We had probably the best Halloween weather we’ve had in a long time. Trick or treating started at 4:00. I took my bowl outside and decided to sit on the top stairs of my deck.
No one was coming by, so of course I had to take pictures of leaves and trees! 😀
After only two groups of kids came by within an hour, I just left the candy on the deck and came in to start dinner. All of a sudden I hear Tony yelling – a car full of 16 and 17’s year olds saw the unmanned candy bowl and took it all – Tony stopped them in time and they put it all back – they were driving a Mercedes too! I actually thought a parent was driving the car, but the last kid who put the candy back was the driver!
When Hannah woke up this morning I told her “I am making buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy.” She was like “you better not be joking with me!” They were the best biscuits I’ve ever made – thanks to Cook’s Illustrated. And really so simple – from beginning to the end of cooking time was only about 30 minutes!
On my way home from running errands, I texted Tony “Taco Bell?” They have a new sauce that I really liked
my lunch pictures turned out like crap – somehow I was in between two settings, but I had a crunchy beef taco and a bean burrito. I asked the lady what comes on the burrito and she said “red sauce, cheese and beans.” Um, she forgot to mention ONIONS! I didn’t taste them until the very end, but that white onion taste lingered in my mouth a bit too long. 🙁
I was bizzy in my kitchen – I made split pea soup with smoked ham, and a tofu/egg/green chile casserole for my breakfast – you’ll just have to come back tomorrow for those recipes!
For dinner I made Classic Roast Beef – this time from Cook’s Country. It’s probably the fifth or sixth time I’ve made it. This 3.5 pound roast cost $9.80 cents. I plan to use the leftovers to make roast beef horseradish wraps for my lunch, and possibly a South Beach version of a Yankee Pot roast soup.
After the roast had been cooking almost an hour and a half, I probed it with my meat thermometer and it said it was only 45 degrees – I was like WTF??!! A couple minutes later I realized the thermometer was on Celsius, not Fahrenheit! Luckily I did not over cook it though – perfect medium rare:
So the basic rules of Phase I of South Beach:
- no baked goods; cereal; full fat dairy; no flour; no fruit or fruit juices; no pasta; no rice; . . . no alcohol!
Tony will do just fine – he has a way of setting his mind to something and he’s all set. I have a feeling I’ll be missing my chili stuffed baked potatoes and jalapeno bagels, but I am just going to take it a day at a time. And thanks to Gina for giving me the green light on the South Beach diet – she’s a registered dietitian and she’s okay with it – however, since I will be consuming a lower amount of carbs, I just need to be mindful of low blood sugars.
Oh yeah, today is Weigh In Monday!
So I forgot to update my Hot 100 Update last Friday – goals for this week is to stay on plan for the Phase I, no wine, and shake up my exercise this week.
Make it a great day! 😀