Last Thursday when I was working at the restaurant, Tony texted me a picture and said “there’s a big package here for you.”  At first I thought he was going to send me a picture of him in his under wear, but when I looked at the picture it was from Cabot Cheese!

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I’ve nearly used all of this cheese already – didn’t have enough of the wrapper left for a picture!


Yesterday morning I had an egg white, baby spinach and Chipotle cheddar flour taco with strawberries on the side.  This cheese is just so good – not too spicy and you still get the strong cheddar flavor.

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I had my quarterly diabetes doctor appointment.  I have to get my blood work done while fasting, so I’ll do that one day this week at our local hospital to get my A1C number.  Other than that I am in good shape.  Good heart beat in my feet (great for diabetics!) and my blood pressure was 120/80.  I did mention to him that I was surprised that if my blood sugar was 100 when I left for work at the restaurant, that I was surprised that when I would test it around 8 it would be in the low 200s!  I would think with all that walking around it would just take a nose dive.  He said that I probably don’t have enough insulin going into the night, and suggested I give myself 4 units of fast acting insulin before I start my shift.  Huh!  Always learning something new with this disease!

I had time to hit up the Japanese grocery store on my way back to the office.  Got Tony some sake – he loves a cup of hot sake in the winter, and considering we got a dusting of snow last night, this winter isn’t just ready to give up on us yet.  I am always fascinated by the different products they have.  Doesn’t this look like the same girl?

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When I got back it was time for more . . . lasagna soup!  Although this time I made Italian sausage meatballs.  So easy – 1.5 pounds of Italian sausage out of the casing, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons wheat germ (didn’t have any egg whites), pinches of crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.  I ended up making about 50 of these tiny meatballs – I added 6 meatballs and 6 cheese tortellacci’s to the base of my soup, as well as 3/4 cup chopped baby spinach once the hot soup came out of the microwave.  I just cooked the meatballs about 3/4 of the way through, knowing they would finish cooking when I warmed up the soup.

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I made a batch of stove top refried beans over the weekend when I found I had a bag of pinto beans in my pantry.   I asked Tony if he were likely to eat any, because if not, I was going to spice the shit out of them.  Suprisingly he said yes.  I had shrimp tacos on the menu last night, but he asked if I could bring him back to Taco Bell circa 1979.  Refried bean tacos is what he wanted!  A tostada on the bottom, a shmear of refried beans, taco sauce, shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese.  I used Cabot’s classic cheese – which is covered in black wax and aged for at least 16 months.

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I had the shrimp tacos – this time shockingly NOT battered and deep fat fried.  I just cooked them with taco seasoning at a high heat for a couple minutes.

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Delish!  Since the pan was so hot, the taco seasoning almost became like a blackened seasoning.  The sliced jalapenos were the perfect amount of spice.

I had no workout yesterday, and that will show in my fit bit total yesterday:

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I plan on doing either the Stairmaster again today to try to reach my 100 floors in 20 minutes, or a treadmill interval, haven’t decided yet!  My gym bag is packed, I plan on making a Green Monster for breakfast when I get to work.  And more lasagna soup for lunch!    Time to scrape the snow off my car – this is getting old!  Make it a great day!