Our office closed at 3:00 yesterday afternoon and I knew then that I would be off of work today. It was a scary drive home because it was white out conditions – I could only see about 5 feet in front and behind me, and the road I drive on has a speed limit of 55 – and people were still driving that fast – I was so happy when I finally pulled in our driveway!
I sat in my comfy chair and it was like I was in a snow globe:
Yesterday morning I was driving to work when I realized I never put anything together for breakfast. I stopped by McDonald’s, and while my brain was saying “I’ll have oatmeal” my mouth actually said “sausage McMuffin please.” In my head I was like, it’s probably about 8 points. Um, try 11 points!
For lunch I had two servings of my black bean and pork chili with some fritos for some crunch on top – lunch comes in at 9 points:
Aldi sells these potatoes for .69 cents a can. They made a quick side dish for dinner – just sauteed them in a cast iron skillet with a teaspoon of butter and threw in some canned green beans at the end.
I marinated pork chops all day in light Italian dressing. The recipe I was following had a “tuscan” glaze to pour over the chops, but after I made it, it was way too vinegary, so I came up with this mustard sauce. While I can eat mustard with a spoon, it cam be a bit overpowering for Tony. The chicken broth cut the bite, but you still had the mustard flavor.
Biz’s Rosemary Mustard Sauce
4 servings (about 1/8 of a cup) 1 Points Plus
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons skim milk
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Put all ingredients in a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring to combine and simmer for 10 minutes.
Then poured the mustard sauce on top: Dinner comes in at 10 points.
- 34 points (including Tony’s famous popcorn last night)
- no exercise
- average blood sugar 107
So in total we got about 17 inches of snow. I’ll be spending the day shoveling, snow blowing, and I’ll certainly be Bizzy in my Kitchen – I have plans to make artisan bread and bagels. 😀
Oh, have to share a proud Momma moment – Hannah made the President’s Deans List for her first semester in college. And just this past week, she got 52 out of 50 on her first math quiz this semester – go Hannah! 😀 So proud of you!