Yesterday I was prepared for the weather! When I left the house it was 15 degrees, but with the wind felt like 4. My brother gave me this hat for Christmas a couple years ago and I love it. I work leggings under my pants, my boots – I was toasty!
I walked into my building and forgot that the building was having a tenant breakfast. The first thing I saw was this donut bar – are you kidding me? Frosting, sprinkles, nuts, and look at that tiny cup of fruit?! I walked by as quickly as I could so I wouldn’t be tempted.
I ate the breakfast I brought instead. I still need to check my app, but when I put this Mexican casserole in the recipe builder, it counted the points for the eggs, making this 5 points, which is totally fine for breakfast, but several people told me that it must be a glitch because recipes they have put in the builder show eggs as zero. Not ready to post the recipe for this one yet – it was good, not great.
Our office provided lunch which was Zoop, which you all know what a soup whore I am, but they were mostly cream based soup – lobster bisque, chicken pot pie. I went with a broth based soup (which I will try to recreate at home) that had chicken and kale in it, but it was so chock full of onions, that was all I could taste. 😛
So I stuck with the lunch I brought – more buffalo chicken chili with 1/2 cup of wagon wheel pasta. Whenever Hannah makes pasta she’s convinced that the shaped pasta has more flavor.
I left work on time last night – can I get a hells yes!! I was home by 6:45 – so much time for activities! First up was making taco Tuesday. Over the weekend I made tomatillo salsa because my store had tomatillos on sale for .59 cents a pound. Hannah loves this salsa, especially with those lime tortilla chips.
Here is the breakdown of the tacos – only 5 points! I also made a quick creama, not sure what to call it, but it was just plain Chobani and the sauce from a can of adobo sauce – so good! Why haven’t I used Greek yogurt for sour cream before?!
I have to tell you that I am feeling so satisfied on this new program – I don’t know if its because I’ve switched my mindset to get back on plan or what, but I haven’t gone “looking” for food after dinner the last two nights. That seems to be the time of day that gets me in trouble – from 9-10 p.m. Maybe I should go to bed at nine?! 😛
This salsa is so simple, it should really be a recipe.
- 2 pounds tomatillos
- 5 cloves garlic
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1/2 – 1 jalapeno (see how spicy your jalapeno is first – start with 1/4 and add more as needed)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- that’s fucking it
Broile the tomatillos until they are browned. I do miss the deep char I get on the grill, but this is still good. There will be a lot of juice in your pan, so be sure to use a jelly roll pan to broil these. Dump all the ingredients, and the juice on the cookie sheet into a blender, blend, and try not to eat the whole thing with a bag of chips in one sitting. Not that I know that personally, but I heard a friend did that once. 😀
Also, be sure to have about 18 separate things on your counter when doing this. That’s how the professional kitchens work.
Tonight is my office Christmas party, and I have about 7 extra points banked, and my breakfast and lunch together will only be about 10 points, so I’ll have about 20 points to work with tonight – totally doable. Going to have one glass of wine (4) and hopefully have salad with some type of protein – it’s a buffet so I don’t know what my choices are, but it’s one night and I am not going to sweat it.
We made it to Wednesday – make it a great day! And go make this salsa and let me know if you make it – I could do shots of it without the chips!