Okay, maybe I only won $21.  And maybe I spent $10 to win $21 out of a $252 million jackpot.  And maybe no one won the jackpot so maybe I spent $10 more dollars for Friday’s $300 million jackpot.  Hmm.  So what can I buy with a $1?!

This morning started out with spicy, cheezy oats.  This mornings blend was 1/2 cup oats, with 1/2 cup cooked egg whites, 1/2 ounce of mozzarella cheese drizzled in, and at the last minute I decided to add 1/2 ounce of chopped Volpi salami.  God help me I love that salami!


I don’t know if its the hot sauce, or the little bit of cheese, but it makes the oats so creamy!!   I had the last of the canteloupe, so breakfast comes in at 314 calories, 12 fat, 21 protein, 28 carbs and 4 fiber. 

Lunch was my extra spicy chili!  I think maybe because I used this chili powder that it was too hot for my family?  I got this on the food aisle at Marshall’s of all places!



I had this generous bowl with 1 ounce of tortilla chips – and may have added a splash of Tabasco with each bite! :D  Lunch comes in at 418 calories, 20 fat, 20 protein, 42 carbs and 9.5 fiber.

Then I realized I never put together my Chicken Divan casserole!  I knew I had to use up the chicken tenders I bought, so I decided to make Taquitos! 

I sauteed the chicken with taco seasoning and cumin.  Tony thought it was not very flavorful, but when I add pickled jalapenos to mine, I tend to under spice for the rest of my family!  I had shredded zucchini, and added that to the chicken once the chicken was cooked.  Then I added fresh chopped cilantro – maybe I should have added a bit of lime now that I think about it!  Hannah kind of didn’t like the look of this going in, but she loved them!


Then I heated up about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, just so its warm.  Each corn tortilla gets a quick oil bath so they won’t split open in the oven.  Now is a good time to turn your oven to 425! 


This batch made exactly 12 taquitos.  Here they are all wrapped and ready for the oven.  Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional three minutes.


I liked how Tony’s plate looked when I plated his!  He actually added Frank’s hot sauce so that will tell you how under seasoned my meat was – so I’ll definitely kick it up next time!


My plate – I had three taquitos, 1/2 cup of fat free vegetable refried beans, 2 tablespoons sour cream, .6 ounces of cheddar cheese, and 1/2 ounce of tortilla chips for my refried beans.  And you can’t see it, but my stuffing has chopped pickled jalapenos!  I just had to make sure to keep track which ones mine were!


These were so crispy, and they stayed hot for a long time too!  dinner comes in at 599 calories, 25 fat, 30 protein, 65 carbs and 8,8 fiber.

We got caught up on most of our my foodie t.v. shows last night.  Did anyone see Chopped where the guy kept double dipping his spoon, tasting the sauce and then using the spoon again??  And he cuts himself and blood was actually dripping into his dish and he wanted to keep going!  Um, pretty sure I wouldn’t go to his restaurant ever!

So glad tomorrow is Friday, though I think its our next to last jeans day at work – we only get to wear jeans on Fridays from after Memorial Day to Labor Day – its supposed to be rainy and cold tomorrow again too.  Although I should not complain, we didn’t have much rain this summer at all!

Off to finish mopping the floor and put together dough for breakfast pizza tomorrow!  Hope everyone had a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow night! 😀