My daughter-in-law and step-son are upping their game in their YouTube channel – you should see all the equipment they have – it’s pretty impressive!  Liz’s latest show was all about vegan breakfasts, and her tofu scramble has me intrigued, I’ve never had that before.  You can check out her channel here – be sure to subscribe!

Here last show was the inspiration for these vegan waffles.  Well, that and I didn’t have any dairy at all, so I subbed in light coconut milk and used coconut water.  The batter was so light and fluffy, almost too much.  It took several times in the toaster to crisp these up, so I am considering this recipe a work in progress.  I’ll keep you posted on that. 

Right before my walk though, my blood sugar was only 58, so I had to eat this Fiber One bar – delicious, but not worth the 5 smart points for the size.

My sister had the day off from work, but I wasn’t going to let a near 50 day, even drizzly, get in the way of me getting in my steps yesterday.

I got back to work and it got really busy, I had lasagna soup – this time with spaghetti and it was delicious – you’ve seen that about 2,000 times though! šŸ˜€

That strawberries on my breakfast plate?  .99 a container at The French Market – Chicago peeps if you take the train from Olgalvie, these are delish!

I was able to leave on time yesterday, and wouldn’t you know it, there were no trains again.  My train was delayed about 20 minutes, so I didn’t get home until nearly 7.  This is the time of year I dislike the most – dirty snow, and it can be in the 50s one day and drop to the 20s the next.  I am so ready for spring!

Guys.  I know I am going to get a lot of shit for this, but I made the best onion rings!  I know, Tony and I never ate onion rings, unless they were onion rings and deep fried – but we were particular about them – they had to be skinny rings, and lightly battered and not break off so that you are eating a whole slice of onion with no batter – ew.

And you all know that I defend deep frying because it fries food at the right temperature – but I always add one point for the oil, even though I know a whole teaspoon of oil is not absorbed in the food.

Mariano’s had bone-in New York strip steaks for $6.50 a pound and I snatched three up.  I used two on my appetizer board at my neighbors house, and used the last one last night.  I let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.

The timing worked out fine, because just as I got home, Hannah came home with groceries for her and Jacob, and she made their dinner while I let the fryer heat up and the meat come to room temp.  We have a tiny kitchen which makes it nearly impossible for two people to cook at the same time.


This was so delicious!  It was funny because after I posted this on Instagram, I had over a dozen people tell me that they would pay $30 or more for that dish!   And after Hannah ate one of the onion rings, she said “Mom, don’t forget this recipe!”  I once made her black bean soup with a club sandwich that she declared was the best meal I ever made for her and I’ve never recreated it again.  I tried making the soup again, but the one she is thinking about was probably one I just whipped together to eat, not blog about, so no recipe for that one.  Sorry Hannah!

And I’ll leave you with this cuteness.  They each have a ball like this, but for whatever reason, if one has one ball, the other one wants it.  This went on for about 30 minutes.  #lovethem

It’s supposed to be in the 60s today, but rainy.  I’ll take it.  The kadults and I have dinner plans tonight – Certified Angus Beef sent me a generous gift card to use for Valentine’s Day and sent me a list of restaurants in my area that use Certified Angus Beef – one of them being Lindy’s Landing, a place that Tony and I used to go to many moons ago.  Courtney, isn’t that where you had one of the kids birthday parties??