It’s Wednesday . . .

and I haven’t finished cleaning my basement yet!  I am surprised at how fast this week is going by without me being at work.

I had the idea of making stuffed peppers for breakfast.  It’s weird that I have all this time but don’t really feel like making anything!  But after the first bite, I could only scoop out the inside – the peppers were too hot for me – poblano peppers are not supposed to be that hot!

I was going to add black beans to my eggs, but I didn’t have any.  I saw a can of hominy and thought, why not add 1/2 a cup?  I loved it!

353 calories, 13 carbs, 21 protein, 24 fat and 2.1 fiber

Have you seen the show Brew Masters on Discovery?  It’s about how a micro brew company works and it was really interesting to watch.  Not sure if they feature new breweries ever week, but the episode we saw was Dogfish Head.  We went to the liquor store to buy wine for Thanksgiving and found it.  But I can’t seem to get myself to spend $9.99 for a six pack!

Or spending $21.99 for a four pack!

I decided to have the rest of my chili for lunch.  I discovered that corn tortillas have no gluten!  So I cut up two – and baked them for 12 minutes at 350, then sprinkled them with a bit of salt.  Perfect dippers for chili 😀

488 calories, 61 carbs, 25 protein, 15 fat and 9 fiber

I waited until Hannah got home from work to see if she wanted to walk with me.  We did a big loop around our neighborhood – I need to see how far it actually was, but it took us 50 minutes to walk/jog the route.  It was fricken cold though!

And then whenever our dog sees I have shoes on, he thinks he’s going on a walk, so I took him to the river.   Isn’t this a pretty picture:

It’s hard to believe my ears were almost frost bitten while taking this picture.  Pretty soon the river will be frozen over – it looks so pretty but it scares me to death when I see snow mobiles driving on top of it.

We were going to go see a movie last night, but the times didn’t work out.  Have you seen Social Network yet?  We are going to grab a bite to eat and then see it this afternoon.  I have a $50 AMC gift card that I won for my Halloween costume – nice! 😀

I had a steak I needed to cook up, and made parmesan zucchini on this side.  I just wish my grill pan didn’t smoke up the house so much when I use it!

gots to show off my grill marks 😀

The steak was perfectly cooked too:

436 calories, 5.2 carbs, 54 protein, 21 fat and 1.4 fiber

I will be in the kitchen later today though!  I have a pecan and sugar free apple pie to make, and some rosemary bread.  We decided to just do ham this year.  I think it will be kind of weird not to have turkey, but there is only 4 of us for Thanksgiving.

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 1277 calories, 79 carbs, 100 protein, 61 fat and 12.5 fiber
  • 42% of calories from fat
  • 50 minute walk/jog with Hannah
  • 15 minute walk with the dog

Do you have turkey every year for Thanksgiving? Any unusual items at your Thanksgiving table?  One year I went to my brother’s wifes step-dads for Thanksgiving.   While he was a great cook – Charlie and I hated just about everything he served –

  • oyster stuffing (yuck)
  • creamed corn (double yuck)
  • stuffing that was chock full of onions and mushrooms (triple yuck)
  • a jello mold that had nuts and cream cheese in it (just wrong on so many levels)
  • yams with marshmallows on top (ick!)

We both put white turkey meat on our plates and were like “guess we aren’t going to overeat this Thanksgiving!

Have a great day! 😀

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21 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday . . .

  1. I don’ think I have ever had hominy so that is going on my “to try” list.

    Great job on going for a long walk. That is on my list today but I have to wait for it to warm up a bit!

    We usually have turkey, but this year there is only 3 of us so we are just going to roast a big chicken! We don’t really have any unusual foods for holidays. Growing up in the Midwest some kind of jello salad was always on the table. You really don’t see that here in California! I must say I don’t miss it at all.

    Enjoy your movie, that was a nice gift card to win!

    I am so happy to have found your blog and enjoy all of the recipes and inspiration you have to offer. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Best diet helper – going somewhere that the food is weird. I like your “just wrong on so many levels” – agreeance!!!

    I bought a 4.5 pound turkey breast at Sam’s this year – it’s the only part of the turkey we eat, so it seems less wasteful. Plus with being out in the morning for the Turkey Trot, it will be less prep/easier. I’m making all of the side dishes today so tomorrow will be a “shove things in the oven” day, except for the gravy. That would be just wrong…on so many levels! 😉

  3. My husband is the master turkey maker. He’s been doing it since about 1991. Almost every year. We’ve had some really good ones, and some really bad ones (as in…he gives me $30 for a cab to take me to the airport to go home because he’s throwing up).

    Last year we gave up and did tri tip and chicken.

    This year we bought a local, organic, free range turkey (gulp. $51) and we’re using the “tried and true” method of brining then cooking in a bag.

    That list of foods you had at that one thanksgiving sounds pretty gross. I don’t like marshmallows (what a way to ruin yams), and jello just isn’t a food. But I do like onions and mushrooms. Maybe not mushrooms in the stuffing.

    I’m just trying to lose 6 more lbs, so we’re having turkey, garlic buttermilk mashed potatoes, salad, and homemade rolls. My “rule” now with bread is that if it’s not ezekiel (which isn’t particularly tasty), we have to bake it ourselves.

  4. Remember the Thanksgiving when you were pregnant with Hannah and Mom and Dad went to visit Charlie and I went to I can’t even remember who’s house I went to for Thanksgiving, but I was the only non-family member, that was weird.

    I have poblanos in my fridge, so I may recreate that breakfast for myself. I saw on Food TV that the heat factor is VERY variable, some super mild and some hot!

  5. Have a great holiday Biz – we’re going to do a movie tomorrow while the bird is cooking. I forgot about Social Network, so maybe we’ll see it. Did you like Harry Potter?

  6. Always brine…

    Happy Thanksgiving.cook up a storm!

  7. 3 years ago we had soup for Thanksgiving. Soup! I was pissed! My Grandpa passed away the August before and no one wanted to get together. Ryan was in Boot Camp and I barely got to talk to him. It was awful! I threw a little hissy fit about not getting together so we did. And had soup. I still haven’t lived my tantrum down, but I’m thankful that we got together!

  8. That breakfast looks great – love how different it is!

    I’m not a fan of anything on that list from your t-giving – I would have stuck to turkey too. I like to have turkey, mac & cheese and mashed potatoes. hehe

  9. tasty peppers thanks so much for visiting my blog
    Happy Thanksgiving

    Rebecca

  10. I love hominy! Very unique breakfast!

    Dogfish Head Brewery is very close to where I live now, I can’t wait to make a visit there!

  11. Dogfish makes some very good beers. I buy beers I want to try at the World Market, for about $1.89 a bottle….that way I can try them and not be committed to a whole 6 pack.

  12. Glorious looking weather. I feel I haven’t seen sunshine for weeks!

    At the moment, we have “christmassy” snow storms in Southern Finland (21 F).

  13. We have turkey every year. One time at my inlaws, we had ham and it felt like Christmas! LOL. So I said only turkey from now on.

    Happy Thanksgiving Biz!

  14. Oooo, that does sound like a kind of yucky Thanksgiving. Although I do like the yams with the marshmallows. It would have been those + turkey for me.

    And what’s up with the poblanos?!? You’re right, they’re not supposed to be hot like that. I like the look of your stuffed peppers breakfast.

    We’re getting together with my husband’s brother’s family. They’re only a mile away, and our sister-in-law’s family lives close, too, so we celebrate a lot of holidays with them. My kids aren’t big on Thanksgiving dinner (I know! What gives?), so we usually bring sides they like (fruit salad/tray, steamed broccoli, rolls, pie). Although they did like the bacon from on top of the grilled turkey last year. No bacon this year, though, boo hoo.

    I should not have read your blog before going to Whole Foods today. I’m usually a frugal sort of gal, but my husband’s birthday is this weekend, and I had to buy him that Bourbon County stout to try – it’s too perfect! 😉

  15. The Pablano pics sure make me realize how much I miss the garden this time of year.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving Biz!

  16. Biz–Dogfish is our favorite! Not that we’re biased at all because our beach house is ~5 miles from the brewery! I’m actually at our friend’s house right now and we’re less than a mile from the brewery! It is expensive, but worth it! The Punkin especially! We haven’t seen the show (no cable) but we have met the owner!

  17. You’ve had a rich fiull day. Your Thanksgiving out cracked me up – never was big on jell-o or marshamallow… but you know some people love them and there you go! Your breakfast is outstanding – had my stomach murmurring for some and just ate dinner!

  18. I’m putting up a post soon w/ our menu! I’m excited 🙂 It’s my first year hosting.

  19. Oh my gosh Goose Island. My husband LOVE’S it and so many stories he and his bestie from college tell start with “that one time we were drinking goose island…” he loves it so much in fact that my father-in-law made a side trip to pick some up last year while visiting C’s grandparents. It’s way too thick for me personally, but the boys seem to be a wee bit obsessed…and the 4 pack lasts a long time with the ridiculously high alcohol content 🙂 I broke down and bought a $10 6-pack a few weeks ago from the fancy schmancy liquor store next to Whole Foods and feel quite ritzy when I break one out 😉

  20. $9.99 for a 6 pack of beer doesn’t seem unreasonable to me at all! Especially when it’s a good microbrew. But I’m a bit of an alcohol snob these days – I covet $50 bottles of artisan local vodka and gin. Mmmm.

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