He’s Home!

When I went to the hospital yesterday morning to see Tony, none of his doctors had been by yet.  So I headed to work, but not without spending $1.65 at the cafeteria for 2 scrambled eggs, 2 turkey sausage patties and an english muffin.  When I got to work I toasted the english muffin, then with 1/2 ounce of cheese I had in the work fridge, finished it off in the toaster oven – this is 13 points but totally filling!

um, maybe with some Tabasco added 😀

Then late in the morning Tony called me to say that his discharge papers were being put together – woot!  I quickly got permission to take the rest of my work day off, and went straight to the hospital.  Turns out when they say they are “starting” the paperwork, three and a half hours later we were ready to go – Tony was so ready to come home!

he's so tired 🙁

When we got home he was able to eat a bowl of soup – probably the most he’s eaten in well over a week!  I heated up 1/2 cup of my three bean chicken chili and had it over 2 ounces of leftover pasta – still using what I have in the house! 😀

7 PointsPlus

While I plan on doing a full grocery shop over the weekend, I started thinking about things that Tony could eat – you see he is on a low fiber diet, i.e. white bread, white rice, regular pasta all get the green light!

Tony is not huge on eating breakfast, but when I mentioned pancakes he said yes. 😀  The only problem was that I didn’t have any milk.  But I did have fat free half and half!

Simple Fluffy Pancakes (adapted from Lick My Spoon)

Each pancake: 98 calories, .5 fat, 19.1 carbs, .7 fiber and 3.5 protein = 2 PointsPlus)

  • 8 ounces all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 ounces of fat free half and half
  • (I left out the butter in the batter)

I am the queen of throwing everything in a bowl and just using a mixer, so that’s what I did.  I’ve mentioned it before, but the secret to fluffy pancakes is to let the batter sit for at least 15 minutes to let the baking powder do its magic.

I cook my pancakes over medium heat to start, and then to medium-low as the pan gets hot – about 1-2 minutes a side.

I didn't put syrup on them yet because they are for tomorrow - but Hannah tasted one and they got a thumbs up! 😀

I am submitting these to Christina’s Friday Firsts – first time I’ve used half and half to make pancakes!

When I got home yesterday, I got a package that I forgot I won from Danica:

Cannot wait to try this one though:

Hannah had to take my picture yesterday . . . more details later but I am going to be in a diabetes magazine in April – I thought I would leave you with this out take picture – keep it real peeps!  Have a great weekend!

p.s.  you still have time to enter my giveaway – entries accepted until Sunday night and a winner will be picked on Monday, February 28! 😀

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  • Julie
    February 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I’m glad he’s home. Your cooking and rest will heal him fast. You both look so good though, love the pics.
    Pancakes, sound good…taste for me, not so good but maybe these would be better. I’ll make them for the daycare and see.
    Take care Biz and have a wonderful day today. God Bless you all!!

  • Helen
    February 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    So happy Tony is home! Geez, he’s gotten permission to eat the diet we all dream of LOL!

    I didn’t know Annies was making a line of light dressings. I’m going to be looking for those.

    Have a great weekend Biz!

  • Samantha
    February 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    So glad to hear that Tony is home, I hope he can get some good rest now 🙂

    Even though it’s just a funny picture, you look great! Hope you have a great weekend Biz.

  • Heather
    February 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Yayayay – so glad the man is home!!! The house probably feels a lot less empty, huh??
    And that picture made me lol. Peace out, Biz! 🙂

  • Skippymom
    February 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I could not have a bigger smile on my face if I tried. I am so, so happy for you and Tony, Bizzy. 😀 He does look tired, but he looks GREAT!

    YAY for being home.

    And you are a nut. That picture is so funny.

    Have a nice, quiet, relaxing weekend my friend. Y’all deserve it.

  • Lori (Finding Radiance)
    February 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Are they going to use that shot of you – I love it!

    Hooray for Tony coming home and being able to sleep in your own bed!

  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    February 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    So glad he’s home and doing well! Great pic!

  • pinkvision
    February 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Excellent news! Healing wishes to Tony for a speedy recovery 🙂

    Heh – love that pic of you, and I am totally going to try out that pancake recipe. Um, maybe with single cream – am not quite sure what half & half is, as I’ve never seen it at the supermarket here.

  • Green Dog Wine
    February 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    LOL Biz! I just love you – that last picture is great! SOOOOOO HAPPY that Tony is home!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! So. freakin. happy!

  • suzanne
    February 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’m so happy for both of you!! Welcome home Tony. Hope you both have a great weekend.

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl
    February 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I swear, I just did a little squeal & jiggled my bootay in chair, wahoo!!!!

  • DiningAndDishing
    February 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    So glad to hear Tony is home!! I hope he enjoys his low fiber diet – pancakes is most certainly a good way to enjoy some white flour!! 🙂

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

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  • Nicole, RD
    February 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Yay! So glad Tony is home 🙂 Enjoy your weekend with hubby!! I love the picture – keepin’ it real! And those pancakes – YUM! They look soooo fluffy, just like the recipe says! 🙂

  • Dana - Food for Thought
    February 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Yay for Tony being home! You (and he) must be so excited!

  • Mo'Betta
    February 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Great news! So glad things are going well!

  • Jacky
    February 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Great news! And belated congrats on the 1500th post.

  • katecooks
    February 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    tony is home! whee! you must be thrilled to say that sentence. i hope you guys have a lovely weekend just being together.

  • Veronica
    February 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    That’s great! I bet it was so nice to snuggle up with him last night. I so miss that when Den is gone. What is the last word on Tony’s shirt? I wanted to read the whole thing! Congrats on getting into a diabetes mag–that is so cool! Love the outtake pic–haha!

    • biz319
      February 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      I think it says “No Such Thing As A Curse . . . Just Do It!” It’s a White Sox shirt. 😀

      • Pubsgal
        February 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        Ooo, thanks, I was wondering about that, too!

  • cherylk
    February 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    So happy that all is ending well. Love your out-take photo!

  • Jenn@slim-shoppin
    February 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Glad you are home Tony – hope you can find some good things to eat!

    That last picture made me laugh 🙂

  • Shelley B
    February 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Tony is looking good! So happy he was sprung – I hope his recovery is both uneventful and quick. 🙂

    That is a cute picture – shows your personality…are you sure you don’t want to submit that one?!?

  • Pubsgal
    February 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Yeay, glad Tony is home! He’ll be all better in no time, now!

    And that picture of you is great! You look so cute!

  • erintakescontrol
    February 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    YAY Tony! So glad he’s home now! Love that pic of you – so fun!

  • Diana
    February 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Woo Hoo…he’s home 🙂 Love the pix of you both! Biz you look so pretty 🙂

  • Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons
    February 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    YAY!!!! Welcome home Tony!!!! <3

  • Sara
    February 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    LOVE the outtake! It actually reminds me of a face I always make to my boyfriend. Also YAY for Tony making it home!!! 😀

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    February 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    YAY!!!! TONY’S HOME!! That’s fantastic! HAHA I love your outtake photo!

  • 5 Star Foodie
    February 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    How great that Tony is home! You guys have a wonderful & relaxing weekend!

  • renee@mykitchenadventures
    February 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    glad to hear Tony is home!! How great is that?!

    Congrats on winning Danicas giveaway!!! woo hoo! I just recently bought the lite gingerly, and I am absolutely convinced it is the best salad dressing EVER! Wish my stores would carry more varieties!

    And congrats on your new diabetes magazine feature!

  • Jersey Girl Cooks
    February 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    So glad Tony is home. Yay! Your food pictures always make me hungry!

  • Christina (Dinner at Christina's)
    February 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Awesome news!!!!! Yay Tony! That’s so cool that he’s home in time for the weekend for you two to get to spend some quality time together!! Plus he’ll get to finally rest in his own bed and eat your food!

    Thanks for sharing with Friday Firsts and for the shout out!

  • whatkateiscooking
    February 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I’m so glad Tony is home and doing well 🙂 Congratulations on being featured in the magazine!

  • Weighting For 50
    February 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    YAY!!!!!! BIG YAY!!!! So glad Tony is home with you and Hannah!!! What a relief for all three of you. (and your dog!!)
    Congrats on the magazine feature, when your media star rises, don’t forget us!!! 🙂 Take care of yourself while you’re taking care of everyone else, ok?? Still sending good recovery thoughts down to Tony! Have a good weekend.

  • Eliana
    February 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Yeeeeey! He’s home. And you both look awesome.

  • Laurie
    February 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    So so so happy he is home.
    Seriously, what is it with discharge papers? It’s like they have to chop down the tree and make their own paper…..
    Have a GREAT weekend.

  • Joy
    February 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Welcome home Tony!!!!!!!!!!!

  • weightwatchingfoodie
    February 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    woohoo…so glad Tony’s home. You two need to just relax and enjoy your weekend together as much as you can.

  • Charlie Hills
    February 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Nice pic. 🙂

    And welcome home, Tony!

  • Tyler
    February 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

    You’re so gangsta! I’ve been working on keeping the kids in my room “G” at work. I let their parents know I’m teaching them a life skill. I’m also working on teaching them how to scratch and massage my back too. It’s hard teaching 1 year olds these things, BUT I’m a pretty determined lady.

    So glad Tony is home! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Amanda
    February 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

    yay yay yay for Tony being home! I bet he is thrilled.

    You look so cute in that picture, Biz!

  • Marisa @ Loser for Life
    February 26, 2011 at 12:55 am

    YAY!!!!!!!! Tony’s home!!!! You look GREAT, Tony!

    Love your pic, Biz! Gonna make your pancakes for the kids this weekend, too 🙂

  • Tami@nutmegnotebook
    February 26, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Welcome home Tony! You look great. A white food diet, who would have thought you would get permission to do that?

    I did a pancake post today too but mine are all grainy and full of fiber!

    Enjoy having your sweety back home and I know you two will be so happy being together this weekend!

  • Erica
    February 26, 2011 at 1:40 am

    HOOORAYYYYYYYYYY! SO happy hes back home! And pancakes look perfect- nice and fluffy. I hope he is back on his feet in no time. haha- that outtake picture is awesome. Congrats on being featured in the magazine!!

  • TheKitchenWitch
    February 26, 2011 at 2:05 am

    That last picture? Gold. You are so adorable. Thinking of you both. xo

  • suzicate
    February 26, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Yay, Tony’s home!!!!!!

  • teresa
    February 26, 2011 at 2:16 am

    so glad tony’s home! it’s not easy having to stay at the hospital, he’ll feel much better being in his own bed.

    LOVE that last pic of you, i can see in your face that you’re losing, lookin’ good! 😉

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  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    February 26, 2011 at 3:31 am

    So glad he is home!!!!!

  • Jenn @ Cooking Aweigh the Pounds
    February 26, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Lookin’ good, Biz!

    Enjoy your Tony this weekend!!! I’m sure you won’t let him out of your sight! 🙂

  • Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    February 26, 2011 at 5:49 am

    yay, glad he made it home and now he can eat some real food!!! bahahahaa!!! 😀

  • sophia
    February 26, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Woo hoo! I’m glad he’s home…he looks like he’s about to fall asleep though. I hope he got some nice rest!

    Your pics are getting better and better, Biz! 🙂

  • thebalancebroad
    February 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

    What GREAT news, Biz!!!! Wahoooooo! What a great start to your weekend. And you’re going to be in a magazine?! Too cool!! I can’t wait to hear the details….my mom subscribes to a Diabetes magazine so maybe it’s the same??

    I LOVE that picture of you! You crack me up. 🙂

  • Cb
    February 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Hey Biz—long time lurker but big fan of yours, all of your recipes are gold!! Just wanted to come out of hiding to send warm wishes to you and your husband. So glad to see him home and on the road to recovery!! Take care!!

  • popcorngirl12
    February 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Wonderful news Biz!! So glad Tony is home so he can recover in a more comfortable place. Always better to be home! Pancakes look awesome by the way!

  • MaryBe
    February 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    That is wonderful news!!! And I love that photo of you!

  • Stephanie
    February 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Those pancakes look SO delicious! I’m glad that your husband is home.

  • amielieja
    April 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I so love the photo of you at the end, you should make a huge metre by metre one and put it in your lounge , so beautiful xx