Monday, August 31, 2009

Day 361: New Recipe + Book Review + New Shoulder/Tricep/Chest Workout

So I ended up staying up WAY too late to finish Beyond Reach. I had to! I read 15 more pages after the blog and the killer was introduced! So had to read the other 85 to see how they did it and whatnot. The book was awesome. Had me all over the place, dead bodies turning up in crazy places and none of it seemed to make sense as it was told from multiple perspectives. Then all of a sudden it made sense – great mystery. And the end?! Crazy… can’t wait for the next book!

This morning I woke up and headed in to work still loving listening to At First Sight. Can’t wait for my new books to get in tomorrow! During lunch I walked 3.5 miles and started a new bookStupid and Contagious (borrowed from Shana).

I only read 50 pages or so but it’s hilarious so far! After work I went back to the gym to walk another mile, then me and Stacy did shoulders, triceps and chest – this workout.

Then I headed home, had the planned dinner, packed up tomorrow’s breakfast/lunch and snacks and settled in for True Blood (weird; maybe the weirdest episode yet. Still love Eric) and Entourage (SO over Andrew...and I hate that E likes that Ashely girl. Blah).

So I forgot – here is the meatball recipe from yesterday! It was from Biggest Diabetic Loser. I used her recipe for Italian Meatballs (makes four servings) to make Spaghetti & Meatballs for two!
1 pound Laura’s beef 96/4
1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 egg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
¼ tsp Salt, ¼ tsp pepper and ¼ tsp dried basil for taste
Other: 1 cup low-fat spaghetti sauce, 4 oz. spaghetti, 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, salt and red pepper flakes to taste

Mix together the ingredients and roll into equally sized meatballs (I did mine about 1.5” in diameter). Put half in the refrigerator for another recipe. Set water to boil, and cook 4 oz. spaghetti according to package. Drain and divide into two servings. Spray a pan with olive oil nonfat cooking spray. Drop in the remaining meatballs and brown turning with tongs until the outside is brown. Add sauce to pan and continue turning meatballs until they cook through, about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes. Stir and then serve over spaghetti. Top with parsley. Nutritional Information: 532 calories, 64 carbs, 12 fat grams and 40 protein grams.

It was good! I used the remaining meatballs in today’s lunch from For the Love of Cooking (named Baked Penne Meatball pasta) by heating the oven to 350 degrees, cooking 4 oz. pasta and adding pasta to bottom of square dish. Top with meatballs and sauce, then mozzarella cheese and parsley. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil then bake for 5 minutes. SO good!

For dinner, I made another For the Love of Cooking recipe: I call it Breakfast Fried Rice!! Basically, we used 2 servings of basmati rice, 2 eggs scrambled, 2 pieces fat-free turkey bacon cooked and crumbled, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, minced ginger, minced garlic, chopped green onion and salt and pepper to taste. Very yummy!! Our variation only had 311 calories, 40 carbs, 11 fat grams and 13 protein grams. I forgot to take a picture but don't you worry - i'll be making it again! :)
After dinner I took it upstairs, made new leg and back/bi workouts, watched drop dead diva and am about to pass out! I ended up at 1,846 calories, 244 carbs, 57 fat grams and 91 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.


Anonymous said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing! I am going to give those recipes a try.

Kelly Olexa said...

Everything looks so YUMMY!! ;-) You're so good about trying new recipes girl.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I haven't made meatballs in a looooong time... Time to make them again soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks DELISH! I've never made meatballs before; I may have to try now! And thanks for the book review! I'm always looking for something new to read!

Thinspired said...

Breakfast fried rice?! That sounds so amazing!! Must try soon, along with those meatballs!

Mica said...

Mmm, thanks again for the meatball recipe!

SLJ said...

We hate that Eric likes Ashley too! I want him to be with Sloan sooooo bad. O and I made your chicken fried rice last night and it was delish!!

Therese said...

You are a book reading machine!

Those balls look good lol ;-)

In response to one of your comments, I kind feel the same way you do...I don't think you have to sacrifice a drinking with friends or a social life to live a healthy lifestyle :) We do like to party it up! Hey it's not too long that we are without kids so might as well enjoy it.

Big Pissy said...

I'm surprised it took you this long to find a way to have fried rice for breakfast.

I remember that being one of the first things you ever cooked.

How old were you? 11? :)

april said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

Do you walk and read at the same time??

Liz @ in the skinny said...

I love all of your books reviews!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Nice job on the work out, girlie! I'm an avid reader, too! I love it. I just need to get through the book I'm on now.

Kayla said...

I Love your template for writing down your daily food. Did you make that yourself? its so convenient and amazing for breaking down the facts.


fittingbackin said...

Jacey: yay! I hope you do!

Kelly: Thanks, girl!

Andrea: you must - loves!

Angie: thanks so much - they're suprisingly not hard at all!! Of course - love to share books.

Thinspired: i'm a fan! Nothing like eggs + bacon in your fried rice - fab!

Mica: def - hop you try it!

SLJ: same here! Grrr she looks like a child - freaky!! Oh good!!!! I'm so glad you liked!

Therese: hehe I love reading!

Exactly!! Partying is a must (for us!) And yes, who knows how long we'll all have this flexibility!

Pissy: oh no - I didn't have it for breakfast! I had it for dinner. :) And yes, since I was 10 on the electric skillet! hehe

April: Def!! Oh yes - love it - it's how I get the majority of my reading in (while walking or while driving - audio books).

Liz: thanks, friend!

Paige: i hear you! What r u reading?

Kayla: Thanks! It's from Spark People so it does all of the math for me - love it!!

april said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

Do you walk and read at the same time??