Monday, November 9, 2009

New Recipe, 4 Miles, Reuben's New 'Do and More Cooking!

Thanks for the shoe feedback, ladies!! I’m still undecided, but will definitely try these shoes on to just satisfy my curiosity if nothing else. I’m also going to look into your suggestions so thanks for taking the time to post!!

So yesterday after Austin’s parents left we chilled, and had a new recipe for dinner: Real Mom Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Spaghetti! Here’s the recipe we followed – it makes SIX large servings!

not a good pic - taken in tupperware! I'll take another later this week!


1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
1 15oz can of tomato sauce (roasted garlic)
1 12.5 oz Italian flavored diced tomatoes
10 oz fresh mushrooms
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 lb 96/4 ground beef
½ tsp dried basil
2 tsp minced garlic
Other: 6 tbsp reduced fat parmesan; 12 oz. dried spaghetti; 6 slices light wheat bread; spray butter and garlic salt.

Add thawed meat to a slow cooker covered in nonstick spray. Add in all the cans of tomatoes, and break the ground meat up with a large spoon. Stir in the spices and mushrooms. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. When done cooking, break up the ground meat a bit more, add dried basil and minced garlic. Serve over pasta of your choice, adding 1 tbsp parmesan on top of each.(2 oz. dried pasta per serving).

We chose spaghetti and, including a slice of light wheat bread sprinkled with garlic salt and toasted, it came out to 457 calories, 65 carbs, 7 fat grams and 33 protein grams. So yummy and SO filling. This will be a staple around here for sure! Bonus: the house smelled amazing all. day. long. YUM!

After dinner I made a new recipe for later this week, Baked Swiss and Sausage Omelet (will post tomorrow once we try it!!).

Again - will take another later this week!


Then we watched some West Wings and passed out. I ended up high… at 2,116 calories, 260 carbs, 78 fat grams and 103 protein grams. The shower food + late night pizza added up. Duh. Eek! It happens – and I’m back on track so it’s all good. Here’s what I ate.

Today I woke up tired after a toss-and-turn night of sleep. Grrrr. I headed to work, had breakfast chilaquiles again, worked, walked 4 miles during lunch, had more spaghetti (love it!), then at 2:30 headed over to Atlanta’s Children’s Shelter with my team. We volunteered spending time playing with the children staying there. It seemed like a great organization, and the staff was nice to work with. I think everyone on my team had a good time! After the shelter I headed home and got straight in bed exhausted! Austin brought some pizza home from work so I caved, but only had one slice. It didn’t fill me up, so later I had a smaller version of the planned dinner – a taco. I’ll post my stats tomorrow! After dinner I made some of this week’s recipes – Red Curry Chicken and a new one Baked Pesto Chicken! Great night – now in bed with West Wing – woo!

Yum!


What’s your favorite show to watch with your significant other?
Any West Wing fans out there?


I leave you with Reuben's new 'do!

I didn't even recognize him at first! Little fella - he gets so cold now short - i'm ready for him to grow out and be a teddy bear again!!

25 comments:

Melissa said...

Hubbie and I watch all the Law & Orders and CSI's together. :)

inmytummy said...

We watch The Office together. Other than that, Jason makes fun of everything I watch. I try to convince him that the Hills and the City are good shows, but it doesn't work.

Pam said...

The pesto chicken looks really tasty. I love watching Amazing Race with my husband.

Haylee said...

Mmm that chicken looks delicious!
While I don't have a significant other, I DO have favorite shows.. biggest loser, gossip girl :), and mystery diagnosis are my favorites at the moment!
love your blog by the way

*Naomi* said...

yumm looks greattt!!

the bf and I watch biggest loser and also all those shows no one watches like deadliest catch and surivorman...we just love thoseesss

angieinatlanta said...

Reub looks so freakin' cute! I can't handle it!

And that pesto chicken looks especially yummy.

J and I watching How I Met Your Mother together; it's so funny!

Grace said...

The slow cooker spaghetti looks good! I don't eat beef really, but maybe I can pick around it.

I LOVE the West Wing. My favorite television show of all time. (Particularly the first 2 seasons.)

My S.O. and I don't really watch any regular seasons of anything together (particularly since we don't have cable anymore), but we will watch DVDs of old seasons of The Cosby Show or King of the Hill, etc.

redhead75 said...

Mike and I watch Heroes, Survivor, The Office and The Mentalist together :)

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

The pesto chicken looked yummy! I love pesto.

My hubby & I watch "How I met your Mother" & "The Big Bang Theory"

Samma said...

We love the West Wing- it's always a good compromise to watch together. So is Damages. That egg sausage casserole looks super tasty!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Reuben is so cute! :)

Since we canceled cable, we haven't been watching t.v. It's good because I have more time, but I also miss it...

Awesome meals as always! I may just have to try some of them! :)

Staci Dombroski said...

My husband and I love to watch 24 together. I am always amazed at all of your recipes!

Therese said...

Aww Reuban looks so Handsome! I bet at 7 pounds he doesn't have much to keep him warm.

All the recipes look delish as always.

Jacey said...

Yummy recipes! I just bought a crockpot cookbook and intend to really use my crockpot this winter. I have a recipe for crockpot lasagna that I'm dying to make.

We watch "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS together. We always learn a lot, and it makes it more fun when we go to flea markets or antique-ing together.

Reuben looks cute!

Sunny said...

Yum, your spaghetti looks awesome! I think I'll make some this week. My husband and I love watching 30 Rock together! He won't watch Gossip Girl or Brothers and Sisters! :)

Nikka @ neekAdeek said...

We have 3 shows: Biggest Loser (ok maybe it's my show), Survivor and The Office. I must admit, I enjoy me some reality tv :)
I love doggy haircuts, when they come home it reminds you just how small they actually are!

Mica said...

Oh man, Reuben looks so tiny without his big mass of hair. Awww!

Who knew you could make spaghetti in a slow cooker? (Maybe I am just behind the times.)

homecookedem said...

I'm interested to know if you see any results with those shoes - if so let us know, I might have to get a pair if they really work!!

Our favorite show to watch together is probably Intervention. Kinda weird that we like it so much, I guess! But we both shout at things at the TV and really talk about what's going on to one another. I think that's why I like it so much b/c it sparks interesting conversations.

Reuben looks adorable with his new 'do! :)

laura dishes said...

Slow cooker spaghetti sounds A-MAZING!

Aww Reuben... does he have a little sweater to wear? :)

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

Oh my goodness, West Wing is one of my favorite t.v. shows EVER. I basically want Sam and/or CJ's jobs.

Can you recommend some healthy cookbooks? All of your recipes always look so good!

dailygoods said...

aww look at his new dooooo. what a looker :)

dailygoods said...

aww look at his new dooooo. what a looker :)

Mica said...

Oh man, Reuben looks so tiny without his big mass of hair. Awww!

Who knew you could make spaghetti in a slow cooker? (Maybe I am just behind the times.)

Sunny said...

Yum, your spaghetti looks awesome! I think I'll make some this week. My husband and I love watching 30 Rock together! He won't watch Gossip Girl or Brothers and Sisters! :)

Staci Dombroski said...

My husband and I love to watch 24 together. I am always amazed at all of your recipes!