Yesterday was the last and final appearance of the cauliflower crustless quiche 😀  I had an english muffin on the side this time, of course still with bacon and Taco Bell sauce!  Breakfast: 472 calories, 35 carbs, 30 protein, 26 fat and 7.3 fiber.

Since I did the extreme ride the day before, I opted for the elliptical.  While its nice to watch HGTV while working out, I don’t think its as good of a workout.  45 minutes went by and wasn’t anywhere near out of breath or sweaty like the bike machine.

Lunch was leftovers: my buffalo chicken chili with 1 cup cooked pasta and red pepper slices.  Lunch: 498 calories, 70 carbs, 23 protein, 15 fat and 17.1 fiber 😀

Remember when I bought the whole beef tenderloin last weekend?  The video I watched to learn how to cut it down said that the tail, head and side pieces, once the silver skin and extra fat could be used, makes great burgers.  I used the attachment on our kitchen aid.  I was afraid the meat wouldn’t stay together, so while the grill heated up, I put them in the freezer for 15 minutes.

they look good 😀

cheese makes everything better 😀

I made Tony's burger a BLT burger

And I had lots of mustard and pickled jalapenos on mine:

The verdict?  The burgers weren’t that good.  I think because maybe our grinder doesn’t get a coarse enough grind?  So while you would eat one bite of the burger, it would be good, but then the next bite might be really tough – too tough to even eat.  Lesson learned!  But that corn?  Best corn we’ve had all summer! My co-worker went to the farmers market near our office yesterday, and brought me mirai corn:

It’s from a farm in Wisconsin and its so good.  Once the water comes to a boil, you only need to cook it for 2 minutes for perfection.  It is so sweet and tender – thanks Renee! 😀

Stats for Thursday:

  • 1545 calories, 176 carbs, 72 protein, 67 fat, 25 fiber
  • 37% of calories from fat (we’re getting better!)
  • 45 minute elliptical

There are so many interesting dishes around food blog land, I only wish I had time to make everything that I see.  I think I’ll start a new feature on BDL: “I want to make that.

I’ll start off with something that is near and dear to my heart:  homemade Tabasco! I want to make that! 😀

21 thoughts on “TGIF!

  1. Biz, have you forgotten something? How ’bout that rhubarb cobbler recipe you promised!

  2. Mmm I love sweet summer corn! Now I’m going to have to go get some 🙂

  3. Can you get Silver Queen corn there? It’s my very favorite corn and the first to sell out at the farmer’s market. So good I only want to eat it, not use it in recipes!

  4. Sorry the burgers didn’t turn out. They looked awesome though!

    Love your idea for the “I want to make that”! I say that a lot when reading blogs!! So many recipes, so little time. Sigh. 🙂

  5. Homemade Tabasco? That is so you…love it!

    Too bad about the burgers – it’s sad when they look so good yet don’t hold up on the taste. Oh well, you did more than most people would have with that meat, so you still win!

  6. I have so many “I want to make that” recipes, I wouldn’t even know where to start! Thank goodness for all the wonderful cooks out there like you who share delicious recipes. 🙂

  7. Well the burgers looked good- picture perfect! 🙂

    Yesterday I made that Sour Cream Apple Tart that you posted last week- YUM! Everyone LOVED IT! My crumbles looked like ground beef on top of it- cracked me up. My BF thought I made dessert w/ meat topping! lol

  8. Your fried chicken looks AWESOME! 🙂

    I’ve seen so many great recipes lately, too! We didn’t even get to 2 of the meals on my menu this week. So much for menu planning! 🙂

    Have a great weekend, Biz!!

  9. Too bad about the burgers, they certainly LOOK good!

  10. Burgers look good – sucks that they didn’t grind properly 🙂
    I have so many ‘I want to make that’ recipes – I print out recipes all the time and then never think about it when I want to make something.
    Have a good w/e.

  11. Good work Biz! And not only does cheese make everything better, but so does bacon!

  12. Nice corn, and now you have me craving some, with butter too!

  13. That stinks about the burgers…they looked good anyway!

    I want to make that: My next thing I want to make is homemade pita bread, I haven’t tried that yet!

  14. How sad…because those looked like some incredible burgers!

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  15. I found your blog on TJ’s Test Kitchen, and your recipes look amazing! I love the photography – what type of camera do you use?

    • Thanks! 😀 My camera is a point and shoot – its an Olympus 1010. I am confident I still only know how to do half of what its capable of, but its durable – I’ve probably dropped it on the ground a dozen or more times! 😀

  16. The burgers and the corn sound terrific! Have a great weekend!

  17. I have SO many recipes that are under my “to make” folder! Gotta get on that!

  18. i don’t feel like i’ve had nearly enough corn this summer!

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