I forgot to tell my MIL before she left how much I enjoyed the grapefruit she brought me from Florida – she also brought me oranges too.
Work is so crazy busy, but I love it like that. Although it was so busy I wasn’t able to check out the gym next door – but I did spend a total of about 30 minutes of my day moving boxes, so I am going to give myself full credit for working out a full 60 minutes.
My freezer came to my rescue for lunch today – it was leftover Tuscan Chicken soup with pesto - and some carrots and celery on the side that was dipped in leftover horseradish dip – lunch was only 6 points. I actually submitted this recipe to Dana – she’s this weeks BSI host and she chose broth. Remember, you don’t have to submit a new recipe – check back in your archieves!
We have so much leftover food, I am going to try to use it all up before grocery shopping. I sliced up the leftover beef roast from Easter really thin. I got my cast iron skillet super hot, and just “fried” the beef just until warmed through. I decided to make a blue cheese sauce on the side – I figured out the points after I made it – 1/8 cup of sauce is only 1 point!
Blue Cheese Sauce (would be good over cooked broccoli too!)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
Melt butter. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add milk and keep stirring until all the milk is incorporated and the sauce is thick. Remove from heat and stir in blue cheese crumbles.
My dinner: 4 ounces beef, 1/8 cup blue cheese sauce, 4 ounces cooked white rice and leftover greenbeans my MIL made – dinner comes in at 11 points.
Stats for Monday:
- 32 points (okay, I had some wine!)
- 30 minutes of 30 day shred, level 1
- 30 minutes of moving boxes at work
- average blood sugar 140 (better!)
Biggest Loser is on tonight – who is still watching and who do you want to win?
Have a great Tuesday It’s still rainy and cloudy in Chicago – maybe by May we’ll get some sun?
I am off to the gym to swim