I love football Sundays!  I get to spend the day in the kitchen!  Breakfast was quick – 2 ounce french bread, 1/2 ounce goat cheese, 1/2 ounce swiss cheese and 1 Pam fried egg.  I toasted the bread, and spread the goat cheese on one half, then when I flipped my fried egg over, put 1/2 ounce of swiss and put a top on it so it was nice and melty – so good!  I got this goat cheese at TJs.




Tony and I decided to go to the grocery store this morning, and I think this is my new favorite time to shop – it was about 25% as busy as it is on Saturdays – I’ve waited 15 minutes at the deli before!  And it was a great shop!  Check out my receipt!


While Tony was at the deli, I just had to look at the bakery items!



We also bought more cheese ends!  Look how cheap!


Since there are both soft and hard cheese, I can’t use my standard shredded attachment for my food processor, so I just use the steel blade.  Just throw everything in and pulse.



It’s just handy to have on hand too – you know how I love my cheese!

Joe came over to watch football!  He recently had margarita pizza, so I decided to make that for his lunch.  The base us just 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and about 1 tsp. minced garlic.  I just dumped that in the middle and used my fingers to spread it around.


The cheese topping is both shredded mozzarella and fresh mozzarella, another sprinkling of Italian seasoning, then fresh basil when it comes out of the oven.  Joe likes a chewy crust, so no pre-baking this crust!  It cooked about 10 minutes at 425.


Tony on the other hand wanted Hooters Wings!  The secret to these wings is to bread them 90 minutes before frying them – the coating stays on perfectly!

Copycat Hooters Wing Recipe

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Put all these in a big zip top bag.  Add chicken and shake.  Place in a bowl and put in the fridge for a minimum of 90 minutes.  While the deep fryer heats up, melt 1/4 cup butter, remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce.  Once the wings come out of the fryer, put the sauce in a bowl and stir until the wings are completely coated.


Out of the fryer:


Toss to coat!


What did I have for lunch?  My Thai Noodle Soup!  I only had three veggie potstickers left, but it was still so spicy!  I added some fresh basil my Mom brought over last night – thanks Mom!


One super simple dish I am making for one of my lunches and for the freezer is super easy pork bbq.

Super Easy Pork BBQ

  • 1.5 pounds lean pork loin, or lean chops (I just happened to have chops)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (I used K.C. Masterpiece)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 chiles in adobo sauce

Throw in a crock pot and put on 8 hours.  Shred and you are done!


Makes four servings:  Each serving is 301 calories, 10 fat, 11 carbs, 1 fiber and 36 protein.

Hannah’s Comments (my non-meat eating daughter!)

  • “I just want to take the whole pot into my room, under my covers with a fork and eat it all!”
  • “If you made a big batch of this every week, I would seriously eat this after school every day for lunch!”


Ed and I then took a walk to the river and back – only about a 15 minute walk, he tires too much after that, but he still loves it!


Since the boys were still engrossed in football and Hannah was working – I went to the gym!  Not sure if you can see from this pic, but I did 30 minutes on the stairmaster (Jen is still my hero for doing 99 minutes!).  Then I did a 3 mile bike ride on the spin bike, and then 5 minutes of abs.


Dinner tonight is more football food:  Ale House Burgers with Homemade French Fries.  This post is already WAY too long – that’s what happens when I blog throughout the day!  The secret to good fries is to cook them first time through at 325 degrees, so that the fries cook, but don’t brown.  Then you jack up the heat to 375 and a couple minutes later they are brown.  Mine actually tonight got a little too hot so weren’t as crispy as I would have liked, but still good!

My dinner: 1 Arnold thin, 4 ounce ground sirloin, 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, 1.5 ounces of fries, 1 tablespoons jarred hot sauce and jalapeno ketchup on the side.  Spicy goodness!  Dinner comes in at: 589 calories, 31 fat, 33 protein, 43.9 carbs and 8 fiber!


Stats for the Day:

  • 1273 calories
  • 62 fat
  • 68 protein
  • 110 carbs
  • 10.4 fiber
  • 15 minute walk with Ed
  • 30 minute stairmaster
  • 3 mile bike ride on spin bike
  • 5 minutes of ab work

Alright, I need to finally publish this monster of a post – and cry at Extreme Home Makeover!  Am I the only one that cries at that show??!!

See you tomorrow night! 😀