I had the last square of my Green Monster casserole left for breakfast yesterday, but I decided to switch it up – the store brand of tortillas I buy says 16 chips are one serving for 140 calories, I ended up using 8 chips and then after i heated the casserole, I cut it into 8 pieces, topped the egg on the chip and sprinkled 1 ounce of shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the nachos and put them under the toaster oven broiler for a few minutes.

Then topped with some avocado and hot sauce – bam – breakfast party on your mouth!

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I had half a day at work so straight from work I went to the gym.  My ultimate goal for 2013 is to run a sub 30 minute 5k.  My PR right now is 32:11, so I am getting close!  I decided to do an interval on the treadmill, running longer and farther to build up my running stamina.

Five sets of 12 minutes – 4 minutes at 4.0 mph, 4 minutes and 5.0 mph then 4 minutes of 6.0 mph – then repeat that 5 times for a 60 minute treadmill workout.  I set my stop watch for 4 minute intervals and it beeped at me when it was time to change the pace.

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I ended up running 4.54 miles without stopping!  The change of pace was perfect – after running at 6.0 for the four minutes, it was great to come back down to 4.0 and recover and by the time I got back to the next 6.0 pace I was ready for it. Open-mouthed smile

I had some errands to run, one of them hitting up the grocery store for our burger contest ingredients.   I also wanted to pick up some Mission extra thin corn tortillas to make tortilla chips to have at the house and to bring to Hannah’s block party I am going to later today.  Couldn’t find them though. Sad smile

So I bought blue corn tortillas – huh.  This whole 2 pound package was only $1.49!

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So I did a test batch last night for Tony and I.  OMG, these chips are amazing.  I just put them in the deep fryer at 350 for about a minute – 30 seconds a side and then drain them on paper towels and salt.  Yum!

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Yep, I had a couple beers with the chips and salsa.  That was pretty much my “lunch” because I only had some of my granola before the treadmill workout.

We need to tweak the recipe more – but these were some damn fine burgers.  It was a combo of ground beef and pork.  I can’t give away any of the other ingredients though!  Although I did come close to get Chicago’s neon green pickle color!


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Jacky, I ended up adding green food coloring to your grilled pickle recipe – I think the longer they sit the more food coloring the pickles will absorb, we’ll see!  But I thought your son would love the color of these pickles!

Since we had chips and salsa before dinner, I didn’t even bother with sides last night!

I did have a few glasses of wine last night too – and I don’t feel bad this morning but feel super dehydrated and I have a slight headache.  I think I may kick alcohol to the curb for a while – it was about 600 empty calories last night!

Stats for the Day:

  • 2260 calories, 59 fat, 172 carbs, 14 fiber and 70 protein
  • 30% calories from carbs, 24% from fat and 46% from protein
  • 60 minute treadmill workout

I can’t wait to see Hannah!  It’s been a few weeks since I saw her, and once school starts for her, with work AND school her schedule, she is quite busy.  It’s a gorgeous day too – it’s sunny with a high of 75 today.

Alright – off to make Hannah some crack granola, make some salsa and fry up some more chips. 

What’s on tap for your weekend?  Make it a great day – see you Monday!