Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No More Eggs = day of mush

I woke up this morning to find that there were no eggs. Not a one. Ugh.
I depend on eggs in the morning. Admittedly, I have been eating omelets for the better part of the week. I searched high and low for something, ANYTHING to eat for breakfast besides oatmeal.

No dice.

So I had Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar instant oatmeal with strawberries.

1/3 c water and 1/3 c 2% milk
1 c strawberries
4.5 pts
Okay I did not hate it. It was actually pretty tasty. But I feel like oatmeal never fills me up the way I need to be in the morning. Oh well.
Today has been pretty uneventful. I am being really lazy and not doing much of anything. I was supposed to go to the gym this morning but I woke up too hungry and wasted time trying to figure out how I would survive without eggs. No Gym.

The refrigerator is getting kinda bare. I will have to work with what I got today. When I looked in the other fridge ( parents have two refrigerators.....and yet it always feels like there is nothing to eat. LoL.) there was a drawer full of potatoes .....

So I made cheese and bacon soup!

I tweeked the recipe a little - using part skip ricotta cheese instead of heavy cream. I used 2 potatoes, 1 tbsp white flour, 4 slices of bacon, 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, onion, garlic, a bullion cube and two cups of water for the soup itself, but divided the final product into two servings so that my sister could have some.
(Also used salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme to taste)

Saute bacon, onions, and garlic in pot until bacon is cooked and onions have browned.
Separately, mix flour with enough of the bullion broth to create smooth paste.
Add paste to pot and mix together.
Add remaining broth and diced potatoes and seasonings
Bring to boil and then simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender
Stir in ricotta cheese bit by bit to avoid lumping.
Top with cheese and fresh scallion. YUMMY!

1 potato
2 slices bacon
1/8 c ricotta cheese
3 tbsp cheddar cheese
1/2 tbsp flour
9 pts

So So sooooooo delicious. And I know that 9 pts seems like a lot for a bowl of soup, but there is potato in there! With bacon! ....AND CHEDDAR CHEESE........

My sister loved it and she isnt a weight watcher so I know its true. LoL
Yes my older sister looks crazy.  The house is cold today and instead of turning on the heat, she decided to put on every piece of mismatching clothing that was available to her.  You Like??

Anyways, I am trying to work up the nerve to take a bikini pic. I was inspired by Allie's Bikini Post and I think it would be great to have before and after pics. Sometimes losing weight is annoying because I don't always feel like I look different. So tomorrow...maybe....bikini before picture? I am not making any promises though....

For dinner I made chicken quarters:

Chicken thigh (with skin and bone)
1 cup brown rice
8 pts

SmartOnes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
(not pictured)
3 pts

Total for the day: 24.5
Weekly Bonus Points Used: 0.5
Bonus points remaining for the week: 26


Jasmine @ Eat Move Write said...

Your sister is so cute lol.

Take the bikini pic. Even if you don't post it, you'll be glad you took it!

Allie said...


Take the bikini shot. You don't have to post it or even share it with anyone.

Your food looks absolutely fantastic! Care to come to Canada and cook for me?

Keep up the good work.

Tricia said...

the food looks great!

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