Yep, my office is closed for Good Friday today, and I am proud to say that I woke up at 10:45!!  😀

I’ve really lucked out on buying the best oranges!  They were so good, I ate the oranges before my breakfast sammie!

Any my typical egg white/spinach/ham sammie:

Breakfast: 381 calories, 47 carbs, 31 protein, 10 fat and 10.3 fiber

I bought the WW 1-point pita breads and I am a bit underwhelmed.  I was trying to figure out a way to use them up when I decided on my go to – pizza!!  While you only see one on this plate, I had one pizza earlier – each one is only around 150 calories!  I split up my lunch before and after my workout – worked great!

Lunch: 465 calories, 83 carbs, 27 protein, 10.5 fiber and a whopping 24 grams of fiber!

We decided to grill bone-in chicken breasts on the grill.  A quick search on Tastespotting, and I found the most amazing glaze for my chicken:  Orange Chipotle Glaze!  I adapted it from here (great food blog by the way!)- I left out the onions, reduced the amount of jelly (and used my homemade pepper jelly) and added a touch of water to mine.    Here is a printer friendly version of mine.    Here is a picture of my glaze – I probably used about a tablespoon on my chicken – this one is a keeper!

Chipotle Orange Glaze


1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup jelly
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix all ingredients into a skillet – simmer until the sauce thickens – about 3 minutes. Use as glaze on grilled chicken or pork.

Mix all ingredients and simmer until the sauce thickens – about 5 minutes.  Use as glaze of chicken or pork.

Whole recipe:  280 calories, .3 fat, 68.7 carbs, 1.8 fiber and 1/7 protein.

So while I knew Tony wouldn’t touch my glaze with a 10-foot pole, he decided to just use regular bbq sauce.  Only one slight problem. All the bbq sauce’s we had in the house started out with:

  • fire ass bbq sauce
  • habenero bbq sauce
  • jalapeno chipotle bbq sauce
  • burn your lips off bbq sauce 😀

So he did a quick Topeka search 😀 and found a recipe that turned out really good.   You can find a printer friendly version here.   I made sure to use two separate brushes so Tony didn’t get any of my spicy glaze!

Simple Barbecue Sauce


1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in sauce pan – cooke over low heat for 5 minutes. Baste the meat, chicken, or seafood with the sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling.
374 Calories, 1.4 fat, 92 carbs, 1.5 fiber and 5 protein for whole recipe.

I also made haverecipes-will cooks Beer Can Chicken Rub.

And while the grill was getting to temperature, Tony and I relaxed in the beautiful weather with chardonnay. 😀

I did corn too, but it was taking a long time, so we started out with the chicken and asparagus.

I ate about half of my chicken breast - the dog ate the other half!
this was just okay - can't wait for summer corn! Dinner: 428 calories, 47 carbs, 29 protein, 16.4 fat and 2.1 fiber

And Hannah had to teach Maxi about smores!  Maxi said she wasn’t a huge fan of marshmallows, but she’d try it.  She ate two! 😀

Stats for Thursday:  45 minute walk at lunch:

Oops – I forgot to add the wine! 😀

We are having crab fest with our neighbors tonight.  I also have plans to attack my closet in the basement – I believe my husband and daughter want to have an intervention with me because I am unable to wash clothes, dry clothes and put them away.  So I have mounds of my clothes on a table that usually is reserved as a folding table.  Wish me luck!

Oh, and I am entering my orange chipotle glaze to Christina’s Friday Firsts!

Anybody else get today off?