Super excited about this giveaway, but you’ll have to see my eats first! 😀

Breakfast was something I haven’t had in a while – my apple cheese bread!  1.5 ounce Italian whole wheat bread, 2 ounces apple, 1 ounce 75% reduced fat cabot cheese and an 1/2 cup egg white omelet with diced red pepper and 1/2 ounce of shredded Parmesan cheese.



Lunch was leftover chili with a baby spinach salad with cucumbers and Annie’s Goddess dressing – if you haven’t tried this dressing, it is so good!



I was solo for exercise today so I hit up the elliptical on the hill climb for 40 minutes, then did 5 minutes of abs on the ball.  I really pushed myself and when I got to my desk I could feel the low blood sugar coming on!


And it was dropping quick so I went to the front desk and ate a small package of these.  These mini M & M’s are tiny!


Tony went to the store today and came home with this gigantic piece of meat x 2!  Both pieces were only $11!


When I first saw the meat I immediately thought I had to cook this low and slow.  But Tony said “I’ll grill it!”  So while I made the side dishes, he was in charge of the beef.  I have to tell you that I was skeptical.  I imagined tough meat, but boy was I wrong!  It was tender, juicy and so flavorful.  Thanks Tony!


First Day of the Month Giveaway!

So I was so excited when Cabot Cheese offered to be a part of my first day of the month giveaway!  Want to know what the fabulous prize is?

cheese giveaway pic

Cheese, glorious cheese!  This is their $60 dollar gift basket!  And while they offer their reduced fat cheese in this basket, the main stair is their classic Vermont cheddar cheese – holy cow, this cheese is amazing!  But the best part is that I think their reduced fat cheeses are just as good!

So here’s the deal.  Come up with a recipe using cheese.  While I would love for you to use Cabot cheese, I know it’s not available everywhere. 

  • you don’t need a blog to participate – if you have a recipe you’d like to submit, just email me at and I’ll post it for you
  • if you have a blog, post your recipe and link back to this recipe challenge
  • you have until Wednesday, October 7 to submit your recipe
  • a winner will be chosen on October 8
  • simple, right?!

Since I love all things cheese, I am looking forward to your recipes!

I’ll start it out with my broccoli cheddar sauce I put on our baked potatoes tonight!

Broccoli Cheddar Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
  • 8 ounces of cooked broccoli
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ounces Cabot 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded (Thanks Tony!)

Melt butter and add flour and stir for one minute.  Whisk in the half and half:


Once I bring in the half and half, remove from heat, add seasoning and let the cheese melt.  Then stir in the cooked broccoli:


My side dish – 4.5 ounce potato, 1/2 cup broccoli and 1/3 cup cheese sauce:


Okay, I need to log off, we have waves of thunderstorms coming through and I need to shut of the family computer.  See you tomorrow!