A couple years ago I saw an ad for bacon salt and knew that Tony would be all over it.  I recently got an email from the company with some of their new products, and Justin of J&D’s Foods was kind enough to sponsor a pre-holiday giveaway here at My Bizzy Kitchen!

I am pretty sure we all know someone (maybe even ourselves!) who think anything is better with bacon.  This company even makes lip balm that tastes like bacon!  So this would be a nice little bacon basket to the bacon lover in your life.  Simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to have bacon, whether it is a BLT, or just straight out of the pan. 😀

You’ll recieve:

bacon ranch dressing mix
bacon mayo
bacon salt
bacon popcorn

And bacon gravy, but I couldn’t find a picture of that one on their website. 😀  You have until Monday morning to enter and I’ll pick a winner using random.org.  Good luck!

Tony and I had bought a 3 pound tub of cottage cheese at Sam’s Club and it was nearing its expiration date.  I’ve heard about cottage cheese pancakes so I decided to make them.  The first recipe I tried sucked ass.  The pancake never came together so into the garbage it went.  The second recipe I tried was fantastic!  I adapted this from Whole Foods – I left out the sugar but added sugar free vanilla extract, and subbed the milk for buttermilk and the all-purpose flour with gluten free flour.

Biz’s Gluten Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix dry ingredients together.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Combine and mix well.  I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to make each pancake.  This recipe made 10 pancakes at 101 calories, 2.9 fat, 11.1 carbs, 3.4 fiber and 7.2 protein for each pancake.

I sauteed 1 apple for the topping with 1/4 cup sugar free pancake syrup and had 2 turkey breakfast sausages.

514 calories, 49 carbs, 29 protein, 18 fat and 12 fiber

Since I omitted the sugar in the recipe, these were more like savory pancakes – but so delicious.  And filling!  I ate this around 8:45 and didn’t eat lunch until 1:30!  I am submitting this to Christina’s Friday Firsts 😀

I went to the gym with the intention of banging out a 5k on the treadmill using my walk/job method.  But I wasn’t feeling the running – my lungs felt tight and I was struggling at 5.5 mph, so I ended up doing a hill climb walk at 10% incline at 4.0 mph for 45 minutes.  It was a sweaty walk though! 😀

Lunch was leftover ancho chili and hominy stew – two servings this time since I forgot corn tortillas to make a quesadilla on the side.

419 caloires, 36 carbs, 33 protein, 16 fat and 9 fiber

Tony sent me an email in the late afternoon:  “fried rice?”  Tony makes the best fried rice!  I had defrosted two pork chops, so our fried rice was teriyaki pork with veggies.

the wok master at work! 😀
Dinner was delicious - I love you Tony!

My bowl:

441 calories, 62 carbs, 30 protein, 7.9 fat and 7 fiber

Did anyone watch 30 Rock last night?  They had a flash back to when Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was younger and the picture stopped Tony and I in our tracks because it looked exactly like I did at that age!  I give you Biz circa 1979!  I thought I really rocked the Dorothy Hamill bob.  And what was with glasses back in the day?  I remember having like 4 frames to choose from!

So My Bizzy Kitchen will be posting only Monday through Friday.  It’s a whole life balance thing.  I know you’ll be sitting in front of your computers Saturday and Sunday wondering . . . “I wonder what Biz is doing?”  Ha! 😀

Stats for Thursday:

  • 1374 calories, 156 carbs, 92 protein, 42 fat and 29 fiber
  • 27% of calories from fat
  • 45 minute treadmill hill climb 10% incline 4.0 mph

Hot 100 Update!

I had a good week – I’ve worked out each day.  My weigh in isn’t until Monday so we’ll have to see what the scale says.  I still need to drink more water – working on it!

Good luck on the bacon giveaway and have a great weekend.  See you Monday! 😀