It’s just weird to have thunder storms and tornado warnings in November.  Yesterday morning I woke up and it was a balmy 68 degrees.  We actually lucked out because we just got rain – the storms were both south and north of us.

This morning I woke up – and this is what says:  Sunny.  24 degrees, feels like 12 degrees. I really hate when that happens – but that’s Chicago weather for you!

I had a quick breakfast after sleeping in yesterday.  An egg, 1 ounce of cheese and 2 pieces of bacon.

I did start my basement project, but I didn’t get very far.  We knew since it was going to start getting cold that we needed to set up our humidifiers in the bedroom and living room – they make such a difference.  We had to go get new filters so we went to lunch at Friday’s.  I asked if their chicken wings were breaded and they said no.  But I had “issues” right after I ate them, which makes me think they were breaded.

When I got home Hannah was home from work.  She and I started to watch Crazy Horse with Jeff Bridges.  OMG, snooze fest.  We got 45 minutes into it and couldn’t go any further.  (and I think Hannah wanted to take a nap!)

I did get my exercise in though – this first one Fat to Fit Fast – kinda had some hard choreography, and I am so not good at that, but it was a good workout.  Then I did Jillian’s Shred it with Weights.  I don’t have kettlebells, so I just used a 4 pound hand weight.  Do you have kettlebells? I am thinking of putting them on my Christmas list.

I rarely buy frozen side dishes, but this was in the 50% off bin, and sometimes the frugal side of me takes over!

It's Green Giant and this package was 1 serving

Tony’s side dish?  To him, the perfect salad:  The Wedge with Blue Cheese dressing:

My plate with a grilled rosemary marinated pork chop:

Tony DVR’d a show for me called “Fannie’s Last Supper.”  It was directed by America’s Test Kitchen’s Chris Kimball.   He spent 18 months coming up with how to prepare a 12 course meal using only ingredients and cooking methods available around the 1890’s.  They had to find calves heads to make mock turtle soup, they had to make their own fish stock from scratch.   They even installed a turn of the century cast iron stove into the kitchen because a wood burning stove would have been their main cooking sourse.

Look for it on your PBS station – it was definitely a great documentary to watch.  You can find more information here.

Stats for Monday:

  • 1279 calories, 20.2 carbs, 81 fat and 89 protein
  • 62% of calories from fat
  • 25 minute Fit Fast
  • 25 minute Jillian Shred with Weights

I used to figure out my calories – it said that one wing, not breaded, fried comes in at 99 calories – so I ate 8 wing halves – so do you think its 99 calories for 2 wingettes, or should it be 99 calories for each one?

Off to make some coffee – its cold!  Have a great day 😀