Last night was the second night in a row that I’ve had trouble going to sleep.  It is so not like me.  I am notorious for my sleeping abilities, and am usually sound asleep within 5 minutes of my head hitting the pillow.  I am the one at family events that sneaks off to take a nap for three hours and still not have any problems going to sleep!

Around 1:00 I woke up, Tony woke up and said “why are you getting up?”  And I yelled “I haven’t even fallen asleep yet!”  I got up to make some tea, I felt like I want to cry, I check my blood sugar and it is on the low side – 55.  Turns out I am mean when my blood sugar is low, so I apologize for snapping your head off Tony!

I made some tea we had in the cupboard called “bedtime” had 1/2 of Mel’s scone and went back to bed around 1:30.  The last time I checked the clock it was 2:30, so sometime after that is when I fell asleep.

Other than that, yesterday was a good day! 😀  Breakfast was an egg white spinach and canned potato hash with an English muffin and orange on the side.  One thing I like to do with oranges is after I peel them, let them sit until the outside skin gets dry, then they just pop when you bite into them.   Breakfast:  395 calories, 6 fat, 62 carbs, 23 protein, 12 fiber

Biz’s Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna

  • 1 (16 oz) can of kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can Rotel tomatoes with chile
  • 1 (4 oz) can of green chiles
  • 4 ounces of cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 5 corn tortillas

Since I don’t like chunky sauces, I used my stick blender to blend the Rotel and chiles.  Then I dumped in the kidney beans and seasonings for my sauce layer.

Next to build my layers – spray the bottom of your dish.  Start with a corn tortilla, then add the spinach, sauce and 1 ounce of cheddar cheese and continue to layer until you end up with a tortilla and cheese on top.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, or until cheese is all bubbly

1/4 of casserole is: 295 calories, 10.75 fat, 35 carbs, 15.25 protein and 10.25 fiber 😀

I made a dip of Smart Balance sour cream and Taco Bell sauce for a veggie dip.  While the casserole might look like dog food with melted cheese on it, it was delicious!  I gave some to my co-worker, and while I thought it could have been spicier, she loved it as is and said it was a keeper.  I did add Tabasco to mine to kick it up! 😀

392 calories, 14 fat, 47 carbs, 24 protein, 12 fiber

I had every intention of making spinach linguine with shrimp for dinner last night, but realized homemade pasta is probably not a week night dish to make.  So I went ahead with the shrimp scampi – this is by far my favorite shrimp I’ve made – I added lemon zest to it and it really brightened the dish.

Biz’s Shrimp Scampi

  • 1 pound 21-25 count shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chardonnay
  • 1/2 squeezed fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Make sure your shrimp is perfectly dry.  Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.  Heat skillet with melted butter – when it starts to foam, add the shrimp for 1 minute.  After 1 minute add the garlic for another minute.  Flip for 2 minutes and remove shrimp to a bowl.  To pan add chardonnay, lemon juice and zest and scrape up all the bits from the pan.

At this point I made my dish – first layer baby spinach, then six ounces cooked pasta, 1/2 cup of my marinara sauce and 3 oz. of shrimp.  I added Tony’s pasta and shrimp back into the pan to soak up all the zest, juice and goodness – he really liked it – no marinara sauce required!

Major score at the store: 21-25 count shrimp were $4.98 a pound!
the key to great shrimp is not overcooking them
crushed red pepper was added to mine after the picture!
Tony's plate with all the flavor from the pan

But later in the night I was hungry, so I ate an apple dipped in a tablespoon of peanut butter:

love Fuji apples

Stats For Tuesday:

  • 1,485 calories
  • 47 fat
  • 193 carbs
  • 84 protein
  • 35 fiber 😀
  • 40 minute sculpting ball DVD

I have to finish putting my breakfast together – fingers crossed I can get to sleep tonight!  What do you do if you can’t sleep – get up?  Read a book?  Watch t.v.?