Since I knew I was going to be having pizza and cake later yesterday afternoon, my breakfast was simple – two Nature’s Path granola bars – am I the only one that loves crunchy granola bars?
It was the perfect amount of fuel to do Level 1 of Jillian’s 30 day shred. I am happy to report that I was able to do the push ups on my toes!
While everyone else had a couple beers, our hostess made sure that my water glass was filled at all times, and made sure I had hot sauce for my pizza! This one was really good – I think Chevy’s is a chain – there is one in Schaumburg.
- 1 box Super Moist Betty Crocker cake mix (any flavor)
- 1 cup water (if using chocolate cake mix, add 1 cup cold coffee)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 eggs
Mix with an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Bake according to package instructions. For a 9×13, this cooked in 30 minutes. It is makes the most moist cake I’ve ever had at home!
Then it was time to say goodbye – thanks for a great afternoon ladies!
So on my way home, there was a Caputo’s grocery store. I had nothing in mind for dinner, so just thought I would see what jumped out at me. Did I score on tomatoes and zucchini! You know I’ve talked about the $1 rack at my local grocery store – um, they have discount boxes! I got one box (approx. 10 pounds) of tomatoes for $1.80, another for .99 cents and a box of zucchini for $1.50!
I ended up using three zucchini for a cream of zucchini soup with curry and coconut milk (recipe will come tomorrow!) and then I got 20 cups of shredded zucchini. I divided them into 2 cup ziplocs, then put them in a freezer bag.
Then Tony and I got to work on one of the boxes of tomatoes. These are really ripe! I took off the stickers and chucked the ones that were too far gone, while Tony chopped them up and added them to the stock pot. We used about 1/3 of a bunch of fresh basil, two heads of garlic, olive oil and thyme and oregano.
So I head to the meat department, thinking I can get something to grill, when I see they had whole beef tenderloins for $4.99 a pound! John, you have to back me up that this is a great price!
Just seeing the above picture kind of made Hannah throw up in her mouth! When it was all butchered, I had five 8 oz. filets and 1 1/4 pounds of meat to grind up for burgers later this week.
- 1525 calories, 175 carbs, 84 protein, 57 fat and 8.8 fiber
- 30 minute Level 1 30-day shred
On tap for today:
- make tons of salsa with the other box of tomatoes!
- mop kitchen floor
- deep clean bedroom (I have an irrational fear of spiders – and Tony pointed out that there was one in the corner of our room!)
- long bike ride
- update 101 Days of Summer Challenge – check it out tonight! 😀