Wednesday, August 29, 2007

And Americans Are Shocked They Are Fat?

Since I recently purchased a blender, I was searching for low calorie smoothie recipes this afternoon. My search took me to Rachael Ray's website (to see what the fuss is about) when low and behold....I have discovered one of the most significant contributors to the obesity epidemic in the United States: Rachael Ray's No Repeats. For those of you who may not be aware, Rachael Ray devised a plan where she would post a week's worth of recipes and a corresponding grocery list. This is a genius idea because cooking at home is allegedly "healthier" than eating at a restaurant (think butter) and having a meal plan + grocery list delivered to your computer screen is one of the best things since sliced bread (in this context white wonder bread). Just print, shop, and prepare easy home cooked meals, right? So far this meal plan could only have served to make Ms. Ray a multi-millionaire friend of Oprah Winfrey....and EVERYONE WHO FOLLOWS THE PLAN OBESE! Consider this weeks recipes: Monday...Sweet and Spicy Chicken Breasts (not bad) paired with Curry Rice Salad (WTF) a salad made from rice? Isn't that an oxymoron? and Orange Scented Cornbread. Tuesday...."Bread Painting" (gross) Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes (not too bad) except that on Wednesday....Shrimp and Penne is featured on the menu, and on Thursday....two more types of pasta are featured: Gary Sinise's Kids Pasta (a millionaire friend I am sure) and Walnuts, Ham & Cheese Bowtie Pasta (again, yuck and I am sure kids hate walnuts). So to sum up the week, we have chicken, pasta, pasta, (pasta + pasta) and then the week ends on Friday with Walnut Rice Chicken, Shrimp Wonton Cups and 5 pounds. Her plan should be called Rachael Ray's 365: To Obesity ! Maybe we should do a documentary on this.


Lorraine said...

Yes! More than anything - I just wanted to say, Yeahhhh! Welcome to the Blog.

While I don't love Rachel Ray or understand her appeal... I still apprectiate the blog.

Lorraine said...

YES- the documentary idea is great. This must also be a way to "SAVE" money. Buy ONE box of pasta and eat it TEN different ways for two weeks. I'll take mine with green eggs and ham.

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