It seems so strange that it’s the end of 2009 and tomorrow will be 2010! When Hannah was born, I thought ahead to what year it would be when she would graduate from high school – it seemed so far away at the time!
Breakfast yesterday was delicious – my classic egg sammie on Arnold thin with egg white/spinach/cheese and Greek yogurt with Sophia’s amazing Granola!
Lunch was what I like to call “whatever vegetables I have” stirfry! I had some shrimp to use up too – I made brown rice in my rice maker – I am sure I’ve mentioned it before but since I have an electric stove, it was impossible for me to make stove top rice! At Walgreen’s I bought a $7 rice maker and it makes any grain to perfection – even quinoa!
I added about 1 tsp. of red chile paste so this version was REALLY spicy and good! 😀
For Christmas my Mom gave me a 9.13 stoneware baking pan from Pampered Chef. In the box were some recipes, and one was called Chicken Alfredo Lasagna. I mixed a combination of recipes to come up with my version. I added fresh baby spinach to half of the recipe.
Biz’s Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
- 9 cooked lasagna noodles
- 3 cups diced cooked chicken breasts
- 5 ounce fresh baby spinach
- 2 (15) ounce jars alfredo sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese (melts really well!)
- 10 ounces low fat cottage cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Cook noodles. In one bowl, add alfredo sauce, chicken, salt pepper and garlic powder. In a second bowl, add eggs, cottage cheese, and oregano.
Layer: 1st layer chicken mixture just to cover bottom, layer 3 noodles, then cottage cheese mixture, another layer of noodles/chicken and cheese, ending with noodles. Then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and fontina cheese on top. Bake covered in foil for 30 minutes, remove foil and broil to get the top nice and brown and bubbly.
I made a small spinach/red pepper/cucumber salad on the side mixed with 1 tablespoon of Annie’s Goddess dressing – the last of my bottle! 😦
Stats for Wednesday:
- 1,535 calories
- 42 grams fat
- 164 carbs
- 117 protein
- 26 fiber
- the slowest 5k of my life (took me 45 minutes!)
- 5 minutes of abs
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Years Eve tonight – Tony and I are staying in – on the menu:
- King Crab Legs
- Shrimps in a Blanket
- Shrimp Toast
- Cheese and Crackers
See you in 2010! 😀