Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's OK Thursday! Smart Start?

I am linking up here today!

Its Ok Thursdays

So I only have one "It's Ok" moment.

IT'S OK... mistake Smart Start cereal when you actually needed Smart Start butter!!!!

Now to explain! I bought the book "Making the Cut" by Jillian Michaels and we have decided to try some of her recipes.

Last night was the first recipe we tried and it was Chicken Soft Tacos with Apples and Onions. It was pretty good...a very nice change of pace from stinky old fish :)

Earlier in the day...I jotted down the ingredients...I didn't know what Smart Start was so I googled it real quick. The first thing that popped up was the cereal...I thought ok...these tacos are gonna have a little crunch. It's Jillian...she knows what shes doing!

So I get home with all my ingredients...
It said to melt one tablespoon of smart start in your pan... I was thinking to myself..."this is creative...melting cereal to create a this gonna melt?"

So I dump the small amount of cereal in my pan. A few minutes go by... The only thing happening in my pan...was that my smart start is turning crisp and looking charred! I tell myself...ok...this must be what happens right before it melts. I wait another five it's really charred and NOT melting lol! I throw it out. I google it again...this time referencing Jillian Michaels.'s some type of butter!!!!!!!

Can you say Blonde moment...but i blame it on Jillian ;-)

Seriously? Hey Jillian...thanks for the heads up!

Well I finished cooking the meal without the special butter and it actually turned out pretty good!

What are you OK with today?


  1. hahahaha that's so funny! It's ok I have moments like that. I didn't know what creaming was and I looked in my bridal cookbook and looked up the definition for it and then looked up measuring cheats for stick butter. I felt so bad to not know some stuff but I would rather learn and have it taste good then let my pride get in the way! Cooking is learning!!

  2. that is pretty funny. you'll have to let us know what you think of her recipes. sometimes diet recipes are hard because they include strange ingredients, so I like to find down-to-earth diets that are fairly easy to make. good luck! (I should probably be following in your footsteps...minus the melting-the-cereal thing!)

  3. That is so funny! Blonde moments happen to the best of us. I bought that book also a few months ago, I really like the workouts (some are kind of hard/akward to do) but a lot of ideas. You will have to let me know if any other meals are good. Now I know what Smart Start is haha.


  4. Oh my gosh! I am cracking up!!!! Glad to know I am not alone when it comes to having no clue what certain ingredients are!

  5. HAHAHAHA :)
    how cute Amanda!
    we all have blonde moments ..
    specially in the kitchen!

    I am glad you figured it out
    before putting the crispy cereal
    inside your tacos .. ewww haha

    have a great weekend my love!

    fly with me ♥

  6. This cracked me up!! Such a funny story!

  7. OMGosh!!! We are just now doing this diet and we were at a complete loss on the smart start too!


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