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His and Hers

First I want to thank you for all your wonderful comments about Hannah’s essay – seriously, she gets all the credit for the person she turned out to be – sometimes I wonder “did she really come out of me?” 😀

Yesterday morning I put together my chicken tikka masala for lunch, and I spent so much time on that, that as I was leaving the house I was like “I didn’t bring anything for breakfast!”  So I give you what you can throw into a bag in 20 seconds!

this was actually pretty filling!

I went to the gym at lunch and did 40 minutes on the elliptical and did 5 minutes of abs on the ball.  Could not wait to eat lunch!

I normally use jalapeno peppers to spice up the sauce, but I had this pepper:

holy shit is this hot!

I had no idea what it was because I bought an unmarked package of these at the store for .54 cents.  Tony looked it up and its called an Aji Amarillo – I only used four small slices for my sauce and that was plenty of heat!

I hate meatloaf. I love burgers, but for some reason, I am not a meatloaf fan, but Tony loves it.  So dinner was His and Hers.

His:

I sauteed mushrooms and added them to the meat mixture

wrapped in bacon

ketchup on top

baked at 375 for 50 minutes - this is a 1 pound meatloaf

the ketchup almost carmelizes the bacon so its nice and crisp - he loved it! 😀

Hers:

spinach, red pepper, 2 ounce beef, 1 ounce cheese quesadilla

I used low carb wraps that were 60 calories each, 11 carbs, 7 grams of fiber each – I can never get my insulin right using low carb stuff, and sure enough around 9:00 p.m. my blood sugar was 58. 🙁  So I had a peanut butter cookie! 😀

I have Mary to thank for my new recipe/menu binder!  I don’t know about you, but have torn out recipes everywhere, printed out recipes in my bag, on my desk at work and by our computer at home – I even have some taped on the inside of my kitchen cabinets!

The pockets hold recipes that I want to make.  Have you ever gone on a food blog and thought – I want to make that!   Only to forget where you found it?  In the middle of my binder is where I keep my notes now.  And starting this weekend, I’ll be using Mary’s weekly planner – I like that she has a spot for working out too!

I want that!

Don’t forget BSI is cider this week hosted by Errign!  Get your recipes to her by October 17.

Happy Thursday!

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  • Bubba
    October 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Wow. That meatloaf looked visually awful at first. It’s amazing what a couple sliced can do for the presentation of any dish.

    If you really want to go the extra mile for Tony, next time weave the bacon…

  • Helen
    October 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Yet another thing we have in common my friend. I too like the burger but disdain the meatloaf! Yet, being the good wife I am, I make him one or two in the winter…

    I saw Mary’s planner and thought it was a great idea too – especially the idea of coming up with a shopping list specifically for the items you don’t have on hand.

  • Tyler
    October 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Holy meatloaf! You are such a nice wife! Can I just say that lists and binders make me swoon! Does that make me uber weird?

  • Heather
    October 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    My husband and I have a lot of “his and her” meals, too. He’s not a veggie like me so I try and please everyone! 🙂

  • thehealthyjunky
    October 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love the his and her meals. I do this sometimes too, but when I have no time to prepare two meals then I do only “her” meals and “he” has to deal with it. Most of the time he loves whatever I enjoy which is a huge plus!

  • MaryBe
    October 14, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    We have his and hers meals too! I don’t eat meat while he is definitely a carnivore. Tony is so lucky, that meatloaf looked good, even to me! But your chicken tikka looked better. And that pepper looked like a carrot!

  • tj
    October 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    That meatloaf looked AMAZING! WOW! I also want the HERS dinner too! lol 🙂 I’m not greedy, just HUNGRY! lol

    I need to sit down with my binder and organize better. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  • Skippymom
    October 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the nice thoughts yesterday.

    I too am a hamburger over meatloaf fan – but I have to tell you my 13 year old makes a pretty darn tasty meatloaf using [ta da] Lipton Onion soup mix because I am not a huge fan of the tomato sauce that goes into it. My family would faint dead away if I put that bacon wrapped loaf on the table – that is amazing. 🙂

  • Veronica
    October 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    You are such a good wife! I almost never make the stuff that Den likes and I hate. If he wants steak, he has to make it! I’m terrible. I really should make him the stuff he loves at least once a month. I like your new binder! I have one but I only use it for the tried and true recipes. All the ones I haven’t tried, I keep stored in my computer. I copy the recipes into word documents, paste the link where I found them at the bottom, and save them into categorized files under “recipes,” such as “main dishes,” “sides,” etc. Then after I try them I either delete them or print them to keep in my binder.

  • Leslie
    October 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I make a low carb meatloaf recipe I got from Lyn at Escape From Obesity that is awesome!!!! But I won’t bore you with those details – I agree that the first ML pic was pretty grotesque, followed by a couple worse – but the end result looked to die for! You even make things good that you don’t like. Now that’s talent, Miz Biz!

  • Jenn@slim-shoppin
    October 14, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I can do mini meatloafs, which I love, but a big hunk of one…no thanks!

    Biz, remember when Mom put chunks of onions in hers when we were growing up and every time we’d ask “is their chunks of onions in there?” It must have driven her crazy!

  • Dana - Food for Thought
    October 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I should really take a page out of your book…. our tastebuds are so different, so I torture myself coming up with things that we both will like….not an easy task! I love your quesadillas… you definitely got the better meal!

    • biz319
      October 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      I agree! 😀

  • Shelley B
    October 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I grew up hating meatloaf, but now I like it once in a while. Jeff loves it, so I try to make it more often than I would normally do. You are sweet to indulge Tony like that!

    Your lunch? Gorgeous picture – I feel like I could reach into my computer screen with a fork and take a bite!!!

  • Amanda
    October 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Biz, wanted to make sure you saw my comment from my blog. Thanks for sharing your story. I really enjoyed reading how you and Tony first met! I don’t get those same feelings with this guy as you got with Tony but everyone is different.

  • Amanda
    October 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Yum! Bacon wrapped meatloaf? What’s not to like! Of course, yours looks delicious too! I’ll take both.

    OK, I should start using that binder thing. I have recipes all over the place. Then everything’s so messy, that I just throw it all away!

  • Christina (Dinner at Christina's)
    October 14, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Shit I keep forgetting to tell you this and now it’s totally the wrong post, but I’ll tell you anyways! haha A couple weeks? ago you posted a pepper that looked like a banana pepper but was hot and didn’t know what it was. I saw it at my store last week! It’s called a Hungarian pepper and it had a sign in front of it that said “HOT” so I think that might be yours!

    The chicken masala pics are gorgeous! Although I think I’d eat your dinner over Tony’s b/c that is giving me heartburn just looking at it! haha

    • biz319
      October 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Christina! Yep, it was definitely hot – even for me 😀

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    October 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I loved Hannah’s speech/essay! Tell her great job!!!

    The meatloaf sounds great! I actually like meatloaf but don’t make it very often. I think it’s going on the menu soon. Your dinner looked fabulous, too! 🙂

  • Kerstin
    October 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I’d pick the quesadillas over meatloaf too! And thanks for the shout out 🙂

  • Lori (Finding Radiance)
    October 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    That meatloaf looks really good (minus the mushrooms). Bacon makes everything better!

  • Robin Sue
    October 14, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I have got to get more organized! I have a stack of recipes in my cupboard and some even taped inside the cupboard. I am soooo messy too.

  • Mari
    October 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I am typing with one hand because the other one is picking up my jaw from the floor…it dropped to the ground when I saw the food porn! lol

  • Sara
    October 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Nice call on the bacon wrapped meatloaf…I’d like to try that. I didn’t used to eat much meatloaf, but now I prepare it with a marinara sauce on top…and I’ll make meatloaf sandwiches with marinara too.

  • Ron
    October 15, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I think I just gained a few pounds looking at that meatloaf!!!!

  • trustinghim4ever
    October 15, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Oh yum! Seriously…..I’ve got to try this meatloaf for my family…..I am new to your blog and I love it here! I’ve linked to you so I can visit often 🙂 I am Italian, and now I am off to look through your archives to see if I can find anything from Italy! Cia! Deb

  • Mary (A Merry Life)
    October 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Yay! I’m glad my planners were useful. 🙂

    I have a binder full of recipes too. You’ve reminded me to go through it and organize them.

  • Scuttleboose
    October 15, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Love that binder – what an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mo'Betta
    October 16, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I don’t like meatloaf either, but yours looks amazing!!! I’m going to have to try it that way…it may change my whole family’s outlook on meatloaf!