Folks, I hate to tell you this, but Abigail’s asking the wrong question. Her new book is titled “Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy?” when a much better question is “Who Wants to Marry a Chef?”
I know the answer to answer that one: Me, me! I’d love to have someone cook for me. All. The. Time. And if he looks like John Stamos (or Gerard Butler or Channing Tatum), all the better.
Sadly, that’s not possible. The Boyfriend — who is NOT a dead ringer for a hot movie star — cooks even less often than I do. In fact, he expects me to do the cooking for him. Say what? Hasn’t he heard of Women’s Lib? 😉
But — for this week only — I have something almost as good as a live-in chef. I have Diet-to-Go.
In my other other life as a weight-loss blogger, I’m an ambassador for the Diet-to-Go meal delivery service. As such, I’m taking part in the company’s Summer Shape-Up campaign. (You can read all the details by clicking that link, which takes you to Diet-to-Go’s blog, or check out my blog post on the subject.)
As part of the campaign, they’re providing me with a week’s worth of meals and a small stipend in exchange for a review and some social media promo.
That’s right. I get a full week of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that I don’t have to cook — or even think about. All I have to do is pull one out of the freezer, heat it up and enjoy. Considering I’m spending all my free time writing/doing RWA chapter president stuff, that’ll come in handy.
The meals arrived on my doorstep Wednesday morning, and I have to admit, there were a few I wanted to rip into right away. Portobello Lasagna? Spinach Quiche? Creole Catfish? Hook me up!
I opted to try the low-carb meals this time. When I won a free week’s worth in February, I went with the traditional low-fat menu. Everything was delicious, but I thought (read hoped) the low-carb offerings would be lower in WW Points. Some of the low-fat ones seemed over-the-top — and I thought the carb counts pushed them there.
Well, when I did the WW math, I discovered most of the low-carb meals have just as many Points. But I’m hoping they keep me fuller longer. They have to, because the daily Points tallies on the suggested meal combos leave no room for snacks … unless I snack on 0-Point fruits and veggies.
And let’s be honest — how often do I want to snack on plain fruit and veggies? Hint: Not very.
I wish I were that girl who liked to gnaw on plain celery, but I’m not. I prefer my crudités with a generous dollop of hummus or ranch dip — and celery must be stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese.
How about you? Would you rather marry a chef or a cowboy? Would you sign up for a meal delivery service? Could you snack on nothing but 0-Point fruits and vegetables for a whole week?
Answer any or all of those questions in the comments. Inquiring minds want to know.