Let’s start this day off with finding out who the winners are of my birthday giveaway! First up is Jessica’s cookbook, The Pretty Dish.
And the winner is . . .
March 19, 2018 at 8:07 am
Happy birthday greetings from Mussouri 😀
The winner of the Trader Joe’s spices . . .
March 20, 2018 at 8:25 am
Happy belated birthday from Central Illinois.
And finally, the winner of the grill pan . . .
AMY T OVEN
March 20, 2018 at 7:20 am
Happy birthday from Pittsburgh PA!
Congrats! Send me your mailing address to email@example.com. Thanks for everyone who wished me a happy birthday on that post. 😀
Why do I always forget how long beef keeps me full when I eat it for breakfast? Three ounces of beef (3) with an egg white with spinach topped with Trader Joe’s lite mozzarella (1) and bananas and granola on the side for dessert (2). This was so tasty!
If you follow my Instastories on Instagram, than you would have seen that I cooked up shrimp and noodles before work, and just put them in a container and threw it in my backpack. I knew I could accessorize my lunch with either the hot bar or salad bar at Mariano’s, and I needed to get a couple condiments for work.
Well, the hot bar was a bust – can you believe no fresh steamed veggies?! So I walked over to the salad bar and got shredded carrots, cabbage and chick peas for $1.12. I need to add photos back into this post, but I used this stir fry sauce – buy it if you can find it – it’s only 5 calories a tablespoon! I also added a bit of Tabasco sriracha, um, not sure how I didn’t know about that product!
I threw the shrimp, noodles and veggies in a big bowl and cooked in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. The veggies were still crisp tender, then I tossed in the stir fry sauce, drizzled with the Tabasco sriracha, and sprinkled with everything but the bagel seasoning. Yum! Best part? The only points for this meal really was the noodles, which were only 4 points – still counting 1 point for the sauce, but 5 points for all this goodness is a steal.
Guess what guys – yup, another recipe from Jessica’s cookbook! #sorrynotsorry Making pasta at home is so easy, and I even cheat and do everything in my food processor.
Place six ounces of spinach in a food process and process until its pretty minced. Add 2 cups flour, two large eggs, 1 teaspoon of salt. I used seasoned salt because can you believe I am out of regular salt?!
Now don’t let the processor just go, you need to pulse this slowly. You’ll know the dough is ready when it starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Knead with a tiny bit of flour on your counter and place in a bag. I made this dough on Sunday, but didn’t use it until last night and it was just fine. I used self-rising flour, so 1/4 of this dough is 5 smart points. If you use regular flour, it would be 6 points.
There I go again, touching all the food on my Instastory!
Roll it out pretty thin, it really puffs up when you cook it.
I just use my pizza cutter to cut it into strips.
Once the pasta floats to the top, I cook for 1 more minute, then drain.
Once I drained the pasta, I added 1/2 cup jarred pasta sauce (2) to the pan to heat up, then tossed the drained pasta to the pot to combine. Then added 1/2 an ounce of fontina cheese over the top (2). Even though I didn’t get home from work until 9:00 p.m., this dish only took me 12 minutes from beginning to end. So delicious.
Check out my fitbit steps yesterday!
We made it to Friday! I have my appointment with my accountant tonight to do my taxes. Tomorrow night we are doing March birthday celebrations with my Mom and my sisters family and Hannah and Jacob at Maggiano’s.
I also plan on trying out my new induction cooker to try my hand at recipe videos. It will probably look like a kindergartener did it, but you gotta start somewhere, right?!
I am also going to face the music at the scale at Weight Watchers tomorrow. My night time snacking is back – gah. I just need to ignore all the chips in the pantry – salty snacks are my weakness. My rule at home should be if I didn’t buy it, I can’t eat it!
Have a wonderful weekend – make it a great day!