There’s no calories on Halloween, right?

Oh my goodness, as soon as I saw the pulled pork in a crockpot, I knew it wasn’t going to be good!  All in all I think I did okay, no dessert for me at least!

Lunch:

  • pulled pork sandwich
  • the cheeziest wagon wheel mac n cheese
  • hashbrown potato casserole
  • a spicy meatball (it was a jar of jalapeno jelly mixed with cocktail sauce and store bought meatballs – very good!)
  • broccoli slaw salad

What I didn’t take a picture of was the second spoonful of mac n cheese!

calories????

calories????

It’s fun because we have to dress up for work and we have a costume contest – my friend W and I won for funniest!  I won’t put up a picture, because you wouldn’t get it – its an office inside joke.  I let her have the prize:

It's a candy holder - its filled with hershey bars!

It's a candy holder - its filled with Hershey bars!

Hopefully we’ll get a few trick or treaters tonight!  See you at dinner!

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Happy Halloween!

It almost felt balmy out this morning for our walk, it was already 50 degrees at 6:45 am!  We walked a new path again – this time it was a horse trail!

a path of leaves!

a path of leaves!

Once we got to the top of this hill, we could have walked forever!

Once we got to the top of this hill, we could have walked forever!

beautiful sunrise!

beautiful sunrise!

Yep, one more tree picture before all the trees are bear!

Yep, one more tree picture before all the trees are bear!

Breakfast:

  • 1 Thomas’ whole grain english muffin
  • 1.5 ounce sliced apple
  • 1 ounce swiss cheese
Yum!

Yum!

We are having a Halloween pot luck at work today, which may be a challenge!  Sloppy Joes are the main entree – maybe I’ll have some without the bun for less carbs.  Not sure what else there will be, but hopefully there will be some healthy choices!

Good thing I am diabetic, because there are BOWLS AND BOWLS of Halloween candy – the good stuff too – snickers, kit kats, HEATH BARS which are my favorite!

See you at lunch!

Party Pizza Thursday?!

What’s up with that?!  Well, Hannah and I don’t like meatloaf, so we had plan B.  Luckily I had leftover pizza dough, so that was a quick decision for us!

The dough gets a special chewy/crispy texture when it sits in the fridge for any length of time.  It was so good!

Simple – a few slices of pepperoni, sliced banana peppers from my mom’s garden, and mine was a 4 ounce pizza dough.

multi-tasking in the oven! There's Tony's meatloaf on the left!

multi-tasking in the oven! There's Tony's meatloaf on the left!

Here is mine out of the oven!

Don’t be surprised if you see Pizza Party Friday tomorrow. . . Just Don’t Tell Tony!

I have my secret ingredient recipe all set – I’ll be making it tomorrow night.  It sounds amazing in my head, so we’ll see!

See you at breakfast!

soup salad and sammie!

I realized I haven’t been eating as many veggies, so decided to add on a spinach salad with Annie’s goddess dressing.   This is the only flavor I have tried and am looking forward to some of her other flavors – if they are as good as this goddess one, I’ll be in heaven!  (Just have never seen them on sale though :O)

Lunch:

  • 12 ounces homemade Italian wedding soup
  • 1 low carb wrap with lettuce, dill pickles, 1.5 ounces garlic bologna and .5 ounce swiss cheese and garlic/thyme mustard (yum!) I know this is probably a weird combo, but it works!
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon Annie’s goddess dressing

446 calories, 27 fat, 4 fiber, 19 carbs, 17 protein

446 calories, 27 fat, 4 fiber, 19 carbs, 17 protein

 

 

I LOVE THIS SOUP!  I like that the meatballs cook in the broth.  Not only does it make for a tender meatball, but it gives the broth an amazing flavor.  And its perfectly salted!

Not sure what’s on the menu for dinner for me and Hannah – Tony is having meatloaf with the last of the ground beef.  That was a good purchase!  The package was $8.33 cents and I got:

  • cheeseburgers
  • beef tacos
  • spaghetti and meatballs
  • Italian wedding soup with meatballs
  • meatloaf!

Not too shabby! 

I am still trying to come up with a recipe for the Blogger Secret Ingredient this week – pear.   I had an idea for a baked pear with goat cheese with a balsamic glaze, but someone already beat me to it!  Gotta put my thinking cap on!

See you at dinner.

Ed

and I took a short walk this morning – it was chilly and I was not prepared!  I hadn’t made my lunch, or breakfast yet!

look at how cute he looks!  He hears squirrels - they drive him crazy!

look at how cute he looks! He hears squirrels - they drive him crazy!

The biscotti worked last night!  Baking powder is my friend!  I am happy I have redeemed myself!

Breakfast:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 water
  • 2.5 ounce diced apple
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sf syrup
  • 1 tablespoon trail mix
  • pinch of cinnamon

When I put this into www.calorieking.com to see how much insulin to take, this whole bowl came in at 192 calories, 5.4 fat, 5.3 fiber, 31.6 carbs, 6.5 protein.  Does that sound right?  It seems too low in calories to me!

Hope to work out at lunch, since I missed yesterday.  See you at lunch!

Porkchops

I like pork chops, but I tend to like them boneless, while Tony likes them on the bone.  I was lucky because these were on sale!

Dinner:

  • 4 ounces pork chop
  • 3 ounces potatoes
  • 3 ounces green beans
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese dressing mixed with 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
too chilly to grill, so I pan fried in Pam and a touch of olive oil - mine spice is a rosemary garlic blend - yum!

too chilly to grill, so I pan fried in Pam and a touch of olive oil - mine spice is a rosemary garlic blend - yum!

This morning before I left work, I baked a potato in the microwave and left it in there.  I diced it up and pan fried it in a little oil/pam mixture.  The green beans are from Trader Joe’s – I microwaved them and when the were done, I mixed them in with the potatoes for a quick pan fry.  I thought they might be dry, so I mixed 1 tablespoon blue cheese with 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar – really turned out good!

And I made the Italian Wedding Soup for my lunches with the remaining ground beef purchase earlier this week.  I used 5 ounces of raw ground beef, 1 ounce of grated parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic for the meatballs.  Where last nights meatballs were about golf ball size, these are marble size:

And

Italian Wedding Soup

 

 
Course: main meals
PointsPlus™ Value:    8
Servings:  2

Preparation Time:  10 min
Cooking Time:  20 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy

 
 

Ingredients

 
  3 cup(s) canned chicken broth   
  5 oz cooked ground beef, 10% fat   
  1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese   
  3 cup(s) spinach   
  1 tsp minced garlic   
  1 tsp italian seasoning   
  1 cup(s) cooked egg noodles   

Instructions

Mix together the ground beef, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic and Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. The meatballs should be about the size of a marble.
Add chicken broth to pot, add meatballs, and bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 15 minutes, or until meatballs are done.
Remove from heat, add pre-cooked egg noodles and baby spinach. Let sit for 5 minutes until noodles are warmed and spinach begins to wilt.

 Right now I have my Christmas Morning Biscotti in the oven, trying to redeem myself from the mishap of forgetting the baking powder earlier this week!

Keep your fingers crossed that the biscotti turns out!  I’ll post it at breakfast if it does!

Eclectic Lunch

I didn’t plan my lunch very well today!  I knew I had tomato soup in the fridge and carrots and cucumber, but when I put that in calorieking, it was only like 200 calories – not enough! 

So I had my leftover bean burrito in the fridge, and cut off about a 2 ounce slice and warmed that up.  I also added ranch dressing for my veggie dip:

the cucumbers are hiding!

the cucumbers are hiding!

 With the burrito on the side:

And yet another Diet Dr. Pepper – my favorite pop!  I’ve gone a month without drinking them, but this is my third one this week!  But oh so good!

Lunch all together is 415 calories, 14 fat, 6 fiber, 59 carbs, 15 protein

Lunch all together is 415 calories, 14 fat, 6 fiber, 59 carbs, 15 protein

I ran an errand at lunch today in preparation for Halloween, so no lunch work out today.   😦

See you at dinner!