Thanks for all the ideas on how to get tar off yesterday – so glad I have alternatives next time that happens and I’ll walk away from the cleaning products to clean myself!
I decided to make an English muffin sammie with one of my homemade sausages.
On the side was some of the best watermelon I’ve had all year – breakfast comes in at 488 calories, 20 fat, 29 carbs, 2 fiber and 45 protein.
I had this dry nagging cough yesterday so I didn’t work out. I haven’t coughed yet today, so hopefully that’s a good sign.
This is how I grocery shop: I read my grocery store sale flyer, see what meat is on sale and base my weekly menu on that. They had pork stew for $1.99 and I was like “I wonder what I can make with that?”
A quick Google search, and wouldn’t you know it, the third link to show up is one of my own – a recipe for a Thai pork stew that I had completely forgotten I’d made! The only thing I did differently was after the stew finished cooking, I cut up two zucchini’s and added them to the hot stew while it cooled down. When I reheated this for lunch, the zucchini were still crisp tender.
This couldn’t be easier – just throw all the ingredients in a dutch oven (or any pot that is oven safe with a lid) and stir every 30 minutes.
While it may not look like much, this is a winning dish – the flavors are super complex, its slightly spicy with the sriracha, and the pork stew met is super tender. I shared this with a couple people at work who both declared it delicious!
With 3/4 cup cooked rice on the bottom, lunch comes in at 444 calories, 10 fat, 56 carbs, 4.3 fiber and 27 protein.
I am loving these cool temps we’ve been having! Right now its sunny and 57 degrees – love! Cooler weather always makes me think of chili. I’ve made lots of chili in my time, but I always look for new ones. I am actually looking forward to Nicole’s Chili Cook-off she has every year for football season. I think a white chicken chili is about the only one I haven’t tried.
One chili I know Tony loves? Cincinnati chili because it has no beans. I found another recipe for Cincinnati chili, but I altered it enough that it’s now my own. And I don’t put shitty onions in mine, thank you very much.
– 1 cup serving: 300 calories, 23 fat, 2 carbs, 2 fiber and 20 protein
- 1 pound ground beef (I used 85/15)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
In a large pot, saute the beef, garlic, and chili powder together until the beef starts to brown. If you beef is really fatty, you can drain some of the fat. I didn’t need to.
Throw everything else in the pool and simmer for 45-60 minutes. This is a loose chili, meant to be served chili mac style over cooked spaghetti.
And for Tony, it isn’t chili mac unless you have oyster crackers!
I had chili mac three ways: I added kidney beans to mine, cheddar cheese and a few oyster crackers.
I ate every single bite – the only thing I did to mine was add some Tabasco to it. Dinner comes in at 574 calories, 29 fat, 43 carbs, 6.7 fiber and 32 protein.
Okay – two things are already bothering me. Yesterday I went to Walgreen’s to get some cough drops, they already have the Halloween candy displayed! And at work yesterday, I got not one, but two catalogs for Christmas cards! Why can’t we still enjoy summer – it seems like the world is rushing us to Halloween and Christmas already!
I love getting mail! Yesterday I got this cookbook that the publishers want me to review – can’t wait to check out some of the recipes.
Stats for Monday:
- 1506 caloires, 60 fat, 129 carbs, 13 fiber and 106 protein
- 34% calories from carbs, 36% fat and 30% protein
- no exercise
Since I didn’t win the lottery, guess I have to get my ass in gear and get to work. Make it a great day!