Can I tell you how nice it is to know that I am not the only one who carries around guilt?  That actually made me feel much better – thanks for all your comments yesterday! šŸ˜€

When we were at the Japanese grocery store over the weekend, they have the most amazing bakery attached to it.  We picked up these cheddar rolls, each one weighs 1.5 ounces and are 4 points each, so my egg white sammie with fruit comes in at 7 Points.

One of the secretary’s was out yesterday, and the other one had to leave for lunch at a specific time.  I only had 45 minutes, so I decided to jog/walk the same walk I did yesterday which took me 55 minutes, and I did it in 45 minutes!  It was really hot and humid – around 93, but I guess I can’t complain because its been hotter than heck in Texas.

Now I am sure you were all waiting with baited breath as to what I was going to do with the grilled butternut squash . . . shocker . . . SOUP!

Grilled Butternut Squash Soup

  • makes four servings – each serving approximately 2.25 cups – 4 PointsPlus per serving šŸ˜€


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1, 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 6 ounces green lentils (uncooked)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 large butternut squash

Slice the squash in half.  Drizzle with a touch of olive oil and salt and pepper – grill over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until fork tender.  Let cool.

Throw all the rest of the ingredients in the pool and just let it simmer for a couple hours until the lentils are soft.  Using a stick blender, puree.

Now that I look at this picture, I think these may be split peas and not green lentils?

This soup was so good – I fed four people at work with it, and they all loved it.  It had such layers of flavor, and the texture of the peas/lentils was nice too. 

Tony and I had a date night last night – we wanted to see Super 8 and our local theater had it in an Imax theater so we thought that would be cool.  We stopped off at a bar after work since the movie didn’t start unil 7:30.  They have a huge salt water fish tank – I’ve always loved these yellow fish.

Then we went to a Sushi place – Tony specifically took me there so I could get a big bowl of spicy soup that he thought I would love.  However I saw dashi tofu and wanted that, and they also had something called Japanese chicken wings.  I imagined chicken wings in a spicy teriyaki glaze – but what came out were giant chicken wings, but with a mayo/jalapeno sauce that was out of this world. 

Tony still can’t believe I ordered fried chicken at a sushi restaurant – he compares it to ordering lasagna at an Irish pub. šŸ˜€

I added wasabi to the broth, just to kick it up a notch. šŸ˜€

These wings were huge- and perfectly cooked – I ate two of them and with the tofu, am calling my dinner 15 points + 7 points for the wine – so 21 points.  I had 15 going into dinner, so going 6 over isn’t too bad. šŸ˜€

Tony east the raw stuff – ew!

So we leave the restaurant to go to the movies – it looks like it could storm.  We sit through approximately 30 minutes of previews, get through half of the movie, when all of a sudden the lights are turned on – the movie staff said that a tornado touched down in the next town over and we have to move to the front of the theater!

All of a sudden people are going into panic mode – we leave the theater and Tony walks outside and says its not that bad and we should just leave.  I truly believe Tony was a storm chaser in a previous life!  The drive home actually wasn’t that bad, but we drove through neighborhoods that had tons of debris, so something must have come through.

But now we don’t know how the movie ended!  I hope we can get our $$ back.

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 35 points
  • 45 minute jog/walk
  • average blood sugar 104 šŸ˜€

I hope to hang with Hannah tonight – I am going to suggest the gym and swim . . . then hot tub! šŸ˜€  Make it a great day!