I am pretty happy with my food this week considering I didn’t grocery shop.  But I have so.much.food at home, it would be silly to shop, even though I love grocery shopping.  Just ask Hannah how she feels about my pantry šŸ˜›

The week before last my store had baked potatoes 4/$1 and usually that means you have to eat them up in a couple weeks.  Did you know that potatoes last up to five weeks in your pantry and 3-4 MONTHS if you keep them in the fridge?  #themoreyouknow

So breakfast baked potato was on the menu. I bought some mushrooms at Mariano’s over the weekend 2 big packages for $3, and by yesterday they were already spoiled.  So this baked potato is just 6 ounces of baked potato (half at 5 points) scrambled with 1/2 cup egg whites (1) chopped fresh basil and then when I got to work, I added an ounce of 50% reduced fat cheddar cheese and nuked it in the microwave.

My sister and I went to Target at lunch today because she was looking for some curtains.  I don’t bring my phone out when I am walking if I can help it since my phone was stolen out of my hands.  When I was at Millenium Park for the eclipse, I saw so many people just not paying any attention to how they were holding their phones and I felt like walking up to all of them and tell them “be careful because someone can rip that right out of your hands!”

I have Jacob to thank for lunch yesterday.  He LOVES Sam’s Club rotisserie chickens and I buy at least one a week.  He picked off the meat and made what he likes to call his spicy Mexican soup.  I have no idea if there is a recipe for this, because he doesn’t cook like that.  The base is vegetable broth (he couldn’t find the chicken broth) and celery, carrots YES ONIONS (he said he used a whole giant one!) and then cayenne pepper and lime juice in the broth.  This picture doesn’t do this soup justice because it is the perfect balance of flavorful spicy.  Thanks Jacob!  (don’t think the kadults read the blog anymore since they say “they live it.”) šŸ˜€

I still have a bit of a head cold and passed on going the gym last night.  So I did my next favorite thing – played Chopped for my dinner!  I used the turkey kielbasa, green beans, sliced apples, Dijon mustard as my Chopped ingredients, and made two more corn fritters – and they did hold together amazingly well having spent the night in the fridge.  

I was hungry, so I cut off 5 ounces of turkey for my dinner at just 4 smart points.

This dinner was ready in less than 10 minutes.  I put the green beans in the microwave on “fresh vegetable.”  While those were cooking, I cooked the corn fritters in a touch of grapeseed oil and Pam.  Once those cooked (I had my heat up a bit high and almost burned them!) I added the apples and sausage and cooked for about 7 minutes, stirring occassionally.  The mustard maple glaze is simply a tablespoon of Dijon mustard mixted with 1 teaspoon real maple syrup (1) and a tablespoon of water.  I cooked that in my cast iron skillet and then just drizzled it over the top of the sausage and apples.   This plate of food came in at 9 points, including the oil I used to saute. 

Jennie-O Turkey Sausage with Maple Mustard and Apples

This dish was a perfect summer/fall dish to me – the corn fritters taste like summer and the sausage tastes like fall.

My Mom is traveling with friends to Nags Head, and she sent my brother and sister and I this picture below – I love it!  I love how active she is and how cute is she in her hat?!

I could be playing softball again tonight for my office.  I brought stuff just in case.  It all depends on if someone signs up, but it’s a gorgeous day, so I hope I get to play.  I think tonight is already the last regular game of the season before playoffs start.  

Happy Wednesday!  Make it a great day!