You know how hard it is to get through to a doctors office on a Monday morning? My cough is as annoying as ever, in fact, I think its even worse – well, at least that’s what my co-workers told me.
I tried calling from 9:00 a.m. on and didn’t get through until 10:30. By then, the next available appointment wasn’t until 6:00 p.m. today, but I took it. I guess I am fine if I don’t move, but the more I do, the more I cough. But other than the cough I feel fine – so weird! And I am feeling fatter every day without being able to work out, when I do get to start to work out again, it will feel like I am starting from the beginning. I still plan on doing the 5k in September no matter what – I just feel bad that so many of you joined my August challenge, and I won’t even make my 100 mile goal. I did read a book though!
Breakfast was one of my mini banana breads with a sliced apple – called a Pink Lady – not sure I’ve ever had one of those before, but it was very sour – or at least sour compared to the sweet banana bread – I may have to try it on its own.
419 calories, 12 fat, 71 carbs, 6 fiber and 8 protein. Taken with my phone because my camera battery was dead.
Lunch was a 6 ounce baked potato with 1 cup of Cincinnati chili and a bit of cheddar cheese. 530 calories, 33 fat, 38 carbs, 5.7 fiber and 29 protein.
The work day went by pretty quickly for a Monday. Tony was flipping channels over the weekend and saw a recipe for a grilled caesar salad. I’ve always wanted to try it. He loves Caesar salad – he used to frequent a restaurant back in the day that would actually make the salad table side – rub the bowl with fresh garlic, then smash the anchovies and whisk in the olive oil, lemon juice, etc.
Anchovy’s kinda gross me out. They have hair!
But I had a solution!
Two inches of anchovy paste equals one fillet.
Caesar Salad Dressing
six servings: 186 calories, 19 fat, .3 carbs. 0 fiber and 2 protein
- 2 anchovy fillets
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan (not classic, but I added it)
Put everything in the food processor and let it emulsify for 2 minutes.
I brushed the cut Romaine with white balsamic vinegar before hitting the grill.
Tony was my trusty sous chef – just admiring the sunset? Trying to solve world peace? Trying not to fart? Not sure!
Note to self: Deep clean the grill this weekend!
I cooked all the chicken, but only used half for our salads. I got a big mixing bowl, put 1/3 of the dressing the in the bowl, then added the chopped romaine and the chicken to coat everything with the dressing – this is a very lightly dressed salad, but oh so good – with croutons and 1 tablespoons of fresh grated Parm over the top – dinner comes in at 467 calories, 26 fat, 12 carbs, 2.6 fiber and 32 protein.
You guys have to come by tomorrow for Suzie’s lasagna soup recipe – its amazeballs! I made it last night for my lunch today – cannot wait.
Alright, it’s that time again – put my shit together for the day and hope I get some meds that knock this bronchitis to the curb! Make it a great day!
Oops – forgot to add . . . not too late to ask Tony anything! Just leave a question in the comments section, or send me an email at mybizzykitchen.com. Answers will be posted tomorrow.