Saturday WI and BLT Dip

I was 1.4 pounds away from getting my 10%, or 17 pound loss.  All the way to the meeting my mantra was “1.4, 1.4!”  So I was a little bummed when I saw this:

I came home and Tony was like “how did you do?”  When I told him ONLY -.6, he said the perfect thing.  “You worked hard for that .6, and you keep losing each week and your pants are falling off, isn’t that telling you something?”  THANKS TONY!  And he’s right.  Slow and steady wins the race – this is a lifestyle, not a diet so I am just gonna keep on going. 😀

I’ll get my 10% next week. 😀

My breakfast yesterday was so good.  I had one blueberry pancake, which is 5 points.  I sliced up an apple and put it in a plastic container with the lid almost completely attached, but just enough open to let the steam out.   I nuked the apple for 2 minutes – perfect, slightly tender but still a bite to it – I added 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon sugar (which is by our coffee pot) and 1/4 cup of sugar free syrup for a delicious, filling 7 point breakfast.

Since I came in early to work the day before, I was able to take a longer lunch so I did my last chance workout – I biked 10 miles in 60 minutes!  The weather was perfect – about 68 degrees, overcast, not windy.  There were lots of puddles on the trail because of the rain, and I actually looked forward to riding through them – my pants and back of my shirt were covered in muddy water – I am so hard core.  Ha! 😀

Needless to say I was hungry when I got back.  More soba noodles!  Except this time I added red cabbage and left out the peanuts, so this giant bowl is only 8 points plus.

Again, this took me about 30 minutes to eat – I love the spicy broth this sits in. 😀

I had no game plan for dinner, other than I knew I was going to grill some corn.  As luck would have it, right before I left work I checked in on The Kitchen Witch and the title of her post was: The Best F*&#ing Corn Ever, and when I saw chipotle peppers, I was in!  I changed it up slightly, I reduced the amount of sugar to 1 teaspoon instead of a tablespoon, and added more chipotle – I loves it spicy!  I also didn’t puree the chipotles, I just used 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce.

The Best F*&#ing Corn Butter

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle adobo sauce

I just threw everything in a small pot and let it cook down.  This makes 12 teaspoons of butter, and each teaspoon is 1 PointPlus.  One teaspoon is plenty, especially when you have fresh delicious corn like we did – I loved the heat mixed with the lime zest and the sweet corn.  Holy shizz – corn on the cob heaven.  Thanks for the recipe KW!

That’s my favorite corn – the mixed yellow and white.  On the side I had garlic marinated petite beef tenderloin medallions with fresh green beans.  And while it didn’t feel like summer outside, this dish tasted like summer!

I just let the melted spicy butter solidify and can’t wait to eat it again.  😀

Tony enjoyed a cigar while he manned the grill and I had a glass of wine.  I liked how this picture turned out:

For everyone who emailed me and left a comment yesterday, my friend shared her BLT dip with me – note her changes are in bold.

This layered dip is really delicious served with soft or crisp breadsticks.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise – I used a little less
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup torn lettuce – I shredded mine
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled – Used a bit more – like me some bacon!!!
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped – I de-seeded mine and used 3 vine ripe
  • 4 green onions, chopped – Only used 2ish (because I know you don’t like onions!!)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation:

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese in small bowl. Spread onto serving plate. Top with lettuce, cooked bacon, plum tomatoes, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Chill until serving. This is great served with crisp breadsticks for dipping, along with some chewy Italian bread slices.

 ** I made my cream cheese mixture the night before and assembled just before you arrived.  I probably would have layered it differently so I would look prettier – but I really enjoyed it also. 

 The recipe is off of About.com busy cooks

Thanks for sharing the recipe Kim!

Alright, my kitchen isn’t going to clean itself, so off to do some chores.  Tony and I are going out for lunch and then seeing Hangover II – I know the reviews are mixed, but we’ll see.  Enjoy your Saturday!

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18 thoughts on “Saturday WI and BLT Dip

  1. You will hit your 10% next week Biz! I just know it! Tony is right. What a sweet husband. I need to get back on the weight loss wagon again. I would love to hit my 10%. I’ve just been stuck at the same weight. Frustrating!

    Can’t wait to try that BLT dip!

  2. Thanks for the recipe Biz! My husband can’t wait for me to make this now! Congrats on the weight loss too! A loss is always better than a gain, no matter how small! You’ll do it! Have a great weekend! BTW, how’s Tony doing?? I’m guessing if he’s smoking a cigar he’s doing good!

  3. omg that corn butter looks amazing, so trying that tonight, think i will coat our steaks with it…yummmers, yep .6 is a loss, no gain, you get those great meals and losing, stop beating yourself up girl keep up the good work.. diabetics have a hard time with that insulin resistance to lose and you are losing so dont let that get you down..hell i wished i could eat your wonderful meals and still lose….so glad to see tony having his cigar that is a sign he is going well…..will always remember you and your post of fuck cancer, he did !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I saw that same recipe over at the Kitchen Witch and got excited too! I’m thinking about freezing the butter to have easy access to it.
    Great loss, Biz! Glad Tony was able to remind you of it!
    Enjoy Hangover II. We’re going to wait for DVD. I hear it’s funny, but a duplicate of the first movie.

  5. I’m sure all of your readers will agree with Tony, too. I get frustrated when I’m losing slowly but I try to remind myself that losing slowly will make it easier for me to get to my goal and maintain it. I’ve done extreme deprivation and it never works. Thanks for the BLT dip recipe Biz and Kim! I will be taking this to our next party.

  6. Slow and steady is the way to go! You will get that 10% soon and it will be just as sweet no matter how long it takes. That BLT dip looks so good. I’m drooling on my keyboard.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. You ate some amazing food last week, and still lost more than a half pound! Amazing!
    I managed to meet my goal of doing yoga every night for the Challenge!

  8. Sooo awesome that you keep on losing, you rock! Bfast sounds amazing, now i want breakfast for dinner. Way to rock the bike ride too. Enjoy your weekend

  9. I just wanted to write a quick note and let you know that you inspire me every single day. As we were sitting around last night with the what do you want for dinner- what do you want- I don’t know. I thought of you and your planning and have made it a priority to start menu planning to avoid this conversation and be healthier- we both need to lose a significant amount of weight……thanks for the inspiration!!

    • Aw, that’s so sweet Nicole! And for the record, we decided to lunch and movie today instead of grocery shop – so we are having brats and tots – not the healthiest meal, but it will be good! Hope to menu plan tomorrow. 😀

  10. Love Tony’s words. He is soooo right!!! You are doing great!!!

    The BLT looks and sounds amazing!!!

  11. Great job! Tony is right – your consistently losing weight, and that is amazing! You’ll get your ten percent next week! Your breakfast looks great. I never though of putting apples on top of pancakes. I’ll have to try it.

  12. delicious looking dinner! i love grilled corn!!

  13. Slow and steady – you are doing just fine…next week, you’ll hit 10% for sure!
    We liked the Hangover II – did you?

    • It was funny, but obvioiusly just like the first one – probably could have waited for it to come out on DVD, but we used gift cards so it was free! 😀

  14. A loss is a loss! Way to go!

  15. Tony is so sweet!!! You rock Biz!! And that corn butter….yumeee!!!

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