Lunch didn’t hold me until dinner, so around 3:30 I snacked on these:


I am slowly getting used to these unsalted, not roasted almonds – although I do prefer the salty ones! 😀

Hannah was my soux chef, fixing the dry rub while I got the cheese sauce going for the cauliflower.  No real recipe here, just a little of this, little of that.


this has Italian seasoning, celery salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dry mustard – and a touch of brown sugar

I cooked the cauliflower in the microwave whole – just pressed my fresh veggie button – I chopped it up after it was cooked.


I hate raw cauliflower – well, unless I dip it in cheesy artichoke dip!  The cheese sauce is just 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 cups skim milk and 8 ounces of cheddar cheese.  I mixed the chopped cauliflower in the sauce, then topped with whole wheat bread crumbs and baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until the cheese is all bubbly:


It tastes like mac n cheese to me – but low carb!


It made a whole casserole, so if you make it 6 servings, each serving is 228 calories, 16 fat, 7.3 carbs, 12 protein and .5 fiber. 

I did not bring my trusty meat thermometer outside and when I brought the chops in, they were still a bit raw in the middle!  Notice I barely put any seasonings on Tony’s chops – you can tell the difference between mine and his!  You can tell on the left one where the brown sugar caramelized and made a crunchy crust!

So I remedied the undercooked pork by cutting it in half and putting the center part on the grill:


Then you get grill marks like this!


I ate 3 ounces of pork and one serving of the mac n cheese – dinner comes in at 425 calories, 27 fat and 7 carbs.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1187 calories
  • 55 fat
  • 67 carbs
  • 22 fiber
  • 93 protein
  • 45 minute walk at lunch

I have a tip!  I don’t know about you, but reading instruction manuals does nothing for me – I am a “show and tell” kind of person.  You show me how to do it and I can.  I’ve had my camera since Christmas and still don’t know half the things it can do!  Well, that, and I don’t know much about lighting and exposure and shutter speed!

My father was an excellent photographer, and when he tried to show me I had no interest!  I regret that!  Anywho, I went to and watched a tutorial on my camera, and while I don’t know exactly what they were talking about, I’ve found things I never even knew were on the camera! 

Hopefully tomorrow is my Friday, if all goes well Hannah and I will have our annual “Back to School” day together – we started it when she went to kindergarten.  What we do changes from year to year, but we spend a full day together – last year we went downtown to see the Bean in Chicago.  This year is bowling and a spa afternoon!  Fingers crossed I’ll be able to take Friday off! 

See you tomorrow! 😀