Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 251: New Recipe, When M&Ms Attack, Monday blah blah Monday

Sigh. Yesterday was just BLAH. I woke up tired, got in the shower tired and got on the road tired. No fun! I had yummy yogurt en route (loving Yoplait’s light strawberry/banana), and a MS, fat-free cheese, egg muffin once I got to work. I worked… BLAH… then me and Stacy walked 3.5 during lunch. Afterwards I was starving! So I had a lean cuisine with a small spinach side salad and a slice of wheat/garlic bread – YUM! Then I got my sweet tooth… so I had my granola bar and got back to work. Then it hit 4 and I wanted sweets SO BAD. I had a mini snickers… and an andes mint bite…. Then I hit the vending machine for a pack of peanut M&Ms. Oh my. What?! I never even have cash. But alas, I scrounged up $.75 and chowed down! I KNOW I wasn’t hungry – I hate that the sweet tooth gets me so bad. I blame being tired, it being Monday and that I still felt like crap. But really, I knew I wasn’t hungry and did it anyway. Sigh. Awareness is the first step, right?

After work I went back to the gym for another 2 miles and did abs. Great workout! I headed home and me and Austin got started on an adaptation of For the Love of Cooking’s Calzones. We call them Calzone Supremes – LOVE THEM!

4 oz. Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough
6 tbsp Naturally Preferred Mushroom Pasta sauce, divided
25 g Fat-Free Mozzarella cheese, shredded
15 g Fat-Free Feta cheese
½ cup mushrooms, diced
1 Fresh basil leaf, chopped
10 baby spinach leaves, chopped
12 Hormel Turkey pepperonis, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
Olive oil flavored cooking spray
Red pepper flakes to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray pizza tray with olive oil. Roll dough out to form a 8” pizza and place on pizza tray. Spread 2 tbsp sauce over half the dough. Add 1 tsp olive oil and toppings (cheeses, mushrooms, pepperonis, spinach, basil, flakesl). Fold the other half of the dough over the toppings and carefully fold and crimp the ends of the dough so it's sealed. Use a knife to make a few slits on the top and spray with cooking spray. Place in the oven and cook for 20-22 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 2-3 minutes before slicing into wedges. Serve with 4 tbsp sauce for dipping. Nutrition Facts: 447 calories, 64 carbs, 9 fat grams and 20 protein grams.

I thought the TJ’s dough was GREAT! Next time I’ll rub the olive oil on top instead of having it inside, I’ll use more red pepper and I may even sprinkle some garlic salt on top! Also - the guy at TJ's strongly encouraged you to let it sit out for 30 minutes before starting (less sticky; easier to work with). We loved them though! I think I’ll definitely keep the dough in the house and will be making pizzas and calzones a lot! My next one will definitely be veggie with lots of tomatoes and basil – woo! Have you ever made calzones before? It was my first time!

After dinner we watched a couple of Law & Orders, I showered for work tomorrow and then got in bed to watch my girly shows (Brothers & Sisters + Gossip Girl). GREAT night! I ended up at 1,694 calories, 226 carbs and 50 fat grams. Not bad, but I still didn’t need those silly M&Ms! Haha Here’s what I ate. What did you think of Gossip Girl??!! SPOILER!!! I loved Brittany Snow as teenage Lily and all the parallels between Lily/Carol and B/S. What do you think happened to Carol? I'm worried about her. Isn't Chuck a doll? Love him. Were you surprised B & Chase broke up? SUCH a good episode!! div>


Big Pissy said...

Mmmmmmm....those calzones look tasty! Bet Austin loved them- I know how much he likes the calzones from Fellini's. ;-)

I liked Brittany Snow as Lily too! She's such a cutie. At first I worried about Carol too, but then when the grown up Lily and her mother were talking they mentioned her and "how she lives". So we know she's alive.

Hope you're feeling better today! :)

Mica said...

Whoa, any post that has calzones is an A+ in my book.

I don't watch Gossip Girl, but I love Brittany Snow. Maybe I should start watching...hmm...