I had the last square of my Green Monster casserole left for breakfast yesterday, but I decided to switch it up – the store brand of tortillas I buy says 16 chips are one serving for 140 calories, I ended up using 8 chips and then after i heated the casserole, I cut it into 8 pieces, topped the egg on the chip and sprinkled 1 ounce of shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the nachos and put them under the toaster oven broiler for a few minutes.
Then topped with some avocado and hot sauce – bam – breakfast party on your mouth!
I had half a day at work so straight from work I went to the gym. My ultimate goal for 2013 is to run a sub 30 minute 5k. My PR right now is 32:11, so I am getting close! I decided to do an interval on the treadmill, running longer and farther to build up my running stamina.
Five sets of 12 minutes – 4 minutes at 4.0 mph, 4 minutes and 5.0 mph then 4 minutes of 6.0 mph – then repeat that 5 times for a 60 minute treadmill workout. I set my stop watch for 4 minute intervals and it beeped at me when it was time to change the pace.
I ended up running 4.54 miles without stopping! The change of pace was perfect – after running at 6.0 for the four minutes, it was great to come back down to 4.0 and recover and by the time I got back to the next 6.0 pace I was ready for it.
I had some errands to run, one of them hitting up the grocery store for our burger contest ingredients. I also wanted to pick up some Mission extra thin corn tortillas to make tortilla chips to have at the house and to bring to Hannah’s block party I am going to later today. Couldn’t find them though.
So I bought blue corn tortillas – huh. This whole 2 pound package was only $1.49!
So I did a test batch last night for Tony and I. OMG, these chips are amazing. I just put them in the deep fryer at 350 for about a minute – 30 seconds a side and then drain them on paper towels and salt. Yum!
Yep, I had a couple beers with the chips and salsa. That was pretty much my “lunch” because I only had some of my granola before the treadmill workout.
We need to tweak the recipe more – but these were some damn fine burgers. It was a combo of ground beef and pork. I can’t give away any of the other ingredients though! Although I did come close to get Chicago’s neon green pickle color!
Jacky, I ended up adding green food coloring to your grilled pickle recipe – I think the longer they sit the more food coloring the pickles will absorb, we’ll see! But I thought your son would love the color of these pickles!
Since we had chips and salsa before dinner, I didn’t even bother with sides last night!
I did have a few glasses of wine last night too – and I don’t feel bad this morning but feel super dehydrated and I have a slight headache. I think I may kick alcohol to the curb for a while – it was about 600 empty calories last night!
Stats for the Day:
- 2260 calories, 59 fat, 172 carbs, 14 fiber and 70 protein
- 30% calories from carbs, 24% from fat and 46% from protein
- 60 minute treadmill workout
I can’t wait to see Hannah! It’s been a few weeks since I saw her, and once school starts for her, with work AND school her schedule, she is quite busy. It’s a gorgeous day too – it’s sunny with a high of 75 today.
What’s on tap for your weekend? Make it a great day – see you Monday!