Um, why have I never thought to put tater tots on top of my breakfast tart?  Game changer!  Last Friday when I was off work, I was organizing the deep freeze when I realized that Hannah and Jacob bought a giant bag of these tater tots from Sam’s Club.  While I normally don’t eat their food, I realized for a second “would they really miss 10 tater tots?”  Nope!

This recipe is also a great way to use up any veggies in your fridge that are just about to go bad.  You need about a cup of veggies between the two tarts – I used red peppers, mushrooms and zucchini.

Here is my only bit of advice – I should have put my tart pans on my cookie sheet before filling them, because I did end up spilling some on the way to the stove – turns out the dogs didn’t mind licking up the eggs I spilled on the floor. 

These would also be perfect for a brunch – put parchment paper on a cookie sheet and everyone can write their name below their tart and add whatever veggies they like – you know if I had a brunch everyone would want to add onions to theirs. πŸ˜€  These are also great at room temperature too.  I had one for breakfast yesterday and because I was eating at my desk, it took me a while to eat it, and the first bite was just as good as the last one.

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You can tell by the way women are dressed that some of them have made the turn to fall – wearing UGG boots and neck scarves.  I am all for the change of seasons, but it was 90 degrees yesterday with a heat index of 97.  We were hotter than Austin yesterday!

It was a no brainer to meet at Macy’s today for our walk.  

And even though it was 90 degrees, it didn’t stop me from eating Jessica’s white bean and corn chili that I made over the weekend.  I need to tweak this recipe a bit – sorry Jessica!   I love that this chili was kind of like a summer soup with the corn, but felt like you should be cozied up in a big sweater on a porch, watching the leaves fall with the creamy white beans.  This wasn’t chili – I followed her recipe step by step, and while this is a delicious soup, I wouldn’t call it a chili.  I also used boneless skinless chicken thighs so this was super rich in flavor.  I even pureed a can of the white beans and added that to the chili, but it was still a soup. πŸ˜€

I had a chicken breast that I forgot to cook – it had been marinating since Saturday and I needed to cook it up.  I suddenly decided that chicken Parm would be delicious and it was.  Over the weekend I also made a batch of my zero point marinara.  This dinner was ready in about 15 minutes from beginning to end.  Best part is that because the chicken breast was so big, I made dinner and packed up a second one for my lunch today.

I barely got done before the sun started to set.  The only points for this dish was the cup of pasta (6) and 1 point for the 1.5 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan.  I decided to eat only half before I went to the gym, and if I was still hungry when I got home, I could always eat the other half when I got home.  But guess what?  Half was perfect!  I didn’t shit my pants while at the gym, and I was satisfied.  #winning

Have you entered my 10 year blogaversary giveaway?  Because there were lots of comments in my spam folder that I had to approve, I had no idea that this comment was sitting in my spam folder from 3 weeks ago.  Could it be the same person who wrote me the handwritten hate mail?  

Who knows.  All I know is that for someone who has that much time on their hands to set up a fake email, to leave me a comment, obviously doesn’t have much going on for them.  Someone left a comment on IG, and she said “hurt people hurt people.”  I’d never heard of that before, but it’s so true.

I have been a Weight Watcher since 1999 when I lost 70 pounds in 15 months.  I maintained that weight loss until 2007 when Tony started getting sick, and I’ve bounced up and down the scale ever since.  But I do stand by my testament when I say that if it hadn’t been for Weight Watchers, I could easily be back up to 211 pounds – which on a 5.2″ person is a lot of weight.  I would have completely given up and eat shit breakfast, lunch, dinner and every snack in between.

I’m working on it.  I don’t know if I mentioned it here, but I am doing dry September – no alcohol.  I need to ditch that, especially with Tony’s birthday month.  I want to feel the feels, move on and not hide behind a box of wine.

If you haven’t entered my 10 year blog anniversary, there is still time.  Just check out this post.  Also, my friend Sam corrected me – the knife he is handcrafting has a retail value of $185!  Not $125 like a stated yesterday.  Um, would it be weird if I picked my own name in the giveaway?

Happy Wednesday my friends – and given the choice – always choose the tater tots.