Tony’s Fried Rice Video! (almost)

I have to say, for it being a dreary, rainy overcast week, this week went by pretty fast for me – happy Friday!!

One of my bosses favorite breakfasts I make for her is breakfast wontons.  I didn’t even know it until she said “remember the thing you made with the little cups and eggs?”  So breakfast wontons made the menu yesterday.

If you haven’t baked wonton wrappers before, simply put them in a 12 cup muffin tin, press the bottom down so you end up with a flat bottom after they are baked.  Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes – keep an eye on them because they go from being done to burnt really quickly.  Once baked and cooled, just keep in a container – they will last a week.

This time I used egg whites, turkey sausage, baby spinach and 50% reduced fat Cabot cheddar cheese.  I topped each one with a bit of salsa.  On the side I had watermelon and oranges.

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Thank you so much for all your suggestions of exercise apps!  I quickly learned that not all apps are created equal.  I was going to do a 20 minute arm workout on Workout Trainer before hitting the pool.   I didn’t really look at the exercise though before hitting “play.”  It was a robot voice and the person doing the exercise was like in slow motion.  Very confusing.

So I didn’t waste anymore time on it and ended up swimming for 35 minutes straight without stopping – it was a good workout.  There were so many people that I had to share a lane and this woman was an awesome swimmer, and even though she pretty much lapped me, she pushed me to go faster than I normally would. Open-mouthed smile

Last Friday Tony went to the store to pick up steaks for dinner.  He said “do you need anything else?”  I looked at the sale flyer and saw that they had pork shoulder on sale for .99 cents a pound.  Of course I needed that!

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.Tony is still on the fence with pork, but that’s okay – I knew I would be sharing it with my SIL and my boss for lunch.  I used a version of this dry rub, reducing the brown sugar down to about 1/4 cup though.

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Then cooked it in my Dutch oven at 300 for 3 hours.  I used the mustard bbq sauce my boss brought back from South Carolina – Maurices.  I decided to make us pulled pork paninis.  I put spicy pickles on my bosses sandwich, but I used my new hot gardiniera – Chicago Johnny’s!

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My sammie had 2 slices of 100 calorie bread, 1/2 an ounce of Cabot reduced fat cheese, 2 ounces of pulled pork, baby spinach and a tablespoon of that giardiniera.

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Crunchy, spicy, vinegary, cheezy – a perfect combination in my book! Open-mouthed smile

So I know all of you have been anxiously awaiting Tony’s fried rice video!  Well, we shot the video last night!  Um, I am quite embarrassed that I’ve had my camera for 2 1/2 years and haven’t taken any video yet! 

We like how the shots turned out, but quickly realized that neither he nor I have any video editing skillz.  So we are going to work on it over the weekend, and hope to post it on Monday! Open-mouthed smile  It will be worth the wait.

Needless to say, dinner was amazeballs.  This time he used chicken breast to make chicken fried rice.  The only thing I add is a bit of sriracha to mine, but it’s so fricken good.  I have to stop myself at 1.5 cups!  Thanks for making dinner Tony!

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Remember last year when I put out oranges and the orioles would come by and suck out the juice of the oranges?

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We bought a bunch of oranges off the dollar rack last week, so I thought I could make it feel like spring if I could see the birds in my back yard.  Yesterday Tony said “I am not sure who’s eating the oranges, but they are eaten!”

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Yep, I think it’s Lyle!  We’ve stopped feeding the squirrels nuts, so he’s taking his revenge by eating the oranges set out for the birds!  (not to worry, the peanuts aren’t going to waste – I have 3/4 cup of shelled peanuts nearly every night – but I am tracking them!)

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Those pictures were taken through my back door window this morning.  I slowly tried to open the back door, but Lyle took the half of orange and ran into the woods with it!

It’s still cold and dreary, right now its 36 degrees, so while I wish I could start grilling at work on Fridays, turns out its still chili weather.  I made up a new chili I really, really like.  I am calling it salsa chili because it has 1.5 cups of my baja fresh salsa in it.  I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1555 calories, 61 fat, 175 carbs, 16 fiber, 86 protein, 2679 sodium
  • 5 minutes of attempted upper body
  • 35 minute swim
  • 46% calories from carbs, 35% from fat and 19% from protein

Alright, time to get this show on the road.  I have to do  Sam’s Club run before work – we are out of Diet Coke and I don’t want to be stoned to death walking into work without it! Open-mouthed smile  Happy Friday – make it a great day!