No really, I had a good excuse.

My boss brought me in a pumpkin bagel that Thomas now makes – you could actually see little bits of pumpkin, although we both agreed it could have had a bit more spice to it, but it was good.  I had mine with 1/2 a package of dark chocolate peanut butter that Errign sent me – it got buried in my pantry and my clean sweep of my kitchen/fridge/pantry this week, it made its way to light.

I haven’t officially entered my food from yesterday, but my guess is breakfast comes in around 11 points.

I worked through lunch – still using leftovers I managed to find a small bag of bay scallops and defrosted them in my fridge.  I used these noodles I got from a Japanese grocery store near my office – I like that each bundle is exactly 2 ounces and it makes  lot when cooked:

I had a bag of stir fry veggies in my fridge, so before work cooked it up – my sauce was 1/2 a cup of beef broth, 2 tablespoons of peanut sauce (50 cal) and a good squeeze of sriracha – nice and spicy.

So my boss had a brief due yesterday.  It’s always a stressful day, and I never know until the last minute how much I’ll be involved.  A lot of times I still leave on time but my boss can stay until 3:00 in the morning.

When she popped her head out at 4:30 asking if I could stay late, I knew it was going to be a late night.  Around 7 I looked in my fridge at work and I had leftover tortillas, cheese, refried beans and taco sauce from my breakfast burrito earlier in the week – this is what we had for dinner:

I put it on my bosses desk and she turned around, started eating, the kept on typing.  Around 12:15 in the morning she was like “did you eat dinner?”  I said “remember the bean and cheese quesadilla?  I had that too.”  She said “oh, I forgot.”  Nice that my food is appreciated. 🙁

So while the deadline to file was 11:59, turns out we were filing in Mountain time, which is 1:00 p.m. our time, so I didn’t get home from work until 1:30.  Tony waited up for me and we talked a while and didn’t get into bed until after 2, so there was no way my ass was getting up for WW.  I am too old for that. 😀

So I usually meal plan/grocery shop list on Friday nights, so my routine is all off.  I didn’t even wake up until 11:00 today!  All I know is I am making America’s Test Kitchens Chicago Deep Dish Pizza tonight – can’t wait!  Come back tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it went.

All I know is I am buying chicken breasts at the store today:

Thanks for all your spinach suggestions!  I plan to use it up this week 😀

Happy Saturday!

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  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    October 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Pumpkin… bagels?! That sounds fantastic! I’d love to try with cream cheese or Laughing Cow cheese wedge. 🙂

  • Erica
    October 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Mmmm pumpkin bagel!

  • tryingtoheal
    October 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Whoa, that’s a long night!

    And pumpkin bagel…i bet it needs a lot of spice to taste good. maybe you could make your own to get the perfect spice ratio!

  • Amanda
    October 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    ooh pumpkin bagels? YUM! I found pumpkin cream cheese at Trader Joe’s the other day and it made me so happy.

    I totally would appreciate your food!

    • biz319
      October 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Amanda – and for the record – the boss who brought me the pumpkin bagel is not the boss I worked late for – the one who brought me food loves when I bring her lunch 😀 So it’s a good balance luckily!

  • Shelley B
    October 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Ugh about the long night and your boss. 🙁

  • Pam
    October 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Pumpkin bagels. Of course they have pumpkin bagels. Now that I’ve gone gluten free. Dang it. LOL

  • Nichole
    October 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    II don’t normally post but I had to respond.

    Pumpkin Bagels sound delicious however I am more impressed with those sale prices!!! Chicken Breast for $1.17lb, I just paid $1.99 and was excited about that!!


    • biz319
      October 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Nichole – I know – I was impressed with the prices too! But about every three weeks they go one sale for $1.49 so that’s still a steal. 😀

  • Lori (Finding Radiance)
    October 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I miss the Chicago deep dish, I have to say. Hope the recipe is as good as the real thing!

    • biz319
      October 1, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Lori, it’s in the oven now and we are both drooling waiting for it to come out – and the recipe could not be easier – you just need to plan for the two separate one hour rises.

      The recipe and photos will be posted tomorrow! 😀

  • Marion
    October 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Pumpkin spice bagels sound so good!

    🙂 Marion

  • Kim of Mo'Betta
    October 2, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Pumpkin bagels?! I want!! And I can’t believe you had to work that late! Can’t wait to see the pizza too, definitely one of my favorite things!

  • Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    October 2, 2011 at 3:16 am

    im sad- i need pumpkin bagels in my life, clearly that’s what i have been missing for so long! hehe. dang they would be AMAZING!

    xoxo <3

  • Tyler
    October 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Now I need to go find these bagels! I found the marshmallows last night. DEELISH!

  • Nicole, RD
    October 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Holy moly!!! Your boss needs to be a bit more grateful….that is over and BEYOND!!! Plus, she wouldn’t want me around if I were underfed…I get meeeeeean 🙂

  • Sarah Grecco
    October 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    That pizza looks to die for! I’m not so good in the kitchen but really want to try this recipe! My husband is the chef in the house….

  • Lori
    October 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Pumpkin bagel – reminds me my co-worker brought in pumpkin sliced bread from Arnolds last week – guess who trying that this afternoon? Meeee!

    So yeah…that was a long day at work on Friday. I don’t think I’d be able to do that. I’m usually in bed before 10. HA!

  • weightwatchingfoodie
    October 4, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I LOVE pumpkin, and so have to try those bagels. YUM