Our office closed at 3:00 yesterday afternoon and I knew then that I would be off of work today.  It was a scary drive home because it was white out conditions – I could only see about 5 feet in front and behind me, and the road I drive on has a speed limit of 55 – and people were still driving that fast – I was so happy when I finally pulled in our driveway!

I sat in my comfy chair and it was like I was in a snow globe:

The heavy snow didn’t start until around 8:00 at night.  It was so windy!  Here is what our deck looked like around 9:00 p.m.

Then this morning, here’s how it looks outside our back door:

Looks like my exercise today will be shoveling!

Yesterday morning I was driving to work when I realized I never put anything together for breakfast.  I stopped by McDonald’s, and while my brain was saying “I’ll have oatmeal” my mouth actually said “sausage McMuffin please.”  In my head I was like, it’s probably about 8 points.  Um, try 11 points!

For lunch I had two servings of my black bean and pork chili with some fritos for some crunch on top – lunch comes in at 9 points:

Aldi sells these potatoes for .69 cents a can.  They made a quick side dish for dinner – just sauteed them in a cast iron skillet with a teaspoon of butter and threw in some canned green beans at the end.

I marinated pork chops all day in light Italian dressing.  The recipe I was following had a “tuscan” glaze to pour over the chops, but after I made it, it was way too vinegary, so I came up with this mustard sauce.  While I can eat mustard with a spoon, it cam be a bit overpowering for Tony.  The chicken broth cut the bite, but you still had the mustard flavor.

Biz’s Rosemary Mustard Sauce

4 servings (about 1/8 of a cup) 1 Points Plus

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

Put all ingredients in a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring to combine and simmer for 10 minutes.

these chops were huge! (that's what she said). I had about 5 ounces of pork chop

Then poured the mustard sauce on top: Dinner comes in at 10 points.

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 34 points (including Tony’s famous popcorn last night)
  • no exercise
  • average blood sugar 107

So in total we got about 17 inches of snow.   I’ll be spending the day shoveling, snow blowing, and I’ll certainly be Bizzy in my Kitchen – I have plans to make artisan bread and bagels. 😀

Oh, have to share a proud Momma moment – Hannah made the President’s Deans List for her first semester in college.  And just this past week, she got 52 out of 50 on her first math quiz this semester – go Hannah! 😀  So proud of you!

I hope everyone stays warm today – and sorry for the East Coasters because I think the snow is coming your way!