It Smells Like Dogs Balls.

I forget what a good idea making quiche is.  On Thursday’s I feed one boss breakfast and the other one lunch.  I made a broccoli quiche with leftover Easter ham.  My boss and I had it for breakfast and I gave my other boss a slice for lunch with a Caesar salad  on the side.  #winning!

Broccoli Ham Quiche

  • 4 servings: 209 calories, 8.4 carbs, 23 protein, 9.5 fat and 1.2 fiber


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 ounces broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup liquid egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces chopped cooked ham

I cook my broccoli on the “vegetable” setting on my microwave.  Let cool slightly.  Chop broccoli.  Add everything to a large bowl and mix well.  Pour into a prepared pie pan sprayed with Pam and cook at 400 for 30 minutes.

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Here is my blurry breakfast – I had it with some grapes and some leftover potatoes.

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I decided to run another 5k at lunch yesterday.  I started out the run at a 4.8 mph race – it takes me a while to get into the groove, but over time I kept bumping up the mph.  My last sprint was at a 8:45 minute pace!  What??!!

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I’d say that’s not a bad time for someone who weighs 170 pounds!  I was doing a happy dance! 

For my lunch I had leftover taco soup.  It had a lot of broth in it, but once I stirred it around, I got to the good stuff – the melted corn tortilla, beans and corn. Open-mouthed smile

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It was such a nice day yesterday!!  My drive home was gorgeous – 59 degrees and sunny!  Tony asked what my thoughts were for dinner and I said that I had defrosted ground beef for burgers.  He said he didn’t care as long as we could sit outside and grill.  YOLO!

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I ended up making blue cheese stuffed burgers.  I puffy heart blue cheese.  I used 97% lean beef – each patty was 5 ounces raw.  I put about an ounce of blue cheese in the middle of each burger.

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With Tony’s favorite crinkle cut fries on the side.  This was so filling, I wasn’t even tempted to eat anything else last night.

So last night after dinner I started putting stuff together for our Souper Friday lunch today.  Except guess what – no soup for you!  I decided to switch things up and I am doing a taco fiesta.  Ground beef tacos with the fixings, this cilantro corn confetti, and cilantro rice. 

Hannah is actually in the suburbs today and her and her friend Mel will be joining me for lunch today!  I decided to make a batch of granola for them.  So you can imagine the smells going on in my kitchen:

  • taco meat
  • cilantro
  • rice cooking
  • cinnamon
  • honey

At one point Tony yelled from the living room.

It’s smells like dogs balls.  I hope that’s the smell you were going for!

Guess what?  I registered for a race!  Well, kind of.  Cabot Cheese is putting together a blogger team to run a race called Beach to Beacon in Maine in August.  Have any of you ever heard of that race?  It must be really popular, because they said it sold out in about 5 minutes!

I threw my hat into the ring – nothing ventured, nothing gained!  But I was given a sign yesterday!  When I went to the store to pick up a couple things for my taco fiesta today, guess what was in the cheese discount bin?

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So I am pretty sure they’ll pick my application! Open-mouthed smile

Alight – I have so much stuff to put together for work you would think I was going away for a long weekend!

Stats for the Day:

  • 45 minute treadmill, included 35:31 5k
  • 1468 calories, 46 fat, 207 carbs, 26 fiber 62 protein
  • 57% of calories from carbs, 28% from fat, 15% from protein

Make it a great day!  Happy Friday!


43 thoughts on “It Smells Like Dogs Balls.

  1. Wow! good for you on the marathon…and for cheese? What could be better? lol I hope this good weather is here to stay, although I see there is an awful lot of rain in next week’s forecast. Boo! Enjoy!

  2. You purposely try to incorporate “balls” into your posts at least weekly don’t you? 😉

    How does Tony know what dog balls smell like?

  3. missmelbryant

    I love that you’ve signed up for a 10K sponsored by a cheese company! You know, the best part of the races is that afterward they always have these food booths set up and the runners get to nosh on all kinds of good things; I bet they have a cheese table.

    So, just wondering out loud, but how the heck does Tony know what dog balls smell like? I would have never gotten that from the cinnamon; blue cheese, maybe, but not the cinnamon.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Cool about the race! Love it! Have a great weekend.

  5. Glad you’re enjoying some nice weather, and good luck with hopefully getting into the race, I’d say the cheese is a good sign for sure 🙂 Isn’t cheese always a good sign?

  6. Good luck on your entry! My mom lives about an hour south of Cape Elizabeth! (I, however, live like 3 hours away haha!)

  7. myjourneytofit

    That would be a great race – hope you get picked for the team!

    Taco fiesta salad sounds good – I’m actually (please don’t faint) making up a grocery list and planning on COOKING over the next few days. I know, I don’t recognize myself, either.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Good ol’ dog balls. Love your post titles – they always crack me up!

    I pinned that quiche receipe – it’s totally paleo if you skip the cheese! 🙂

  9. Weighting For 50

    Good luck with the race entry Vat. For the record, I’ve never smelled a dog’s balls myself, so wouldn’t have that experience to compare it to. HA!

  10. With Tony around you will never run out of creative blog post titles. I’m always so curious to know what it menas! The race sounds great. I’ve never heard about it, but it must be darn popular to sell out so quickly. Should be a beautiful course.

  11. That quiche is gorgeous! Browned just perfectly. I haven’t made an egg bake in ages. Hope you get picked for the race! That’d be awesome. Happy Friday

  12. Hope you get picked for the race! That would be so fun. I’m a big fan of Cabot cheese so just scoring some on sale would be enough to make my day. 🙂

  13. Dogs Balls? God, I love you and Tony.

  14. Hi from Mom! I make your crustless brocolli quiche all the time, but this new version sounds yummy too. What’s the nutritional stats?

    • Hi Momma! It’s at the top, but I’ll put it here too:

      4 servings: 209 calories, 8.4 carbs, 23 protein, 9.5 fat and 1.2 fiber

      I love you!

  15. Hey Biz….that quiche looks really good. Where did you get that pan, I noticed you also make your deep dish pizza in it also….been hunting for one like that. Got some $$$ back from the “State” so I am on the hunt for a coffee maker too.

    Hummmmm Tony is funny….how does he know what dog balls smell like??? Read your title and thought, must be pretty bad….but gosh, taco meat, calentro, honey, cinnamon, rice……those are all good smells!!!

    Carry on Tony….you know how to make life interesting and fun!!!

    • Do you have a Bed Bath & Beyond up by you? It’s a Wilton brand 9 inch deep pie pan. I love it. It’s non-stick and I use it for all sorts of things, including quiche!

      We are loving our Keurig – no wasted coffee! We went through the cups that came with it, so we are going to try grinding our coffee this weekend and trying the little filter.

      Yes, Tony does make my life interesting! 😀

  16. That is a few too many mentions of cilantro for me 🙂 Good luck on the Cabot race, love their cheeses. Have a great weekend.

    • Yep, Tony is the same way about cilantro – thinks it tastes like the bottom of a bird cage. I begin to wonder about what Tony did before he met me?!

  17. The quiche looks yummy. I have never made one. Crazy huh? I must remedy that! So many I’ve seen look so good. I hope they pick you for the race too, that would be awesome. The dog balls had me laughing 😉 Have a great weekend Biz!

  18. I don’t even why to know why Tony knows what dog balls smell like. 😉 I hope you get picked for the race, that race is on the top of my list to run!

  19. Why am I always nervous about making quiche? I really need to do this! It looks and sounds awesome. And your versions are so healthy, too! I love it. Happy Friday! 🙂

    • It’s so easy I can make it before work – give it a try! 😀 Let’s hope our temps get up to 60 today! Tony and I are going to Mariano’s and then heading to Nozumi for lunch – have you eaten there before?

  20. I’m thinking your post titles must give you the most awesome google search terms! That quiche looks faboosh (my new fav word)!

  21. LOL! I agree with Stacie! Great job on the run, Biz!

  22. hahahaha…hope that was the smell you were going for! Classic!

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