Tony thinks I am absolutely crazy to call my blog readers my friends.  I’ll say

“My friend Shelley just ran a race in Hawaii!”

“My friend Christina makes dog treats called Corky Crisps and sells them at craft fairs!”

My friend Jen just got back from a trip to Italy!”

“My friend Helen jokes about how her husband wishes it was party pizza Friday at their house ever week!”

I could go on and on, but I really do consider you guys my friends.  Am I crazy to think so?

Please leave me a comment if you think I am your friend!  (I need to have bragging rights that I am right!)

My breakfast yesterday was so good – and I thought it would be a great breakfast to put together over the holidays.  You can make it ahead, its good hot out of the oven, or even at room temperature.

  • 3 ounces of Canadian bacon
  • 1 cup egg beaters
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded, squeezed dry
  • 1.5 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper

Heat the oven to 375 (I originally had it set for 350, but time was running out so 375 worked just fine).

I baked the bacon by itself for 5 minutes - this is a large muffin tin

Mix together egg beaters, zucchini, cayenne, salt and pepper and divide between 3 muffin tins – top with 1/2 ounce of cheddar cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes, until eggs are cooked through.

they come out so fluffy, but as they cool, they will collapse

My plate:

438 calories, 8.7 carbs, 54 protein, 19 fat and .7 fiber

My friend and I walked 45 minutes at lunch – I used 4 pound hand weights.  Our Chicagoland weather has been unreal this week, with temperatures pushing 70!  Sadly, I know its all too real that we could have two inches of snow on the ground next week. 🙁

Yesterday morning I was trying to figure out what to make for lunch – I saw I had a green pepper and I had chicken defrosted for our dinner, so I made chicken fajitas in lettuce wraps with 1 cup of my ancho chile soup (my picture yesterday made it on Tastespotting!)  Lunch comes in at 505 calories, 20 carbs, 54 protein, 22 fat and 7.7 fiber.

with the 100 pack of Wholly Guacamole 😀

Yesterday was a busy stressful day, so I came home and Tony and I relaxed for about 30 minutes before I even started making dinner – that is so not like me, but it was great to just decompress.  I made chicken parmesan – this time omitting the panko bread crumbs and just using grated Parmesan cheese to coat the chicken.  Tony doesn’t like sauce on his though!   And I had zucchini pasta!

I love this julienne peeler

And Tony likes when I get the cheese nice and crispy:

These chicken breasts were huge – we both ate about 2/3.

405 calories, 16.4 carbs, 59 protein, 9.7 fat and 2.4 fiber

And later in the night I had mixed nuts:  202 calories, 8.6 carbs, 5.9 protein, 17 fat and 3.1 fiber.

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1540 calories, 54 carbs, 174 protein, 69 fat and 13.9 fiber
  • 40% of calories from fat
  • 45 minute walk with 4 pound hand weights

Alright, I have to finish making my chicken tikka masala for lunch – I am going to have it over spaghetti squash – can’t wait for lunch!

Make it a great day FRIENDS!