That’s one thing I hate about Chicago weather – some years we go from spring to summer in the blink of an eye!  I hate when we don’t have a longer spring season!

I had birthday breakfast club yesterday to celebrate our offices May birthdays.  I had grand visions of making hazelnut cinnamon biscotti, homemade cinnamon rolls, etc.  But when I was sweating on Sunday just vacuuming the living room, I decided to go to Plan B.  One homemade dish and the rest store bought!

I didn’t take any pictures of the assembly of this casserole, because I didn’t think it was going to be that healthy, but after putting it to, it didn’t turn out too bad.  I had a 6 ounce piece of stale baguette and decided to throw together an egg casserole, using ingredients I had on hand.

Egg Zucchini Bake Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 8 servings (300 calories, 17.3 carbs, 15.fat, 1.3 fiber and 19.3 protein)


6 ounces sourdough bread
12 large eggs
1/2 cup fat free half and half
8 ounce zucchini
4 ounce green chiles
8 ounce cheddar cheese
1 salt
1 pepper


  1. Heat up non-stick skillet with Pam. Saute diced zucchini and green chiles. In a separate bowl, mix eggs with half and half.
  2. In a 9×13 inch pan, put chopped bread on the bottom. Add zucchini mixture evenly, then pour over egg/milk mixture.
  3. Make sure all the bread has been dunked in the egg mixture. Top with 8 ounce shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until set and golden brown.

My breakfast:  one serving of the casserole, a few strawberries and a couple blackberries.  333 calories, 24 carbs, 20 protein, 17.7 fat and 4.3 fiber.

Everyone loved it – and although I had a 4 ounce can of green chiles, it wasn’t spicy at all, which worked out okay!

My friend and I were determined to walk yesterday, even after looking on!

This was at 11:45 in the morning!

But we did our 45 minute walk – with a bottle of water!  We were so sweaty by the time we got back – it was nice to take a cool shower before heading back to my desk.

I brought 2 ounces of roast beef leftover to make a roast beef sandwich – I toasted 1 ounce of sourdough bread, spread one half of my sammie with about a tablespoon of my homemade goat cheese, yellow mustard on the bottom and the beef in the middle.  Holy cow was this good!  488 calories, 44 carbs, 38 protein, 18.2 fat and 4 fiber.

And I accessorized my lunch with a mediocre salad from our buildings cafe.  It had way too much frisee – I ended up picking half of the salad out!

I did pork chops on the grill.  I put one baked potato in the microwave.  When it was cool enough to handle, I cut in quarters and Pam fried them to get them crispy.

I made a cucumber and goat cheese salad on the side.

My plate: I ended up eating 4 ounces of pork chop (they were huge!), 2 potato wedges with spicy bbq sauce.  452 calories, 48 carbs, 38 protein, 11.7 fat and 5 fiber.

For whatever reason yesterday I was so hungry.  But I don’t think I was physically hungry, but just bored and I kept reaching into my almond stash.  By the end of the day I think I ate the equivalent of 2 ounces of almonds – about 48 of them for 340 calories!!  And last night after dinner it was all I could do not to raid the pantry!

But I went to bed without eating anything, my mind got the better of me – I told myself it would be stupid to eat anything when you are just about to go to bed!  I was in bed before 11:00 and I woke up at 7:15 this morning – nice and refreshed! 😀

Hello, my name is Biz, and I have an addiction.  To food magazines!!  Well, I can’t bare to throw them out, so if you want me to ship these magazines to you (+about 20 more that are in my basement) just leave me a comment on what your favorite food magazine is.  I’ll pick a winner tonight by and announce it tomorrow 😀

Hope its not too hot where you are today.  Season Finale of Biggest Loser Tonight? Are you going to watch it?

Stats for Monday:

  • 1622, 123 carbs, 108 protein, 78 fat and 17.3 fiber
  • 45 minute walk in 90+ temps! 😀