Our weather was so gross this weekend.  Cool, rainy, damp.  After I got back from WW on Saturday morning I did something I haven’t done in ages – I went back to bed!  I got home from WW around 9:45, and went back to bed and woke up at 11:15 – it felt really good. šŸ˜€

I always feel like baking whenever it’s chilly outside.  I decided to make a batch of my pumpkin scones for breakfast this week.   I love that each one is only 4 points!

Tony doesn’t like scones so they are all mine. šŸ˜€  One thing Tony does love is red beans and rice – and his method could not be simpler.  One box Zataran’s red beans and rice.  1 package of cooked kialbasa.  Combine rice mix according to package directions – add in diced sausage, put it in your rice cooker and press “cook.”  In my mind I was going to soak red beans, make it from scratch.  Um, this was so easy and good, I think I’ll stick with it.  It was cooked in just 45 minutes.

We also brought out the smoker again even though it was so cold!  We finally were able to maintain the temperature around 250 degrees.  On the bottom layer, I made hickory smoked baja fresh salsa – so smokey good!
 My plate: (FYI, I ate 1/2 the turkey on my plate) turkey, mashed potatoes, 1/3 cup gravy and fresh broccoli.  Perfect for a cold spring night.

So what’s on my menu this week?  I spent $96.22 this week at the grocery store.




  • Buffalo Chicken Chili Mac 3 Ways
  • Crock Pot Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
  • Pork chops milanese with caulflower gratin
  • Burgers and Pretzel Rolls with Corn on the Cob
  • Party Pizza Friday – pretty please Tony?! šŸ˜€

I am off to the gym.  My goal this week is to hit the gym before work Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  It looks like it might be rainy those days and I am not sure I’ll get my lunch time walk in. 

Look at this cool picture I took with my telephoto lens – it was a full moon last night – it was so bright outside on my deck when I let our dog out.

Hope everyone had a great weekend – anything new on your menu this week?  I am off to swim! šŸ˜€