20-Minute Meal

First a quick thank you to Hannah – who twice came to my office – once this morning when I got to work and realized I’d forgotten my diabetes bag (with insulin!) on the kitchen counter.  I ate my hard boiled egg and couldn’t enjoy my muffin until she brought my insulin – thanks Hanners!  And then after work she brought me this!


Since all my meat was frozen, I hit up my 50% off bin and was able to score a ONE POUND ribeye for $4.75!  I decided to make a surf and turf with shrimp that was also on sale – 30 count, peeled and deveined were only $6.99 a pound!  This was a score since I knew Hannah wouldn’t be eating the beef.  I ended up picking this up for our side – love the brown rice/wild rice combo!


My kitchen was a steamy mess for about 10 minutes!  No good pictures to be had while cooking!

Since it was raining outside, I had to use my cast iron skillets indoors – and it gets smokey really fast – you know I am cooking when the smoke alarms go off!

My plate:  3 ounces steak, 3 ounces shrimp, and 1 cup whole grain medley:  464 calories, 10 fat, 42 carbs, 49 protein and 3 fiber.




It was quick and so simple – and my roast is defrosting for tomorrow as we speak!

Stats for the Day:

  • 1194 calories
  • 49 fat
  • 107 carbs
  • 69 protein
  • 18 fiber
  • 40 minute Biggest Loser DVD

I HAVE TOMORROW OFF!  So excited – Hannah and I are going to have our “back to school” day.  We plan on getting up, having a light breakfast, hitting the gym, then our spa day begins!

Me:  15 minute aroma therapy, 60 minute facial, eye brow wax, make-up application and free gift – all this for only $50!  I still have $36 left on my gift card from mother’s day too! 😀

Hannah:  Manicure, Pedicure and Paraffin Hand Wax Treatment

Then we figure we deserve Fried Green Beans at Friday’s!  I mean, it counts as a vegetable, right?  

I won’t post until tomorrow night with our Girls Day Out – Happy Friday all! 😀


18 thoughts on “20-Minute Meal

  1. Sounds like you are going to have a great day tomorrow!!

  2. Sounds heavenly!!! Hope you have a wonderful day with Hannah!

  3. What a great day you and Hannah have on tap for tomorrow!

    P.S. You didn’t eat enough calories today!

  4. have a great day! i cant wait to see the recap!!! fridays sounds delish, i havent been there in forever, mmm!

  5. What a great day you have planned!

    I love Hannah’s hair style!

    That shrimp looks divine 🙂

  6. Have fun you guys!! Wish I could come with you.

    Don’t forget to call me!

    AND, the steak looks awesome!! I don’t think I’ve had steak in 6 months!!

  7. Awh, so fun! Have a great time at the spa! ! !

  8. Surf + turf…yum. I know I can always get it at your blog 😉
    Like the new pic, btw.
    And the Hannah picture…I thought that was written on her t-shirt! Haha.

  9. What a great daughter you have!

    Yum, the dish looks great. I am a huge fan of meat plus shrimp, it’s a great combo. Enjoy your day off!

  10. Thanks for the macro button tip, my camera does have it!
    I am definately working on nutrition…I have used caloriecount in the past, but I think my problem is figuring out how much I should actually be eating…

    Thanks for the help!

  11. You have such a sweet daughter 🙂 I love the skinny lattes too! 🙂 HAVE A GREAT DAY OFF!!!

  12. Have Fun!

  13. Aw how nice of Hannah! Enjoy your spa day together – sounds relaxing!!

  14. have fun tomorrow! LOVE your idea of turning the cauliflower mac into soup 🙂 and i need to try that idea about muffin batter ahead of time!

    (can you tell i can’t keep up?:))

  15. Everytime I read about you and Hannah spending time together, it makes me that much more excited to spend time with my daughter when she’s older!

    The steak and shrimp look fab!

  16. You and Hannah have so much FUN together! Have a great time.

  17. Your daughter is adorable!!!!

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