Can’t Wait for Tomorrow!

It’s my office annual Halloween party and my costume is going to kick ass!  You’ll just have to come back tomorrow night for the pictures! 😀

It’s the end of the week, I didn’t do a full grocery shop this week, so it was my yogurt/granola/apple combo – but I added a tablespoon of peanut butter for dipping for extra protein and calories.

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I picked up this jar of peanut butter at Big Lots – it was only $1.80!

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I had some last minute errands to run at lunch so I went to my favorite place – Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup!  While I make a mean copy cat recipe – there is nothing like the real thing!

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When Hannah and I were in Oak Park over the weekend, we drove by Long John Silver’s.  I am happy to say that there are none around me – but Hannah and I started talking about chicken planks and hush puppies.  Then I had an idea of making zucchini cheese fritters! 

Biz’s Zucchini Cheese Fritters

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini – squeezed to remove all water
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheese (I used my grated cheese ends)
  • 1/2 cup bisquick

I cooked this in our deep fryer for about 3-4 minutes.  While I know deep frying isn’t the healthiest route, I like that it holds a temperature so the outside sears before the oil soaks in.  Each one comes in at about 50 calories and 4 grams of fat.

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This was just half of the batter!  And while I was skeptical because my batter was really loose, they turned out crunch on the outside, yet tender and fluffy on the inside.  I sprinkled with coarse salt once they came out – see – there is hardly any oil on the paper towel!

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I made patty melts on the side – Tony’s was on rye bread:

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Mine was 4 ounces of burger, 1/2 ounce provolone, 1 arnold thin, dill pickles (LOTS of mustard added at the table! 😀 ) and 4 fritters.

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Stats for the Day

  • 1264 calories
  • 65 fat
  • 130 carbs
  • 55 protien
  • 16 fiber
  • no exercise 😦

Alright I have to scoot – I have mummy cupcakes to make and I have to pull the rest of my costume together for tomorrow – yippee for Friday tomorrow! 😀

16 thoughts on “Can’t Wait for Tomorrow!

  1. I am obsessed with the broccoli cheese soup and Panera. It’s so good! Those zucchini cheese fritters look so good!

  2. Everything looks awesome! I can’t wait to hear about/see your costume!

  3. i can’t wait to see the costume!!! so exciting!

  4. Yay, can’t wait to see your halloween costume! We just got back from our party and won best costumes! I’ll put the pics up soon.

    The zuch fitters look amamamaaazing!

  5. I love Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar! I am heading over to look at your copycat version right this moment!

  6. I totally scored a restaurant economy sized bottle of hot sauce tonight! Only you would understand how great it is 🙂

  7. While I am sure it wasn’t the intent, you Zucchini Cheese Fritters made me hungry for meatballs. 🙂 And it is only 7:00 in the morning!

  8. I’m excited to see your costume since you commented me with what it was – you’re going to look great and it’s so appropriate for you 🙂

    Panera’s Multi-grain bread = heaven!! Mmm!!

  9. Since I know what you are for Halloween, I can’t wait to see the pictures!!

    I love the hush puppies!!! They look awesome!

  10. balancejoyanddelicias

    that sandwich looks amazing!!! And I really want a bite of that panera’s bread! How I miss fresh baked bread! 😉

  11. what yummy fritters, and i’m craving panera now. happy halloween! i can’t wait to see your costume!!

  12. Thx for commenting on the Thomas Keller roast chicken. I just read your “about me” profile. So have you been successful in controlling weight and your diabetes?

    • Controlling the diabetes – YES – the weight – um, not so much! I am about 30-40 pounds overweight on height/weight charts – I am just too damn short!

      That’s the only “problem” with insulin – you can eat whatever you want as long as you know how much insulin to inject! 😀

  13. Mummy cupcakes?! I hope you got pics of those – I love cupcakes & I am obsessed a little with decorating them, but I only do it for special occasions, like holidays!

    Those fritters are making my mouth water – I want some!

  14. I want that burger, and I want it NOW, please 🙂

    I’ve seen the peanut butter with splenda. I’d like to see the nutrition facts but I can never find them online! And the ingredients. I’ll have to look next time I’m at the store.

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