Fritos and Taco Meat

Since I was just grocery shopping mainly for me this week, I relied on my freezer yesterday for breakfast.  We have two refrigerators with freezers.  The downstairs fridge is usually “my” fridge for the bulky stuff like romaine lettuce, bags of tomatoes for salsa, etc.  But I forget that I put shit in the freezer all the time down there.   Sometimes six months goes by without me even taking a peek into it!  But over the weekend I remembered that I had chorizo breakfast tacos in there!  And I did a quick inventory and put a piece of paper on the outside of the freezer to remind myself what’s in there. After I crisp them up in the toaster oven, I add fresh spinach and tons of hot sauce. Open-mouthed smile

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It was a gorgeous day yesterday.  Partly cloudy, blue skies, temps about 78 degrees.  I decided to skip the gym and get my walk in.  I kept texting pictures to my twin sister who works downtown now!  This is a 7 mile bike/walking trail about a 2 minute drive from my office.  I like walking here because I don’t have to worry about getting hit by a car!

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I got 3 miles in at lunch – nice!  Alright, this lunch is going to look like dog food, but it tasted much better than it looked!  I ended up having reheated skinny mac n cheese with the second half of my pork chop, some balsamic cucumbers and fruit.  And everything is better with sriracha, am I right?!

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So I was talking to Tony in the afternoon, and he said to me “You know what I have a taste for?  Fritos.”  Then we continued talking and he decided he wanted Fritos and taco meat.  What?  This coming from a man who normally eats some yogurt and fresh fruit before I come home, and maybe eat a few bites of whatever I make for dinner.  If he would have asked for a whole lobster I would have made that! 

And it worked out perfectly because I did have tacos on the menu, and a childhood friend of mine that I am friends on Facebook with now, knows how much I like spicy shit, so he sent me some hot peppers from his garden!  How nice was that?  I diced up half of the peppers on the left, and after adding them to my nachos, my face was sweaty for a while.  Perfect!

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Tony’s plate:  He ate every bite!  There is about 1/3 of a cup of taco meat, lettuce, tomato, some cheese and Fritos.

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My plate had 1/3 cup taco meat, 1/3 cup white beans, Romaine, tomatoes and cheese – and the super delicious and spicy peppers. 

I ended up giving my knee one more night to rest – I am taking Helen’s advice and ditching the squats for now.   My knee feels 95% better today, so I’ll get back at the Insanity tonight after dinner.  I still got my steps in though, even though I forgot to put it back on after changing my clothes!

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I have no idea what I am making for breakfast or lunch today – should be interesting!  And for once in a long while, I actually have 40 minutes before I have to leave for work.  Plenty of time to power wash the deck before work – ha!

Make it a great day!

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  • Thekitchwitch
    August 28, 2014 at 7:06 am

    A true-blue badass, you are, power washing the deck before work!

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Ha, I was kidding. But people do tease me all the time about how much I can get done before I leave for work in the morning – not sure Tony would appreciate me power washing the deck at 7 a.m.! 😀

  • Kym
    August 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I am expecting tomorrows post title to read ” We’re in the money”. 🙂 Thanks for the details on freezing the scones. I will be making them this weekend along with another batch of your salsa. I never remember the beans for my taco salads. My family doesn’t eat them and I guess I don’t want to go the trouble for just me. I can’t believe that trail is two minutes from your work. I would have to drive almost two hours to get anything even close to that remote. I hope Tony’s craving for meat & Fritos is a sign he is feeling some better. :0)

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      He is feeling and more importantly LOOKING more like himself – love that his appetite is coming back! 😀

  • Christine
    August 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Love the cloud pictures! And Fritos are my favorite ‘chip’. I used to eat them when I was kid along side (or on 🙂 a bolgna sandwich. Ah, childhood! 🙂

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      We are like twins – I used to put Fritos on my bologna sandwich too – white bread only (preferably Wonder bread) then squeeze the sandwich until it was so thin – I haven’t had one of those in years – but better yet? Is a fried bologna sandwich – ever had one of those?!

  • Helen
    August 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Oh man, one of the best bowls of chili I ever had was at a place my daughter took us to in the DC area, It was called a Frito-Chili bowl and was basically chili, cheese, jalapenos and sour cream on top of Fritos. So good!

    Glad you’re going to rest your knee. When you feel ready to get back to the squat challenge, make sure you’re sitting way back and that your knees aren’t going over your toes when you squat down. Have someone watch you do a couple to get your form right. If you do that, you should be good to go!

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for the tips Helen – I think maybe my knees were over my toes – I’ll be more careful. Have a great weekend!

  • Erica
    August 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Sometimes you just want what you want 🙂 Sounds like Tony’s appetite is coming back (a great sign). Lots of beautiful pictures. I wish some of your frozen goodies were in my freezer 🙂

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      I think it is a good sign Erica 😀

  • A Life From Scratch
    August 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Your walk looks SO beautiful!! isn’t today awesome out??? This is my ideal weather – B and I were just at the park for almost two hours enjoying!

    and you kill me with your breakfast tacos. I need those in my life!!!

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      It was gorgeous yesterday – finally feels like summer and it’s nearly September!

  • Kim
    August 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I love Fritos and taco meet – chili pie is my favorite with Fritos!!!
    I’m sure you already know but when you do start doing squats again just make sure all your weight is in your butt – you should be able to lift your toes a bit off the ground without changing your position – that takes all pressure off of your knees!

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Good tip Kim – thanks! 😀

  • Karli
    August 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Great…now I am hungry for nachos. 🙂

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      You’re welcome Karli! 😀 Hopefully soon Tony will feel like getting those Strassburger steaks from the gift certificate you sent us 😀

  • Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.
    August 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Now I want Fritos and taco meat! Sheesh! I really shouldn’t read your blog this late when I haven’t eaten dinner yet. I think I got drool on my keyboard.

    • Biz
      August 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Ha, love it Courtney! 😀