Some of my eats were a hit yesterday, others need some tweaking! I started out my leisurely Sunday morning with a classic Biz sammie – English muffin, 1/2 cup egg beaters, spinach and 2 ounces of leftover Easter sandwich. Surprisingly – no cheese was involved in this sammie!
When we buy stuff off the $1 rack – we’ve learned that we have to move quick, otherwise it spoils too quickly. I decided to make a roasted pepper and potato soup with the peppers Tony brought home. I think the orange peppers are slightly sweeter than red and green? At least that’s how it tasted to me!
I lit my grill at 10:00 a.m. – I am sure my neighbors thought I was nuts starting the grill so early! I sprayed the peppers with Pam before putting them on the grill.
Once inside, I let them cool. Sliced in half, removed the membrane, seeds and stems:
I used this as my chicken broth – love this stuff!
I diced up an 8 ounce potato and used the last of a bag of shredded carrots – 3 ounces.
Roasted Pepper and Potato Soup Recipe (printer friendly version here)
Makes 4 servings/2 cups each: 184 calories, 4.3 fat, 26.7 carbs, 4.1 fiber and 11.4 protein
|1||teaspoon olive oil|
|3 1/2||ounces carrots|
|1||teaspoon Italian seasoning|
|6||cups chicken broth|
|1 1/5||pounds red peppers|
|1/2||teaspoon crushed red pepper|
|1||pinch of salt|
|1||pinch of pepper|
- Grill peppers on gas or Weber grill until charred on all sides. Let cool. Cut in half and remove membrane, seeds and stem.
- Heat oil in heavy pot and add garlic and carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the broth, charred peppers, and potato. Bring to simmer over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Partially cover and simmer until potatoes are tender – about 30 minutes.
- Using a stick blender, puree soup. Add in Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper and add salt and pepper to taste. I garnished it with a spoon of Greek yogurt and chopped fresh cilantro.
I love the flecks of char in the soup – to me, it makes the soup – and only 185 calories for two cups!!
Tony decided to come with me to Whole Foods – we decided to stop for lunch somewhere around WF. While Tony had Fuddrucker’s in mind, when we got there they were no longer in business. But about a block down we ended up here:
I’ve never been to a Famous Dave’s before, and while I had thoughts of pulled pork, Tony pointed this out to me and there was no other decision to be made:
And for my side I chose this – here is the miss: I didn’t see the word onions!
To say the burger was big is an understatement. It took all my control, but I cut it in half and only ate half – I brought the rest home, and just one half weighed in at 6 ounces, or 12 ounces for the whole burger! This was definitely a hit!
Then it was on to Whole Foods! For the record, I have to give the hubs some props – he hates this store – especially this one – it’s tiny, the aisles are very narrow, and being a Sunday it was packed. I did get some loot though!
Guess how much that stuff cost? $41! That’s why they call it Whole Paycheck! I totally scored with this cheese though – never even heard of it before!
Dinner was baby back ribs, using my new Famous Dave’s sauce – Georgia Mustard! The second ingredient is vinegar! Tony and Hannah had Robinson’s. Yes, you read that correctly, my daughter who doesn’t like meat actually likes ribs!
Another miss: my potato salad. I used Greek yogurt instead of mayo, and it was bland and boring – back to the drawing board on that one!
My plate – I ended up eating 4 ribs, potato salad and 1/2 cup baked beans:
Turns out our dog likes ribs too!
Another miss. I tried to make rye bread, but the recipe I used called for molasses and cocoa powder? Really? Having never made it, I gave it a shot. It tastes like pumpernickel!! While good, it wasn’t what I was going for. I am using a Cook’s Illustrated recipe that I made tonight and will bake tomorrow night – you’ll have to come back and see how it turns out!
Stats for Sunday:
- no exercise other than household chores
- 1374 calories, 146 carbs, 78 protein, 52 fat and 20 fiber
Hope you enjoyed your weekend! I am about to do some Yoga on exercise T.V.!