I didn’t expect it to be so cold when I left for work. -8 degrees! I don’t know why I thought that just because the calendar says February, our weather would get any better. And now we have more snow on the way – lovely!
I made another batch of Nicole’s Olive Oil (aka crack!) granola over the weekend, not only for me but for the squirrels. I worry about them not finding food in all this snow. They do seem to love it! I had a Chobani, some granola clusters, an ounce of cheese and some grapes. Kind of a picky plate breakfast, but that’s what I was in the mood for.
Work was busy right off the bat – I much prefer to be busy. All of a sudden it was 1:00 and I hadn’t gotten to the gym yet! I had a window to leave and decided to swim to stretch out my legs from being on my feet a lot at work over the weekend.
All was well. There were three kids taking swim lessons on one side of the pool. I was at the opposite end of the pool when I heard a lifeguard whistle and someone saying “ma’am!” Um, first of all, I am too young to be called “ma’am” and I couldn’t think of what I had done wrong to get the whistle! Turns out a little girl pooped in the pool – and I had to get out immediately. So I only got to swim for 25 minutes – oh well, better than nothing! I felt sorry for the little girl – her Mom came down from the observation booth and picked her up and said in a loud voice “that is not okay!” Of course, then she started crying. The trials and tribulations of being three!
So in cleaning out the refrigerator over the weekend, I still had a one pound piece of sirloin tip roast leftover, so I decided to make chili. I googled “leftover beef chili recipes” and found one I liked and printed it out. I put the recipe into the recipe analyzer to get the stats, but for the life of me I can’t find where I got the recipe from. I think I might have written it down at work – I will try to link to it later today. Update: you can check out the inspiration for this chili recipe here!
Leftover Beef Chili
I would almost call this a soup chili – maybe if I let it cook down some more it would have gotten thicker, but the flavor is amazing – it’s spicy and I love the vinegary kick from the bbq sauce. This made a lot so you may have to get used to this lunch every day this week!
Tony and I had two leftover items from our Super Bowl that we never got around to eating – so this is not a bad dinner for a Monday night! I had already defrosted the crab legs. Heat oven to 400 degrees – bake the crab legs for 10 minutes. The water inside the legs steams the crab to perfection. On the side – Hooter’s Copycat Shrimp. Delish!
Such a treat to have crab legs. I never even tried crab legs until I was well into my 30’s – so much wasted time!
Stats for the Day:
- 1663 calories, 130 carbs, 49 fat, 85 protein and 19 fiber
- 40% of calories from carbs, 33 from fat and 26% from protein
- 25 minute swim
- no T25 (yet!)
Question of the Day: Have you always liked seafood, or not until you were an adult?
Alright, off to get my stuff together – make it a great day!