Another weekend has come and gone.  They seem to go faster when the temps cool down and the days are darker longer.  And another weekend when just two meals were eaten both Saturday and Sunday.

Knowing I have a little wiggle room calories wise, I made breakfast tacos Saturday morning.

Breakfast Tacos

3 tacos = 1 serving:  463 calories, 28 fat, 26 carbs, 3.3 fiber and 25 protein


  • 3 corn tortillas (mine are 40 calories each)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces raw breakfast sausage (mine was low-fat Jimmy Dean)
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 3/4 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons taco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Cook the sausage first, until almost done, then add the egg and spinach and cook just until the eggs are cooked through.  Nuke the tortillas for 30 seconds. 

Put 1 tablespoon taco sauce on the bottom of each tortilla.  Divide egg mixture between the three tacos, then add 1/4 ounce of cheddar cheese over each taco.  Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. 

Fry 2-3 minutes per side, just until they crisp up.  Serve with salsa on the side for dipping and garnish with cilantro.

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So, so good.  And filling!  I made these around 11:30 and we didn’t eat dinner until 6:30!  Hannah was in town to babysit overnight and one of the families she used to baby sit for.  We had an hour to kill before she had to be there.  We went thrifting, of course!

When I dropped her off the Mom hugged me – the kids were so happy to see Hannah.  I hadn’t met the Mom before but she told me that she considers Hannah as part of the family – so sweet!  I knew we would have more time to spend together on Sunday, so I just headed to the grocery store and went back home.

Dinner Saturday night?  Super easy – leftover Chicken tortilla soup and chicken and cheese quesadillas.

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So cheezy!

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Sunday morning when I was cooking up my SIL’s lunches for the week, Hannah got dropped off from her babysitting gig.  I had about an hours worth of work and it was nice sharing coffee and catching up with her face to face. Open-mouthed smile

We went to another thrift store – this one is huge!


You could literally spend all day there and never see everything.  Hannah was shopping for jeans:


I ended up getting new (boring) work shoes that are super comfy, some workout t-shirts that were all .22 cents!  And then I got this Nike jacket – it was sold AS IS because it had a tiny stain on it, which I already was able to get out – it was only .88 cents!  Um, can you tell that blue is my favorite color? Freezing

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And before we knew it, we had to get her to the train station to head back down to Chicago – there aren’t too many options so we didn’t want to be late.  So of course, we had time for photos!  And that jacket?  The woman Hannah babysits for gave it to her – it’s a North Face and totally cute!



That last picture cracks me up!  And after the train pulled away, I was already dressed for the gym, I ended up doing 10.5 miles on the bike, bringing my total down to 76.5 left in my 170 mile challenge – eek, I have just five days to finish – I can do it!

For dinner I made a wonderful beef stew – perfect for a chili night.  You can find the recipe here.  The meat is tossed in a mixture of flour, cinnamon and brown sugar – sounds weird but it gives it a very interesting flavor – the only change I made was to use a bottle of pumpkin beer.

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Pure comfort in a bowl! 

I am working out before work today because at lunch time I am getting the stitches off my face – can’t wait.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to scratch my face forgetting they were there!

My football picks kind of sucked too – Tony and my step-son kicked my ass this week. Sad smile

Does anyone have any Halloween activities going on this week?  We dress up at my office every year and have a pot luck.  In case I have new readers who weren’t around last Halloween – I went as Guy Fieri last year!


Happy Monday – make it a great day!