Yeah, that’s right. My sweater won most disturbing in our office ugly sweater contest! What would be even more disturbing is if I were 42, living in my Mom’s basement with lots of cats 😀
And the valuable prize I won was I appetizer tray with a knife that lights up:
I had an idea about breakfast that I wasn’t sure would work or not. I took a leftover serving of my broccoli gratin and put it in an oven safe 4 inch round ramekin. I then poured 1/2 cup of egg beaters on top, then sprinkled with parsley and crushed red pepper and baked it for 20 minutes at 350.
This was so good! It almost tasted like a cheese souffle!
On the side I had one of the grapefruits my MIL sent me. I put 1/2 teaspoon of honey on top of each cut grapefruit and then put it under the broiler for 5 minutes. The heat releases the juices and the honey melts into the grapefruit – kicks it up for 1 extra point. Breakfast Total: 7 PointsPlus.
I was really sore from my on Demand exercises I did on Sunday and didn’t think my legs were ready to run. I decided, just get on the treadmill, if it doesn’t work out, just do the elliptical. I did my customary warm-up, and instead of doing my run/walk, I told myself “see how long you can run without stopping.” I made it about 10 minutes before I needed to stretch my calf muscles, but only rested and stretched for 30 seconds. Once I started back running, my mantra was “I can do this!” Guess what my 5k time was????? 36:25! A new PR! It amazes me that I can run that time at 170 pounds 😀
I forgot to reset the clock after my warm-up, so my total time was 41:25, and then I ended up walking the rest for 45 minutes total. Boy was I hungry though when I got back to work! On the menu: 1 serving of my pasta fagioli (6 points), a Rachel sandwich which was 3 ounces of leftover turkey breast, 1/2 cup sauerkraut, 1/2 ounce of Gruyere cheese, a 1.3 ounce whole wheat dinner roll with jalapeno mustard (7 points). I also had two clementines on the side. Lunch total: 13 PointsPlus.
Biz: “So I was going to run some ideas about dinner tonight.”
Tony: “How can I possibly think of dinner when I haven’t even had lunch yet.” Go ahead and make whatever you want.”
Taco Fiesta! My next favorite meal to make right after pizza. I got home, started to brown the ground beef and Tony walked into the kitchen, looked at the pan and said “Fiesta?” Yep!
My plate: 2 corn tortillas, 3 ounces of 15% lean taco meat, 1 ounce avocado, 1 tablespoons light sour cream, 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce and diced cucumber – with Taco Bell hot sauce. Dinner is 11 PointsPlus.
Since the Bears game was on last night, I spent some time in the kitchen finishing up my gifts for the women at my office. I scored on some really cute crate and barrel glass snowman mugs at a garage sale over the summer – I got a box of 8 for $5! My plan was to make homemade Hot Cocoa Mix. I have to give credit to Brown Eyed Baker for this recipe – it is hands down the best cocoa mix I’ve ever made!
|Course: main meals
PointsPlus™ Value: 4
Preparation Time: 5 min
|3 cup(s) nonfat dry milk|
|2 cup(s) powdered sugar|
|1 1/2 cup(s) Hershey’s Cocoa|
|1 cup(s) white chocolate chips|
Instructions (she added 1/2 teaspoon of salt which I omitted, but feel free to add it)
Mix dry ingredients until combined in food processor. Add chocolate chips and pulse until they are finely chopped.
Use between 1/4 to 1/3 cup cocoa mix to 8 ounces of hot milk.
The 4 points is based on 1/4 cup mix.
- 31 PointsPlus (+ 5 points for wine = 36 points)
- 35 Flex Points remaining for the week
- New PR 5k – 36:25
- average blood sugar: 124
Today is my Friday already! Hope it goes by fast today. We got about 4 inches of snow last night and more on the way in the next few days. Pretty sure we’ll be having a White Christmas!
Make it a great day! 😀