Happy New Years Eve!

It seems so strange that it’s the end of 2009 and tomorrow will be 2010!  When Hannah was born, I thought ahead to what year it would be when she would graduate from high school – it seemed so far away at the time!

Breakfast yesterday was delicious – my classic egg sammie on Arnold thin with egg white/spinach/cheese and Greek yogurt with Sophia’s amazing Granola!

338 calories, 14 fat, 34 carbs, 16 protein, 5 fiber

217 calories, 7 fat, 19 carbs, 17 protein, 5 fiber

Lunch was what I like to call “whatever vegetables I have” stirfry!  I had some shrimp to use up too – I made brown rice in my rice maker – I am sure I’ve mentioned it before but since I have an electric stove, it was impossible for me to make stove top rice!  At Walgreen’s I bought a $7 rice maker and it makes any grain to perfection – even quinoa!

494 calories, 6 fat, 77 carbs, 36 protein, 12 fiber

I added about 1 tsp. of red chile paste so this version was REALLY spicy and good! 😀

For Christmas my Mom gave me a 9.13 stoneware baking pan from Pampered Chef.  In the box were some recipes, and one was called Chicken Alfredo Lasagna.  I mixed a combination of recipes to come up with my version.  I added fresh baby spinach to half of the recipe.

Biz’s Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

  • 9 cooked lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken breasts
  • 5 ounce fresh baby spinach
  • 2 (15) ounce jars alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese (melts really well!)
  • 10 ounces low fat cottage cheese

Preheat oven to 375.  Cook noodles.  In one bowl, add alfredo sauce, chicken, salt pepper and garlic powder.  In a second bowl, add eggs, cottage cheese, and oregano.

Layer: 1st layer chicken mixture just to cover bottom, layer 3 noodles, then cottage cheese mixture, another layer of noodles/chicken and cheese, ending with noodles.  Then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and fontina cheese on top.  Bake covered in foil for 30 minutes, remove foil and broil to get the top nice and brown and bubbly.

I cheated and used jarred sauce!

This made 8 servings, each serving: 410 calories, 10 fat, 31 carbs, 42 protein and 1 fiber

I made a small spinach/red pepper/cucumber salad on the side mixed with 1 tablespoon of Annie’s Goddess dressing – the last of my bottle! 😦

495 calories, 16 fat, 35 carbs, 45 protein and 3 fiber

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1,535 calories
  • 42 grams fat
  • 164 carbs
  • 117 protein
  • 26 fiber
  • the slowest 5k of my life (took me 45 minutes!)
  • 5 minutes of abs

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Years Eve tonight – Tony and I are staying in – on the menu:

  • King Crab Legs
  • Shrimps in a Blanket
  • Shrimp Toast
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Asti!

See you in 2010! 😀

20 thoughts on “Happy New Years Eve!

  1. You guys are always eating seafood and I am always jealous! Happy 2010!

  2. I’m totally putting all the ingredients for that lasagna on my grocery list right now! It looks amazing!

    Happy New Year Biz! I hope it’s a great one for you and the fam!

  3. That chicken alfredo lasagna looks amazing!! I’ve never heard of it before!! I love the golden brown cheese on top…mmmmmmmmm!!

    So jealous of your NYE night in with the hubby!! We are going out with Andrew’s friends, but I’d much rather just stay in and stay warm at home!!

  4. Happy New Year, my friend!!!

  5. DiningAndDishing

    your new years menu sounds delicious!! have a great time tonight :O). HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  6. Time flies, doesn’t it?! I hope you and your family have a wonderful celebration tonight! Happy NYE!!

  7. Your menu sounds amazing!!! Happy New Year!

  8. Happy New Years to you and Hannah and Tony and Joe!

  9. It’s always an exciting couple of days coming up…

    May the worst of the year be forgotten by the promise of the good things to come during the next.

    May all the best of the last year grow in the next.

    Happy New year

  10. Happy New Year’s to you too! Have a wonderful celebration and wishing you love and health in the New Year Biz.

  11. That stir fry looks great. I have a new wok that I am super excited to play with. I just wish we had mroe kitchen space because I have so many things, but I have to store them in strange places or just tightly packed. Sadly, out of sight out of mind and I forget what is there. Have a happy new year!

  12. Happy New Year!!!! That chicken alfredo lasagna looks fantastic!

  13. I was just thinking this morning that I need to make a “w/e veggies are on hand” stirfy! hehe

    And, crazy as it sounds, I’ve never thought to make an alfredo lasagna even though I usually prefer white sauces to reds! Mmm, delicious. And I cheat and use jarred too! Usually Newman’s Own b/c his is so peppery and yummy! mmm

    Another comment on your polanta fries. When CV was in Italy they were selling that very thing on street corners. Lady, you are so with it!!

  15. Happy New Year! Hope you & Tony are doing something fun 🙂

  16. Happy New Year, Biz! Hope 2010 is a great one for you all!

  17. Your comment cracked me up! That would be navy beans for me today!

    I would easily love this dish to be ready for me tomorrow when I wake up from my celebratory headache…the only time I actually enjoy myself each year!

    Happy New Year!

  18. The lasagna looks divine! Happy New Year!

  19. Happy New Year Biz!! Hope it’s a great one 😀

  20. Your New Year’s Eve menu sounds amazing, and I bet it was! My teenager is graduating from high school this year as well; it’s truly amazing that our “babies” are “all” grown up…

    Happy 2010! 🙂

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