Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Breakfast Recipe, Lots of Clothing Pics, The Fabulous Sash, Recipe Fail and Twilight!!

Yesterday I had a hard time getting motivated. I didn’t sleep well – kept tossing and turning. Dang Sunday nights! I got in, got settled and ate a new breakfast we cooked yesterday, Real Mom Kitchen’s Country Breakfast Scramble. Here’s the recipe for FOUR servings:

This is one serving - fab!!

6 to 7 (medium sized) new red potatoes, cubed (29 ounces)
8 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 tbsp chopped green onions, sliced
4 slices turkey bacon (butterball)
½ cup fat-free cheddar cheese
2 tsp olive oil

Heat one inch water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Cut potatoes into cube and add to water. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper with fork. In a large skillet (or microwave!), cook bacon until crispy and remove from skillet. Add olive oil to skillet, then top with potatoes. Cook potatoes 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until light brown. Stir in green onions. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour egg mixture into skillet. As mixture begins to set at bottom and side, gently lift cooked portions with spatula so that thin, uncooked portion can flow to bottom. Avoid constant stirring. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist. Dice up cooked bacon. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Divide into four servings and serve. Nutritional Information: 374 calories, 37 carbs, 14 fat grams and 23 protein grams.

We loved it! Super hearty and filling. If anything I may reduce potatoes by 4 ounces (total) to add in another bacon strip or two but honestly, I could eat it just like this and be happy! You could also cut the portions into 6 instead of 4 and serve with toast or yogurt or whateva. Love! Thanks, Real Mom Kitchen!

Then I worked, had a yogurt, had a dove chocolate… then I ditched the plan to walk 4 miles. I still felt kind of weak. :( I decided instead to shop more, hitting up Nordstrom and American Apparel! (sales; cheap stuff as per usual). I ended up with 4 Nordstrom dresses ($80 total!) and a skirt, outfit for Reuben, socks for Austin and a belt for me at American Apparel – fabulous! My friend Sue went with me and get this – when you spend $40 at Nordstrom you get an advanced ticket to see Twilight 2 at Phipps- random! So I got that… but I don’t want to go alone! Haha


Love the lanyard... so official. haha I gave Austin the Twilight branded chocolate!


I got back to work and had lunch, a new recipe… meh. It was Crock Pot Oriental chicken and I won’t be making it again. Bleh. Recipe FAIL. So no recipe for that one! I finished up work and headed straight home to a night of TV watching, hanging with the family, and pre-cooking per my meal plan – woo! I ended the night at 1,573 calories, 212 carbs, 36 fat grams and 83 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

And here’s some of the clothes I picked up Sunday & Monday!

Austin's "Bleeker" socks. (american apparel)

The fabulous American Apparel sash. NO, I didn't get 5. But YES, I did get one black one and it can be tied a gagillion different ways. Below are some of my favorite ways to tie it. Please note: they also have ways to tie it as a tourbon, neck tie and even as a top - I KID YOU NOT! Thanks, Crystal, for telling me about this - you ROCK!


Some of the clothes I got! (click to make larger)
A few things are off: I got the top left dress in black not gray, and I got the top right sweater in black and gray (not cream!). I got both pairs of tights in gray and black, I didn't get the funny looking dog but DID get the solid black tee for Reuben, the things on the right are long fingerless gloves (if you can't tell!)



not pictured: purple/pink/blue knee socks for under pants (forever 21) and 3 black forever 21 tops: one long sleeved, one short sleeve with floral accents and one like a tee-shirt with a cut out upper back. Should also note: the green/striped dress is TOTALLY spring, but it's by one of my favorite brands, Scrapbook, and it was on sale for - hold the phone - $9!!!!!!

That's all folks! I'm this close to being done with my fall/winter shopping - woo!

So... I still need to post Halloween pics! (on hold as my pregnant-belly-maker is still a work in progress, Austin needs one more thing for his costume and Reuben is refusing photos until after his grooming appointment on Friday. What a diva).

What are you guys going to be for Halloween?
What are your babies/fur babies going to be?!


TTYT! I’m blog reading tonight whilst watching Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill from last night – tis the life – yay!!

20 comments:

intheskinny said...

Next time I go shopping I need to take you! Great job on the clothing scores!

homecookedem said...

We definitely need to go shopping! I have no new fall clothes yet!!

Glad you were able to find bleeker socks!! I meant to tell you that we borrowed the socks Andrew wore from my friend who had some holly madison socks, so that's why they weren't in the bag.

Have a lovely evening! :)

balanceisbest said...

Love the clothes! I'm wearing those same knee socks for my "hermione" costume...Andrew's bosses at the bank requested that he be Harry Potter....so I'm his Hermione. :)

Can't wait to see you as Juno!!!! Love it!

Therese said...

Girl you are a bargain queen! American Apparel has some of the most random stuff. Some is adorable and some is like too Lady Gaga for me ;) A couple years ago I bought their dress that can be worn a hundred different ways in like every color lol.

Mica said...

I like AA stuff (except when it's super skank-tastic), but I usually can't fit into it. Sad times. :(

That's a really bizarre promotion that Nordstrom is running. I guess I'll go see "New Moon", but man...I really hate those books.

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

Yay for shopping- those are two of my fav stores!

I like that bfast potato recipe.. I am always hesitant to order them out because they're usually too greasy, but making them hope is a great idea!

april said...

I'm so jealous of your new clothes! They are adorable!

Melissa said...

I bought a cute purple flapper costume for my two year old daughter. Then I saw a red flapper costume for me at Target and decided to buy it. Her costume cost more than mine but that's ok. We will be cute together. :)

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Great pics! That sash is pretty cool. The Halloween costumes are cute, too!

theskinnyjeans said...

OMG - How good is One Tree Hill at the moment! I have been downloading them here in Australia to watch.

Great scores on the shopping!

dailygoods said...

such good dealssssss!i need to go fall clothes shopping so bad its sad. loved everything! me and chase are being the flash superheros, and eden is being wonder woman! ahhhhhh i cant wait :)

Shelli Ryan said...

Cute clothes! I'm so jealous of your advanced Twilight ticket! I am planning on waiting a week or so before I go because I hate it when there's 1000s of teenage girls screaming through the whole movie!
I have not decided what my fur baby will be for Halloween! I was thinking a pumpkin!

Sunny said...

i love your new clothes! now i wanna go shopping!!

peanutbutterfingers said...

i LOVE that belt! so cute & how neat that you can do so many things w/ it!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

That sash is really cute! I love how you can do so much with it.

You are a fashion diva - I wish you could help me because I am totally not.

Can't wait to see the Halloween pics!

haute.teapot said...

I love those tights and all the great things you found! And I totally meant to tell (and take pictures!) you about the stuffed shells I made Friday night. I made some with just spinach and cheese for my sister and the rest with meat and they were a complete hit! It felt like such a fancy meal with wine and garlic bread and just wanted to say thank you for the recipe.

Pam said...

Your breakfast looks tasty.

I can't wait to see New Moon, it looks like it's going to be so good.

fittingbackin said...

Intheskinny: oooh i'd love to go! Thanks!!

Homecookedem: I'm in girl - let me know when! How funny - I just happened to see them so I grabbed them. "Holly Madison socks" haha

Balanceisbest: thanks! Oh nice! Can't WAIT to see pics!!

Therese: Thanks! They do - it's pretty wild. haha I need to buy that - I was so all over the place when i was in there!

Mica: I don't think i'd fit in much of it either - it all seemed very... clingy! You hate those books?! Who are you?! I'm so sad! haha

Joelle: Thanks!! Oh I know - I love making recipes that I know I can't really order when i'm out!!

April: Aw thanks girl!

Melissa: Your costumes sound adorable!! Can't wait to see flapper pics!

Paige: Thanks, girl! I can't wait to finish them up!

theskinnyjeans: It IS - this past one was AWESOME!!

Dailygoods: Thanks - oh you must!! Those costumes sound AWESOME! Can't wait to see them!!

Shelli Ryan: Thanks so much! haha I know exactly what you mean - normally i'd wait to, and I may not use it, we'll see! You know Reuben's going as pumpkin, too!!! I think it's cute and classic.

Sunny: Thanks - do it!! So fun. :)

Peanutbutterfingers: Thanks - i'm excited - i'm trying to figure out all of the different ways I can wear it!

Diane: Thanks - I think it's neat too - just need to figure it out! haha Thanks - I just love having fun with clothes!

Hauteteapot: Thanks - so glad you like! AWESOME!!! What great feedback - so glad you liked it! I can't get over how pretty they are but how relatively low calorie - yummy recipe for sure! Thanks for letting me know - great news!

Pam: Thanks!! We really liked it - SO filling! I agree - can't wait to see it!

Thinspired said...

Thanks for the sash tip--looks so functional! I bet I could use that in a million outfits. You really do have such a knack for style!

fittingbackin said...

Intheskinny: oooh i'd love to go! Thanks!!

Homecookedem: I'm in girl - let me know when! How funny - I just happened to see them so I grabbed them. "Holly Madison socks" haha

Balanceisbest: thanks! Oh nice! Can't WAIT to see pics!!

Therese: Thanks! They do - it's pretty wild. haha I need to buy that - I was so all over the place when i was in there!

Mica: I don't think i'd fit in much of it either - it all seemed very... clingy! You hate those books?! Who are you?! I'm so sad! haha

Joelle: Thanks!! Oh I know - I love making recipes that I know I can't really order when i'm out!!

April: Aw thanks girl!

Melissa: Your costumes sound adorable!! Can't wait to see flapper pics!

Paige: Thanks, girl! I can't wait to finish them up!

theskinnyjeans: It IS - this past one was AWESOME!!

Dailygoods: Thanks - oh you must!! Those costumes sound AWESOME! Can't wait to see them!!

Shelli Ryan: Thanks so much! haha I know exactly what you mean - normally i'd wait to, and I may not use it, we'll see! You know Reuben's going as pumpkin, too!!! I think it's cute and classic.

Sunny: Thanks - do it!! So fun. :)

Peanutbutterfingers: Thanks - i'm excited - i'm trying to figure out all of the different ways I can wear it!

Diane: Thanks - I think it's neat too - just need to figure it out! haha Thanks - I just love having fun with clothes!

Hauteteapot: Thanks - so glad you like! AWESOME!!! What great feedback - so glad you liked it! I can't get over how pretty they are but how relatively low calorie - yummy recipe for sure! Thanks for letting me know - great news!

Pam: Thanks!! We really liked it - SO filling! I agree - can't wait to see it!