Since I knew I was having lunch out yesterday morning, I didn’t want to eat too much, but I knew I needed to eat something.  The kidults are big cereal eaters, so I grabbed a bowl of Honey Comb.  Each serving is 1.5 cups and with 1/2 a cup of unsweetened almond milk, breakfast was only 5 points.  Growing up we only had Wheaties or Cheerios.  The only time we got sugared cereal was when we visited our grandparents.  My grandma used to buy those mini cereal packages and it was always a fight to get the good ones before you were left with rice krispies or Special K.



Hannah and Jacob were both off, but had school near where I was meeting my Mom, so we took separate cars there.  Mom and I got there on time, and Hannah forgot her books half way to the restaurant, so she had to go back to get them.  So my Mom and I were basically forced to get an appetizer.  I mean, we were taking up the servers table while waiting for the rest of our party, so it was pretty much necessary that we had to get something.


We did split this appetizer four ways – they got there just in time before my Mom and I ate them all.  I love these green beans.  I’ve realized since I’ve been working that my consumption of vegetables is pretty non-existent.  I decided to go with the build your own stir fry – with tofu and kung pao sauce and brown rice.


This was so delicious, but so filling, I barely ate half.  I plan on having the leftovers today with shrimp that I have in the freezer.  But since my eyes were bigger than my stomach, I took too much insulin.  By the time I got home I could feel my blood sugar dropping and it was 69.  Too low for a walk or the gym.  I decided to eat some fruit – a banana and about a cup of grapes, but that only brought it up to 105.  Damn.  It was nice seeing you and catching up Momma!   And can you see all the grey hair – yikes!  I am talking about me, not my Momma!


A woman from church, Jocelyn, who is a regular reader of the blog and someone I’ve known pretty much my whole life, brought something to my Mom to give to me.  Have you heard of the subscription box “Try the World?”  It basically sends you a unique group of seasonings, sauces, etc. from a certain country so that you can learn about that area through the food.

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This particular box features foods from Portugal.  Portuguese locals are famous for their simple, rustic dishes featuring fresh produce and seafood.  These items were hand picked by Chef George Mendes.   Mom, I forgot to give you the pork pate – I’ll save it for you.  I will definitely use everything else, well, maybe not the codfish – but maybe I’ll give it a try!  Thank you so much Jocelyn for thinking of me!

I decided that I wasn’t going grocery shopping this week because we have plenty of stuff to eat.  I may have to do a fruit run, but that’s about it.  I was doing an inventory of what we had and found ground pork in the freezer.  My first thought was to make pork taquitos, but I saw on Instagram that Fran made pasta, and suddenly that sounded really good.  And even though it was in the low 80’s, I had a taste for a bolognese sauce.  My full metal jacket Sunday Italian gravy calls for flank steak, Italian sausage AND pork ribs.  So I decided to see if I could make a healthier version of that.  You guys will be impressed that I started out my sauce with . . . a tablespoon of those caramelized onions with balsamic reduction and port wine! 


With my 1.5 cups of pasta, dinner came in at 11 smart points.  And guess what?  Hannah loved it!  She said it’s the best sauce I’ve made. #winning  I may try to do lasagna roll ups later this week with the leftovers.

Today is my WI day – not sure how I’ll do, so you’ll have to follow me on Instagram to find out.  The days I work my eating is so out of whack, so I will just go and face the music and see how I did.  I will tell you though, that after working the markets two days in a row, I am really tired that first day off.  I mean, I am happy for the manual labor, but I have to keep reminding myself that I am closer to 50 than 25!

Hope your week is starting off on the right foot – make it a great day!