Saturday morning out refrigerator looked a bit bare.  No ham, bacon, sausage or any meat to speak of.  I did have a steak in the freezer, but I was lazy and didn’t want to take the time to thaw it, plus I hate thawing meat in the microwave, I think it ruins it.

What did I have?  A .70 loaf of sesame bread from Walmart that I had in the freezer.  I made a breakfast casserole with the remaining loaf to portion for next this week if we go back to Mayo.  The slices were pretty thin, so I just put the naked pieces of bread in the toaster oven and heated up the bread on the lowest setting – I was just thawing it, not actually toasting it.  Next up – three remaining stalks of asparagus, some Cabot cheddar cheese, eggs and one last tomato that needed to be used up or tossed soon.

  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 stalks asparagus, chopped
  • 1 ounce Cabot cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Scramble the eggs with the asparagus.  This way the asparagus still has a bit of a crunch.  Divide egg mixture between 2 slices of bread, top with 1/2 ounce shredded cheddar cheese.  Broil in toaster oven for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese gets all melty.  Top with salt and peppered tomatoes.

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The only thing that would have made it a bit better is some crispy crumbled bacon over the top.  Next time I will definitely do that.  Momma, I think you’d love this breakfast!

Tony laid low most of the weekend.  He’s still quite tired.  So I put a quick grocery store list together and headed out the door solo.  I also wanted to stop by GFS to pick up some plastic containers.  I bought 50 16 oz. containers with lids – the containers cost $4.49 and the lids were $3.79.  They are freezer/microwave/top shelf dishwasher safe, so they are reusable.  Over the weekend I made Michael Symon’s Cincinnati chili. I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup and these containers will be perfect to transport.  Louise, I thought of you when I was there!

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I nearly put this in my cart, but didn’t – a gallon of pickled jalapenos!!

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Yesterday?  I was bizzy in my kitchen most of the day.  When Tony isn’t feeling that great, I have to restrain myself from constantly asking him if he needs anything.  I am a Mother Hen that way.   One of the first things I made was a pie dough for peach pie.  In all the years I’ve been married to Tony, I had no idea that peach pie was one of his favorites.  And to tell you the truth, I’ve never eaten a peach pie in my life!  I am going to post that recipe later this week, but I think for my first peach pie AND my first time doing a lattice top, it turned out pretty good!

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Over the weekend I bought a sirloin top round roast.  Also known as a tip roast in some parts of the country, it’s one cut away from the tenderloin, so it’s super tender but just not as expensive.  I got a 1.8 pound roast for $5.49.   I marinated it in my favorite beef marinade, and left it out on the counter for a  couple hours for it to get to room temperature.  Earlier in the day I went to light our gas grill to make some salsa.  Um, turns out I may have left the gas on the last time I cooked, so my tank was empty.  When I ran errands yesterday, I ended up picking up a new tank.  I took the old one out, put the new one in.  Nothing.  Now in all fairness, as many times as I have used our gas grill, I do sometimes light it out of order, which will not work if you don’t do it right. 

After the third try, I just gave up.  Tony took a look at it, and for some reason, it’s not working.  I think we’ve had that grill for about 10 years, so maybe it’s just time for a new one.  In any event, I had planned on grilling on the Weber, so it didn’t really matter.  I did buy charcoal, so I wanted to cook the meat on indirect heat – meaning I had coals on either side, and I place the meat in the middle of the grill.  I go to grab the lighter fluid.  Dammit – empty!  The grill Gods were against me!  But, thanks to Mr. Google, I did a quick search “how to light coals without lighter fluid.”  One of the first things I saw was a youtube video.  This guy cut off the sleeves of his 100% white cotton shirt, soaked them in canola oil, and placed them in the bottom of the coals and used that as a wick to light the coals.   And I’ll be damned if that didn’t work!  These are what my coals looked like after about 15 minutes.

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Um, for the record, I had too many coals – I could have used about 1/3 less than that.  I make that mistake ALL the time.  Take your meat off between 120-125 for medium rare.  If you can see, one side of this roast was a little thinner than the other, so that was more medium, still tasty though!

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I let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.  I had 1/2 a baked potato on the side.  Super simple Sunday dinner.

So, it’s been a while since I stepped on the scale, and to be honest, I had no idea where I was at.  So I am up .6 from my last weigh in, which I consider to be maintaining, so with everything that’s been going on with us, travelling to Mayo, erratic workout schedule, I consider that a win.  And yes, I realize I need to repaint my piggies. Open-mouthed smile

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Alright, time to get all my shit together for the day.  I ended up making a HUGE batch of breakfast tacos to freeze, but I saved 3 out for breakfast this morning.   It’s a cool 62 degrees this morning – love it!

Make it a great day!