I stopped by the store on my way home and as luck would have it, they had a 1.5 pound bone-in ribeye in the 50% clearance bin AND any meat you can put in a brown paper bag, you got an additional 20% off!!
I got the steak for $4.85!! It was delicious too!
The crab meat I got from Fresh Market when I went shopping with my mom on Sunday (part of my original $55 budget). This was 20% off – because its claw meat, the price isn’t too bad:
I modified a Cooks Illustrated recipe, just by dividing the recipe in half and leaving out the scallions (gross!).
|4 serving, 1/4 cup drained (2 oz) of Orleans: Shellfish, Canned, Packaged: Crabmeat Lump, drained||160||4||32||0||0|
|1 tablespoon (0.1 oz) of Vegetables, Fresh: Parsley, raw, edible portion||1||0||0.1||0.2||0.1|
|3/4 tablespoon (0.2 oz) of Old Bay: Seasonings: Crab Cake Classic||23||0.8||0||1.5||0|
|1/2 1 serving of Whole Grain Bread Crumbs||65||0.5||2||13.5||2|
|0.10 cup (8.3 oz) of Mayonnaise: Regular (Kraft)||92||7.8||0.2||5.6||0|
|0.10 cup (4.4 oz) of Flours: Wheat, White, all purpose, dry||46||0.1||1.3||9.5||0.3|
|1 tablespoon (0.5 fl.oz) of Oils: Vegetable, Average All Types||124||14||0||0||0|
So each crab cake comes in at 255 calories, 13.5 fat, 18.25 protein, 15.2 carbs and 1.75 fiber.
I did the steak on the grill – I recently found this and now nothing sticks – I spray both sides of the meat (or whatever) I am grilling and it works out great!
For the bearnaise butter, all I did was mix 3 tablespoons softened butter, 1 tsp. dried tarragon, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. black pepper. I ended up using about 1/2 tsp. between my steak and bread.
Stats for the Day:
- 1391 calories
- 62 grams of fat (yikes – 41% of my calories are from fat today!)
- 110 carbs
- 93 protein
- 11.2 fiber (not enough)
- no exercise
- DRANK WATER so I wasn’t thirsty
I have some interesting things on tap for tomorrow – my sister and I talked about a potato egg dish she saw on a bed and breakfast website that I am going to try to recreate individually – lunch is my quinoa/spaghetti squash/baby spinach cottage cheese lasagna, and with the rest of the crab meat, I am going to be making Chicken Oscar for dinner tomorrow = YUM!
Need to finish cleaning the kitchen and go catch up on our DVR with Tony – see you tomorrow!
Check out this giveaway at Jenny’s blog – lots of loot!