When I was recently cleaning out my pantry, I found that I had steel cut oats that had never even been opened!  I did a quick google search, which led me to The Bitten Word’s post about overnight oats.  Perfect!  The only thing I did differently was to add 4 tablespoons of tapioca to the pot – I thought it would give the oats a chewier texture and I was right – so good!

love the texture of steel cut oats
this reminded me that I have to make Hannah tapioca pudding - one of her favorite desserts
I just added the tapiaco at the very end - the overnight soak really made it plump up
I was a bit skeptical because there seemed to be a lot of water, but it all got soaked up by the morning
I added 1 tablespoon of agave nectar and 1 ounce of oats - yum! 😀

Thanks to Travel Eat Love’s husband for picking my BSI entry – Spicy Coconut Thai Soup!   I had it for lunch yesterday and I love how the broth got a bit spicier with the overnight soak of the jalapenos.  I had two mini egg rolls on the side.

So I was talking yesterday about how I was in a food coma from the Superbowl, and wouldn’t you know one of my co-workers brought in her leftover Superbowl food! I was doing fine, until I saw the Buffalo Chicken Dip.  Holy cow, this is like crack to me!   If my friend Allison were there, she would have been all over this too!  This put me over the top calorie wise – I had about 1/3 of a cup with an ounce of tortilla chips – definitely not on my meal plan yesterday!

while it looks like ass, I assure you this is heaven on a plate!

I had thawed pork chops for dinner and was looking for inspiration.  I went to Tastespotting and searched for pork chops.  The first recipe caught my eye in an instant!  Elly Says Opa! made her version of a recipe she saw on Kevin’s site – Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Dill and Sour Cream.   It was delicious!  I have to say my sauce turned out to look more like Kevin’s for some reason – maybe the lighting?

lucky I have a stocked pantry with all the ingredients I needed 😀

And at the very end, I added the sour cream.

Even though there was paprika in the sauce, Tony said it reminded him of beef stroganoff – I believe a staple recipe his Mom made growing up.

My plate: 1 cup egg noodles, 4 oz. pork chop, 1 cup baby spinach and sauce

Hannah had to work last night so she was hangry when she got home!   I heated up some egg noodles with a touch of butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon – she loved it!

please ignore the cluttered spice rack behind Hannah's head!

So with the damn buffalo chicken dip – stats for Monday:

B+ isn't bad!

Check out this week’s BSI host – Lemon Zest! 😀

Gotta scoot and scrape the snow off my car – we got a couple inches overnight, with a storm warning that is supposed to drop a total of 12 inches by tomorrow morning – where the hell are you spring?!