New Look . . . No Weigh In

I realized something this week.  I am sure I’ve done it forever, but never really noticed it.  Turns out when I clear the table to clean the kitchen, if there are any leftovers, I take a few more bites.  The other night when I made chicken marsala pasta, I must have reached in the pan and eaten 4 – 5 more bites.  WTF?

I am sure I set my alarm, but I don’t remember turning it off.  I knew subconsciously that I didn’t want to WI this week, so I am going to refocus this week.  My plan is before I even bring the food to the table, if there are any leftovers, just to put them in containers and get them out of the way. 😀

I didn’t have time to talk about it yesterday, but I had such a fun time with Hannah and her friends out to lunch on Thursday.  It’s weird because I’ve known these girls since they were in 4th grade.  One now lives in California and is going to school.  The other one?  She has a son already.

Part of me thinks “wow, she’s a Mom at 20!”  It’s so young.  But she reminds me a lot of myself.  I was only 23 when I had Hannah, and for me, Hannah made me way more responsible than I ever would have been if I hadn’t had her at that age.  I worked in a bar, stayed out too late, etc.  This Momma lives on her own, goes to school and works – and while I know it will be tough because she’s doing it on her own, I know she’s going to be a great Mom – I could tell already just in the short time we visited.

But here’s the funny thing – I was so nervous holding her baby!  I can’t even remember the last time I held a baby.  I wasn’t sure at 4 months could he sit up, how to hold him – I am so out of practice!  And did you know they have baby apps for iPhones?   There was one app that had a teddy bear on it, and every time the baby just touched the screen the teddy bear would giggle like it was being tickled – that got him all excited! 😀  So thanks ladies for a wonderful lunch – and thank you to Hannah for paying. 😀

So I changed the blog look – what do you think?  On the right hand side I have categories of my recipes, which I hope to update in the next few weeks.  Um, can you tell I like soup?!

While I am not Catholic, Tony is.  And while he probably hasn’t been inside a Catholic church since his first marriage, he does celebrate Lent.  He’s vowed to give up green leafy vegetables – ha!  So I made him tuna fish for lunch and asked what he wanted for dinner – fish sticks!

So I decided to make fish stick tacos.  The 4 pieces of fish come in at 7 points, my tortillas were 3 points, and I had a schmear of sour cream, broccoli slaw and hot Ortega taco sauce – so this plate comes in at a delicious 11 points.

I also have my simple recipe for corned beef hash.

  • 2 ounces of deli corned beef, diced
  • 3 ounces canned potatoes, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add the corned beef and potato and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the potatoes start to brown.  Add egg and scramble.  Remove from heat and toss in the baby spinach.  I just seasoned with black pepper and a few splashes of Tabasco – 7 points!

I have my normal Saturday chores – laundry, cleaning and going to the grocery store.  We don’t have any plans this weekend.  I plan on hitting up the gym today and tomorrow – I missed a couple workouts during the week last week.

Enjoy your Saturday!

20 thoughts on “New Look . . . No Weigh In

  1. Bizzy! Get rid of the pasta, potatoes, breaded fish sticks (pan sear raw fish) and the tortillas and you’re darn close to Paleo…. and way less points! Less carbs, less inflammation, quicker digestion, less Lectins and Gluten. You’re on it.

  2. Love the new look! It is bright and inviting!!!

  3. And here I thought you got your hair did. 🙂 Like the new look. Hey, there is a 5K coming up in OP if you are interested. I was going to be out of town, but now think I am in town to do the race.

  4. I like the new look, Biz! I haven’t had fish sticks in over 10 years, and now I want one. What the heck? haha I won’t go buy them though because I know they’ll never actually get eaten.

  5. I love the new, fresh look of your blog. It makes me want to make changes too. 🙂

    Yeah, those BLT’s (bites, licks & tastes) do add up. Your plan to put the leftovers away quickly should work beautifully. 🙂

  6. I LOVE the new layout. It is a job well done. One question, where can I find your granola recipe?

  7. I like the new layout! I totally do the taking a few more bites thing, but those calories really do add up.

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    Love the new layout Vat. AWWW….that little baby is a cutie!!!!! I laughed at Tony giving up green leafy vegetables for lent. That man of yours is hilarious. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

  9. i love picking at the pan post-dinner! luckily, i usually just cook enough food for two dinner servings and a third leftover lunch serving. i pack up the third serving as i’m plating everything else and that does the trick!

  10. Fish stick tacos look good! I make ground turkey teriyaki wraps with broccoli slaw ALL THE TIME, but then forget to use broccoli slaw on other things like this.

    Give Tony a hug for making such a huge sacrifice this season. However will he manage!?

  11. I’ve never had a fish taco. Just like everything else, you make them look so good. Love the new look!

  12. I really wish I liked fish!! I keep trying it hoping that I will like it and it never really happens.

    I like the colors on the blog and the recipe categories!

  13. I like your new side bar-a quick way to find recipes from your home page!

  14. I used to eat a few more bites as I was putting away leftovers too. Some nights it practically became second dinner! 😦

    Love the new look too!

  15. The new blog look is great!! I’ve never thought about making fish tacos out of fish sticks….genius!!
    I get nervous holding babies too and my youngest is only 5!

  16. Haha, that’s exactly how I make my fish tacos. Using the fish sticks is so easy. I use the tilapia ones. Very tasty! Nice new blog look. I think it’s about time for me to do that too. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

  17. Tony is hilarious in his vow to give up leafy greens! Great pic of Hannah and her friends!

  18. I like the new blog look a lot, good job 🙂 I love fish tacos and never thought to use good old fish sticks. Trader Joes has fish nuggets so I may have to take a trip over and grab some.

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