PSA

Update:  I had the wrong link to Skippy’s blog in yesterdays post – here it is!  Go visit her and say hello!

I am sure by now most of you have heard about Ashley of Healthy Ashley.  I heard through Erring’s blog about her recent bike accident.  She was riding by herself when she wiped out – her only identification was her cell phone.

I’ve had a Road I.D. for over a year – it has my full name, year of birth, Tony and Hannah’s cell phone numbers and identifies me as being a Type I insulin dependent diabetic.  Ever since I read about Ashley’s accident, I’ve worn it while biking, walking and running.  Because seriously, you never know that can happen out there.  Better safe than sorry, right?  So never exercise outside without i.d. – mkay?

My breakfast was super delicious – 1 egg, 1 ounce sliced deli corned beef, baby spinach and 1/2 an ounce of cheddar cheese on a flour tortilla, with a small banana on the side, breakfast comes in at 7 delicious points.  I cooked the egg filling at home and nuked it when I got to the office, and somehow my flour tortilla got crunchy on the outside – it was so good. 😀

Since my goals is to bike/walk/run 125 miles this month, riding my 10 mile bike ride at lunch really ups my daily mileage.  I had every intention of riding my bike, until it started to rain – I don’t like biking in the rain, too slippery.

So what did I do?  I fed people in my office. 😀  I had leftover beef and bean choup – one of my co-workers ate two big bowls he loved it so much.  And then this soup was a super big hit – chicken pot pie soup.

I will write this recipe for future use – but here’s what I did.  Remember that chicken pot pie I made the other day?  Do you remember that Tony doesn’t like leftovers even though he loved this pot pie?   I had 3/4 of the pot pie left and decided to make a soup out of it.

I scooped out about 2 – 2 1/2 cups of filling, crumbled in the crunchy parts of the pie crust (about 1/2 a cup) added 1 cup of cooked spaghetti I had leftover in my fridge, added 3 cups of chicken broth and added a pinch of crushed red pepper and mixed it all together.

Holy yum, this was good.  The pie crust thickened the broth up just a bit more, but even adding the extra chicken broth, the pot pie filling was still super flavorful.  My guess is that this bowl is 8 points?

I had defrosted some ground beef to make stuffed peppers, but I just wasn’t feeling it.  I asked Tony what he felt like when I told him I had ground beef, and jokingly said pizza?!  He said, how about a Mexican pizza?  What the H?  Tony suggested pizza?!  I don’t think I ran to the kitchen fast enough. 😀

I did my typical no rise pizza dough – 2 cups flour, 1 cup water, 1 tsp. salt and 1 package of yeast.  While I let that rest a few minutes, I made taco meat out of the 1/2 pound of beef I had thawed.

The base of the pizza was 1/3 cup of my marinara sauce mixed with 1/3 cup salsa.  Then the ground beef, Tony’s side had black olives, my side had diced green pepper and roasted red peppers, then 3 ounces of mixed shredded cheese – my combo was mozzarella, asiago and cheddar cheese.

I baked the crust at 425 on the lower rack of the oven for about 5-6 minutes, just enough so that it can slide off the pizza pan.  Put the toppings on, and cooked it directly on the middle oven rack for about 10 more minutes, until the cheese is nice and melty.

Then sprinkled it with chopped iceburg lettuce and a few crushed tortilla chips on top.  I usually also put refried beans on this pizza, but I was out.  But this was delicious!  I had 3 slices for 15 points.

Of course Tony, while he loved it, said “you know we aren’t have pizza Friday night, right?!” 😀

Here’s a funny story.  Hannah’s had a cough the last few days that have kept her up a couple hours in the middle of the night.  I was worried it might be bronchitis and thought she should see a doctor.  But then I thought about it.  Um, Hannah only has a pediatrician!  Hannah’s 19!

Although the last time I had to take her to the doctor (maybe when she was 13?) I asked how long she could keep coming there, and the doctor said it wasn’t uncommon to treat his patients through college. 😀

So I set up the appointment for yesterday morning, joked if she wanted me to take her (she said no) and she sat in a waiting room full of Curious George wall paper – with two other girls Hannah thought were 16 or 17 – and missed one of the kids she babysits for by an hour.  They gave her an inhaler and a Z-pack and by yesterday afternoon she was already feeling better.   Hopefully her cough is better today.

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 30 points
  • no exercise
  • average blood sugar 129

And I’ll leave you with one of my early crappy pictures – why on earth I decided to post this shitty picture I’ll never know!  Doesn’t that look really appetizing?? Ha!  Have a great day!

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29 thoughts on “PSA

  1. Ha! The last photo looks like the ones I post all the time.

    I made my Rosemary Chicken and Potato pizza for us on Sunday and last night Mr. Helen asked me if we could have some sort of pizza again this weekend. I’ve actually been considering doing a pizza every Sunday since it’s not football season and he wants to sit and eat leisurely in front of the TV to catch up once he gets home from work. I haven’t told him that though because I don’t want to hear it if I decide to make something else 😀

  2. I really should order a RoadID, shouldn’t I?

  3. You are so funny! I love visiting your blog!

    The lovelies stayed with their pediatrician until he passed away and that was after college for a couple of them! They loved him so much. And loved all ‘his’ babies! We miss our Dr. Ward.

  4. I have a Road ID too because I often run at local reservoirs and trails alone. I think it is important to have some kind of identification on you, but the bracelets make it so much easier for rescuers. Mine has my birth date, my husband and my mom’s phone numbers and indicates that I have no allergies.

    I really need to get over my fear of making my own dough. That pizza looks delicious.

  5. Road idea….such a great idea.

    Hope Hannah is feeling better soon! My kids are 19, 17 and 14 and they ALL still go to the pediatrician. I am really glad they take kids up until after college because I love my ped so much! Although I will admit…it is weird sending them alone after they are 18…lol My daugher recently needed medical paperwork sent to her University for the dance team she is on, and I made her call and take care of it herself. She IS 19 afterall! 🙂

  6. I need to get a road id… That is so scary! Gorgeous breakfast! I still cant believe tony doesnt do leftovers. Glad everyone else enjoyed them. I totally saw my pediatrician until college 🙂

  7. I heard about Ashley – it’s scary stuff!! I love the idea of making soup out of your leftovers. So, so smart!! OMG I thought I was the only one who saw my pediatrician until I was finished college. Tell Hannah she isn’t alone 🙂

  8. that road id is a smart idea! i have a lot of friends that run early in the morning, i need to suggest this to them. i love that breakfast, as well as the pizza! i hope you’re having a good week!

  9. Can’t wait for my road ID to arrive, I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without one!
    That pizza looks so tasty, would of never thought of that ;-).

  10. Road ID’s are SO IMPORTANT. Glad you’re spreading the word!
    Funny story – when I sprained my ankle this summer the ER doctor sent me to a pediatrician who specialized in sports medicine. And I’m 34!!! 🙂

  11. Taco Pizza… Taco Pizza… Good Lord almighty that sounds so heavenly!

  12. Ok, I need to make that pizza. Wow! And way to go on using your pot pie leftovers to create something new! You are a genius in the kitchen. 🙂

  13. Glad you are passing the word on the importance of Road IDs. No one plans on having an accident, but they sure are good to have, just in case.

    Love the idea of turning the leftover pot pie into a nice thick soup. Very out of the box thinking!

    Hope Hannah is feeling better. I switched my kids to a general practice doctor when they were young teenagers, just to make life easier on me (that way when we ALL had strep, it was one-stop shopping).

  14. Funny about Hannah and the pediatrician! Glad she’s on the mend now. I put my name, address and phone number on my bike in case of emergencies. I also carry my cell phone which has ICE numbers on it. Also, I almost always bike with DH.

  15. The leftovers never survive for very long here when we make pot pie. Wallene claims them as her own. heehee You’re amazing that the soup would even occur to you to make up. It looks really good, as does the pizza. I can’t believe Tony suggested it. Was their an eclipse or something yesterday? 😉

    I am glad Hannah is feeling better. Please give her a hug from us.

  16. I make sure to wear my Road ID every time I workout outside and have labeled C as my husband in the first name line of my contacts — so it’s very clear to anyone who picks up my phone who needs to be contacted in an emergency. you just never know what could happen!

    Taco pizza sounds so good! It combines my two favorite foods – pizza and Mexican!

  17. I have a road ID too but mine is the shoe kinda. I thought of getting the bracelet but knew i would forget to wear it. So if it’s on my shoe laces, I’ll never forget it on a run (since I don’t bike, so no worries about wearing the right shoes! haha!)

    and awesome idea putting the iceburg on the pizza! at first I thought it was cabbage! I’ve seen people put spring mixes on their pizza, but that’s genius! more crunch!

  18. Both my husband and I have a Road ID, but I always forget to wear mine when I run. 😦 I also have ICE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_case_of_emergency) on my phone contact list as well.

    Though I tend to go for veggie pizzas, taco pizza has to be one of my favorite meat pizzas! Part pizza, part salad, part taco…what’s not to love???

    And Chicken Pot Pie soup is genius! Comfort leftovers! 😀

  19. Haha your shitty pics look like my pics now 🙂

  20. I have a road ID, but I lost it. When I bike, my wallet always is in my bike bag. When I run, now I have a piece of paper with John’s phone number in my music player holder for emergencies.

  21. You know I really should have ID when I walk because I get a couple miles away from home on a nature trail. Thanks for a great idea!

    I have just not been feeling like cooking lately – your quick pizza dough looks like a winner!

  22. Some water almost came out of my nose at that egg photo. TOO funny! We’ve both come a long way, that’s for sure!!

    That’s cute about Hannah and the pediatrician 🙂

    The Road ID is such a good idea. I didn’t hear about that blogger, but how scary and sad. Glad you’re being safe, Biz!

    The Mexican pizza looks awesome! And since it’s Mexican, I really don’t think it “counts” as pizza…better have it again tomorrow 😉

  23. Rub Hannah’s feet with Vic’s, cover with socks right before bed. Kills the cough for my kids. Sounds wack but for some reason it works:-/ Hope she feels better soon!!

  24. I don’t have my own doctor. I always found it weird that people have a family doctor here to whom they visit for check-ups each year or so.

    Mexican pizza…Tony is a genius, and your execution was brilliant! It looks so good!

    Hope Hannah is feeling fine now!

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