Tony update: We don’t see his doctor until NEXT Tuesday, so the waiting game continues. Thank you though for all your thoughts and prayers coming our way – we appreciate it!
I spent about an hour and a half Sunday meal prepping for the week. It was nice to wake up this morning already knowing that my food is prepared and ready to go. There I have cooked chicken breast, cooked pork, chopped romaine, red cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and a bean mix of kidney, chick pea and black beans. Huge ass salads are going to be the theme this week!
I bought these kabobs at my store – this one is 1/2 a pound so it’s enough for two salads. I love the Greek seasoning.
I knew I wanted to make a breakfast that would work all week. I thought quiche, but decided I wanted to make breakfast muffins. I love Pillsbury Grands. They are not paying me to say that, nor did they give me and free product (but if they wanted to I wouldn’t say no!) They had a new kind that I hadn’t seen before called Butter Tastin.
I buy my cheese ends at the deli. I know I’ve talked about this before, but ask your deli the next time if they have any cheese ends – you never know what you are going to get, and you can either put it in the food processor for mixed shredded cheese, or just chop it up like I did – super cheap way to get cheese!
- makes 12 – each one comes in at 135 calories, 5.5 fat, 13 carbs, .5 fiber and 7.1 protein
- 6 Pillsbury Grands, cut in half
- .75 cup egg beaters
- .75 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 ounces deli ham, chopped
- 2 ounces chopped cheese
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
- Heat oven to 375. Cut the biscuits in half, pinch together and press into the bottom of the muffin tin, kind of pushing up the sides. Divide the ham between the tins, divide the spinach between the tins. Mix together the egg beaters, egg whites, Tabasco, salt and cracked pepper and pour evenly between the tins. Top with cheese and bake for 30 minutes.
The biscuits were perfectly cooked – you could taste every buttery layer of the biscuit, and the filing almost tasted quiche like.
When I got to work I just put them in my office toaster on the broil setting at 400 degrees for about 5-6 minutes. Okay, maybe it was a tad longer than that, I put them in the toaster oven and then went back to my desk to work on something and all of a sudden I was like “crap, my muffins!” Whew, saved in the nick of time. These were delicious and I think would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch because you can make them all at the same time. I actually got busy and ate the second one when it was almost room temperature and it was just as tasty.
I went to the gym for the first time in over 8 days! It was rough getting started, but not too bad. I ran/walked (okay mostly walked!) 2.5 miles in 35 minutes.
And when I got back to my desk, just put my salad together, tossed in 2 tablespoons of Annie’s goddess dressing. This took me nearly 30 minutes to eat! The only think I think its missing is a little texture, so next time I’ll bring some nuts and maybe some cheese for the topping.
Later in the afternoon, I got another snapchat from my step-son – look at how cute Cinnamon Bun looks in his Bears hat!
Since it was Cinco de Mayo, of course I would have Mexican food for dinner. I bought some marinated flank steak at my grocery store – just .25 of a pound since it was just for me – and it’s super spicy – you can see the crushed red pepper flakes in the marinade a mile away! I cooked the steak, then divided it between 3 corn tortillas, added 1/2 ounce of cheese to each on and Pam fried them in a non-stick skillet. Then added broccoli slaw and I mixed a chipotle pepper with some Mexican creama and topped it off with that. Tony? He had mashed potatoes.
We watched the Sox/Cubs game last night. I stepped away to talk to Hannah for 35 minutes and when I came back the game was tied 1-1. It ended up going 12 innings but luckily the White Sox won. Sorry to Kitch’s Dad, but the White Sox are way better.
I actually will not be having a huge ass salad today. We are taking the new secretary out to eat – Wok N Fire! Pretty sure I’ll get the tofu red curry dish – I seem to get it every time I go there!
I got all my steps in and then some yesterday – nice!
Alright, time to jump in the shower – make it a great day!