I woke up yesterday morning and within 5 minutes I was making biscuits! I made my soup for the office the night before and when I woke up, I remembered I never made the biscuits. No worries, because these are so simple. I adapted this recipe from this one.
Simple Cheese Biscuits
- made 13 biscuits – each one: 131 calories, 5 fat, 17 carbs, 1 fiber, 5 protein and 213 mg sodium
- 2.5 cups bread flour (divided)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- pinch of salt
Mix 2 1/4 cups of flour and rest of the ingredients and blend with a wooden spoon, just until flour is mixed in. Put the remaining 1/4 cup of flour on your counter, knead the dough a few times to incorporate the rest of the flour, then roll out – with my size biscuit cutter (I think 2 inches?) I got 13 biscuits. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes (my oven took 12 minutes) until golden brown.
So good – flakey, with the saltiness of the cheese – the perfect companion to the beef and potato soup. I adapted this recipe from this one.
Beef and Potato Stew
I doubled the recipe, so this is for a crowd – makes 10 servings at 1.5 cups each. Each serving: 272 calories, 11 fat, 29 carbs, 5 fiber and 17 protein, 878 mg sodium
- 1.5 pounds ground beef (I used 85/15)
- 2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 6 cups low sodium beef broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 6 oz. cans of tomato paste
- 2 15 ounce cans of fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 10 ounce cans of mild rotel tomatoes
- 2 15 ounce cans of corn, drained
- salt and pepper to taste
- crushed red pepper to taste
Heat a stock pot over medium high heat. Brown the beef and drain any fat. I pureed the canned tomatoes, but feel free to leave them chunky. Add all the remaining ingredients except the corn, turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Since I knew I was going to be reheating the soup in a crockpot at work, I took the soup off the heat and poured in the corn then.
I thought it could use a bit more spice, so I added a few pickled jalapenos. Everyone gave this a thumbs up – especially since our temps never made it over 10 degrees!
Tony called me in the afternoon and asked if I had any thoughts for dinner – which is Tony speak for “don’t fucking pick pizza!” I said “what haven’t we had in a while?” He said “how about fish tacos?” Done! We both had beer battered fish tacos on the brain.
I don’t actually like a lot of fish. Tilapia, which I know a lot of people love, has a weird, dirty aftertaste to me. I suggested mahi mahi. You can usually find them in the frozen food section, and they thaw pretty quick.
I don’t really know to calculate the calories for this, because I had a ton batter leftover. I got the recipe from this site (cool food pics on this site too!) My camera was in the car so instagram stood in – I had two tacos – four pieces of fried fish, 2 tortillas, a tablespoon of black beans, a tablespoon of canned corn and lettuce. Delish!
I am thrilled that I have people joining my Play 60 Challenge! The goal is to move for 60 minutes. How did I do? I did 35 minutes on the treadmill on 7% incline.
And then I moved a lot at work – a total of 60 minutes of moving boxes from one side of the office to another – every time I picked up a box I did a squat – my thighs feel it today!
Total stats for the day:
- 1339 calories
- 62 fat
- 128 carbs
- 61 protein
- 11 fiber
- 95 minutes of moving!
Tony and I are going to grocery shop – I have my menu all planned, and our football food for tomorrow – Tony wants Hooter’s shrimp, and steak tartar. And I have a trip to the gym planned! I think I am going to try this workout:
I have no idea how long it will take me though! Wish me luck. Have a great weekend!