Well..... the no Movie Theatre popcorn for a year goal is totally on target. IT's been difficult to smell all of that pop corn and buttery goodness.. but so far the smell is enough when I am at a movie theatre. When I think about all of the calories in a bucket and the fake preservatives in the oil, I am feeling pretty good about this decision.
The no pop- no soda- no carbonation goal since April 20th..... is also going great. I am not missing it and I am amazed. Only water for me.
My making a Marguerita whole wheat pizza that is to die for, in my own kitchen, on a pizza stone..... has been an epic failure....so far. The first attempt was definitely a learning one. I should have aborted the entire mission when the pizza dough wasn't soft and moist enough after the initial kneading. But, as usual, I forged ahead knowing that my inner Julia Child could pull this off. I crushed the tomatoes and looked in the fridge for the fresh basil that I thought I had. I was wrong. I baked it all off anyway...and the only good part about the entire thing was the melted fresh mozzarella on top that I scraped off and ate like some mozzarella loving animal. I had a few bites of the crust and crushed tomatoes...but truly it was..... HORRIBLE! Into the garbage can it went. I used the South Beach recipe and I will never, ever again.
On to pizza #2.....I will be channeling Si Foster this next time....Julia Child failed me.