Yesterday morning I had plenty of time.  I’d made the Cooking Light Mac n Cheese the night before, I was drinking coffee, finishing posting my blog, reading some of yours.  I took a shower, got dressed get everything in the car and as I am driving to work, I realize: I never packed my breakfast!

I only had time for McDonald’s.  I ordered the breakfast burrito and the yogurt parfait.  The burritos came with a potato patty, which I took one bite out of 😀 and then threw out.  So then before I eat the burritos, I decided to see how many calories they were.  One was 300 calories! Thank God I looked because I probably would have eaten both of them – and they weren’t even that big!

The best part about this burrito?

this was surprisingly really good - really flavorful heat!

The parfait was good – I am glad that the fruit wasn’t frozen, which usually happens when I order it.

I was on my own for working out, and did the Biggest Loser DVD again – this time I did 5 minute warm up, 20 minutes high intensity cardio and then 20 minutes of the Boot Camp – Holy Shit that last part was hard!   But I just love Bob’s gentle pushes “I know it’s hard, you are strong, you can do this!”

So about half way through two guys come in to use the treadmills.  I ask if they mind if I continue, that I’ve only got 20 minutes to go, and they were fine with it.  It was just kind of awkward with them in the room.  Then one of them says to the other “I think that guy on the left was on the Biggest Loser show!”  I then say “this is a Biggest Loser DVD.”  A few minutes later, the guys says “I remember that blond girl – she was on the show too!”  Duh!

So I had high hopes for the Cooking Light Bacon Ranch Mac N Cheese.  I am not posting the recipe until I tweak it some more, but if you are curious, the recipe is here.   The only substitution I made was I used cream of celery soup in the milk mixture instead of cream of mushroom, simply because I don’t like mushrooms.  The seasonings were garlic powder, onion powder and fresh dill.  It was about the blandest macaroni and cheese I’ve ever eaten – I couldn’t even taste the dill.

Luckily my Tabasco sauce came to the rescue!  I also think the three cheese blend was another problem – since there are only 5 ounces of cheese in the whole recipe, I think if I had used 75% reduced fat Cabot sharp cheddar the cheezy flavor would have been more pronounced.  You know I love my cheese! 😀  And even though I am going to tweak the recipe, I am going to submit this Friday First to Christina’s blog today – it is the first time I made it!

2 cups comes in at 497 calories

I was going to get a side salad at the cafe in the building next to us, when one of my co-workers let me go through her “food drawer” in the office fridge.  I had a spinach salad with a tablespoon of blue cheese dressing with fat free raspberry vinaigrette – perfect!

As I was leaving work I couldn’t help but thank my lucky stars that I didn’t live in New York with all the snow they are expecting: 10 to 20 inches!  And look how light it was at 5:00!

Tony made dinner last night!  I had defrosted a pork roast with the intention of Tony making a type of pork caccitore (sp?!), but he was feeling just good ole plain roasted pork with rosemary and garlic.  It was delicious!  On the side he had baked potatoes, which had been rubbed with a bit of olive oil and then seasoned with coarse salt and cracked pepper.  The skin is the best part of his baked potatoes!

since these were huge, I ate half of the smaller one

And since I couldn’t decide which picture to use of the pork – you will be getting all three! 😀

the roasted rosemary has a wonderful flavor

My plate: 4 ounces of pork, sauerkraut (which Tony and Hannah can’t stand, but I could eat it out of the can cold!) and 1/2 potato with fat free margarine and salt and pepper.

don't let the pink scare you on the pork - it was perfectly done and juicy!

Stats for the Day:  45 minute BL DVD and

even with the burrito, I got a B for the day - I'll take it!

I got some loot in the mail from some wonderful bloggers, but my camera battery died, so I’ll show the loot tomorrow!

Off to make my breakfast – I won’t make that mistake again! 😀  Happy Friday!

Oh – and any Chicagoland readers out there – I am helping a co-worker of my sister with meal planning using a sale flyer.  It just so happens she shops at Caputo’s.  I put together a meal plan and grocery list for her – so if anyone who shops at Caputo’s would like the shopping list with recipes, just leave a comment and I’ll email it to you.