Thanks for all your well wishes for the Foodbuzz Food Blogger Contest!  I went to Food Buzz to see my competition, and it will be a miracle if I make it to the next round.  Voting begins on Monday so I’ll be sure to let you know then how to vote – thanks!

I have Allison to thank for introducing me to the savory oats last year.  As soon as I saw her putting Frank’s hot sauce on oats I was sold!

I believe I have kicked it up a notch this fall though.   After the oats cook for 1 minute, I remove from the heat, add Frank’s hot sauce and a 1/2 ounce of cheddar cheese.  On the side I cooked egg whites with ham, spinach and the other 1/2 ounce of cheese, then put it all together.

The oats are so creamy because of the cheese, and I may have added Tabasco to the top of my eggs!  It’s filling and delicious!

390 calories, 32 carbs, 36 protein, 14.2 fat and 4.4 fiber

I decided I am going to walk outside at lunch for as long as I can – our winters seem to last forever and there will be plenty of hours in the gym when its cold and snowy!

Lunch was the very last of my simple tortilla soup – with cheese and tortilla chips on the side.

382 calories, 41 carbs, 24 protein, 14 fat and 6.4 fiber

In this month’s Food Network magazine, they had a chile rellenos burger that looked interesting.  I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but I grilled a poblano pepper until it got charred, then chopped it up with a chipotle pepper, fresh cilantro, lime zest, salt and pepper with 4 ounces of ground sirloin.

love the smokiness of the chipotle pepper 😀
I think it was pretty clear whose burger was whose 😀
Tony doesn't like thick burgers, so I made him skinny ones and made it a double - just a bit messy to eat but he liked it!
My burger (not pictured a handful of potato chips) dinner: 601 calories, 26 carbs, 36 protein, 28 fat and 2.2 fiber

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1373 calories, 118 carbs, 96 protein, 57 fat and 13 fiber
  • 37% of calories from fat
  • 50 minute walk

Suggestions needed: We are having an open house at my Mom’s 70th birthday on Saturday night and I am still trying to figure out some appetizers to walk around with.  I’ve already decided I am going to make bite size quiches, but need a couple more – any ideas?

Oh, and one more feature of my camera I just discovered!  I have a selection of ten frames I can add to my pictures.  Um, you may be able to see Hannah’s new Monroe piercing in this pic!

p.s.  There may be a 1991 video of our Oprah show appearance on tomorrow’s post!  Tony is going to try to figure it out today. 😀