I love packages (that’s what she said!)

When Errign saw that I needed to find the K.C. Masterpiece buffalo marinade the other day, she emailed me and said “I have a bottle, wanna trade?”  Um, yes!  So yesterday I sent her canned jars of my baja fresh salsa, my grilled cherry salsa and a couple other goodies. 😀

When I got home I found her box.  But it looked like someone kicked it to my front door. 😦

Luckily the loot survived!

Thanks so much Errign!  I am going to be having buffalo chicken tacos for lunch today. 😀

As I was putting my breakfast together yesterday, I saw that I still had leftover pizza dough.  Um, how long has it been since I’ve had breakfast pizza??

  • 2 ounces pizza dough (6 points)
  • salsa spread for the base (1 point)
  • 3/4 ounce cheese (2 points)
  • 1/4 cup egg beaters (1 point)
  • spinach and diced red pepper (0 points)


No working out at lunch yesterday – I went out!  We went to Moe’s Southwest Grill.  I love that they have their nutrition online.  I was able to “build” my lunch before I even got there.  First off, guess where all the calories are – in the tortillas!  Luckily, they have what’s called a “streaker” which is the guts of a taco without a shell.  Without ended up being 7 points – with the tortilla the tacos would have been 15!

I had the grilled chicken, black beans, lettuce, grilled green peppers, pickled jalapenos, a tiny scoop of rice and then about 5 points of chips for dipping – lunch ended up being 12 points – not too bad for fast food!

They also have a salsa bar – I went with a lime cilantro tomatilla salsa – I need to recreate this one!

I was talking to Tony in the afternoon and I remembered that I bought scallops over the weekend and hadn’t used them up yet.  Tony doesn’t like red sauce with seafood, so I thought I would make a white wine sauce and serve the scallops over crispy polenta.  Um, epic fail on the sauce – it took me about 45 minutes to make dinner, all because I kept having to start over on the sauce.

In the end I ended up making a simple brown butter sauce, and when I brought the plates to the table, I was like “sorry this didn’t work out.”  I get mad when dishes don’t turn out.

But guess what?  It was delicious!  I pam fried already cooked polenta so it was nice and crispy, seared the scallops that were just seasoned with salt and pepper, and then took 2 tablespoons of butter and cooked it with salt and pepper and a pinch of Parmesan cheese, and took it off the heat when it was light brown.  I spooned one tablespoon of butter over each plate – Tony’s plate was sans spinach. 😀

Dinner came in at 9 points. 😀

Hannah and I went to the gym after dinner – we had plans to play racquetball (sp?) but the courts were full, so we ended up swimming for 45 minutes and then hot tubbed.  Then we came home and watched “Are you fitter than a senior?”  where fit senior citizens competed against unhealthy teenagers – its on Discovery Health channel and it was amazing the impact these senior citizens had on these teens – they were crying leaving these families after only one week!

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 31 points
  • 45 minute swim
  • average blood sugar 111

Tommorow I am grilling an all American picnic – coney island hot dogs, cheeseburgers, potato salad and homemade baked beans – the recipe is interesting – its got Blue Moon beer in it! 😀 

Has anyone made coney island hot dog sauce before – that’s the only part of the menu I am worried about!

28 thoughts on “I love packages (that’s what she said!)

  1. Whoa looks like the mail was NOT kind to my box, haha! I promise it was whole when I dropped it off! 🙂 Enjoy, I know you probably are not eating a lot of chocolate & regular pb, but I couldn’t pass them up!

  2. What a fun trade! Sounds like you both made out very well 🙂 What a beautiful breakfast pizza. I love when restaurants put up nutritional stats online. I usually go for the personal trainer at Moe’s ;). A beautiful dinner too. I have really been loving pre-made polenta. I plan to buy more and do some additional experimenting. That show sounds nuts- I am going to try and DVR it

  3. wow I can’t believe the condition of that box! lol Glad your LOOT got to you safely! I LOVE scallops but never thought to eat them with polenta…interesting!

  4. Trading. What a great and fun way to get items you want but can’t find. Glad your loot survived.

  5. I LOVE your breakfast pizzas – always amazing!

    I’ve just never liked scallops. I don’t know why; wish I did, but something about the texture just doesn’t sit with me. Sad.

  6. Rachel Palmieri

    I get mad when meals don’t turn out either!

    Should we maybe have some sort of food exchange with the participants of the 101 Days of Summer Challenge? You could pair people up and then the pairs could email with one another about their favorite things…and at the end of the challenge we send each other goodies?

  7. Why do I not know about that show!? 🙂

    I have to tape that one. Nice gifts from Errign!

    • Sri Lanka is definitely no sencod string team in this Zim Tri Series .They are a very good mix of young cricketers with most of them, except just a few may be, who lack more exposure .Having lost to India fairly & squarley this is no excuse !! (0)

  8. You are too nice – when I struggle with cooking dinner, I usually end up slamming it on the table with a “there, I hope you’re happy!” attitude.

    I have never heard of Coney Island sauce. I thought a Coney was just a fancy name for a hot dog?

    • I guess the “coney” part is the chili – its known in Detroit for some reason (even though I thought New York!) One of my co-workers is an afficiando (sp?) of them, so the bar is set high – you know what the secret ingredient is? Pureed hot dogs!

  9. I love bloggers – they rock, don’t they?

  10. i love packages too. especially BIG ONES

  11. I love that dark chocolate dreams pb comes in individual packets – I’ve never seen that before! It’s my most favorite EVER. 🙂
    Aren’t blogger the greatest?

  12. never eaten a coney island dog, nor made the sauce, but horray for swimming and the hot tub 🙂 have a great weekend biz!!

  13. Woah! Look at that box. It looks like the mail man kicked it like a foot ball to your front door! Lol, I am glad everything survived the impact. The food looks wonderful like always 🙂

  14. Wow, nice package (again…that’s what she said!)

    And that breakfast pizza looks great. Why don’t I ever do that!!

  15. I love beer in any dish, and I’m sure in baked beans they’d be great! it’s so hot out today, I might just have to go crack a cold one.

  16. I love getting things in the mail. I am looking forward to your package!
    I have never thought of pizza for breakfast. What a great idea!
    I’m going to have to check out that show. I’d never heard of it.

  17. I love Moe’s, we don’t have one here and I miss it! That green salsa is my favorite thing there 🙂

  18. what a great day! a package though it was banged up, healthy lunch out and a workout with your daughter 🙂

  19. And they wonder why the post office is broke LOL!

    I am not a fan of red sauce with my seafood either. I made up a quick cream cheese sauce with some cream cheese, butter and milk. It made a wonderful base! A little goes a long way, too.

  20. Wow, glad everything arrived okay!

    Love the breakfast pizza!

    Your dinner looks fantastic! Don’t think I’ve ever had polenta before, but now I want to try it! Looks great with the scallops!

  21. Again with the scallops and polenta…you are making me drool here Biz, even at midnight!

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