Hannah’s high school took the state championship in football today for the first time in school history!  Not only that, but their girls volleyball took state two weeks ago, making it the first sport in school history to win state – two champs in two weeks!  It was very exciting.  While the volleyball games were not televised, the football game was – Tony has been enjoying watching the high school games today – he said one game was one of the best games he’s ever seen, even including college and NFL!

What a beautiful day we had!  I have to love it when I am stringing lights on our deck in a t-shirt! 


I am sure my regular readers know I gravitate towards the $1 produce rack to see what kind of deals I can get.  I just found out they have a bakery sale rack too!  It’s just day old bakery items for up to 75% off!   I bought 5 bagels for $1.29!  This mornings breakfast: 3 ounce everything bagel, 1/4 cup egg beaters, 1/2 ounce goat cheese, 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese.  It was cheezy delicious!


Then Hannah and I went to Tree Classics – a giant winter wonderland!  The place was huge!  And although I saw many cute snowman items, I didn’t buy one – I was on a mission to buy LED lights for our deck.



We saw some of the biggest artificial trees I’ve ever seen! 

So not only did I have tons of bags of garbage when I cleaned out the basement yesterday, I also had five bags of clothes to giveaway.  So our next stop was Good Will!  Not only did I get a tax write off, but they gave us a coupon!


I bought 6 matching wine glasses for $4, a new Sony alarm clock for $3.99, a couple shirts and some strings of lights that have garland attached for decorating inside our house.  Hannah and I could literally spend hours in this place!


Nope, she didn’t buy the sunglasses!  By the time we left there we were hangry, so we made a quick pick up at Taco Bell.  I got the 3 crispy taco deal.


Then after folding more laundry (only one more load to do!) Hannah and I hit the gym.  We always forget that they close at 5:00 on the weekends, so I squeezed in what I could:


Dinner was making something from our leftovers:  Turkey Tetrazzini!

Biz’s Low Fat Turkey Tetrazzini

  • 12 ounces uncooked noodles
  • 6 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1.75 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 12 ounces chopped cooked turkey breast
  • 1 cup canned peas, drainied
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 ounces swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • no sherry because I think it tastes like ass

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Preheat oven to 375.  Cook mushrooms in Pam for about 10 minutes, set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter then stir in flour and cook for about 3 minutes.

Gradually stir in the milk, broth, and simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Drain pasta, then in a large bowl (I used my big stock pot that I just had the pasta in) and mix together the pasta, sauce, mushrooms, turkey, peas, the Swiss cheese and salt and pepper. 

Place in a large casserole dish.  Mix together 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese with 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs and put over the top.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until it is bubbling and top is golden.

Makes 8 – one cup servings:  367 calories, 11.4 fat, 40 carbs, 1.5 fiber, 24.5 protein


While I don’t like eating mushrooms, I love the flavor, so I just picked them out and gave them to the dog! 😀


I had a salad on the side:



Stats for the Day:

  • 1357 calories
  • 47 fat
  • 110 carbs
  • 71 protein
  • 13 fiber (I need to kick this up a notch!)
  • 15 minute walk with Ed
  • 35 minute, 2.5 mile run

Now I am off to make sauce – I lucked out at the $1 produce rack!


Look at how many tomatoes I got for $2!


One more day of staycation!  My last project is to clean my deep freeze tomorrow and do a complete inventory of both the refrigerator and freezer – I want to use up as much stuff as I can before bringing more food in the house! 

See you tomorrow! 😀