Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chop Suey Dinner & A Fashion Show

It's probably not a good idea to wear a nightgown to a cocktail party.

You will understand that subtitle when you get to the bottom. :)
So... I've always called tonight's meal Chop Suey. However, several people have questioned me on whether this is really Chop Suey.

Therefore, I will humbly say... I don't know...  But it's Chop Suey to me! :D

Basically, it has three ingredients, plus ground meat (I used ground chicken).

-Tomato Soup
-Whole Stewed Tomatoes
-Pasta, usually penne
-ground chicken

While your pasta boils, brown your meat. Once it's browned, add in the soup and the tomatoes (undrained). Don't add water! Stir to prevent sticking.


I always add in my pasta to my skillet and mix everything together at the end.


I served my Chop Suey with a side of wilted spinach. Perfect!

Backing up for a minute... Here's my lunch. Amy's Lentil Soup, a couple pieces of whole grain melba toast, and some grape tomatoes.

After dinner, I gave my husband a fashion show. This weekend is a very important conference for me. Tomorrow night, it kicks off with a cocktail party. These are the outfits I was considering.

Excuse the hair. :)

Outfit 1
I like this one. It's professional, flattering, and comfortable. I think I should definitely wear shoes with it, though. What do you think? :)

Outfit 2
This outfit doesn't look good. This is one of those pictures that help you realize you've put on a couple pounds and you should probably go ahead and lose them so you fit into your clothes better. I know it's taboo to talk about weight on a food blog. It's a reality, though. We all fluctuate.

I'm aware that I need to lose a few pounds, both for my own self-image and for my health. The idea of losing 10 pounds doesn't have to be this big, huge thing. It's just a thing. :)

Outfit 3
I have always adored this dress, although I've only had the opportunity to wear it once. Ryan has always hated it. He says, "It looks like a nightgown. My mother used to have one just like it, in orange." he he... Gotta love husbands... But, you know what? Looking at this picture, I think maybe he's right. It does kind of look like a nightgown, doesn't it?

This conference is going to significantly affect my blogging for Saturday and Sunday. That's okay. I'll blog when I can, and catch you up on Monday. :)

Which outfit is your favorite? Does #3 look like a nightgown to you?


  1. First one - hands down. The belt is so flattering. But I think you already knew this was the best one.

  2. You have GREat legs!! Show them off in outfit #1 =)

  3. I agree with both comments, defo the first one, the belt shows your lovely shape and the dress shows of your legs.


  4. Love the first one! You look gorgeous in it, and the belt is definitely a very flattering touch!

  5. I like the first and second. The second one shows your confidence to wear pants to a cocktail party, you will stand out for sure. The black dress is classy, and safe. Which isn't necessarily bad, it is beautiful.

    xoxoxo luv you girl!!! you are amazing, and I can't wait to hear about your weekend


  6. Outfit #1 is definitely the best. LOVE it - you look great.

    Outfit #3 just looks way too big for you!

    Have a great weekend.


  7. Hi! I just saw your comment on my blog and apologize for not coming to visit you sooner.

    Can I just say you have done amazing and congrats!!!!

    I would say dress # 1 definately without a doubt.
    Dress # 3 does nothing for your fiqure. You have worked hard you look amazing show it off!

  8. Outfit 1 is my favorite. And no, Outfit 2 doesn't look like a nightgown to me at all.

  9. outfit 1 is my favorite. outfit 3 looks a little like a nightgown in the picture, but i bet it doesn't in real life.

  10. I know I am late...but better late than never. I see you chose the best outfit to wear! #3...the dress looks to big on you :) You are way to sexy for that, save it for bedtime..nah screw it go to bed naked...(you're welcome Ryan *wink*)....XOXO

    <3 Shannon


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