilt-free margarita sounds like an excellent way to relax sans points.

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup Splenda
1 1/4 cups ReaLime juice
1 cup ReaLemon juice

Mix water & Splenda in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let syrup cool.
Add juices and refrigerate.

The mix is zero calories (and zero points). But remember, 1.5 ounces of tequila (or one shot) is two points.


Hot Sundae

Fictional girl singing group, Hot Sundae, sang "Put your mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat!"