Saturday, November 21, 2009

Book Review, New Breakfast Recipe, 6 miles/legs/chest/triceps

Hola chicas! Happy weekend!! I'm so glad it's here - finally! Real quick - I thought it was so interesting to hear about your blogs, how they evolved, etc. It sounds like we all have the same attitude, our blogs are what they are and they work for us and, really, that's what's most important! Thank you, too, for your nice comments about my blog - it's definitely a hodgepodge but it's my hodgepodge so that's fun! :) Backing up real quick, Thursday I had some wine with Austin – yums! I ended up at 1,808 calories, 221 carbs, 38 fat grams and 79 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Friday was a great day!! I got lots of work done, had a positive end-of-year review, walked 4 miles during lunch, had two successful meetings and then had a bittersweet ending to the day - my manager (and the girl who hired me) of 3+ years left to go on maternity leave. It’s going to be so weird without her, but of course I’m happy for her!! After work I ran home to let Reuben out (Austin flew out to New Orleans for a bachelor party!), had a snack and then headed back to the gym for 2 more miles, chest, triceps and legs. GREAT workout! I then headed home, showered, chilled with Reuben, cooked dinner and watched Friends episodes until Teresa got here! Her husband is on the New Orleans trip, too, so she drove over from Auburn for a girl weekend! Last night we just drank wine, caught up and watched Vampire Diaries (gooooooood) and Grey’s. I actually fell asleep during Grey’s… at 12:30 – partay! Haha I woke up at 3 a.m. and called Austin – he was still on Bourbon Street. Oh my. I ended up at 1,783 calories, 225 carbs, 36 fat grams and 100 protein grams. Here's what I ate.

One more thing: on my way home from work I finished Janice Kaplan’s Looks to Die For yesterday. I LOVED it. Basically, it’s about a suburban LA housewife, Lacy Fields, who is married to a successful plastic surgeon who has just been accused of murder. The story is about her trying to help figure out who really did it, all while being a mom to her three kids and wearing cute clothes. It kept it light, but really it was a great mystery with a few surprise twists at the end! I give it a 4.5 out of 5. What could have made it a 5? If there had been a little less brand dropping. While I thought it was cute at times, sometimes it was just too much and got distracting. Still a great book and definitely easy to follow (audio).

Today I woke up after a great night’s sleep! I made a new recipe for breakfast: Potato, Bacon and Egg Burrito. I combined my potato/egg/sausage recipe with potato cooking tips from Real Mom Kitchen’s. Here is the recipe for SIX servings:


600 grams red potato, raw
3 eggs
6 strips of turkey Bacon
1.5 tbsp fat free milk
1.5 tsp olive oil
3 Mission Carb Balance tortillas
Garlic Powder, Creole Seasoning, Salt & Pepper to taste

Heat one inch water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Cut potatoes into cubes 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. While potatoes are cooking, get out a small bowl and whisk together eggs, milk and a dash of salt and creole. In a large skillet (or microwave!), cook bacon until crispy and remove from skillet. Add olive oil to skillet, then top with potatoes. Sprinkle with garlic powder, creole seasoning and pepper. Cook potatoes 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until light brown. Pour egg mixture and sausage on top of the potato mixture. Stir for 3-4 minutes until egg is thoroughly cooked, then cover tortillas with mixture and serve. Nutritional Information: 398 calories, 50 carbs, 13 fat grams and 19 protein grams. You could easily cut this down by using 2 eggs instead of 3, or subbing in some egg whites! Either way, it was yummy – definitely a favorite, going in the recipe file. It’s super filling, too!

K – me and T are to the gym, back home to shower, then off to shop and to see Twilight! I can't wait to catch up on your blogs when I get home from the movie!

11 comments:

homecookedem said...

Sounds like a fun girl's night in!! :) Another fantastic sounding recipe. Andrew would love the potato, bacon, and egg part! Have fun at the movies tonight!!

laura dishes said...

The breakfast burritos look great... I should make them with chorizo. Mmm!

Sounds like a crazy boys weekend... I've never been to New Orleans. Must change that!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The burrito sounds great!

And the book sounds just like the fun read I've been looking for...

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I love breakfast burritos. Yours looked so good!!

Kelly Olexa said...

That book does sound fun. I'm so back into reading now, and I must have a Kindle. Do you have one? I've heard everyone raving about it.
Breakfast looks yummy girl. You are so creative! And guess what, because of you I started adding a 1/2 hour power walk to each day.....yay! ;-)

Mica said...

Oooh man, I am a big fan of breakfast burritos. Those look great!

angieinatlanta said...

Aw, that's so fun that you girls are hanging out together while the boys are away. I feel like whenever there's a bachelor party, J falls off the face of the planet for a weekend! He always re-emerges needs sleep and a shower. :-)

Yummy breakfast!

Erica said...

Good stuff! Although I bet you are excited for your man to get back home!! Can't wait to hear what you thought of twilight!!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Girls Night In! I love that a lot. I make breakfast burritos too and eveyone just loves them. And they eat so much no one is hungry until lunch!!

That book sounds good. I just finished The Help by K. Stockett (?) It was interesting!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Girls Night In! I love that a lot. I make breakfast burritos too and eveyone just loves them. And they eat so much no one is hungry until lunch!!

That book sounds good. I just finished The Help by K. Stockett (?) It was interesting!

homecookedem said...

Sounds like a fun girl's night in!! :) Another fantastic sounding recipe. Andrew would love the potato, bacon, and egg part! Have fun at the movies tonight!!