First off, my bread turned out really good! Although I think next time I’ll make a thicker loaf – but the flavor was really good!
My Mom’s trusty Kitchen Aid that I stole she gave me. It’s circa 1985 I am guessing?? Works like a charm! Looks very similar to my friend Robin Sue’s Mom’s Mixer!
So the chicken turned out really flavorful, crispy and juicy! And this is from a whole chicken that had been frozen for 3 months and thawed in the fridge! Gotta love this grocery challenge!! I am using up so much good food!
The green beans are just drained canned green beans sauteed in a pan with about 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and then tossed with chopped almonds at the end before serving – this way the almonds stay crunchy.
I didn’t figure out my calories per say, just the carbs. I forgot to tell you that I ran at lunch today!! 40 minutes at 4.0 mph! Definitely not going to win any races any time soon, but I was proud of myself! So with exercise, I still had 750 calories to spend and I was no where near that. I had 3 ounces of chicken breast with skin, 3/4 cup green beans and 2 ounces of bread with 1 tsp. smart balance.
So I did stop by the store on my way home tonight to pick up two ingredients in particular for my BSI recipe: strawberries and ricotta cheese. The dessert is ready to be put together, I am just waiting for Hannah to get home from school – she was an usher at tonights play performance at the high school. I’ll post that later tonight. It’s so good!
So that brings my total grocery shop to $14.28 which leaves me $5.72 for tomorrow. AND I still have a lot of things to make out of my freezer and pantry! Not sure if the family is liking this, but I sure am!
Here is a hint to my BSI recipe:
Off to watch the Office! See you later for dessert!